Meet Our People

Paul Dorrell

President / Art Consultant

Paul founded Leopold Gallery in 1991. As an art consultant, his clients include Marvel Studios, H&R Block, the Kansas City Chiefs, the City of Boston, the Dallas Arboretum, and 1000s of private collectors. Working with a wide range of artists, he designs unique art programs for corporations, hospitals and stadiums. His projects have won national praise for their innovative approach and community impact. Paul also founded the Leopold Gallery Educational Foundation to provide opportunities for teenage artists from the inner city. He is the author of the acclaimed guidebook for artists, Living the Artist’s Life.

Paul and his wife, Annie, raised their sons in Kansas City, where he was a youth baseball coach. He has spent decades roaming America by motorcycle, riding through every contiguous state. Paul has lived in Alaska, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Italy, and England. He loves surfing, mountain-biking, and hiking. Check out his Survivor Audition. 

Hilary Cole

Gallery Director / Art Consultant

Hilary graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2012 with a BFA in Sculpture and is particularly knowledgeable about the major movements in European and American art. Hilary assists with art consulting projects, and oversees marketing, inventory, social media, website and SEO optimization. She is also an active member of P.E.O., a women's international philanthropic organization. In her spare time Hilary loves to listen to true crime podcasts, travel, read mystery novels, practice yoga and take walks with her Beagle/Basset mix, Millie.

Susan Munson

Business Manager

Susan Munson is in charge of accounting, inventory, web maintenance, and research and development.   She has over 20 years of business experience, including working for MMGY Global for several years. Outside of the gallery she has one daughter, enjoys cooking, traveling with her family, and working in the urban garden on her Plaza rooftop. 

Josh Dorrell

Gallery Manager / Art Consultant

Josh graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with a degree in English Literature. He assists with art consulting projects, oversees graphics and design, social media, gallery appearance and is the primary installer. His passions include writing music, spoiling/teasing his dog Zeke, watching sci-fi/horror films and reading sci-fi/horror books, Japanese food, Thai food, and travel. He has traveled throughout Europe, biked Moab, hiked the Grand Canyon, and climbed Angels Landing in Zion.  


Gallery Assistant

Megan will graduate in December 2021 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, with a BSA in Art History. Having grown up in a small town in Kansas, she has really enjoyed living and working in Kansas City and looks forward to travelling and seeing much more of the world. In her free time Megan enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, watching old 80's Rom Com's, family time, and exploring the city with her friends. 


Ambassador of Joy

Bebe was rescued by Paul when she was four. She had been neglected and abused, and was severely underweight, but love and a proper diet changed all that. She loves going for walks, taking naps in the gallery, and going to design meetings with Paul. Bebe’s also quite knowledgeable about contemporary art.




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