Celebrating Our Committee: The ARTrageous Advocates
The ARTrageous Gala benefits dynamic and diverse performances, exhibitions, and arts education and outreach programs presented by Scottsdale Arts through its six dynamic branches.
Please raise a toast to the dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly to curate the essence of Luminescence. Their many contributions make our hearts glow. Join us in celebrating this innovative team of creatives!
The 2022 ARTrageous Gala Committee
Anita Lang, co-chair Oscar De las salas, co-chair
Colleen Mckenna Katz
Calee Palmer Ranger
Meet the Committee
This is Tiffany’s first year serving on The ARTrageous Gala Committee.
Alexandria is driven by a fundamental need to create and bring visual beauty in all facets of her life. She has received a bachelor’s degree in the arts with a focus in fashion, which has expanded her community involvement as she sits on the board for Luxe & City and has worked on various fashion weeks and shows. Alexandria believes in the efforts to revitalize art within local and public spaces as art truly saves lives.
This is Alexandria’s second year serving on The ARTrageous Gala Committee.
Lynette Carrington has been “seeing stars” ever since she appeared in the classic Steve McQueen film Junior Bonner as a toddler. She is an Arizona native with a lengthy background in media, public relations, marketing, event production, and business ownership. During her 19 years in media, she has interviewed more than 150 celebrities and high-profile individuals on numerous red carpets and for various publications in addition to her 16,000+ locally and internationally published articles. She is the marketing and events specialist at Az BIG Media, the managing editor of Arizona Health & Living Magazine, and the executive editor of ItsJustMovies.com.
This is Lynette’s first year serving on The ARTrageous Gala Committee.
Chris has had a very close and personal relationship with the arts throughout his entire life. As a young child, his parents took him to art exhibitions, symphony performances, and even hired a fine arts tutor to further his creative interests. Chris has painted and sculpted his entire life. In addition, his chosen career as an interior designer allows him to continually express himself artistically and creatively.
This is Chris’ first year serving on The ARTrageous Gala Committee.
Born and raised in Scottsdale, Cameron has been involved in many aspects within the arts. Growing up in a philanthropic family, he has been immersed in giving back his entire life and recognizes the importance of hard work, high attention to detail, and exceptional customer service. Cameron is a luxury realtor and is always quick to respond to the wants and needs of his clients. Cameron prides himself on serving as a trusted guide throughout the Valley.
This is Cameron’s second year serving on The ARTrageous Gala Committee.
Michael Mazzocco is the owner of Michael Mazzocco Events, a bespoke events company started in 2017. He specializes in high-end event coordination and fundraising for many nonprofits and arts organizations around the Valley. Michael is also the board chair for the Greater Phoenix Equality Chamber of Commerce, which serves the LGBTQ+ business community. He also serves on the board of the Phoenix Gay Men’s Chorus, the Phoenix Art Museum’s Arizona Costume Institute, and the Human Relations Commission for the city of Phoenix. Previously, Michael served on the board of GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) Phoenix and has been involved with that organization for 19 years as well as Convergence Ballet and ILEA (International Live Event Association), as board-member and president for four years. Michael is a Valley Leadership participant (Catalyze first class and current class of Explore) and has an obvious passion for being a change maker here in the Valley of the Sun. When Michael is not working in our community, he loves traveling with his husband, Isaac, and dining around the world.
This is Michael’s first year serving on The ARTrageous Gala Committee.
Colleen McKenna Katz has been a Scottsdale resident for 49 years. Having grown up in Scottsdale since the age of 5, she was lucky to be surrounded by art at local festivals and events at Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Downtown Scottsdale was her playground, and she loved her colorful world. Colleen raised four kids in Scottsdale, and they went to summer camps at the Civic Center, enjoyed the arts festivals, had fun looking for and at the public art, and wandered the museums in town. They too were developed not only appreciating art but three of the four chose careers in the arts. One is an art therapist, one a makeup artist, and one an art director at a Scottsdale company. The fourth child is a restaurant general manager—another strength of Scottsdale: the hospitality business. Colleen fully supports the importance of having what we have here; it develops the creative in all of us and that makes the world a more beautiful place.
This is Colleen’s second year serving on The ARTrageous Gala Committee.
Calee is the founder of Desert Design Pro, specializing in architectural and interior design. She specializes in build and supplier communities with interior/exterior hard and soft surface tile and slab finishes, with services for both residential and commercial projects. In addition, Calee has 10 years’ experience in hotel sales management and event and convention planning. Calee is a self-taught baker and loves to express herself with custom sugar cookies and many other confections.
This is Calee first year serving on The ARTrageous Gala Committee.
Erin Pauley has always had a passion for the arts since she can first remember. Being an Arizona native, she has always supported her community. As an adult she has volunteered in many facets in the community, from ushering to the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, and many more. So being involved with Scottsdale Arts came naturally. When she is not supporting the arts, she works for Watch Me Grow Daycare and Preschool, taking care of children from 6 weeks old to 1-year-olds. Prior to her work in early childhood education, Erin worked at the Herberger Theater as a patron service manager, where she met many people involved in so many more facets of the arts. Erin looks forward to watching the arts in our community continuing to grow.
This is Erin’s second year serving on The ARTrageous Gala Committee.
Joshua Shaver is a lifelong resident and an enthusiastic member of the community. An Arizona native who grew up just outside of Paradise Valley, he specializes in luxury real estate with an in-depth knowledge of residential values. While growing up here in the Valley, he has enjoyed the simplistic beauty of the desert and the color palette that goes along with that. His love of art differs from the muted colors of the Arizona desert but rather the vibrant colors of surrealist pieces. With this being the first gala committee he has worked on, he is thrilled to be a part of such a charitable group and is excited to see the generosity of his community.
This is Josh’s first year serving on The ARTrageous Gala Committee.
Marshall Shore is also known as the Hip Historian. Marshall’s passion is uncovering the weird, the wonderful, and the obscure treasures from our past—the semi-forgotten people, places, and events that have made us who we are today. Shore’s talent is connecting people to place using storytelling magic, found film footage, old photographs, ephemera, and artifacts to bring our state’s heritage to life in entertaining and educational presentations through unique tours and a variety of memorable presentations from master of ceremonies and lectures to BINGO and more.
This is Marshall’s first year serving on The ARTrageous Gala Committee.
One of the top meeting/event planners and DMCs in the Southwest, David Twigger is known for his unique and truly dynamic designs. Whether it be a meeting, conference, corporate awards dinner, or nonprofit, David and his team are ready to make it not only fresh but also eventful and effective. No longer is it okay to let the planners crank out the same event every time.
This is David’s first year serving on The ARTrageous Gala Committee.