Meet the GO Smart Team

We’re here for you

Hello! We’re the GO Smart team. We’re a collective group of arts administrators, nonprofit gurus, and tech junkies here to make sure your GO Smart grant management solution is always running smoothly. We’re here to help you with training and technical support for your grants management site.

Jessica Gronich – program manager

Jessica is our GO Smart product expert. She knows the ins and outs of the system and is readily available to answer client questions. Jessica also leads our onboarding training for new clients and can help you simplify your grants management workflow on GO Smart. She collaborates on the design and future enhancement process for GO Smart. Outside of the office she spends time with her boyfriend and their dog Shirley, and plays the guitar (badly). Jessica is also actively involved in the community, she is on the board for her neighborhood HOA, volunteers for Planned Parenthood, and hosts international students through WorldDenver.

Contact Jessica | jessica.gronich@westaf.org

Kelly Ernst – business coordinator

Kelly joined WESTAF in May of 2019 as the business coordinator for CVSuite and GO Smart, aiding in content and contract services, client communications, and marketing. Kelly has a background working in public and socially engaged art and has held positions in marketing and development for organizations such as the Santa Fe Opera, Creative Time in New York City, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA Denver). She is also a planning committee member for RedLine Art Center’s 48-Hour Summit. Most recently, Kelly was a contributing writer for Colorado-based magazine Boulder and Cherry Creek Lifestyle, covering arts and culture. Kelly received her bachelor’s degree in art history and multicultural leadership at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Contact Kelly | kelly.ernst@westaf.org

GO Smart grants management solution, Matt Virlee - project manager

Matt Virlee – technology solutions manager

Matt ensures that your GO Smart site is always up and running and working optimally. Matt is our liaison between clients/design and our backend developers. He is always looking for ways to increase efficiency and keeping us up to date on the newest technologies. In his free time, Matt enjoys tinkering with technology, woodworking, playing the jazz flute, and taking long bike expeditions with his family.

Contact Matt | matt.virlee@westaf.org

GO Smart grants management solution, Adam Sestokas - director of technical operations

Adam Sestokas – director of technical operations

Adam oversees the development and maintenance WESTAF technology solutions. He is a systems administrator guru and ensures that all WESTAF products are functioning at their best. Adam configures and maintains the system architecture that powers all WESTAF products. In addition to Javascript, php, CSS, HTML and many more, Adam also shares a secret language with his twin sister. On the weekend, you can find Adam attending concerts at one of Denver’s many music venues. He also enjoys chess and a good lunchtime game of basketball.

Contact Adam | adam.sestokas@westaf.org

Support hours

Monday – Friday from 8:30a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain time (except federal holidays)


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WESTAF (the Western States Arts Federation) is a regional nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening the financial, organizational, and policy infrastructure of the arts in the West. WESTAF assists state arts agencies, arts organizations, and artists in their quest to serve diverse audiences, enrich the lives of local communities, and provide access to the arts and arts education for all. Through innovative programming, advocacy, research, technology, and grantmaking, WESTAF encourages the creative advancement and preservation of the arts regionally and through a national network of customers and alliances.

Founded in 1974, WESTAF is located in Denver and governed by a 22-member board of trustees comprised of arts leaders in the West.

For more information about WESTAF, visit westaf.org.