Board & Staff

SOMArts Staff

Lex LeifheitExecutive Director bio
Alex Lukas, Director of Facilities & Technical Operations bio
Justin Hoover
Curator & Gallery Director bio
Zach Slater, Interim Director of Technical Services Crew
René YañezDirector of Special Projects, Building Manager bio
Jess Young, Director of Communications & Community Engagement bio
La Vette VirdenBookkeeper bio
Debra BokFiscal Sponsorship & Administrative Office Manager bio
Mary Molly MullaneyTechnical Services & Events Office Manager bio
Robert IgeMaintenance Coordinator
Cathie Anderson, Building Manager & Technician bio
Zemartas Budrys, Flag Stories Program Fellow
Matea Fish, Gallery Curatorial Intern
Katie Gilmartin, Print Studio & Building Manager bio
Colin Johnson, Building Manager & Technician
Dee Leitner, Events Fellow bio
Dion Reiner-GuzmanBuilding Manager & Technician bio
Alex Turner, Building Manager & Technician
Rio YañezBuilding Manager, Day of the Dead Co-Curator bio
Jesse Garcia, Tech Services Crew
Damond MacFarland, Tech Services Crew
Manuel Rosario, Tech Services Crew
Jose Salazar, Tech Services Crew
Nick Salazar, Tech Services Crew

Please note: because our staff is small, we take care to list artist and programming opportunities on our website. Please review the site carefully to familiarize yourself with SOMArts’ programming and mission before contacting us with an idea for collaboration. Inquiries that do not fall within existing programming should be sent to info@somarts.org and will be directed to the appropriate staff member. Due to the volume of requests, we cannot guarantee a response to all inquiries.

SOMArts Board

Brian Freeman, President
Iris Fluellen, Vice President & Secretary
Peter Sizgoric Treasurer
Jacob Foster
Rhodessa Jones
Lex Leifheit
Josette Melchor
Dorothy Santos
Sherry Suisman

Sarah Davis, Emeritus
Drake Hawthorne, Emeritus
David Kennedy, Emeritus
Carlos Loarca, Emeritus
Tom Mazzolini, Emeritus
Ruth Passen, Emeritus
Ernest Rivera, Emeritus
Anita Sanchez, Emeritus