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.   Contact: ginger@terrainspokane.com

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. 

Contact: ginger@terrainspokane.com

  Jackie Caro, Operations Director   Jackie comes from a background working at the City of Spokane where she worked with on community projects extensively, some projects included the Mobile Mural project, Cleaning from the Corridor and Utility Box Art Wraps. 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 comes from a background working at the City of Spokane where she worked with on community projects extensively, some projects included the Mobile Mural project, Cleaning from the Corridor and Utility Box Art Wraps. 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

Erin Colladay, Manager, Pop Up Shop

Erin is a maker and co-owner of Colladay Leather. She was part of the second cohort of Window Dressing’s Creative Enterprise program and her experience as a creative entrepreneur gives her unique insight into managing the Pop Up Shop. Erin studied at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, and before joining Terrain, worked in non-profit development. Shortly after moving to Spokane in 2013, she discovered Bazaar and has been excited about the work of Terrain ever since.

Contact: shop@terrainspokane.com

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.

  Kearney Jordan, Board Member   Kearney Jordan, a Spokane native, grew up with a passion for the arts.  While living in Seattle, she served as an Art Docent and visited classrooms to lead art projects with children inspired by the classics.  Upon returning home to Spokane, she also returned to her second home, the Spokane Civic Theatre, where she heads up the Spokane Civic Theatre Academy.  She was the 2016 Honorable Mention Recipient for Collaboration from the Spokane Arts Awards.  Her passion for the arts in all forms has only grown, and she fervently believes that the presence of art can inspire and improve a community at large.  

Kearney Jordan, Board Member

Kearney Jordan, a Spokane native, grew up with a passion for the arts.  While living in Seattle, she served as an Art Docent and visited classrooms to lead art projects with children inspired by the classics.  Upon returning home to Spokane, she also returned to her second home, the Spokane Civic Theatre, where she heads up the Spokane Civic Theatre Academy.  She was the 2016 Honorable Mention Recipient for Collaboration from the Spokane Arts Awards.  Her passion for the arts in all forms has only grown, and she fervently believes that the presence of art can inspire and improve a community at large.  

  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.

  Kendra Sherrill, Board Member   Kendra Ann Sherrill is a Spokane born-and-raised filmmaker and graphic designer. She has been involved in the Spokane International Film Festival for over five years and serves as the festival’s Assistant Director. Kendra currently works at North By Northwest Productions as an Editor/Producer for the Emmy award-winning television series  Washington Grown.  She joined the Terrain Board in 2018 and is thrilled to be able to work with such an inspiring group of people. 

Kendra Sherrill, Board Member

Kendra Ann Sherrill is a Spokane born-and-raised filmmaker and graphic designer. She has been involved in the Spokane International Film Festival for over five years and serves as the festival’s Assistant Director. Kendra currently works at North By Northwest Productions as an Editor/Producer for the Emmy award-winning television series Washington Grown. She joined the Terrain Board in 2018 and is thrilled to be able to work with such an inspiring group of people. 

  Kim Deater, Board Member   Kim is a solo-practitioner and owner of the Deater Law Office, where she specializes in federal criminal appeals. She has been practicing in Spokane since 1998. She is also a new artist who is inspired by the energy in Spokane as the city experiences a renaissance in both its downtown and arts communities. She considers Terrain - and its prescient vision - an integral part of Spokane’s transformation. She is grateful for the opportunity to support Terrain and excited to be a part of its continuing vision for Spokane.

Kim Deater, Board Member

Kim is a solo-practitioner and owner of the Deater Law Office, where she specializes in federal criminal appeals. She has been practicing in Spokane since 1998. She is also a new artist who is inspired by the energy in Spokane as the city experiences a renaissance in both its downtown and arts communities. She considers Terrain - and its prescient vision - an integral part of Spokane’s transformation. She is grateful for the opportunity to support Terrain and excited to be a part of its continuing vision for Spokane.

  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.

  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. 

  Andrew Whitver, Board Member   Andrew is a recent transplant to the Inland Empire from Seattle. In Seattle he worked with Whim W'him on their advisory committee, securing donations, volunteers, board members as well as curating the the silent auctions for several years. He is the Vice President of Seattle Pridefest, which, is one of the Northwest's largest free festivals held at the Seattle Center. He and his partner owned and operated Calypte Gallery until moving to Spokane. One of his many goals is to create opportunities for artists through connectivity, education, and to engage the public in nontraditional ways.

Andrew Whitver, Board Member

Andrew is a recent transplant to the Inland Empire from Seattle. In Seattle he worked with Whim W'him on their advisory committee, securing donations, volunteers, board members as well as curating the the silent auctions for several years. He is the Vice President of Seattle Pridefest, which, is one of the Northwest's largest free festivals held at the Seattle Center. He and his partner owned and operated Calypte Gallery until moving to Spokane. One of his many goals is to create opportunities for artists through connectivity, education, and to engage the public in nontraditional ways.


Becoming a leader in terrain

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