Cynthia Reid

As an art teacher for 28 years, Cynthia Reid taught in Conroe ISD high schools, before continuing her work with students at Lone Star College, teaching drawing, design, watercolor, and art appreciation. She currently teaches painting in Aquamedia at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). Cynthia has earned three degrees from SHSU, including a Master of Fine Arts in Painting, and in 2016 was honored as an Outstanding Alumna. She has been a producing artist for over thirty years, mainly using watercolor, and has an extensive exhibition record. Cynthia regards her new position at Glade Arts Foundation as the perfect culmination to her career as an artist and an educator and is excited about bringing engaging content in the visual arts to the community.

Derek Theis

Derek has spent the past 12 years working closely with business owners small and large across Texas, but proudly calls The Woodlands home. With a background in business development, commercial finance, risk analysis, and relationship management he has a strong passion for helping businesses thrive. He'll be the first to tell you that one of the key foundations to success is having the right group of professionals in your circle. Did we mention he's an avid art enthusiast with a daughter following his footsteps? It is this passion and love of the arts that makes Derek a natural fit to engage the next generation of leaders in furthering Art within The Woodlands and The Greater Houston Area.