Jonathan Stone is thrilled to start his career with the Arts Council and join the team as Executive Director in January 2019. He most recently served as ED of the Downtown Oregon City Association. There, he introduced new community traditions and events as well as expanded outreach and partnerships. Under his leadership, the non-profit organization DOCA was awarded the prestigious Great American Main Street Award in 2018. Prior to his career in nonprofit management, Jonathan worked in architecture and has focused in historic business district revitalization. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from Boston Architectural College and an MS-MBA from Boston University.
Arts Programming Manager
Sarah Smallwood join to the Arts Council team as Marketing Director in August 2016. She transitioned to the Arts Programming Manager in June of 2019 where she currently oversees all programming at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Previously, she had served as Marketing Coordinator with the Arts Council (then Flagstaff Cultural Partners) for an Americorps term in 2012. In the interim, she was employed at the Orpheum Theater, where she served as Marketing Director and Co-General Manager for three years. Sarah graduated from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, with a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. Her passions include live music, and outdoor recreation.
Operations and Grants Manager
Kris Kosola joined Flagstaff Art Council in October 2014. She and her husband, Scott moved to Flagstaff from Prescott in 2010. Kris and Scott welcomed the birth of their son Rook in August 2018. Kris worked for three years as the Curriculum Coordinator at BASIS Flagstaff. Also a previous business owner, Kris brings operations knowledge as well as expert customer service to Flagstaff Arts Council.
Membership and Events Coordinator
Sarah Downing joined the Flagstaff Arts Council in October of 2019. She coordinates the Viola Awards, FAC’s Membership Program, First Friday ArtWalk, and volunteer support for the Coconino Center for the Arts. Sarah recently moved to Flagstaff after working in Arts Administration in South Florida for the past 4 years. Originally from Texas, she earned her BA in Art History from the University of North Texas in 2013. Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors exploring her new environment and indoors playing Dungeons and Dragons.
Gallery and Program Assistant
Morgan LaFrate joined the Flagstaff Arts Council in May 2019. She started at the FAC as a gallery intern, but has graduated to the Programs Assistant at the beginning of 2020. She is now aiding in the coordination of exhibits for the FAC’s main and jewel gallery. She is currently an undergraduate student at NAU studying Graphic Design and Art History. If seen downtown, she will most likely be caught biking or putting up posters for the Coconino Center for the Arts.