Staff

Tami Salisbury| Executive Director | tsalisbury@pccart.org

Joining Paint Creek Center for the Arts in February 2014, Tami Salisbury is serving as PCCA’s newest Executive Director. After more than 15 years in nonprofit work, Tami brings to PCCA a wealth of experience with events, fundraising, and organizational management. In her most recent role, Tami worked with a Board of Directors comprised of 16 elected officials and a number of businesses leaders in Southeast Michigan.  She facilitated collaborative initiatives to advance regional relations with tangible results. She was also previously employed with The Parade Company serving as a liaison between corporate donors and artists to develop conceptual float and balloon designs.  Under her leadership, PCCA will expand its reach by developing branding initiatives to showcase the finest cultural arts programming in the area that includes exhibitions, studio art classes, outreach events, and the Art & Apples Festival.  

Laura Bates | Festival Director | lbates@pccart.org

Laura came to PCCA as an intern from Central Michigan University and worked as a marketing and special events assistant. After graduating with her degree in Integrative Public Relations in August of 2008, Laura went to work at Macomb Community College until she was recruited back to PCCA in August 2009. She took on the position of events manager and oversaw planning for the Art & Apples Festival, For the Love of Art, the Regional Arts & Culture Awards and facilitated all requests to use the PCCA facility. Since then, Laura has been promoted to Festival Director where she utilizes her talents to plan and execute the Art & Apples Festival year-round.

Rana Edgar | Director of Exhibitions and Art Market | redgar@pccart.org

Rana joined the PCCA staff in September 2014.  She holds an M.A. in art history from Savannah College of Art & Design and a B.F.A. in photography from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.  Rana has spent the past five years developing and implementing contemporary art exhibitions and public programming for the Savannah College of Art & Design Museum of Art.  She has also served as adjunct professor at Macomb Community College, teaching humanities and art history to undergraduate students.

Marilyn Schuster | Business Manager | mschuster@pccart.org

Marilyn joined PCCA in 2012 bringing a wealth of financial and business management experience in both the private and public sectors. Her diverse background, organizational and analytical skills serves as a strong and reliable foundation for the stability of PCCA operations. In addition, she provides her creative design talents for laying out the art school catalogs, exhibition postcards, and the many other needs that arise on a day-to-day basis.

Francis Savage | Office Assistant