Our Staff

Pamela Figenshow Koss, Executive Director
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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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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Erika Enomoto, Communications Coordinator

Enomoto.JPGErika Enomoto is a Seattle transplant from Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. In 2010, she received her BBA in international business and marketing from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) before embarking on a career in advertising. Erika's love for art and avid interest in arts advocacy led her to pursue graduate studies in art history and museum studies. While enrolled at UHM, she also studied at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan and was an Alumni Scholar at the East-West Center. Erika brings extensive knowledge and skills comprised from working with the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawai‘i International Film Festival, Interisland Terminal, Honolulu Museum of Art, and the University of Hawai‘i Art Galleries. She is driven by her passion to create, cultivate, and sustain positive change for diverse communities through the arts.
 
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