Staff & Board

Board of Directors

Martyn Bridgeman Board HEadshot

Martyn Bridgeman

Board Chair Strategic Agent Programs Manager HomeSmart International
Cyndy Gaughan Board Headshot

Cyndy Gaughan

Board Member Senior Director Phoenix Community Alliance
Benjamin White Board Headshot

Benjamin White

Board Secretary and Treasurer Certified Public Accountant Independent Consultant
Angela Rodela Board Headshot

Angela Rodela

Past Board Chair Director of Innovation Sigma Foods
Jamie Halavais Board Headshot

Jamie L. Halavais

Board Member Partner/Member Dickinson Wright PLLC
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Steve Valderrama

Board Member Sr. Managing Consultant Point B, Inc.

Interested in joining the Board of Directors? Learn more about the position in our Board Profile, and submit an application through the Prospective Board Member Interest Form. 


Staff & Associates

Sandra Bassett, Chief Executive Officer
Phillip Wyatt, Marketing Manager
Cadel Grisinger, Campus Manager
Mirinda DiBiase, Design Manager
Camryn Norwood-Pearson, Community Engagement Manager
Kim See, Programs Manager
Omei Eaglerider, Patron Services Lead
Sarah Gaumont, Executive Assistant to CEO
Kevin Lopez, Patron Services Associate
Ruben Aguilar, Part-Time Patron Services Associate
Miros Domenzain, Part-Time Patron Services Associate
Amy Beidler, Part-Time Patron Services Associate
Norman Enriquez, Part-Time Patron Services Associate
Mickey Calata, Part-Time Patron Services Associate
Sarah Figueroa, Part-Time Thunderbird Patron Services Associate
Kaja Brown, Part-Time Thunderbird Patron Services Associate
Ted Ciccone, Contract Community Arts Curator

To contact a staff member through email: use the first letter of their first name dot last name (at) phoenixcenterforthearts.org (no spaces). For instance: Phillip Wyatt can be reached at p.wyatt@phoenixcenterforthearts.org.

Chief Executive Officer
Sandra Bassett

Sandra Bassett is a visionary and entrepreneurial arts and culture leader, with a proven record of successful executive leadership in for profit and not for profit organizations. In her previous role as President and CEO of West Valley Arts Council, Sandra secured new sources of grant funding, created innovative DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) arts programming, and expanded existing programming to reach a broader audience. These initiatives led to increased revenue for the organization and engagement with West Valley Communities.

Sandra earned her M.B.A. in marketing from Walden University and a Bachelor’s in business management from Kentucky State University (HBCU). Originally from Detroit, she has made Phoenix her home for the past 12 years. An active advocate for arts and culture, she serves on the boards of the Arizona Presenters Alliance, The American Federation for Musicians Local #586, and the Northwest Valley YMCA. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, and other social action and arts organizations, a dynamic motivational speaker and international vocalist. Sandra is excited at the opportunity to be a part of the Phoenix Arts Center/T-Bird team, and work with the incredible staff and Board of Directors to continue bringing arts and cultural programming to Phoenix. 

Superpower: The Communicating Connector
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
Contact: (602) 254-3100 ext. 304


Marketing Manager
Phillip Wyatt

A local Phoenix artist, recently returned to the desert from a decade spent in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, working in the fashion and art industries in New York City. Since relocating to Phoenix, Phillip has found engagement in the local art community; Teaching at the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts at ASU, working in the local fashion community and the architecture industry in Phoenix. Phillip joined Phoenix Center for the Arts in the Fall of 2022 and is excited to join the team bringing his wealth of arts and cultural marketing experiences to the table. He’d love to connect with you concerning any ideas or inquiries about Phoenix Center for the Arts or the local arts community.

