January 2017–SaratogaArtsFest, a not-for-profit organization that presents the ArtsFest Friday series of collaborative community arts events, recently welcomed Nicole Coady to its production team. Ms. Coady will serve as production director for all Arts Friday programs, providing both creative direction and project management services. An accomplished film and event producer, screenwriter and novelist, Ms. Coady serves on the boards of the Saratoga Springs International Film Festival and Upstate Women in Film in addition to volunteering for several regional arts organizations.  She has taught screen writing and film production as a guest lecturer for Skidmore College. She received a BA from Vassar College and trained with the Joffrey Ballet.