LEONARD D. YOUNG
Leonard D. Young is a retired corporate lawyer and currently advises not-for-profit corporations on legal issues, board governance, strategic planning, and new employee orientation. Prior to retiring in 2012, Mr. Young served as Director of the Technology Transfer Office and Associate General Counsel for Cleveland State University. Leonard has practiced corporate and international business law in Northeast Ohio for more than 40 years. He was a partner with the law firms of Ulmer & Berne and Walter Haverfield where he chaired the General Counsel Practice Group for each firm. He was the first African American general counsel of a Fortune 500 publicly traded manufacturing company in the State of Ohio when he worked as General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for the Ferro Corporation. He has also served as Senior Corporate Counsel at Reliance Electric Company and Corporate Counsel at AmeriTrust.
Leonard is currently a member of the Board of Directors of JumpStart Inc., a nationally recognized nonprofit accelerating the success of diverse entrepreneurs, their high-growth companies, and the ecosystems supporting them. Leonard has also served on the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Cuyahoga County Port Authority, Center for Arts inspired Learning, and MOCA Cleveland. Leonard served for six years on the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Visiting Committee and was Chair of the Visiting Committee for three years. Leonard is currently positioned as a consultant providing nonprofit management professional services to two separate yet similar organizations. He served as the Interim Executive Director for both The Morgan and Zygote Press in 2020.
Tom Balbo is a Cleveland-based artist whose work has been collected for well over 30 years. Graduating from Baldwin-Wallace College with a BA in 1977, he completed his MFA in Studio Arts at Syracuse University in 1980 where he was awarded a Syracuse University Fellowship Grant and a Ford Foundation Grant.
In 2007, Tom teamed up with noted Cleveland-area artists and national hand papermaking artists to improve and conserve the art of paper & book arts educational programming in the US. Knowing that these were art forms worth preserving, the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation officially opened its doors in October 2008.
Gallery & Marketing Coordinator
Anna Tararova was born in Russia. She received an MFA in Printmaking from Ohio University. Anna is a printmaker, book artist, and papermaker. She completed artist residencies at Paper Circle, the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago and The Morgan Conservatory, and exhibits her work internationally. Anna has worked as the Art-In-Ed Resident at Women’s Studio Workshop and has taught papermaking, printmaking, and photography classes for children and adults.
Studio & Community Arts Education Coordinator,
Lead Paper Production
Michaelle Marschall has taught art to all ages in the Cleveland area since 2002, after completing her BFA at Lake Erie College. She is in her fourteenth year of teaching children’s art classes at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Michaelle is a printmaker and has been a resident artist with Zygote Press in Cleveland for over a decade. She most recently completed a certificate in less toxic intaglio methods at Zea Mays Printmaking Studio in Massachusetts.
Studio Workshop Coordinator
Tana was born and raised in northern New Jersey to a family of artists, musicians, and educators. They received their BA in printmaking and developmental psychology at Hampshire College. At this time Tana had the opportunity to study printmaking in Cuba where they were able to focus on woodcut techniques more in depth. After college, Tana began teaching in early childhood education with a focus on fine art as a tool for learning. Most recently they were teaching at The Music Settlement. Tana is excited to bring their passion for both education and art together at the Morgan Conservatory.
Store & Studio Assistant,
Western Paper Production
Allie graduated from Xavier University with a BFA in Printmaking and Art History. She began as an intern at the Morgan before transitioning to Staff. Before her time at the Morgan, she was an Intern at Zygote Press. She has also worked as a teaching assistant at Loyola University’s campus in Rome, guiding students in their Italian and Art History classes. In her spare time she is a printmaker, sketchbook doodler, and loves to weave.
Grants & Marketing Coordinator
Leah is an artist, grants writer and arts educator from Buffalo, New York. She holds a BFA in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. Her practice consists of photography, performance, multimedia installation and handmade books. Her work has been exhibited at the Cleveland Institute of Art, H Space Gallery and the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio and Roy G Biv Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. She received a creative book project grant from the Rowfant Club in Cleveland in 2018 and two awards from the Cleveland Institute of Art for excellence in photography in 2018 and 2019. She has taught for the Cleveland Institute of Art and Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association.