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 four dynamic operating branches – each with a distinct focus and mission – that span the visual and performing arts. Through its four branches, 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.


Gerd Wuestemann, CEO & President

Cassandra Buruato, Executive Assistant

Finance & Administration

Scott McDaniel, CPA, Director of Finance & Administration


Victoria Agudelo-Martin, Controller

Jama Courts, AP Specialist

Sarah Nagy, AR/Payroll Specialist

Human Resources

Lisa DeGroodt, HR Manager

Information Technology

Jason Song, IT Manager

Zach Domrese, Tessitura Database Administrator


Martin Dickey, Facilities Director

Jeri Thompson, Operations Administrative Assistant

Bob Casciato, Facilities Maintenance Manager

Scott MacKeigan, Facility & Event Representative

Joe Tashjian, Environmental Services Supervisor

Joana Alvarez, Environmental Services Worker

Emmitt Younger, Environmental Services Worker

Protection Services

Keng Cheong, Protection Services Manager

Michael Hammerand, Protection Services Coordinator

Richard Jackson, Lead Protection Services Officer

Brenda Kelley, Lead Protection Services Officer

Garrin Powell, Lead Protection Services Officer

Dale Duhame, Protection Services Officer

Jericho Galindo, Protection Services Officer

Pia Holt, Protection Services Officer

Lane Honda, Protection Services Officer

Terry Hudson, Protection Services Officer

Adriana Maya, Protection Services Officer

Michael McLane, Protection Services Officer

Duncan Reid, Protection Services Officer

James Tidwell, Protection Services Officer

Collin Van Orden, Protection Services Officer


Kelly Hicks, Advancement Services Manager

Lauren Zapien, Membership, Engagement and Stewardship Coordinator

Education & Outreach

Natalie Marsh, Director

Laura Hales, Curator of Education

Brittany Arnold, Arts Education Coordinator

Leslie Haddad, Arts Education Coordinator

Chris Harthun, Arts Education Coordinator

Tammy Hinds, Arts Education Coordinator

Katie Volavka, Arts Education Coordinator

Marketing & Communications

Caitie Quick, Marketing Manager

Zacory Boatright, Digital Marketing Manager

Ravance Lanier, Senior Graphic Designer

Wen-Hang Lin, Senior Graphic Designer

Jill Juneja, Digital Marketing Specialist

Virginia McInnis, PR Specialist

Brian Passey, PR Specialist

Nicole Williams, Marketing & Social Media Coordinator



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.

Member & Patron Services

Meribeth Reeves, Managing Director

Abigail Clarke, Patron Services Manager

Karson Cook, Patron Services Coordinator

Sean Ryan McBride, Member Services Specialist

Micky Small, Lead Member & Patron Services Representative

Megan Bevill, Member & Patron Services Representative

Marisa Courts, Member & Patron Services Representative

Shaun Herndon, Member & Patron Services Representative

Stephen McDonough, Member and Patron Services Rep

Grace Timpany, Member & Patron Services Representative

Bill Kelly, Retail Manager

Charlotte Quinney, Assistant Retail Manager


Abbey Messmer, Programming Director

Michael Wallot, Artist Services Manager

Diandra Miller, Sr. Programming Coordinator

Elena Hale, Programming Assistant

Judy Koval, Performing Arts Assistant

Technical Staff

Zach Ciaburri, Production Manager

Kyle Colley, A/V Supervisor

John Doyle, Master Electrician

Austin Collins, Stage Manager


Jamie Prins, Events Director

Sai Powers, Events Manager

Mariana Bortoluzzi, Guest Services Coordinator

Whitney Nelson, Festival Coordinator

Annie Parker, Facility Rentals Manager

Robert Reidenbach, Food & Beverage Lead

Carolyn Sedlak, Lead House Manager

Shirley Arsenault, Assistant House Manager

Holly Conway, Assistant House Manager

Monika Hahues, Assistant House Manager

Marla Hattabaugh, Assistant House Manager

Adele Powers, Assistant House Manager

Sandra Wagner, Assistant House Manager



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.

Jennifer McCabe, Director and Chief Curator

Valerie Ryan, Assistant Director

Julie Ganas, Curator of Programming

Laura Best, Exhibitions Manager

Carrie Tovar, Registrar

Keshia Turley, Curatorial Coordinator



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

Gina Azima, Public Art Operations Manager

Wendy Raisanen, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions

Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker, Public Art Manager

Jennifer Gill, Public Art Manager

Kayla Newnam, Public Art & Events Coordinator

Daniel Funkhouser, Preparator

Tanya Galin, Public Art Coordinator

John Shimkus, Installations Coordinator

Carolyn Zarr, Public Art Assistant