Board of Directors
We are pleased to introduce our board of directors and staff.
In 2005, Talley Woodmark set high standards by assembling a very professional and energetic group of individuals to administer the daily functions and programs offered by the Silver Heron Gallery. It was important to her that she provide a strong support team for her artists and clientele and that everyone shared in her passion for original fine art.
Today the staff has increased and the level of enthusiasm and commitment to Talley’s vision continues to grow.
R.L. Talley Woodmark
Founder / CEO
As Director of the Silver Heron Gallery, R.L. Talley Woodmark brings over 25 years of experience in the Texas, California, New York, and Oregon art markets as a private collector, corporate fine art consultant, and as a fine art administrator, representing hundreds of artists and placing their work with many Fortune 500 companies, including Bank One, Texas Instruments, Revlon, and Virgin Airways. Mrs. Woodmark, due in part to her wide clientele base which includes art consultants, corporate executives, along with government, diplomatic, and social VIPs, has been instrumental in developing the careers of numerous artists, and introducing paintings, sculpture, and photography within significant collections while working side-by side with designers and architects.
Talley Woodmark has a B.A. in Art History and also holds a Degree in Interior Design. Formerly the President of Designs For Living Inc., Talley has been called upon to design residences throughout the country, as well as private offices, clubs, and boutique hotels. Her work has been featured in a number of national publications including House Beautiful, Home Décor, and Architectural Digest magazines. She holds membership in the National Association of Women Business Owners, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Society for Nonprofit Organizations, the American Gem Trade Association, JCK, the International Colored Gemstone Association, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Years of traveling abroad have contributed to her appreciation of a variety of cultures and artistic styles providing first-hand knowledge and experience. Mrs. Woodmark serves as Chairman of The Board of Directors of the Wade J. Woodmark Foundation, is Co-Founder / Vice President of Marketing for Desert Sun Mining & Gems Inc. and is the Vice President of Marketing/Co-Owner of the Blue Heron Gallery.
Talley enjoys sailing, traveling, vacationing to health spas, and her gourmet arts club, and she has authored several Fiction and Children's Books.
John D. Woodmark
As a venture capitalist and businessman, John Woodmark has been involved with many different industries and investments throughout the nation. He is widely recognized as a leading authority on Antiquities and Secondary Market Collectibles.
Mr. Woodmark brings more than 30 years of accounting experience to his role as CFO. He has extensive knowledge in regulatory compliance and corporate finance with an emphasis in commercial development. He is the founder and CEO of Desert Sun Mining & Gem Inc., an Oregon based mining corporation touting the largest colored gemstone reserves in the world. He is also the President and Director of the Blue Heron Gallery, where he manages day-to-day activities including financial reporting, negotiation, and execution of all customer and vendor contracts. Mr. Woodmark is also the founder and CFO of Woodmoore & Gray Jewelers located in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Mr. Woodmark graduated from the University Of Oregon in 1972 with degrees in Accounting, Quantitative Methods, and Psychology. After college he was recruited as an income tax auditor for the government. Subsequently, Woodmark founded Old Ram Inc. and the Fir Tree Corporation specializing in real estate development.
Over the years, Mr. Woodmark has held many high-level policy appointments, including Director of Marketing Resources for the Chilmark Corporation, Senior Consultant on the Advisory Council for Walt Disney Classics, and Policy Advisor for the Swarovski Corporation. Mr. Woodmark has always been highly engaged in community work, and he was proud to serve two terms on the Depoe Bay Planning Commission. He is a lifetime member of both FNAWS the Foundation of North American Wild Sheep and NRA the National Rifle Association, and is a member of SCI the Safari Club International and the Salishan Golf & Country Club. Woodmark supports the arts with the promotion of art and music, festivals to raise money, awareness and support through the Wade J. Woodmark Foundation, which he founded with his wife, Talley.
In his free time, John he enjoys traveling, golf, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends.
Director of IT
Margaret started working with computers in 1976 at the tender age of 10. Her early affinity for digital technology has continued to grow. Margaret worked as a software engineer for the Wordperfect Corporation for 6 years. In 1994 she joined Edmark, an educational software company, where she helped to create educational games for children aged 4-18. In 1996 Margaret moved to the Oregon Coast. She was able to continue her educational software development by telecommuting to Humanities Software, an educational software company located in Hood River, Oregon. She then purchased a Mail Boxes Etc. franchise in Newport, Oregon. Margaret continued to work in the software field. As a contract worker, she worked on the Y2K conversion project for Horizon Air, as well as many other projects for companies both large and small. Throughout her career, she has remained committed to helping provide for the educational needs of children, and Margaret is excited to be able to serve on the Wade J. Woodmark Foundation as the Director of Information Technology.
