The staff within this program have a wide range of experience and skills, which include masters-level training, art and design education, teaching skills, job development, and diversified artistic expertise.

Art facilitators and job coaches support and guide our, not only in the use and methods of creating artworks, but also in the day-to-day lived experience of working together in a professional environment. The staff’s professional relationships with each other serve as a model for our artists in nurturing and healthy ways to work together including how to communicate and express one’s thoughts and needs effectively and respectfully. This helps develop the skills necessary for employment in the community.

Nadariah Gillespie

Program Director

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Norris Allen

Team Lead

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Benjamin Reyes

Art Facilitator

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Sharon Hines

Art Facilitator

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Jordan Gee

Art Facilitator/Fashion Designer

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Daija Matthews

Art Coach

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Christopher Leach

Art Coach

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Javiera Olhaberry

Program Specialist/Marketing/Branding/Social Media/Disability Specialist

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Charles Coleman

Senior Program Director

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Maricruz Ortiz

Director of Services

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Kiara del Castillo

Art Coach

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