After almost five years as the Executive Director of The Crucible, I am retiring to refocus my energy on other priorities: relationships, family, and health. My time at The Crucible has been incredibly precious for me. Collaborating with and leading the amazing community of artists, makers, and cultural leaders at The Crucible has been a privilege. It has also been an honor to serve the Oakland and Bay Area community, making Crucible classes and experiences accessible to more than 60,000 people over the past four years.
I want to thank everyone on my team who so often went above and beyond to deliver on our goals. I also have immense gratitude for our board who have supported our work through COVID-19 and recentering the organization around a deep sense of equity and inclusion, as well as through a number of building renovations and classroom improvements.
To the amazing donors, corporate partners, sponsors, and foundation funders who supported The Crucible during my tenure—thank you! I also thank everyone who has been a thought partner in the evolution of The Crucible, from trusted faculty members who have taught here for 20+ years to local community artists and activists who came to us more recently—you have all truly helped us grow.
It’s been such a pleasure to work with all of you. Here’s to the continued success of The Crucible!