About

Meet the Artist Magnet Team!

David Mack - Founder/SEO (Strategic Executive Officer)

 David Mack

David Mack is responsible for Artist Magnet's long-term growth and strategic planning.  He currently serves as Executive Director of Invertigo Dance Theatre and Managers (under $750,000) Council Chair Elect for Dance/USA.  Over the past decade, Mack has raised over $3 million for the arts and has managed and consulted for some of LA’s most adventurous performing arts companies and productions in the fields of Theatre, Opera and Dance, including: Center Theatre Group, DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion, Ate9 Dance Company, Heidi Duckler Dance and Watts Village Theater Company. Mack served as Managing Director for The Industry and General Manager of The Industry's INVISIBLE CITIES in 2013.  The production sold out with three extensions and was featured in three LA Times articles – including the front page of LA Times Arts and Books.  The composition was awarded a citation for the Pulitzer Prize for Music, the documentary, developed in partnership with KCET, received an LA area EMMY award for Entertainment Programming, the design was honored at the Prague Quadrennial, and the creators received four LA Ovation Award nominations.  In 2014, he produced L.A. Dance Project's inaugural production at the 1,600 seat Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA, helping to raise over $175,000 in ticket sales.  Mack's first project as a producer was in 2008, when he founded Chocolate City, a showcase connecting performers and writers of color from institutions across Southern California to Hollywood Industry agents, managers and casting directors.  In addition, Mack has served as Chairman of LA County Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas’ Empowerment Congress Arts & Culture Committee, Board Secretary and Education Chair of the Watts Neighborhood Council, Steering Committee member of Arts for LA, Board Member of the Theatrical Producers League of LA for Large Theaters and Board member of the Dance Resource Center.  Mack is currently a technical consultant for the City of West Hollywood and the City of Santa Monica's SSI Initiative and a member of the Black Arts @ Western Arts Alliance National Committee.  Cornell University, B.A. Theatre; California Institute of the Arts, M.F.A. Theatre.

Tatiana Williams - Board Chairwoman

Tatiana Williams

Tatiana Williams is an international performer. Some recent credits: Smart People ( Denver Center), The Royal Family, A Christmas Carol ( The Guthrie Theater ), Daughters of Africa (one woman tour, Mixed Blood), Pussy Valley ( Mixed Blood), Prometheus Bound (Getty Villa-world premiere), Old Boyfriends (Strastoni Theater, Moscow RU),  Piedra De Sol(Getty Villa world premiere) Mr. Song Workshop; (STEW/Heidi Rodewald), and MEDEA(starring Annette Benning). El Teatro Campesino; Company of Angels; A.C.T. Pericles (Ten Thousand Things) Girl Shakes Loose (Penumbra) - Ojai Playwrights Conference. She has even cooked with Martha Stewart!

Additional Board members:

* Joleen Deatherage (Chief Creative Officer) - Aquarium Director, Heal the Bay

Joleen Deatherage

* Jacob Friedheim - Performing Arts Professional

Jacob Friedheim

* Diomedes Tsitouras (Chief Legal Counsel) - Executive Director, AAUP-BHSNJ

Dio Tsitouras

Advisory Board members:

* Jet Doye - Weingart Center

Jet Doye

* Arthur Gonzalez - DTLA Group

Arthur Gonzalez

* Michael McDowell - Japan House

Michael McDowell

* Jim Rodney - Nomad Editing Company

Jim Rodney

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Manish Nagdewani - Chief Information Officer

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