Ruth Waalkes Executive Director, Associate Provost for the Arts
Sara Bailey Program Manager 540-231-0843
Jon Catherwood-Ginn Associate Director of Programming 540-231-0872
Margo Crutchfield Curator at Large 540-231-0839
Kari Evans Executive Assistant 540-231-0616
Meggin Hicklin Exhibitions Program Manager 540-231-0840
Sage Wayrynen Artist Services Assistant


Liz Borg
Director of Development
Christopher Bartlett Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts 540-231-0845

Finance and Administration

Liz Scharman Director of Administration 540-231-0829
Kevin Ayoub Facility and Rentals Manager
Toni Cartee Fiscal and Human Resources Specialist 540-231-0837
Steve Cox IT Specialist 540-231-0453
Shirley Rose Housekeeping Worker 540-231-2742
Mark Seagraves Housekeeping Worker 540-231-2742

Marketing and Communications

Heather Ducote
Director of Marketing and Communications 540-231-7443
Reneé Alarid Associate Director of Creative Services
Susan Bland Associate Director of Communication 540-231-1986
Jonathan Boulter Associate Director of Patron Services 540-231-9793
Carly DuPont House Manager 540-231-3409
Avery Eliades Digital Content Specialist 540-231-0855
Tracie Hughes Marketing Coordinator 540-231-1983
Kacy McAllister Box Office and Student Engagement Manager 540-231-0297


David Ehrlich
Outreach Fellow for the Fine Arts 540-231-0862
Anne Elise Thomas Building Bridges Research Fellow and Itraab Ensemble Music Director


Doug Witney
Director of Production
Gustavo Araoz Lighting Supervisor
Nick Corrigan Senior Technician  
Robert Gainer Audio Supervisor 540-231-5406
Laine Goerner Production Coordinator 540-231-1308
Ryan Hasler Stage & Rigging Supervisor 540-231-0888
Joe Ingram Staff Technician  

Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)

Benjamin Knapp
Director 540-231-0856
Lisa Jansen Grant Specialist 540-231-1563
Tom Martin Associate Director 540-231-1911
Phyllis Leary Newbill Outreach and Engagement Coordinator 540-231-1319
Dylan Parker Web Developer  
Tanner Upthegrove Media Engineer 540-231-1336
Holly Williams Program and Business Operations Manager 540-231-0802
Melissa Wyers Administrative Assistant 540-231-1318