Jasmine Valandani Education Director
office: (360) 466-4446 x 101 | cell: (360) 510-0716

Jasmine Valandani oversees programs for youth and adults as well as community outreach, creating access to meaningful art experiences for all ages. Education programs include MoNA Link, a two-year...

Liz Theaker Development Director
(360) 466-4446 x104

As Development Director, Liz Theaker implements fundraising strategies in the areas of donations and memberships, grants, planned giving, sponsorships, and special events.

Justine Thayer Communications Director
(360) 466-4446 x 115

As Communications Director, Justine will help lead the museum's public relations and marketing efforts.

Christopher Shainin Executive Director
office: (360) 466-4446 x 103 | cell: (206) 437-3784

Christopher Shainin leads the staff in fulfillment of the museum's mission, and supports the Board of Trustees in its strategic planning. He oversees marketing and development efforts, and helps...

Denise Powell Sales Associate
(360) 466-4446 x 102

Denise Powell is responsible for sales at the store.

TessaRose Petersen Finance Manager
(360) 466-4446 x 109

TessaRose Petersen manages the museum's finances and serves on the Finance Committee.

Kathleen Moles Curator
(360) 466-4446 x114

Kathleen Moles leads the curatorial team in presenting and curating temporary and permanent collection exhibitions, and conceiving and executing related programs, research, and outreach.

Keshema May Store Manager
(360) 466-4446 x 102

Keshema May manages the daily operations of admissions and store functions for the museum, and leads the store employees. She oversees the management, selection and inventory of consignment...

Christy Lyman Marketing Manager & Development Associate
office: (360) 466-4446 x 112 | cell: (425) 345-6680

Christy Lyman is responsible for marketing and development activities.


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Museum of Northwest Art


The Museum of Northwest Art connects people with the art, diverse cultures and environments of the Northwest. 



MoNA collects and exhibits contemporary art from across the Northwest, including Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.