Staff & Trustees

gage-logo-500x458Gage 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

Evan Daley, Student Services Coordinator (ext. 10)

Geoff Flack, Atelier Instructor

Mark Kang-O’Higgins*, Atelier Instructor

Chad Leman, Student Services Coordinator (ext. 21)

Erica LeSuer, Event and Exhibition Manager (ext. 34)

Michael Magrath, Atelier Instructor

Daniel Reveles, Facilities Manager (ext. 20)

Vlad Shedel, Creative Manager (ext. 18)

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

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, 2019

Kristine Travaglini, President
Arts Advocate

Elizabeth Rummage, Vice President
Arts Advocate

Erik HaroldsonTreasurer
SVP, Client Team Leader, Kantar TNS

Christine Gedye, Secretary
Arts Advocate

David Dwyer, Immediate Past President
Seattle Radiologists, retired


Will Berkovitz, CEO, Jewish Family Services
Phoebe Brockman, Arts Advocate
Kit Herrod, Arts Advocate
Sean Higgins, Private Wealth Advisor, Goldman Sachs
Laura Hoppenjans, Officer, Strategy, Planning & Management, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Pamela Johnson, Arts Advocate
Stephanie Maurer, Arts Advocate
David Robbins, Partner, Perkins, Coie LLP
Dr. Nirupa Shah, Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Department of Global Health
Anne Steele, Arts Advocate
Pamela Taylor, Arts Advocate
Patricia Pugsley, Arts Advocate

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