Creative Alliance Staff

Creative Alliance Staff

We are a diverse and versatile group of impassioned change makers and artists. Here at the core of the Creative Alliance you will find a dedicated crew with years of experience over a broad range of disciplines including community building, education, music, performance, film and video, and visual arts.

Meet The Staff:

Laura Stokes

Operations and Rentals Manager

As Operations and Rentals Manager at the Creative Alliance, Laura is responsible for oversight of CA’s house staff as well as facility rental. Want to have a party or show at the Patterson? Call Laura!

Brittney Huff

Annual Giving Manager

Brittney Huff joined Creative Alliance in 2007 and has previously served as Office Manager, Marketing Assistant and Program Assistant. She now serves as Annual Giving Manager, overseeing individual giving and the membership program.

Jeremy Stern

Exhibits and Program Manager

Jeremy Stern was the Assistant Director and Curator at Omaha’s Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (2004 - 2007); the first Director of the bemisUNDERGROUND (2005 – 2007), and founder of the Graduate Arts Students Association at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR, 2009 - 2011). He earned a B.S. in Studio Art from New York University and an Interdisciplinary Masters of Fine Arts from University of Nevada. While at UNR, he received the honor of Outstanding Graduate Student in 2011. He comes to us from C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore where he was the Associate Director.

Christopher Brooks

Community Arts Manager

Chris Brooks, Creative Alliance’s new Community Arts Manager, brings rich experience to curating cultural arts programs, including film, music, as well as visionary community outreach work. Chris has produced cultural programs that engage, educate, entertain and empower communities. Chris is a native Baltimorean and holds a B.A. in English from Coppin State University. 

Heather Keating

Branding and Communications Manager

Heather Keating has worked in design, advertising, and event planning in Baltimore for more than a decade. She worked as a designer for Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA) from 2002-2004. She also worked on a large-scale design project helping BOPA develop a brand, logo, and style guide for Artscape, the largest free arts festival in the country. In her last position, she was an art director and designer for John Yuhanick Associates.

Shalanda Hansboro

Education Coordinator

Shalanda Bond Hansboro, Creative Alliance’s Education Coordinator, wears many hats: she’s a student, instructor, performer, recording artist, songwriter, wife, and mother of two beautiful girls. She is a Baltimore native and attended Tench Tilghman Elementary School and the Baltimore School for the Arts. Shalanda continued her studies in Opera at The Juilliard School in New York City, where she received her B.A.  She continued her studies at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she received her M.A.