Staff & Trustees
Gage is led by a Board of Trustees, an Executive Director and an Artistic Director.
Their combined expertise guides an administrative staff of art professionals committed to education and outreach, helping artists of all ages achieve their goals, and to making creative programming available for artists of all abilities throughout the Northwest and beyond.
To reach staff members via email, simply click on the names below. To reach staff members by phone, dial 206.323.4243, and use the extension listed next to the staff member’s name.
Stefano Catalani, Executive Director
Gary Faigin, Artistic Director, Atelier Instructor
Eden Hall, Finance Director (ext. 19)
Joanne Levy, Director of Integrated Marketing & Community Engagement (ext. 11)
Carol Hendricks, Adult Programs Director (ext. 15)
Sarah Bixler, Youth & Community Director (ext.17)
Juliette Aristides*, Atelier Instructor
Gina Cavallo, Major Gifts Officer
Morgan Patten, Student Services Coordinator (ext. 10)
Geoff Flack, Atelier Instructor
Mark Kang-O’Higgins*, Atelier Instructor
Chad Leman, Digital Manager & Student Services Coordinator (ext. 21)
Erica LeSuer, Event and Exhibition Manager (ext. 34)
Michael Magrath, Atelier Instructor
Daniel Reveles, Facilities Manager (ext. 20)
Tenaya Sims*, Atelier Instructor
Arianna Webber, Development Coordinator (ext. 16)
Countess Stekovic, Student Services Manager & Workshop Manager
Kimberly Trowbridge*, Atelier Instructor
*For inquiries, please email Info@GageAcademy.org.
Board of Trustees
Gage Academy of Art is guided by a board of local and national advisors with expertise in educational, business and nonprofit affairs, and an artistic advisory board comprised of nationally and internationally recognized artists and gallery owners from around the world.
Gage continues to seek and recruit community leaders with a passion for arts education to serve on a variety of committees and the Board of Trustees. Please contact Gina Cavallo to learn more about leadership opportunities at Gage.
Board of Trustees, 2020
Nirupa Shah, President
Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Department of Global Health
Kit Herrod, Vice President
Erik Haroldson, Treasurer
SVP, Client Team Leader, Kantar TNS
Christine Gedye, Secretary
Kristine Travaglini, Immediate Past President
Phoebe Brockman, Arts Advocate
David Dwyer, Seattle Radiologists, retired
Sean Higgins, Vice President, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Laura Hoppenjans, Officer, Strategy, Planning & Management, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Pamela Johnson, Arts Advocate
Connie Mao, UW Medicine
Patricia Pugsley, Arts Advocate
David Robbins, Partner, Perkins, Coie LLP
Anne Steele, Arts Advocate
Pamela Taylor, Arts Advocate
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