Meet New WCDH Board Members Tara Cloud Clark and Joe Coykendall


The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) is pleased to introduce its newest board members, Tara Cloud Clark and Joe Coykendall. Board President, Allyn Lord, said about the appointments, “We are extremely fortunate to have Tara and Joe on our board of directors. Among the skills they bring to us are financial acumen, support for creators, marketing, and community engagement. They join other active and knowledgeable board members who continue to advance the Colony's vision of a sanctuary where writing is nurtured, honored, and shared.”


Tara Cloud Clark is a freelance marketing specialist with a focus on serving creatives, publishers, content creators, and other creative endeavors. She has a background in nonprofit management and K-higher education. She's nomadic at heart, having been raised a Navy brat and moving around the eastern side of the nation before finding a home in the beautiful Ozarks. She, her husband, and her teenage children live in Bella Vista.


Joe Coykendall has worked only in the nonprofit sector for the last 20 years of his career, having retired as Executive Director for Finance for Educational Testing Service. Most recently he served as President and a Director of the Grassy Knob Voluntary Fire Association. He has also served as CFO of San Antonio Housing Authorities, one of the nation’s largest public housing authorities. Prior to his work with nonprofits, he was EVP and CFO of a large, Arizona based, public utility company in addition to being a director on numerous corporate boards for banks and investment companies.


Since opening its doors to writers in 2000, the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow has made a lasting impact on the arts and literary communities through its mission to nurture writers of all genres, backgrounds, and levels of experience in a supportive environment that builds community, energizes creative expression, stimulates new thinking, and optimizes productivity. The WCDH has hosted over 1,500 writers from 48 states and 13 countries. For more information, please call Michelle Hannon or Jeanne Glass at (479)253-7444.

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