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Staff Directory

Presenting high-quality jazz concerts and events year-round, along with educational programs that reach thousands of students each year, doesn't happen without a lot of hard work guided by a strong vision. At SFJAZZ, we are fortunate to have a world-class Board of Trustees and a diverse and dedicated staff. Together, we're building a organization that will inspire jazz audiences for decades to come.


Greg Stern
Chief Executive Officer

Terence Blanchard
Executive Artistic Director

Randall Kline
Founder, Executive Artistic Director 

Laura Milvy
Executive Assistant to CEO/
Board Liaison


Niketa Wilkinson
Director of People & Culture

Madeline Ching 
HR Coordinator 


Lilly Schwartz
Director, Artistic Programming

Jeanette Wong
Associate Director, Artistic Programming

Kevin Tomlinson
Artistic Administrator 

Samantha Hale 
Artist Assistant


Ross Eustis
Associate Director, Digital

Dylan Lewis
Video Engineer

Diego Munguia
Digital Projects Coordinator

Kaori Suzuki
Digital Archivist


TJ Gorton
Director of Marketing

Rusty Aceves
Marketing Manager

Teddy Hutcherson
Marketing Production Manager

Catalina Luna
Lead Designer

Gwena Pitt
Designer Manager 

Adam Burnett
Graphic Designer

Morayo Orekoya
Senior Web Manager

Nate Landry
Web Producer

Justin Esposito
Social Media Coordinator

Jordan Wu
Digital Marketing Manager

Justin Walters
Tessitura Operations &
Analytics Manager

Marshall Lamm

Richard Scheinin
Staff Writer



Bel Bran
Box Office & Retail
Senior Manager

Montra Egerton
Box Office Operations
Assistant Manager

Brian Herman
Box Office Digital Assistant Manager

Trace Hollenbeck
Customer Service Associate

Lee Larson 
Customer Service Associate

Juanita Lam
Customer Service Associate Part-Time

Janette Lopez
Customer Service Associate

Autumn Tuckson
Box Office Retail Assistant

Margarita Umagat
Customer Service Associate



Rebeca Mauleón
Director, Education

Jef Stott
Digital Lab 
& Media Manager

Jasmarie Murry

Education Department Manager

Tammy Hall 

Lead Teaching Artist

Imani Cezanne
Lead Teaching Artist

Darius Simpson 
Lead Teaching Artist 

Paul Contos
High School All-Stars
Big Band Director

Dann Zinn
High School All-Stars
Combo Director

Briana Scales
Ensembles Administrator


Rachel Smith
Associate Director, Events 

Stacy Fortenberry
Production Manager, Events


Emma Moon
Director of Development

Ellen McKinstry
Associate Director, Individual Giving

Mark Malaspina
Donor Relations Officer

Carlotta Brown
Major Gifts Officer

Michelle Allen
Major Gifts Officer

Benjamin Lambert
Institutional Partnerships Manager

Josh Abess
Sr. Manager Development Communications

Zoe Kirschenbaum
Memberships Coordinator

Gretchen Bonnema
Annual Giving Coordinator 

David Luo
Development Operations Manager 

Joel Ginsberg
Campaign and Memberships Coordinator


Jamahn Lee
Community Engagement Manager 

Erik Greenfrost
Events Manager


Judy Gum
Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Castro 
Accounting Manager 

Armin Avesta
Senior Accountant

Ryan Ayala
Finance Admin Assistant



Amy Heiden
Director of Production

Robert Bambey
Video Systems Technician

Martin Carmona
Audio Engineer

Chris Edwards
Production Manager

Alex Espolet
Audio Engineer

Colby Jensen
Associate Production Manager

Erin Laetz
Artist Coordinator

Jen Masancgay
Artist Logistics Manager

Matt Moreau
Lighting Designer

Egan O'Rourke
Technical Director

JC Saldana
Production Coordinator 

Christian Vela
Senior Production Manager

Masanori Yura
Senior Audio Engineer


Mount V. Allen lll CFE
Director of Operations

John Seden
Facility Operations Manager

Kym Hawkins
Assistant Manager of Operations Administration

Shannon Elliott
Office Manager

Thor Baliwas
Facility Maintenance Technician

Brian Wilson
System Administrator

Harry Hoang
Applications Specialist 

Flora Zulli
Audience Services Manager

Dee Leitner
Audience Services Manager

David Challinor
Audience Services Manager


Claire Tremblay

Lucie Faulknor

Kate Juliana

Stephanie Somersille

George Koster

Mark Rosengarden

Robyn Sandberg

Stephen Weiss


Nore Genesis

Gregory Hinson

Kathleen Keeler

Christine Ford

Gwyn Leong-Fitzsimmons

Nick Hamlin

Stephanie Lindsay

Liam Bynum

Kat Dominguez

Renee Eng

Alex Akin

Jalen Banks

Breonna Carter

Vicki Gutierrez

Ariel Jones

Stephanie Lum

Cheryl Martin

Darryl McElroy

Jan Michaels

Eli Mitropoulos

Beth Norris

Bret Putnam

Kumi Stanfield

Tomu Tomu

Stephen Weiss

George Willis

Lynne Windfeldt


Kristen Byrne

Lynne Windfeldt



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