Marty Remmell


(619) 297-2787 Ext. 2001

Meet the ARTS staff, a team of passionate Creative Youth Development professionals, dedicated to using art to improve the lives of National City youth, their families, and the community

Ben Steinsieck

Director of Finance & Administration

(619) 297-2787 Ext.


Emma Chammah

Director of Creative Community Development

(619) 297-2787 Ext. 2017

Jena Olson

Director of Development

(619) 297-2787 Ext. 2010

Julie Kendig

Director of Arts Education

Linda Fisher-Dubois

Finance & Administrative Coordinator

(619) 297-2787 Ext. 2015


Catherine Kineavy

Grants Manager

(619) 297-2787 Ext. 2014

Katie Lorge

Marketing & Communications Manager

(619) 297-2787 Ext. 2012

Alberto Ortiz

Development Coordinator, Americorps VISTA

(619) 297-2787


Laura Aparicio

Student Services Manager

(619) 297-2787 Ext. 2007


Hulya D’Arrigo, LCSW

Clinical Intern Program Manager

(619) 297-2787 Ext. 2006


Nadia Nunez

Community Arts Manager


Janel De La Torre

Arts Education Coordinator

(619) 297-2787 Ext. 2009

Sean Francis Conway

Performing Arts Department Lead

Chris Schaie

Maker Department Lead

Albert Songalia

Visual Arts Department Lead

Christina Chomut

Media Arts Department Lead

 Richard Perez

Operations Coordinator

(619) 297-2787 Ext. 2013

Karlie 2

Karlie Garcia

Outreach Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA

(619) 297-2787 Ext. 2013

Destinee Isaac

Alumni Teaching Artist – Visual Arts

Aeriel Poorman

Ceramics Lead Teaching Artist

Michelle C

Michelle Calimlim

Teaching Artist – Literary Arts

Ana A2

Ana Arguilez

Teaching Artist – Music

DeeJay Rich

Teaching Artist – Music


Jones von Jonestein

Artist in Residence

(619) 297-2787 Ext. 2010