Sydnee Bickett-Rodriguez joined the Art Buddies team as a part-time contractor in July 2017, and became our full-time Program Director in May 2018.
Along with her passion for creativity and community service, Sydnee brings her professional experience as a lifestyle photographer, business owner and entrepreneur, plus years of nonprofit program coordination with organizations like Mpls Photo Center and CreativeMornings/MSP.
From mentor to director
Sydnee first volunteered with Art Buddies as a creative mentor in 2014. “I loved watching the creative process through my buddy’s eyes; guiding her, and of course being the adult who got to use the hot glue gun!” she says.
Having experienced Art Buddies first-hand from the mentor perspective, Sydnee has an intimate understanding of our program and the impact it has on both volunteers and the children we serve.