Mal Montoya

President and CEO

With thirty plus years of experience as a community leader, Mal Montoya merges the intersection of art, social equity and economic development into all aspects of his role as President & Chief Executive Officer. In addition to overseeing the fulfillment...

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Riley Niemack

Gallery Director, Chair of Curatorial Advisory Committee

Riley Niemack is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Curious about the simple nature of our existence, her practice is inspired by personal reflections and examinations of everyday intricacies. Her most recent works use video performance, sculpture,...

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Nicole Shaver

Operations Manager

As MARN’s Operations Manager, Nicole Shaver manages key daily operations in support of all initiatives across the organization including the communications for membership correspondence and centralized information.  She is committed to the artistic community in southeastern Wisconsin, regularly exhibiting and...

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Adam White

Creative Content Manager

Adam is the Creative Content Manager here at MARN. He enjoys making clear and vibrant messaging that invites and informs the community to interact with all that is Happening at the HUB. You’ll find him regularly updating monitors and LEDS...

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Lois Bielefeld

Program Director

Lois Bielefeld is a queer series-based artist working in photography, audio, video, and installation.  Her work continually asks the question of what links routine and ritual to the formation of identity, personhood, and the development of meaning-making. Having lived on...

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Sam Woods

Communications Manager

Sam is a journalist and podcast producer living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As MARN’s Communications Manager, Sam helps MARN and its members be seen in public news forums, and get the recognition they deserve. Sam is always looking for stories that...

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Whitney Salgado


As a local artist, Whitney is onboarding as the MARN MARKETPLACE Manager and is excited to connect with guests over work from Milwaukee creatives. Whitney believes art is a vehicle for community, providing perspectives to connect patrons through conversations. After...

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Wanyah Leon

Event Coordinator

Creative Producer, Dancer and Photographer, Wanyah “Leon” Frazier is a Milwaukee Born Artist & Entrepreneur dedicated to the expansion of Arts Equity. As a performer, CEO of WoLF Studios MKE and avid Arts Educator, he has explored the professional Arts...

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Izzi Recalde

HUB Assistant

My name is Isabel Recalde and I am a first generation Latino artist from Ecuador. I aim to create a bridge between art and mental health through my work. I’m a student of Psychology, Philosophy, and Art and design currently...

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Fiona Bingley

Service Learning Student

Fiona Bingley is a student at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design getting her major in Communication Design and minoring in illustration. She strives to make her design and illustration projects communicate social injustice she sees in the word and...

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Emma Southard

Service Learning Student

Emma Southard is a junior in illustration with a minor in communication design at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD). They take a mixed media approach to their art and design and there is never any shortage of...

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