Divisions & Staff

SCOTTSDALE ARTS

Scottsdale Arts was established in 1987 as a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) management company and vested with the responsibility to manage Scottsdale’s premier arts and cultural facility, then known as the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Since then, Scottsdale Arts has evolved into its present structure as a unique umbrella organization with three dynamic operating divisions – each with a distinct focus and mission – that span the visual and performing arts. Through its three divisions, Scottsdale Arts offers diverse, high-quality arts experiences to hundreds of thousands of Scottsdale residents and visitors annually in addition to fostering the active engagement of government, business, education and the private sector in the arts.

Administration

Mike Miller, Interim CEO

Natalie Marsh, Interim COO

Kelly Hicks, Executive Assistant & Board Liaison

Brittany Arnold, Administrative Assistant

Finance & Administration

Scott McDaniel, CPA, Director of Finance & Administration

Accounting

Victoria Agudelo-Martin, Controller

Sarah Nagy, AR/Payroll Specialist

Jama Courts, AP Specialist

Facilities & Operations

Martin Dickey, Associate Director of Facilities Operations

Annie Parker, Facility Rentals Manager

Scott MacKeigan, Facility & Event Representative

Jeri Thompson, Operations Administrative Assistant

Bob Casciato, Facilities Maintenance Manager

Joe Tashjian, Environmental Services Supervisor

Joana Alvarez, Environmental Services Worker

Emmitt Younger, Environmental Services Worker

Protection Services

Keng Cheong, Protection Services Manager

Thomas Villegas, Protection Services Supervisor

William Anderson, Protection Services Officer

Dale Duhame, Protection Services Officer

Michael Hammerand, Protection Services Officer

Pia Holt, Protection Services Officer

Jason Richard Kron, Protection Services Officer

Michael McLane, Protection Services Officer

Collin Van Orden, Protection Services Officer

Ethan Rhoads, Protection Services Officer

Nancy Jage, Protection Services Officer

Adriana Maya, Protection Services Officer

Ian Coyne, Protection Services Officer

Carolyn Zarr, Protection Services Officer

Brenda Kelley, Protections Services Officer

Shay Kroll, Protection Services Officer

Jericho Galindo, Protection Services Officer

Human Resources

Lisa DeGroodt, HR Manager

Information Technology

Jason Song, IT Manager

Harold Castillo, IT Specialist

Development

Kathryn Joyce, Director of Development

Eileen Wilson, Associate Director of Donor Relations

Cathy Turner, Corporate Relations and Events Manager

Hillary West, Grants Manager

Jonette Lewis, Development Associate – Records

Lauren Zapien, Development Associate – Stewardship

Education & Outreach

Natalie Marsh, Director of Education & Outreach

Laura Hales, Curator of Education

Katie Boyle, Arts Education Coordinator

Leslie Haddad, Arts Education Coordinator

Chris Harthun, Arts Education Coordinator

Tammy Hinds, Arts Education Coordinator

Marketing & Communications

Stephen M. Baker, Director of Marketing and Communications
steveb@scottsdalearts.org

Beth Renfro, Marketing Manager

Tina May, Senior Communications Specialist
tinam@scottsdalearts.org

Zacory Boatright, Digital Marketing Manager

Wen-Hang Lin, Senior Graphic Designer

Ravance Lanier, Senior Graphic Designer

Jill Juneja, Digital Marketing Specialist

Member & Patron Services

Kara Chesser, Member & Patron Services Manager

Abigail Clarke, Patron Services Coordinator

Sean Ryan McBride, Member Services Specialist

Megan Bevill, Member & Patron Services Representative

Shaun Herndon, Member & Patron Services Representative

Jennifer Tuchband, Member & Patron Services Representative

Ninabah Winton, Member & Patron Services Representative

Karl Perry, Member & Patron Services Representative

Micky Small, Member & Patron Services Representative

 

 

 

SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Opened in 1975, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents a dynamic, culturally diverse season of dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and satire. The philosophy behind the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is more than just presenting performances for the sake of enjoyment (although they are enjoyable!) but also to create opportunities for audiences to have thought-provoking experiences and interactions, to create events of interest to worldwide audiences, and to foster creative expression, diversity in thought, and awareness of cultural heritage.

Abbey Messmer, Interim Director of Performing Arts & Programming Manager

Michael Wallot, Artist Services Manager

Diandra Miller, Programming Coordinator

Elena Hale, Programming Assistant

Judy Koval, Performing Arts Assistant

Technical Staff

Production Manager, TBD

Steven Brink, Stage Manager

John Doyle, Master Electrician

Scott Lawhead, Theatre Technician

Kyle Colley, A/V Supervisor

Patron Experience

Jamie Prins, Associate Director of Patron Experience & Scottsdale Arts Festival Manager

Sai Powers, Events Manager

Bill Kelly, Retail Manager

Whitney Nelson, Festival Coordinator

Robert Reidenbach, Food & Beverage Lead

Carolyn Sedlak, Lead House Manager

Devaune Bohall, Assistant House Manager

Lesley Gibbs, Assistant House Manager

Monika Hahues, Assistant House Manager

Marla Hattabaugh, Assistant House Manager

Tomas Johnson, Assistant House Manager

Adele Powers, Assistant House Manager

Eileen Strauss, Assistant House Manager

Sandra Wagner, Assistant House Manager

Mariana Bortoluzzi, Guest Services Coordinator

 

SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Established in 1999, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art  is the only museum in Arizona devoted to the art, architecture and design of today. Global in its focus, the museum is a unique and vital cultural resource for the Southwest with five galleries showcasing changing exhibitions and works from the museum’s growing permanent collection.

Sara Cochran, Ph.D., Director and Chief Curator

Valerie Ryan, Museum Manager

Jennifer McCabe, Curator of Contemporary Art

Claire Carter, Curator of Contemporary Art

Julie Ganas, Curator of Programming

Laura Best, Exhibitions Manager

Carrie Tovar, Registrar

 

SCOTTSDALE PUBLIC ART

Since 1985, Scottsdale Public Art has created a diverse collection of 65 permanent and 26 temporary artworks that encompass a wide range of artistic expressions from traditional bronzes such as George-Ann Tognoni’s trio of galloping horses to the six-mile-long designs on the walls of the Pima Freeway by Carolyn Braaksma, Jeff Engelmann and Andrea Lee Forman. SPA envisions the entire 184-square mile city as an outdoor gallery, where art is an everyday encounter for residents and visitors alike.

Kim Curry-Evans, Director of Public Art

Gina Azima, Administrative Assistant

Wendy Raisanen, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions

Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker, Public Art Manager

Jennifer Gill, Public Art Manager

Colleen Donohoe, Public Art Coordinator

John Shimkus, Installations Coordinator

Daniel Funkhouser, Preparator

Tanya Galin, Events & Exhibitions Assistant

Kayla Newnam, Events Assistant