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Millburn Leadership Team

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Erin Champion | Director

Erin Champion graduated from Mansfield University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Art Education, and from Marywood University with her Master's in Fine Art in Studio Art with a concentration in Printmaking. Erin has over 17 years of teaching experience across all age groups and media, including ten years at the college level. She is a celebrated printmaker, and has shown her work around the world. Champion loves working with the students at One River and helping them grow their creativity and love of art.

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Viviana Maciel | Director of Education

Viviana Maciel graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art with a concentration in Studio Art. She specializes in drawing and sculpture, and uses both to explore the range of human emotions. A passion for guiding others in refining their craft led her to begin her teaching journey over 12 years ago. Maciel loves working at One River because she is able to push her students to become better artists while also empowering them to be and discover their true selves.  

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Steven Lew | Student Services Coordinator

Steven Lew graduated from New York Institute of Technology with a Master of Fine Arts and Technology in Computer Graphics, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation/Illustration from Montclair State University. He has worked as a freelance graphic designer and motion graphics artist in addition to teaching both graphic and web design. He is looking forward to sharing his skills and knowledge with other talented artists and students at One River while expanding on their inner creativity.

In-Studio Educators

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Alexis Barkley | Instructor

Alexis Barckley graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, and a minor in Psychology. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work. Alexis focused on ceramics while obtaining her degree, but currently focuses on painting, both digitally and in the studio. Barckley loves working at One River because it gives her an opportunity to be creative with her students and watch them grow their skills while learning about new artists.

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Tim Brown | Instructor

Tim Brown graduated from the College of New Jersey with a Bachelor’s in Art in Art Education. Tim specializes in graphic comic art as well as colored pencil renderings, both traditionally and digitally. He currently is an elementary school art teacher at a nearby private school. Brown looks forward to sharing his talents with the students of One River, while also learning from the other great artists that are a part of the One River transformation.

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Michael Moran | Instructor

Mike Moran graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Commercial Art. His illustrations have been used in children's books, major publications, and animations, to name a few. His clients are diverse and numerous, including Disney, American Greetings, Harper Collins, New York Times, and many more. Mike is a celebrated gallery artist who has had solo and group shows across the US. What drew him to One River was the opportunity to have students be creative all with a smile.

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Julie Witkowski | Instructor

Julie Witkowski graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts with a concentration in painting. Since graduating, she has worked in the public and private education field from ages Kindergarten through Adult. Julie specializes in textural and sculptural elements in painting, and keeps her art active by painting at live concerts and recreating vintage car and motorcycle banners. She is looking forward to creating and sharing all of her techniques with her students at One River.

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Paula Gunther-Reilly | Instructor

Paula Gunther-Reilly graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts and teaching certification in Studio Arts, and an Associate’s degree in Illustration from FIT. She is an award-winning educator and fine artist and has taught Art in public schools for over a decade. Her current artmaking practice includes works in oils, portrait likeness, and ceramic sculpture. She loves sharing her knowledge, skills and love of art with her One River students.

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