Staff Directory

Our Team

We’re passionate about community and art. Firestarters, literally. We’re committed to making Rhode Island a place to live, work and visit.

We endure rain really well. Timeline wizards. We’re creative placemakers.

Leadership
Barnaby Evans
Barnaby Evans
Executive Artistic Director
(401) 443-5511
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Peter Mello
Peter Mello
Managing Director
(401) 443-5512
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Paul Kochanek
Paul "PK" Kochanek
Director of Events & Operations
(401) 443-5521
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Laura Duclos
Laura Duclos
Director of Creative Services
(401) 443-5551
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Admin
Marguerite Bernier
Marguerite Bernier
Office Manager
(401) 443-5501
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Mary Gagnon
Mary Gagnon
Chief Financial Officer
(401) 273-1155
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Tim Blankenship
Tim Blankenship
Interactive Media Manager
(401) 443-5552
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Jean Giorgio
Retail Associate
(401) 443-5555
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Portrait of Melanie Steinbrecher in the WaterFire Providence office space at the WaterFire Arts Center.
Melanie Steinbrecher
Creative Services Assistant
(401) 443-5556
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Ed Cabral
Ed Cabral
Manager of Sponsorships and Corporate Relations
401-443-5546
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Sarah Andrews
Sarah Andrews
Development Assistant
(401) 273-1155
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Bess Butterworth
Bess Butterworth
Development Associate
(401) 443-5544
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Nicole Nehiley
Nicole Nehiley
Development Assistant
(401) 443-5543
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Kim Zoppo
WaterFire Arts Center, Venue and Corporate Relations Liaison
(401) 443-5531
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Events & Operations
Jen Kobza
Jenn Kobza
Events & Operations Assistant
401-443-5523
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Portrait of Devanshi Ved
Devanshi Ved
Special Events Assistant
(401) 443-5524
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Volunteer
Katherine Entwistle
Katherine Entwistle
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator
(401) 443-5533
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Jerry Suggs
Jerry Suggs
Manager of Educational Programming and Partnerships
(401) 443-5532
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Production
Elvis Custodio
Elvis Custodio
Production Manager
(401) 443-5561
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Bobby Read
Bobby Read
Assistant Production Manager
(401) 443-5563
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Dan Trottier
Dan Trottier
Facilities Associate
(401) 443-5562
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John Dias
Production Team Member
(401) 443-5563
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Eusebio Moyet
Eusebio "Angel" Moyet
Production Team Member
(401) 443-5563
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Kevin Piatek
Kevin Piatek
Production Team Member
(401) 443-5563
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Levy Rollins
Levy Rollins
Production Team Member
(401) 443-5563
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Doggos
Zane
Zane
Assistant to the Managing Director
Zeus
Head of Security