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About the Center: Administration & Staff

Meet our team

Executive Director

Administration and Finance

  • Rachel Kestner, Associate Executive Director
  • Vanessa Garcia, Director of Human Resources
  • Gary M. Poor, CPA, Director of Finance
  • Natalie Butterfield, Accounting Supervisor
  • Mary Zaragoza, Payroll & AP Specialist
  • Judy Godoy, Executive Assistant

Central Operations

  • Ernie Valverde, Facilities Manager
  • Dominick Reinhart, Security Supervisor
  • Todd Klein, Assistant Security Supervisor
  • Michael Wright, IT Administrator

Education and Museum

  • Sherehe Hollins, Director of Education
  • Beth Marino, Museum Exhibition Manager
  • Mikee Ferran, Museum Program Coordinator
  • Laurissa Rudgers, Museum & Education Coordinator


  • Josie Shepherd, Director of Marketing
  • Regina Luciano, Senior Creative Designer
  • Ely Ramos, Public Relations & Digital Media Specialist
  • Patrick Nuzum, Jr. Graphic Designer
  • Candice Cleland, Marketing Coordinator


  • Lenise Andrade, Director of Community Engagement
  • Brandon Baez, Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Kari Bishop, Donor Relations Coordinator

Sales & Catering / Conference Center

  • Karen Cleland, Director of Conference Center Sales and Services
  • Terri Thomas-Fry, Sr. Catering Sales Manager
  • Coby Thompson, Sr. Catering Sales Manager
  • Eric Ybarra, Executive Chef
  • Herlen Galvez, Sous Chef
  • Jose Sanchez, Banquet & Concessions Manager
  • Robin Flowers, Assistant Banquet & Concessions Manager
  • Rachael Sharp, Event Coordinator
  • Monica Paniagua, Event Coordinator
  • Vickie Johnson, Sales Coordinator

Technical Production

  • Rob Collier, Director of Technical Production and Facilities
  • Samantha McLaughlin, Assistant Technical Director
  • Matthew Jenkins, Technical Supervisor

Theater Operations and Sales

  • Julianna Crespo, Director of Performing Arts
  • Stephany Farley, Public Programs Manager
  • Rosemary Valdivia, Theater Sales Coordinator
  • Laura McMullin, Theater Sales Coordinator
  • Lindsey Morales, PA Coordinator and Artifax Administrator
  • Carlos Crespo, Front of House Manager
  • Nancy Harper, Assistant Ticket Office Manager
  • Jason Danio, Assistant Ticket Office Manager & Tessitura Administrator
  • Bruce Labadie, Programming Consultant
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