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:

Samantha Mitchell

Office Manager & Film Programmer

Samantha first joined the Creative Alliance in 2014 as an intern for the Film Program and Box Office Associate. She has now assumed the role of Office Manager and Film Programmer.

Adam Cooke

Technical Director

A Baltimore native, Adam Cooke has over 20 years experience as an audio engineer, mixing bands in various recording studios and venues in Baltimore and on tour. He started at Creative Alliance in 2003, and now serves as Technical Director, overseeing audio, lighting and video for the theater and Marquee Lounge, and supervising the technical staff. Adam is a drummer and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Production & Engineering from Berklee College of Music.

Linnea Poole

Community Artist in Residence

Linnea Poole is a Performance Artist and native of Baltimore. Linnea is Creative Alliance’s new Community Artist in Residence and is part of  our Education Team.  In her new role, she will increase, improve, and implement dance programs for children in the East Baltimore community. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Urban Arts with a concentration in Theater from Coppin State University. She is currently a graduate student at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in the Masters of Fine Arts Community Art program.   

Brooks Long

Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Community Arts and Programming Fellow

Brooks Long was attracted to a wide range of music from an early age and spent much of his youth in various gospel choirs, including the Baltimore Police Youth choir that gave him the opportunity to back country music star Shania Twain. When he was 13-years-old, Brooks took guitar lessons and started writing his own songs. He had written over 100 songs by the time he was a freshman at Washington College in 2004, and when he graduated with a BA in English and Music History in 2008, he had honed his craft in various bands.