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Arts Council Staff

Executive Director

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.

Contact: Email / 928 779 2300 x101


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.

Contact: Email / 928 779 2300 x103


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.  Most recently 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.

Contact: Email / 928 779 2300 x105


Program and Social Media Coordinator

Trevor Ritland joined the Flagstaff Arts Council in August of 2019. He coordinates First Friday ArtWalk, volunteer support for the Coconino Center for the Arts, and social media outreach and promotion for FAC events. Trevor earned his MA in Communication with a documentary studies emphasis and a graduate certificate in science communication from Northern Arizona University in 2019. When he is not coordinating programs and social media for the Flagstaff Arts Council, Trevor enjoys traveling and exploring Flagstaff’s natural wonders.

Contact: Email / 928-714-7956


Facilities Coordinator

marioMario Samano has been the Facility Manager since late 2012. In between repairing and cleaning the facility, he is best described as the guy that ties up loose ends for event prep. He was born and raised in Flagstaff and is currently an undeclared major at CCC. Mario’s interests seem to change every week, though talk about computers and technology delights him.


Gallery and Programs Assistant

Debbie Chirrick

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