BOARD MEMBERS

Brian Estes, Board President Brian Estes’ work with Catholic Charities Spokane focuses on leading collective impact efforts and guiding innovation in our regional food system. Serving in leadership roles on the boards of several regional and state-wide entities through his work, Brian brings to Terrain organizational development expertise and a keen sense for guiding program impact and resources within the growth stages of a non-profit entity. Brian joined the Terrain board in 2013 and has served as board president since January 2015.

Brian Estes, Board President

Brian Estes’ work with Catholic Charities Spokane focuses on leading collective impact efforts and guiding innovation in our regional food system. Serving in leadership roles on the boards of several regional and state-wide entities through his work, Brian brings to Terrain organizational development expertise and a keen sense for guiding program impact and resources within the growth stages of a non-profit entity. Brian joined the Terrain board in 2013 and has served as board president since January 2015.

Crystal Hooker, Secretary Crystal is the owner of Ampersand, an independent architectural product representative and consulting firm. She has over 10 years of experience in planning, project management, and design. She consults with designers and building owners to create high functioning and engaging solutions to their design challenges. Crystal joined the Terrain Board of Directors in 2015.

Crystal Hooker, Secretary

Crystal is the owner of Ampersand, an independent architectural product representative and consulting firm. She has over 10 years of experience in planning, project management, and design. She consults with designers and building owners to create high functioning and engaging solutions to their design challenges. Crystal joined the Terrain Board of Directors in 2015.

Shannon Halberstadt, Board Member Shannon Halberstadt is the CEO at Artist Trust, leading the organization’s efforts to help Washington State’s artists of all disciplines thrive. Shannon has been working in arts leadership for over two decades, including roles as the Executive Director at Spokane Arts, PNW Executive Director at The Recording Academy (the GRAMMYs), and Managing Director at Seattle’s The Vera Project. Shannon’s a firm believer in the power of art to inspire positive personal and community transformation.

Shannon Halberstadt, Board Member

Shannon Halberstadt is the CEO at Artist Trust, leading the organization’s efforts to help Washington State’s artists of all disciplines thrive. Shannon has been working in arts leadership for over two decades, including roles as the Executive Director at Spokane Arts, PNW Executive Director at The Recording Academy (the GRAMMYs), and Managing Director at Seattle’s The Vera Project. Shannon’s a firm believer in the power of art to inspire positive personal and community transformation.

Ben Stuckart, Board Vice President Ben is Spokane’s City Council President. He joined Terrain’s board when it was organized in 2013 because of his belief that strong communities invest in the arts. Throughout his career, he spent 12 years in the for-profit world, 4 years running a non-profit and 4 years in government. He has sat on boards and commissions for 13 different organizations and understands the importance of governance both as a recipient of funds running a nonprofit and as a funder with the City.

Ben Stuckart, Board Vice President

Ben is Spokane’s City Council President. He joined Terrain’s board when it was organized in 2013 because of his belief that strong communities invest in the arts. Throughout his career, he spent 12 years in the for-profit world, 4 years running a non-profit and 4 years in government. He has sat on boards and commissions for 13 different organizations and understands the importance of governance both as a recipient of funds running a nonprofit and as a funder with the City.

Luke Baumgarten, Co-Founder, Board Member Luke Baumgarten is a partner at Treatment Creative, a firm that creates experiences to enrich both our digital and physical lives, and is a co-founder of Terrain. His career spans the media arts, having worked for 10 years as a journalist focused on arts, culture and social justice, and 5 years in marketing and advertising focused on telling authentic stories for clients who seek to leave our world changed for the better. He is one of Terrain's core organizers, serving on the Program Committee and the Development Committee. In addition to his work with Terrain, Luke is a board member of the Spokane Symphony and is a charter member of the Gonzaga University College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council.

Luke Baumgarten, Co-Founder, Board Member

Luke Baumgarten is a partner at Treatment Creative, a firm that creates experiences to enrich both our digital and physical lives, and is a co-founder of Terrain. His career spans the media arts, having worked for 10 years as a journalist focused on arts, culture and social justice, and 5 years in marketing and advertising focused on telling authentic stories for clients who seek to leave our world changed for the better. He is one of Terrain's core organizers, serving on the Program Committee and the Development Committee. In addition to his work with Terrain, Luke is a board member of the Spokane Symphony and is a charter member of the Gonzaga University College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council.

