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Meet Our Team!

Kim Neal Davis

Executive Director

Kim Neal Davis

Kim is the Executive Director of Inspiration Studios. She joined the staff in February 2020. Having discovered a passion for serving the local community, Kim has dedicated her career to not-for-profit marketing and fundraising. Kim attended Miami University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education. Most recently, she earned her Certificate in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University. As a Hamilton native, Kim advocates for the resurgence and economic growth in our community.

Stephen Smith

InsideOut Studio Program Manager

Stephen Smith

Stephen, InsideOut Studio Program Manager, originally joined InsideOut Studio in 2012 as a Creative Consultant. He is a 2003 graduate from Miami University, Oxford with a Master's degree in Art Education and a Bachelor's in Painting. Stephen has a variety of experience in the field of art, including gallery and museum work, mural making, and teaching in public school as well as community education. Aside from teaching, he also exhibits his own paintings throughout the region.

Stephanie Sheets

Art Studio Support Staff

Stephanie Sheets

Stephanie, Art Studio Support Staff, joined the team in April of 2021. Originally from Tennessee and formerly a Production Trainer at Goodwill, she is a self-taught digital artist. She loves art in all of its forms and is an avid lover of both nature and animals.

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Retail Associate

Malorie Jackson-Huddleston

Malorie, our Retail Associate, joined our staff in January of 2023. She comes to us with experience in the early childhood education field. She enjoys cooking, baking, and coming up with new recipes in her free time. She is passionate about most social issues and advocates for those who are underrepresented. She is staunch advocate for environmental issues and loves to travel and try new restaurants wherever she goes.

Colton Mehlman

Director of Operations

Colton Mehlman

Colton is the Director of Operations at Inspiration Studios. He joined the staff in October 2022. He is a 2016 graduate from Miami University, Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Colton has a variety of experience in the field both professionally and as a volunteer. He has been a part of several great developmental disability movements including Best Buddies and the Erase the R Word campaign. Colton enjoys doing photography in his free time and loves to spend time with his family.

Lainey Schwaner

InsideOut Assistant Studio Manager

Lainey Schwaner

Lainey is our InsideOut Assistant Studio Manager. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) in 2022. Her art practice includes printmaking, ceramics, and performance art. Lainey’s art has been featured in several shows locally and nationally. She spends most of her free time doing pottery, enjoying nature, and playing with her cats.

Terri Elms

Art Studio Support Staff

Terri Elms

Terri, Art Studio Support Staff, joined InsideOut Studio in 2016 after being with the Butler County Board for 18 years. Terri loves the free spirit of all the artists she works with and loves to see the pride they take in their accomplishments. She especially likes the daily karaoke challenges and the dance lessons she takes some of our artists to on Friday afternoons. One of her favorite hobbies is watching movies with her son and daughter.

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