Media Release


Cave Creek Museum

6140 E. Skyline Drive, Cave Creek 85327 / 480-488-2764

Karrie Porter Brace, Executive Director / 480-488-2764


Media Contact:                                                                               

Vickilyn Hussey, Public Relations / 602-402-5713


Release date: July 7, 2020


Cave Creek Museum

Announces Appointment Of

Vince D’Aliesio

President, Board of Directors


“Join us as we welcome Vince D’Aliesio as the incoming President of the Cave Creek Museum Board of Directors,” announced Karri Porter Brace, Executive Director of the Cave Creek Museum. “We are so honored to have Vince D’Aliesio as the President of the Cave Creek Museum Board of Directors. With Cave Creek’s own Suzanne Johnson as Vice President of the Cave Creek Museum Board of Directors, our leaders bring together the Desert Foothills communities in a collective effort to preserve and interpret the natural resources and cultural heritage of our home in the northern Sonoran Desert.”

“Vince brings a combination of academic and civic experience that shapes and guides our institution in a thoughtful yet decisive way. From his experience with the Arizona State University coaching staff to advising youth, from his participation as Councilmember of the Carefree Town Council to historic preservation, Vince is a steadying influence that aligns all our people and efforts in forward motion.”

Suzanne Johnson, recognized Valley-wide for her dedicated and innovative approach to civic and non-profit fundraising and documentary filmmaking and publishing, lauded D’Aliesio as “A true bridge builder! After all, this is a museum of the desert foothills community!”

“The Cave Creek Museum just celebrated their 50th Anniversary by honoring the architectural works of Gerry Jones, the man credited with many of the unique home styles in Carefree. Our goal is to continue to celebrate the amazing history of our two towns,” said D’Aliesio, “and we will rely on the continued generosity of the great people of Cave Creek and Carefree as well as the surrounding communities to help us tell your stories and grow this amazing museum.”

D’Aliesio’s team-building vision and skills were honed by his experience as a high school and college football coach, educator, and father of three. His hobbies include restoring pottery, and announcing and broadcasting high school and college sports. D’Aliesio graduated from Arizona State University, holds a Master’s in Education from Northern Arizona University, and is currently completing a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University.

The Cave Creek Museum Board for 2020-2021 includes returning Members Bill Oelman, Frank Tyrol, Bill Kosanke, Suzanne Johnson, and Kayce Westfall.

Intriguing, entertaining and educational museum highlights and information, updated regularly, can be found on the Cave Creek Museum Facebook page:

The Cave Creek Museum is located at 6140 E. Skyline Drive, Cave Creek, Arizona. The Museum’s mailing address is P.O. Box 1, Cave Creek, AZ 85327. / 480-488-2764


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