Staff & Board of Directors

Staff & Board of Directors

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Marci Regan Dallas - Executive Director

Marci Regan Dallas has a strong background in arts leadership, fundraising, and financial management. Marci holds an MBA and an MA in Art History. She is a graduate of Christie's Art and Business program as well as the Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives at Rice University's Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. She has previously held administrative, curatorial and development roles in organizations such as The Museum of Modern Art (New York) and Holocaust Museum Houston. She is adjunct faculty at the University of Houston MA in Arts Leadership program and an active community volunteer, having served on committees for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Planned Giving Council of Houston, United Way, and the American Alliance of Museums.

Angela Carranza - Programs + Services Manager

Angela Carranza first joined the Fresh Arts (formerly Spacetaker) team in 2011 as an intern and has served as the Manager of Programs and Services since 2015. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Houston with a BA in Art History and a minor in Studio Arts. With a strong background in project management, she previously held roles as a faux finisher and interior design consultant. She later partnered with a Houston-based designer and avid art collector serving as the firm’s Project Director and Lead Design Consultant. Focusing on art-centric, creative design solutions for high-end interiors, she also provided art consultation, art inventory management, and visualization services to private collectors. 

In her role at Fresh Arts, Angela leverages her professional experience within various art fields to provide career-building support to emerging local artists. She is also an active animal welfare advocate and community outreach volunteer for Barrio Dogs, Inc. and is a newly appointed member of Mayor Turner's Millennial Advisory Board for the City of Houston.

Micah Starkey - Operations + Special Projects Manager

Micah is a Houston-area native who has been exploring the city since graduating from Texas A&M University. While pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a minor in Business Administration, Micah served on the Opera and Performing Arts Society Student Committee at TAMU, an experience that ignited her passion for the arts.  

Aspiring to make creativity and her career one in the same,  Micah joined the Fresh Arts team as a Special Events Intern during Summer 2017. Her first projects included the #TexasArtistsStrong pop-up exhibition fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey relief, the 2017 Winter Holiday Art Market and the 2018 Crystal Ball Gala. 

In her current role, Micah now manages the company's finances and leverages her experience in research to conduct special projects. 

Jessica Dodington - Fiscal Sponsorship Manager

Jessica Dodington, a Minnesota native, has over a decade of experience in the non-profit art world. She holds an MA in Arts Leadership from the University of Houston and a BFA in Dance and a BA in Theatre from Gustavus Adolphus College. 

She has previously worked in marketing and development in the Houston area at Aurora Picture Show and Stages Repertory Theatre. Additionally, Jessica has worked with Jewett Consulting and at The City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Culture Affairs. She joined the Fresh Arts team as Fiscal Sponsorship Manager in 2018 and is excited to support Houston artists and organizations in reaching their fundraising goals.

In compliment to her work in the arts, Jessica is a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance and has taught yoga for the past 10 years; currently teaching at Equinox River Oaks.

 Daral Moore-Washington - WHAM Special Event Intern

Daral Moore-Washington first became familiar with Fresh Arts after one of her professors, Dr, Mandell, recommended looking into the nonprofit. She was given the opportunity to become their Arts Resource Intern in Spring 2017.  Daral has helped with Fresh Arts annual gala twice, and frequently volunteers and supports her peers in any art event or exhibition she can get to.

Daral now has her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with minors in Art Administration, Business Management, and Drama. She hopes to continue her education by obtaining a Master’s in Art Administration/Management and build a career helping others in the art community.

Working as Fresh Arts Winter Holiday Art Market (WHAM) Special Events Intern, Daral is hoping to not only learn as much as possible but to contribute to the organization and the arts community.

David A. Brown - Founder of Spacetaker

Marita Fairbanks - Founder of Fresh Arts Coalition


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