Selene Foster (Co-founder & Executive Director) lives in Palo Alto, CA with an inventor, 12 chickens, and a cat.
Originally from the high desert on the eastern side of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, she went on to attend Bard College (New York), studying Studio Art and Literature (B.A., 1999), and obtained her Master’s degree in Fine Art from Mills College (Oakland) in 2004. Her artwork has since been exhibited on both coasts.
She spent four years as Exhibitions Coordinator at Root Division, an arts education nonprofit in the Mission District, facilitating 12 exhibitions of emerging and established artists a year. She is currently the North American Ambassador for the Museum of Broken Relationships, whose traveling exhibition she has curated across the United States, and is a freelance web designer.
Christopher Reiger (Co-founder & Managing Director) is a writer, photographer, and artist living in San Francisco, California. Originally from the rural Delmarva Peninsula, he attended the College of William and Mary (B.A., Studio Arts, 1999), in Williamsburg, Virginia, before moving to New York City, where he lived for a decade. He graduated from the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in 2002, and his artwork has been included in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad.
Christopher’s essays on art, ecology, and natural history are published in books, art and culture magazines, and online journals, as well as on his award-winning blog, Hungry Hyaena. He has lectured in undergraduate and graduate art programs about art’s relationship to ethics, ecology, and society, and he also works as a part-time laboratory administrator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of California, San Francisco.
Georgeann Sack (Associate Content Producer) Before becoming the Executive Director of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley, Georgeann worked as a postdoc in Marla Feller’s laboratory at UC Berkeley, where she studied the development of neural circuits required for vision and neuronal interactions with the elusive glial cell. You can learn more about Georgeann on Twitter: @ActiveScientist.
Kim Pia (Intern) believes that all things that are truly beautiful are also truly useful. She recently graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where she pursued a degree in English with minors in Spanish and Linguistics. A Bay Area native, she has come back from college eager to once again partake in the Bay’s natural wonders and densely-packed humanity. She enjoys hiking, listening to Brazilian Portuguese (maybe someday she will even understand it), committing small acts of rebellion, and anything that involves bread. She is interested in helping people understand themselves and their world through exploration of art and nature.
Originally from Los Angeles, Nicole moved to the Bay Area to attend UC Berkeley, where she received a dual-degree BA in Art History and Art Practice (2009). She also spent a semester studying art in Paris where she was able to indulge in her Francophile fantasies, spending most afternoons haunting the same cafes frequented by her favorite existentialist thinkers, authors, and artists. Her jaunt in Paris cultivated her appetite for travel, since which she has traveled to over 10 countries, including Cuba, Turkey, and India. You can frequently find her being yelled at for getting way too close to art in museums, speaking French with anyone she can, marveling at anything art nouveau related, getting lost in a book, or wandering aimlessly around the city.
Sadi Rebsch (Video Editing Intern) is digital media artist who currently resides in New York state. She earned bachelor’s degrees in Film and Japanese from Vassar College, where she learned of the complex discourse of film through history as well as about the rich culture of a country on the other side of the world. Her interests are geared towards digital illustration and animation, both of which have influenced her current pursuits in the motion graphics field. For the time being, she freelances as a graphic designer and social media assistant while happily volunteering at two of Westchester’s historical theaters, Tarrytown Music Hall, and Irvington Town Hall Theater.