Pollyanne Faith Birge, Board Member Pollyanne Faith Birge, M.P.A is a born and raised Spokanite and has been living in Portland Oregon for the last 25 years. Formerly the Arts and Culture Policy Director for Portland Mayor Sam Adams’, she now acts as the Community Engagement Director for Portland City Commissioner, Chloe Eudaly. A dedicated advocate for the arts, social justice & equity and creative expression, Pollyanne has also acted as the Executive Director for the Independent Publishing Resource Center as well as the Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. She has served on numerous boards of directors including Portland Bridge Festival, Know Your City, Stumptown Comics Fest and Design Week Portland. She loves print art and illustration, organizational strategic planning, music of all genres, smart science-fiction schlock, and dogs. 

Pollyanne Faith Birge, Board Member

Pollyanne Faith Birge, M.P.A is a born and raised Spokanite and has been living in Portland Oregon for the last 25 years. Formerly the Arts and Culture Policy Director for Portland Mayor Sam Adams’, she now acts as the Community Engagement Director for Portland City Commissioner, Chloe Eudaly. A dedicated advocate for the arts, social justice & equity and creative expression, Pollyanne has also acted as the Executive Director for the Independent Publishing Resource Center as well as the Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. She has served on numerous boards of directors including Portland Bridge Festival, Know Your City, Stumptown Comics Fest and Design Week Portland. She loves print art and illustration, organizational strategic planning, music of all genres, smart science-fiction schlock, and dogs. 

Katie Howard, Board Member Katie is the owner of KH Consulting, a consulting firm that strengthens organizations and individuals working toward the greater good. She has 15 years of nonprofit fund development experience and has raised more than $100 million throughout her career. She joined Terrain’s board when it was formed in June 2013. In addition to chairing the Development Committee, she serves on Terrain’s Finance Committee.

Katie Howard, Board Member

Katie is the owner of KH Consulting, a consulting firm that strengthens organizations and individuals working toward the greater good. She has 15 years of nonprofit fund development experience and has raised more than $100 million throughout her career. She joined Terrain’s board when it was formed in June 2013. In addition to chairing the Development Committee, she serves on Terrain’s Finance Committee.

Brandon Rapez-Betty, Board Member Brandon is Director of Communications with Spokane Transit Authority. In this role he conducts public and media relations, community outreach, marking, advertising, and other promotional services for all programs and service of Spokane Transit. He worked for seven years at the Downtown Spokane Partnership, a nonprofit organization focused on revitalizing downtown. He has extensive grants management and project management experience and serves as Terrain’s volunteer coordinator. He joined Terrain’s board in late 2014.

Brandon Rapez-Betty, Board Member

Brandon is Director of Communications with Spokane Transit Authority. In this role he conducts public and media relations, community outreach, marking, advertising, and other promotional services for all programs and service of Spokane Transit. He worked for seven years at the Downtown Spokane Partnership, a nonprofit organization focused on revitalizing downtown. He has extensive grants management and project management experience and serves as Terrain’s volunteer coordinator. He joined Terrain’s board in late 2014.


Becoming a leader in terrain

We are always in search of individuals interested in helping to further our mission in a leadership role capacity.  If you are interested, click here to apply to be on our board.

STAFF Members

Ginger Ewing, Program Director and Co-Founder Ginger has spent the better part of a decade as an arts educator, advocate and organizer in Spokane. She is the founder of Window Dressing, a storefront gallery program that fills vacant buildings and disused spaces with art installations and creative business, and is a Co-founder of Terrain. Prior to this, Ginger was a museum educator at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Ginger sits on the Washington State Arts Commission, The Spokane Arts Commission, is an ambassador for Artist Trust. 

Ginger Ewing, Program Director and Co-Founder

Ginger has spent the better part of a decade as an arts educator, advocate and organizer in Spokane. She is the founder of Window Dressing, a storefront gallery program that fills vacant buildings and disused spaces with art installations and creative business, and is a Co-founder of Terrain. Prior to this, Ginger was a museum educator at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Ginger sits on the Washington State Arts Commission, The Spokane Arts Commission, is an ambassador for Artist Trust. 

Jackie Caro, Operations Director Jackie is Operations Director for Terrain. She comes from a background working at the City of Spokane where she worked with the community extensively. In her work with the City, she began to branch out into placemaking projects where she first came into contact with the Window Dressing Program. After acting as Volunteer Coordinator for Terrain, Jackie became Operations Director. Jackie also works as an Assistant Planner for Studio Cascade a small Urban Planning Firm in Spokane.  Contact: jackie@terrainspokane.com, 509.499.3335

Jackie Caro, Operations Director

Jackie is Operations Director for Terrain. She comes from a background working at the City of Spokane where she worked with the community extensively. In her work with the City, she began to branch out into placemaking projects where she first came into contact with the Window Dressing Program. After acting as Volunteer Coordinator for Terrain, Jackie became Operations Director. Jackie also works as an Assistant Planner for Studio Cascade a small Urban Planning Firm in Spokane. 

Contact: jackie@terrainspokane.com, 509.499.3335