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 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

Victoria Agudelo-Martin, Acting Director of Finance & Administration

Jama Courts, AP Specialist

Sarah Nagy, AR/Payroll Specialist


Human Resources

Lisa DeGroodt, HR Manager


Information Technology

Vinnie O’Hare, IT Manager

Zach Domrese, Tessitura Database Administrator



Martin Dickey, Facilities Director

Jeri Thompson, Operations Administrative Assistant

Scott MacKeigan, Facility & Event Representative


Protection Services

Keng Cheong, Protection Services Manager

Michael Hammerand, Protection Services Coordinator

Brenda Kelley, Lead Protection Services Officer

Walter Booth, Protection Services Officer

Sebastian Castro, Protection Services Officer

Dale Duhame, Protection Services Officer

Jericho Galindo, Protection Services Officer

Pia Holt, Protection Services Officer

Lane Honda, Protection Services Officer

Stephen Honda, Protection Services Officer

Michael McLane, Protection Services Officer

Jessica Niebel, Protection Services Officer

Collin Van Orden, Protection Services Officer

Tatyana Williams, Protection Services Officer



Darcy Hill, Director

Kelly Hicks, Advancement Services Manager

Lauren Zapien, Membership and Events Manager


Education & Outreach

Natalie Marsh, Director

Laura Hales, Curator of Education

Brittany Arnold, Arts Education Coordinator

Chris Harthun, Arts Education Coordinator

Tammy Hinds, Arts Education Coordinator

Katie Volavka, Arts Education Coordinator


Marketing & Communications

Zacory Boatright, Director of Marketing & Communications

Caitie Quick, Marketing Manager

Ravance Lanier, Senior Graphic Designer

Wen-Hang Lin, Senior Graphic Designer

Jill Juneja, Website Marketing Specialist

Virginia McInnis, PR Specialist

Brian Passey, PR Specialist

Nicole Williams, Email Marketing Specialist



Scottsdale Center for 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.


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

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

Raechel Miller, Lead Retail Sales Representative



Abbey Messmer, Programming Director

Diandra Miller, Sr. Programming Coordinator

Elena Hale, Programming Assistant


Technical Staff

Zach Ciaburri, Production Manager

Kyle Colley, A/V Supervisor

John Doyle, Master Electrician

JJ Hansen, Theater Technician



Jamie Prins, Events Director

Whitney Nelson, Festival and Events Manager

Mariana Bortoluzzi, Guest Services Coordinator

Annie Parker, Facility Rentals Manager

Robert Reidenbach, Food & Beverage Lead

Carolyn Sedlak, Lead House Manager

Shirley Arsenault, Assistant House Manager

Marla Hattabaugh, Assistant House Manager

Adele Powers, Assistant House Manager

Sandra Wagner, Assistant House Manager



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.

Jennifer McCabe, Director and Chief Curator

Valerie Ryan, Assistant Director

Julie Ganas, Curator of Programming

Lauren O’Connell, Assistant Curator

Laura Best, Exhibitions Manager

Carrie Tovar, Registrar

Keshia Turley, Curatorial Coordinator



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

Gina Azima, Public Art Operations Manager

Wendy Raisanen, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions

Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker, Public Art Manager

Jennifer Gill, Public Art Manager

Daniel Funkhouser, Preparator

Tanya Galin, Public Art Coordinator

John Shimkus, Installations Coordinator

Carolyn Zarr, Public Art Assistant