Staff 2017-11-22T15:03:08+00:00

Staff

A dedicated staff of 40 people keeps The Crucible running. In every office position, we’re using our unique talents and experience to build a sustainable and thriving organization, bringing meaning to our work and the positive, creative force of art into our community. Together with the Crucible community, we continue to grow this one-of-a-kind industrial arts education center.

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Alex Zwissler

Advisory Council Member

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Interim Executive Director

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: azwissler@thecrucible.org

Andrea Bell

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Director of Advancement

Phone: (510) 444-0919 x.119
Email: abell@thecrucible.org

Audacious Wilson

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Youth Program Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919 x130
Email: awilson@thecrucible.org

Carmen Gambino

Bike Shop & Welding Department Head

Department(s): Machine Shop, Welding

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Studio Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: cgambino@thecrucible.org

Chris Niemer

Blacksmithing Department Head

Department(s): Blacksmithing

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Blacksmithing Technician

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: chris.niemer@thecrucible.org

Daniel Stauber

Instructor

Department(s): Ceramics, Glass Casting & Coldworking, Glass Fusing & Slumping

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Workshops Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919 x125
Email: daniel@thecrucible.org

Daniel Yasmin

Instructor

Department(s): Foundry

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Studio Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: Dyasmin@thecrucible.org

Evelyn Donis

Instructor

Department(s): Welding

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Studio Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: edonis@thecrucible.org

Helen Feng

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On Call Youth Program Assistant

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: hfeng@thecrucible.org

Ismael Plasencia

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Youth Program Associate

Phone: (510) 444-0919 x127
Email: ismael@thecrucible.org

Ivan Berejkoff

Instructor

Department(s): Foundry, Welding

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On Call Studio Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: iberejkoff@thecrucible.org

Juniper Yun Kruser

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Volunteer and Events Coordinator

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: jkruser@thecrucible.org

Katia Navidad Rallon

Instructor

Department(s): Welding, Woodworking

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Woodshop Technician

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: info@thecrucible.org

Kier Lugo

Glass Blowing Department Head

Department(s): Foundry, Glass Blowing

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Operations Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919 x117
Email: kier@thecrucible.org

Kristin Arzt

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Marketing Coordinator

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: karzt@thecrucible.org

Kua Patten

Director of Studio Operations and Facilities, Instructor

Department(s): Neon & Light

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Director of Studio Operations and Facilities

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: kpatten@thecrucible.org

Lauren Ekman

Glass Flameworking Department Co-Head

Department(s): Glass Flameworking

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Human Resources & Administration Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: lekman@thecrucible.org

Ledora Lewis-Hightower

Instructor

Department(s): Woodworking

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Custodian

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: llewis@thecrucible.org

Lizzie Uscanga

Instructor

Department(s): Welding

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Studio Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: luscanga@thecrucible.org

Maliq Nathaniel

Instructor

Department(s): Welding

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Studio Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: maliq@thecrucible.org

Megaen Curl

Instructor

Department(s): Bike Shop, Glass Fusing & Slumping

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Youth Program Assistant

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: megaen@thecrucible.org

Michael Sturtz

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Founder

Phone: 510-444-0919
Email: michael@thecrucible.org

Natasha von Kaenel

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Marketing & Communications Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919 x141
Email: nvonkaenel@thecrucible.org

Nate Chandler

Kinetics & Electronics Department Head

Department(s): Kinetics & Electronics

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Studio Program Associate

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: nchandler@thecrucible.org

Nick Diphillipo

Foundry Department Head

Department(s): Foundry

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Foundry Technician

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: nick@thecrucible.org

Phoebe Deutsch

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Team Building Program Assistant

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: pdeutsch@thecrucible.org

Renée Ventimiglia

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CFO

Phone: (510) 444-0919 x105
Email: renee@thecrucible.org

Rob Nehring

Instructor

Department(s): Welding

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Director of Program Operations

Phone: (510) 444-0919 x102
Email: rob@thecrucible.org

Robin MacSwain

Instructor

Department(s): Welding

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Studio Technician

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: rmacswain@thecrucible.org

Sarah Horowitz

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Membership & Donor Services Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919 x115
Email: shorowitz@thecrucible.org

Stephan Powidzki

Instructor

Department(s): Bike Shop, Welding

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Studio Manager

Phone: (510) 444-0919
Email: spowidzki@thecrucible.org