SFJAZZ.org | Staff

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


Niketa Wilkinson
Director, People & Culture

Madeline Ching 
HR Generalist 


Kevin Tomlinson
Artistic Administrator 

Samantha Hale 
Artist Assistant

Robin Burgess
Artistic, Special Projects


Ross Eustis
Director, Digital

Dylan Lewis
Video Engineer

Diego Munguia
Digital Projects Coordinator

Kaori Suzuki
Digital Archivist


TJ Gorton
Director, Marketing

Rusty Aceves
Editor & Copywriter 

Teddy Hutcherson
Marketing Production Manager

Matthew Pham
Design Manager 

Adam Burnett
Graphic Designer

Nate Landry
Web Producer

Justin Esposito
Content Strategist

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

Briana Scales
Ensembles Administrator


Blanca Garay
Senior Rental Account Manager


Emma Moon
Director, Development

Ellen McKinstry
Associate Director, Individual Giving

Josh Abess
Senior Manager, Development Communications

Kate Gude 
Senior Manager, Development Events

Yafonne Chen
Foundations and Government Relations Officer

Benjamin Lambert
Institutional Partnerships Officer

Michelle Allen
Major Gifts Officer

Sophia Chen
Major Gifts Officer

David Luo
Development Operations Manager 

Joel Ginsberg
Campaign Coordinator

Chelsea Wong 
Development Operations Coordinator


Erik Greenfrost
Sr. Manager, Community Engagement & Partnerships


Judy Gum
Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Castro 
Accounting Manager 

Kelly Reinke
Staff Accountant 

Ryan Ayala
Staff Accountant



Brian Wilson
IT Manager

Trisha Howland
Applications Specialist 


Amy Heiden
Director, Production

Robert Bambey
Video Systems Technician

Martin Carmona
Audio Engineer

Chris Edwards
Production Manager

Alex Espolet
Audio Engineer

Colby Jensen
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, Operations

John Seden
Sr. Manager, Facilities 

Kym Hawkins
Assistant Manager of Operations Administration

Thor Baliwas
Facility Maintenance Technician

Dee Leitner
Audience Services Manager

David Challinor
Audience Services Manager

Kristen Byrne
Artist Merchandise Manager


Claire Tremblay

Lucie Faulknor

Kate Juliana

Stephanie Somersille

Mark Rosengarden

Robyn Sandberg

Stephen Weiss


Nore Genesis

Gregory Hinson

Kathleen Keeler

Gwyn Leong-Fitzsimmons

Stephanie Lindsay

Kat Dominguez

Renee Eng

Alex Akin

Jalen Banks

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



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