Superpower: Super Understanding
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
Contact: (602) 254-3100 ext. 305


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Design Manager
Mirinda DiBiase

Mirinda is a graduate of Arizona State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Communication. She has several years experience in the graphic design industry and has an extreme passion for all things creative. As Design Manager, Mirinda creates graphic design materials and videos used for Phoenix Center for the Arts, Thunderbird Arts Center, and Central Arts Alliance. Originally from Tucson, she came to Phoenix to pursue her dreams of finding a way to contribute her knowledge and enthusiasm to the art community. When not at work, she can be found exploring new mediums and methods for creating all forms of art. Her favorite quote comes from Mark Twain, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” She is grateful that Phoenix Center for the Arts has given her the opportunity to do what she was born to do.

Superpower: Making others smile
Office Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday
Contact: (602) 254-3100 ext. 311


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Campus Manager
Cadel Grisinger

Cadel started with Phoenix Center for the Arts during the summer of 2019 as a theater intern. Since then, Cadel has served as the Center’s Technical Coordinator, and most recently as the Campus Manager. Cadel has a background in theatre performance, audiovisual systems, and production studio work. As an advocate for live entertainment, Cadel enjoys being able to work closely with producers and artists to bring their imagination to life on stage. Cadel is grateful to work with the Center and is always looking forward to what’s happening next.

Superpower: Keeping an optimistic attitude and an open mind
Office Hours: Varied
Contact: (602) 254-3100 ext. 308


Portrait of Camryn Norwood-Pearson

Community Engagement Manager
Camryn Norwood-Pearson

A native Phoenix artist who believes creativity can facilitate societal change. She was formally educated at Arizona School for the Arts as well as American University and pursued independent art training in Argentina, Greece, Italy, Germany, and France. Her art has been displayed by the Arizona State Fair, Katzen Art Center, and various independent art shows. Camryn has a professional background in human resources with a focus on diversity and inclusion. She’s passionate about community building, animals, and human rights

Superpower: Loving Humanity
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
Contact: (602) 254-3100 ext. 308


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Programs Manager
Kim See

An advocate for the arts and inclusion, Kim See holds a BFA in Art Education from Arizona State University. She brings a myriad of teaching experience both locally and internationally, along with prior work in Non Profit with One Step Beyond as the Arts and Recreation Programs Supervisor. Kim has a background in printing, watercolor, and theatre production. She is thrilled to be back in Phoenix after working abroad, and excited for the chance to dig deeper into the arts community. Besides art, coffee and cooking is a great passion of hers, and regularly supports local cafes around the Valley. She looks forward to building meaningful connections through the art community both in Arizona and beyond.

Superpower: Building Bridges
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
Contact: (602) 254-3100 ext. 307


Patron Services Lead
Omei Eaglerider

Growing up in southern California, Omei began making things at an early age.
Her experience in a diverse range of mediums eventually lead her to work as a special effects
artist, earning several awards in the movie industry and creating projects that toured the
world. Having a talent for cooking, she began to transition into the culinary arts when she
moved to Arizona. She became Chef/Owner of Terra Java Bake Shop and then the Executive
Chef Instructor of Fry’s Cooking School. Omei takes inspiration from historical references,
sacred influences, and cultural traditions. She believes art encourages us to realize we are all
connected.

Superpower: Amalgamation
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
Contact: (602) 254-3100 ext. 309


Executive Assistant to CEO
Sarah Gaumont

Sarah is a goal-driven and accomplished professional with success in both the corporate and nonprofit worlds where she has helped teams succeed by creating processes for improvement. After a career in accounting for the Fintech industry over the past 10 years, she is returning to her first love; the arts. Sarah is originally from New York, has also lived in Key West and San Diego, but has called Phoenix her home since 2012. Sarah earned her BA in fine arts and sculpture and continues to create artwork in a variety of mediums whenever she can. Sarah is a patron to all art forms and advocates for the underserved. Grateful for this opportunity to join the Phoenix Center for the Arts team, Sarah is ready to help serve and support the community through the arts. 

Superpower: Organizational wizard
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday
Contact: (602) 254-3100 ext. 303