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Moss Arts Center staff

Office of the Executive Director

Ruth Waalkes Executive Director, Moss Arts Center, and Associate Provost for the Arts 540-231-0616
David Ehrlich Outreach Fellow for the Fine Arts 540-231-0806
Molly Parker Executive Assistant 540-231-0616


Rachael Carberry
Associate Director of Advancement
Bernadette Bascom
Assistant Director of Advancement for Leadership Gifts

Finance and Administration

Liz Scharman Director of Administration 540-231-0829
Dan Ball Housekeeper  
Toni Cartee Business Manager 540-231-0837
Austin Elliott Building Manager 540-231-6771
Katherine Fifer Housekeeper  
Matt Hudson IT Specialist 540-231-0453
Jamie McReynolds Fiscal/HR/Grants Technician 540-231-0856
Herman Noble Building Operations Coordinator 540-231-0853
Jacob Puig Housekeeper  
Shirley Rose Housekeeper  

Marketing and Communication

Katie Gehrt Director of Marketing and Communication 540-231-7443
Reneé Alarid Associate Director of Creative Services 540-231-5275
Susan Bland Associate Director of Communication 540-231-1986
Jonathan Boulter Associate Director of Patron Services 540-231-9793
Avery Eliades Content Manager 540-231-0855
Hannah Holbrook House Manager 540-231-3409
Jamie Wiggert Box Office Manager 540-231-0297


Doug Witney
Director of Production
Robert Gainer Audio Supervisor and Associate Director of Production 540-231-5406
Laine Goerner Production Coordinator 540-231-1308
Joe Ingram Senior Technician  
CJ Jessie Senior Technician, Lighting  
Jackson Stitzer Senior Technician, Audio/Video 540-232-4869


Margaret Lawrence Director of Programming 540-231-0608
Shara Appanaitis Engagement Manager 540-231-0806
Jon Catherwood-Ginn Associate Director of Programming 540-231-0872
Brian Holcombe Curator 540-231-0839
Sarah M. Johnson Program Manager 540-231-0843
Gwyneth Strope Artist Services Assistant 540-231-0862

Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)

Benjamin Knapp
Executive Director 540-231-0856
Tom Martin Deputy Executive Director 540-231-1911
Lisa McNair Director of Center for Education Networks and Impacts 540-231-1326
Doug Bowman Director for Center for Human-Computer Interaction 540-231-2058
Andrea Kavanaugh Associate Director for Center for Human-Computer Interaction 540-231-1806
Ico Bukvic Director of the Creativity + Innovation Community 540-231-6139
Gustavo Araoz Facility and Production Coordinator, Creativity and Innovation District
Kevin Ayoub Building Operations Coordinator, CID LLC  
David Franusich Multimedia Designer  
Chelsea H. Lyles, Ph.D. Associate Director of Broader Impacts, CENI 540-231-1326
Phyllis Leary Newbill Associate Director of Educational Networks, CENI 540-231-1319
Dylan Parker Web Developer  
Tanner Upthegrove Immersive Audio Specialist 540-231-1336
Holly Williams Assistant Director for Administrative Operations 540-231-0802
Melissa Wyers Administrative and Fiscal Coordinator 540-231-1318