Creative Director/ Director of Sales
Jennifer was raised in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Friends School of Baltimore, a private school in Roland Park. There she studied Graphic Design, Computer Animation, and Studio Art in addition to being on the field hockey and lacrosse teams. From there she moved to South Carolina to attend Coker College, receiving a degree in Fine Art with a specialization in Museum Studies and a minor in Graphic Design. An additional year was spent focusing on film, philosophy, and art history. As a senior she interned at both the Black Creek Arts Council and the Feury Fine Art Gallery.
After graduation she moved to Neskowin, Oregon to be closer to her parents that had, a couple years previously, built a house and retired. She spent a year working at the Bay House in the Taft district of Lincoln City. From there she worked at Salishan Spa and Golf Resort, where she met John and Talley Woodmark. Talley and Jenn immediately clicked and Jenn was invited to join the team at Silver Heron Art Gallery. Within a year she progressed from Sales Associate to Associate Director. Over the past few years she has acted as the Events Coordinator and is now also Creative Director and Director of Sales.
In addition to being employed at the gallery, she was also the Volunteer of Year 2010 for the Wade J Woodmark Foundation, of which she is also on the Board of Directors. Getting ready to return to school at GIA, she is currently interning with the Ponderosa Oregon Sunstone mine and Desert Sun Mining & Gems, the world's leading distributor of Oregon Sunstone, both owned and operated by the Woodmarks.
Tanya was raised as the oldest of ten children in the small town of Nehalem on the Oregon coast. She attended Wheeler Elementary, Nehalem Elementary, and Neah-Kah-Nie High School. As an adult she raised her four children in Eastern Oregon, close to her parents who had moved there after her father had retired. In the late 1970's she moved to Prineville, a beautiful town located in a valley surrounded by high mesas near the Ochoco Forest in Central Oregon.
It was in Prineville that she took the Postal Exam, on a dare, and began her nearly 21 year career as a Postal employee. She started her career as a part-time flexible clerk and from the beginning she set her sights on becoming the Postmaster. She moved back to the Oregon coast and served as Postmaster of Depoe Bay until the time of her retirement in 2005. She and her husband, Perry, who she describes as her best friend and biggest fan, still reside in Depoe Bay.
A talented author, she has published a very successful book titled "And I Didn't Even Shoot: Memoirs of a Postmaster," a reflection of her experiences and adventures she had as a Postmaster and the road that led to it. She also has a creative and inspiring hand in skills such as jewelry making, embroidery, and design, just to name a few of her talents.
Tanya has always been involved with many volunteer activities in Depoe Bay over the years. Events and organizations such as the Fleet of Flowers, Crab Feed/ Boat Show, Salmon Bake, and Neighbors for Kids (The Kid's Zone). Tanya has love and respect for the men and women who serve in the US Coast Guard Station, Depoe Bay, otherwise known as "The Hole in the Wall Gang." She is proud to have the honor of being the designated designer and producer of their official patch.
Looking to come out of retirement, another door opened for Tanya. Having been a close friend of the Woodmarks for many years through the post office and being a woman who enjoys sharing her love and passion for art with both her customers and co-workers, she was a perfect addition to the Silver Heron team, or as she calls them, her extended family.
Laine Moncrief's design work includes residential projects in Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, and North Carolina. Her design and architectural expertise encompasses commercial and hospitality properties, as well as show houses, with a keen focus on country clubs.
She recently completed interiors for two luxury mountain homes for a development outside of Telluride, Colorado, and is co-designing the interior of a multimillion-dollar estate in West Palm Beach, Florida. Laine's work ranges from contemporary to traditional, with an emphasis on transitional and eclectic interiors. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design. Her work has been featured in Elle Décor and Texas Monthly magazines.
Laine has received numerous accolades and awards for her work located in the American Southwest.
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Gallery Interns (Position/s open)
The Silver Heron Gallery provides internship program opportunities to art students and other individuals who are interested in having hands on experience working in a fine art gallery environment. Interns' participation is diverse and includes general gallery duties, assisting with reception parties, conducting various types of research, and marketing projects. Graphic design interns are given hands on experience creating marketing material and promoting the gallery’s quarterly newsletter. Minimum internship period is three (3) months, eighteen (18) hours a week. For more information, please email a short cover letter, including available hours, and your resume to: Talley@Silverherongallery.com.