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Roy Brown

Originally from Southern California, Roy joined Cornish after serving 26 years in the military, where he earned his MTS (Master Training Specialist) qualification while teaching at the Naval School of Music. In addition to his HR work, Roy is an active professional musician around the Seattle area, including running his own band Backstreet Jellyroll, the […]

Pinky Estell

Pinky Estell is a stage manager and production manager with over fifteen years of experience. He has worked as theater director for ACT San Francisco, San Francisco Opera Company Merola Opera, The National Black Theater Festival, Intiman Theatre, and the Cornish Playhouse, among others.  Estell currently serves as the vice president on the UpTown Arts […]

Sharron Starling

Sharron Starling oversees and directs all aspects of the admission process for Cornish College of the Arts, which includes outreach, campus visits, application reviews, and enrollment. A dedicated admission professional with over thirty years of experience, Starling is a frequent presenter in the PNW, has served the region on the PNACAC Executive Board, and is […]

Diane Zytniak

Diane Zytniak serves as Cornish’s Senior HR Generalist and lives in Seattle.

Lauren Basson

I am a social scientist, writer and researcher who teaches first-year seminars and upper-division Global Learning classes focused on themes of contemporary politics, citizenship, inclusion and exclusion, and politics and literature. My publications include White Enough to Be American? Race Mixing, Indigenous People, and the Boundaries of State and Nation (University of North Carolina Press, […]

Kaley Lane Eaton

Kaley Lane Eaton’s work has been performed internationally in venues ranging from Hong Kong concert halls, to the streets of Skid Row in Los Angeles. Her “disconcertingly lovely” (Seattle Magazine) compositions are quickly gaining notoriety for combining innovative digital technology with ancient performance practices, questioning humanity’s growing dependence on technology and the resulting exploitation of […]

Colbe Schicatano

I am a multi-media visual artist and filmmaker living in Seattle. I love working with light and shadow and the play between live-action and animation.  

Jessica Christensen

Jessica Christensen is a Pacific Northwest native that didn’t know what was in store for her in high school when she began working with her father’s oil paint collection. Her passion for both theater and painting led her to graduate from Cornish College of the Arts in 2013 with a BFA in Theatrical Scenic Design […]

Ilana Zweschi

Ilana Zweschi is a visual artist working in Seattle. She is currently represented by Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle and is a member of the artist-run gallery SOIL. Her work has been featured in the No. 145 Pacific Coast Issue of New American Paintings, a Youngspace interview, and a 52 Critical Painters blog entry. Notable […]

Pam Naylor

Pam Naylor has worked in libraries since 2000, when she was hired as a cataloger by the Seattle Colleges District Library Technical Services. She has also worked at her neighborhood library, Burien Library, as a page, for a year. In 2002, Naylor was hired by Cornish College of the Arts to work as a music […]