New Staff at Artisan's Asylum!

DATE:  September 3, 2013     CATEGORIES:  News

I’m overjoyed to be able to announce that we have two new staff members joining the Artisan’s Asylum team! Please welcome Jessica Muise, our new Customer Services Coordinator, and Brian Johnson, our new Programs & Marketing Coordinator.

Here’s a short introduction to each of them:

Jessica Muise is a rockstar arts administrator, dancer/choreographer, educator, and permaculturalist. Her recent professional experience includes customer service, supplier operations and human resources for the Boston-based e-commerce start-up, and operations management for the Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Admissions Office. She has also worked for over five years in administration and development for arts and social justice focused non-profits, including National Choreography Month, Waltham Fields Community Farm and Green Street Studios. She is currently the artistic director of Intimations Dance and co-founder of Our Permaculture Trip, combining the arts and permaculture in education projects for healing and transformation. Jessica also enjoys knitting, walking in the woods with her dog Banjo and not killing plants she can eat. She is thrilled to join the Artisan’s Asylum community, and can’t wait to meet everyone.

Brian Johnson is excited to bring his event management, organizational, and technological skills to the Artisan’s Asylum. During his 20 years in information technology, he developed a commitment to documentation, education, and organization that has served him equally well in the large-scale event management, social media and marketing, teaching and training, and small business development that has occupied much of his recent years. He has started his own business, worked with local non-profits, managed the IT/IS systems for a division of Sony, been the Community Manager for an indie video game company… and much more. Among other things, Brian enjoys model railroading, building starship bridges, and replicating overly complex movie props. He is very happy to have a job whose commute involves riding his bike. After eight months of involvement with Artisan’s Asylum as a volunteer and member, he is a firm believer in the Asylum community and mission, and can’t wait to use his varied skill set to widen the awareness of the amazing things being accomplished here, and to support the growing community.

Jess and Brian are both starting this week. Stay tuned for an official introductory meet & greet soon, but in the meantime, please make them welcome as they get oriented!