Scottsdale Arts

Scottsdale Arts was established in 1987 as a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) management company 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 an organization with four dynamic departments that span the visual and performing arts. Through its four departments, 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.

Staff Overview & Service Areas

Given the multidisciplinary nature of Scottsdale Arts, as a cultural and creative hub in Scottsdale, our staff operates in support of all the departments under the Scottsdale Arts umbrella. Departments that provide multidisciplinary oversight and support services include: Finance & Administration, Human Resources, Information Technology, Facilities, Protection Services, Development, and Marketing & Communications.

Administration

Gerd Wuestemann, President and CEO

Finance and Administration

Michael Martin, CFO

Teryn Thomason, AP Coordinator 

Sarah Nagy, AR/Payroll Specialist

Human Resources

Andria Sheridan, CAO

Suzie Garcia, HR Assistant

Information Technology

Vinnie O’Hare, Senior IT Manager

Facilities

Mike Stevenson, Facilities Director

Scott Mackeigan, Facility and Event Operations Manager

Angela Masker, Operations Administrative Assistant

Protection Services

Keng Cheong, Protection Services Manager

Michael Hammerand, Protection Services Coordinator 

Brenda Kelley, Lead Protection Services Officer 

Mary Celaya, Protection Services Officer

Dale Duhame, Protection Services Officer 

Cheh Eifler, Protection Services Officer 

George Eifler, Protection Services Officer 

John Hollicker, Protection Services Officer 

Pia Holt, Protection Services Officer 

Lane Honda, Protection Services Officer 

Stephen Honda, Protection Services Officer 

Christopher Kelly, Protection Services Officer 

David Marshall, Protection Services Officer 

Isabel Prado, Protection Services Officer 

Luis Sandoval, Protection Services Officer 

Milo Sheridan, Protection Services Officer 

Carolyn Zarr, Protection Services Officer 

Development

Erin Krivanek, Director of Development

Denise Wisdom, Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager

Sam Correa, Membership and Campaigns Manager

Marcus Pittaluga, Individual Gifts Manager

Abby Galvin, Grant Writer

Elizabeth Covely, Development & Events Coordinator

Marketing and Communications

Summer Roth, Director of Marketing

Virginia McInnis, Marketing Manager

Brian Passey, Senior Communications Manager

Madison Nedved, Digital Marketing Manager

Ravance Lanier, Senior Graphic Designer

Wen-Hang Lin, Senior Graphic Designer

Devonaire Stevenson, Digital Marketing Specialist

Sydney Ritter, Public Relations Specialist


Scottsdale Center for The Performing Arts

Opened in 1975, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents a dynamic and culturally diverse season of dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater, and comedic performances. The Center focuses on creating opportunities for enjoyable, thought-provoking experiences, and presenting events that foster creative expression, diversity in thought, and awareness of cultural heritage.

Administration and Front of House

Meribeth Reeves, Managing Director 

Ticketing Admissions and Sales (Box Office)

Luis Payan, Ticketing, Admissions and Sales Manager

Steffi Faircloth, Ticketing, Admissions and Sales Assistant Manager

Becca Courtney, Ticketing, Admissions and Sales Coordinator

Steph Elizondo, Ticketing, Admissions and Sales Rep

Kami Landkamer, Ticketing, Admissions and Sales Rep

Curtis Sellers, Ticketing, Admissions and Sales Rep

Sam Stinebaugh Ticketing, Admissions and Sales Rep

Retail

Deb Prokopek, Retail Manager

Patti Wolter, Retail Rep Lead

Programming

Abbey Messmer, Programming Director

Diandra Adamczyk, Programming Manager

Maria Cruz, Programming Coordinator

Technical Staff

Zach Ciaburri, Director of Production

Dorann Matson, Production Manager

Tyler Goddard, Head Lighting Engineer

Luke Jackson, Head Lighting Engineer

Grace Darling-Bond, Stage Manager

JJ Hansen, Technical Theater Coordinator

Paige Lockwood, Artist Services Manager

Lauran Conran, Production Assistant

Events

Jamie Prins, Events Director

Annie Parker, Facility Rentals Manager

Carolyn Sedlak, Lead House Manager

Wendy Crawford, Assistant House Manager

Tina Gazia, Assistant House Manager

Sarah Hager, Assistant House Manager

Taylor Penn, Assistant House Manager

Caitlin Mulkey, Assistant House Manager

Monica Erion, Assistant House Manager

Max Plata, Volunteer & Events Coordinator


Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation

Established as a unique branch within Scottsdale Arts in 2018, Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation increases the vitality of our community through experiences that result in measurable learning outcomes and enduring understanding by offering a broad scope of programming, ranging from matinee performances and museum programs to hands-on activities, residencies, and arts enrichment workshops.

Natalie Marsh, Director of Learning and Innovation

Laura Hales, Curator of Learning and Innovation

Brittany Arnold, Community & Engagement Manager

Chris Harthun, Residency and Curriculum Coordinator

Tammy Hinds, Arts Education Coordinator

Aly Manson, Community Engagement Coordinator


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Established in 1999, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) 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 Engagement and Digital Initiatives

Lauren O’Connell, Curator of Contemporary Art

Carrie Tovar, Registrar & Collections Manager

Keshia Turley, Assistant Curator

Frank DeCurtis, Exhibitions Manager

Laila Ashrafi, Visitor Engagement and Retail Associate

Oliver Sayers, SMoCA Coordinator


Scottsdale Public Art

Since 1985, Scottsdale Public Art has created a diverse collection of more than 100 permanent artworks that encompass a wide range of artistic expressions, from traditional bronzes like George-Ann Tognoni’s trio of galloping horses at Scottsdale Civic Center to the six-mile-long designs on the walls of the Loop 101 Pima Freeway by Carolyn Braaksma, Jeff Engelmann, and Andrea Lee Forman. Scottsdale Public Art envisions the entire city as an outdoor gallery, where art is an everyday encounter for residents and visitors alike. Scottsdale Public Art also produces the annual Canal Convergence.

Kati Ballares, Director of Scottsdale Public Art

Wendy Raisanen, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions

Talia De la Garza, Executive Assistant

Tanya Galin, Public Art Manager

Gina Amato, Lead Preparator

Victoria Sajadi, Public Art Coordinator


Canal Convergence

Since 2012, Canal Convergence’s mission has been to provide an authentic and immersive art experience in and around Scottsdale’s canal.

Jennifer Gill, Deputy Director Canal Convergence

Kiara Brown, Canal Convergence Events Coordinator