Our Staff

Pamela Figenshow Koss, Executive Director
Kristin Galioto, Communications Manager
Shelbey Lang, Executive Assistant
Kassaundra Porres, Office & Volunteer Coordinator
 

Pamela Figenshow Koss, Executive Director

photo_koss.jpgPamela Figenshow Koss, Executive Director, has a strong background in special event coordination, conference and strategic planning, marketing and non-profit membership organization management. Pam's first introduction to nonprofit management was with the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival, where she worked as Assistant Director and managed highly successful Arts and Crafts Fairs, increasing revenue by 30%. She then served as President of the Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce, where she increased membership by nearly 100%. There she worked closely with the hospitality industry, bringing in conventions and cruise ship trade. She was appointed by the State of Florida as Film Commissioner, bringing major film productions to the area. She served as President of the South Snohomish County Chamber of Commerce in Washington State for five years where she developed a strong program of work and increased membership by 40%. There she also developed and executed an Advanced Technology International Trade Forum, bringing technology business leaders from Asia to meet with U.S. companies who completed over five million dollars in business at the conference. After ten years in non-profit organization management, Pam left that position to pursue a lifelong dream of living in Paris, France, for nearly two years. There she studied French, art and her own photography. In returning to the U.S., Pam started her own fine art photography and marketing/public relations consulting firm. Pam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Washington, and she earned a certificate from the Institute for Organization Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, completing a six-year program for organization executives.

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Kristin Galioto, Communications Manager

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Kristin Galioto joined the Glass Art Society in April 2012. She received a bachelor’s in fine arts, with a focus on drawing and painting, from Washington State University in 2006. Soon after graduation, she moved to Chicago to earn a master's in arts management from Columbia College Chicago. While living in the Windy City, she volunteered for multiple arts organizations, including the Arts of Life and Packer Schopf Gallery. She was also the collections assistant at the Fashion Columbia Study Collection (FCSC), where she curated an exhibition titled, Spirals of Indigo. In the spring of 2010, Kristin moved back to Seattle to be closer to family and friends. She worked for a contemporary art gallery in Pioneer Square for a little over a year, and then decided to seek a career in the non-profit sector.

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Shelbey Lang, Executive Assistant

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Originally from Salt Lake City, Shelbey Lang is a proud art nerd and advocate who best understands the world through the lens of visual culture. She earned a degree in art history from the University of Utah in 2008, and began her career at the local art museum as a public relations and marketing associate. Shelbey spent five years promoting world-class exhibitions to her community before moving to Austin, Texas to work in support of her second love: performing arts. After indulging in far too many breakfast tacos, Shelbey and her husband headed to the Pacific Northwest in pursuit of gorgeous mountains and strong coffee. She is thrilled to continue her journey in arts administration at the Glass Art Society surrounded by inspiring projects, a collaborative community, and (of course) transformative art. 

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Kassaundra Porres, Office & Volunteer Coordinator

porres.jpgKassaundra Porres is a passionate supporter for the sustainability of the arts and cultural community. She grew up in a military family, moving around the world, and cultivating her appetite for the arts at a young age. She received her bachelor’s in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2012, and after graduation she moved to Florence, Italy to complete a master’s in museum studies. Returning stateside, Kassaundra worked as gallery manager for a contemporary art gallery in Rochester, NY until she decided to venture to the Pacific Northwest!

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