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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. Mack has over 15 years of experience in the Industry in Los Angeles, New York, Europe and the Caribbean as an Actor, Director, Writer, Manager and Producer. Over the past decade, Mack has raised over $3 million for the arts in the US and managed some of the Country's most adventurous performing arts companies, including: Heidi Duckler Dance, Invertigo Dance Theatre, The Industry and Watts Village Theater Company. As a Strategic Consultant, Mack’s clients include: The cities of West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Culver City, Center Theatre Group, LA Dance Project, Ate9 Dance Company and DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion. A Southern California Leadership Network Fellow, Mack is founder of the Culver City Arts Alliance and currently serves as a Board member of the Western Arts Alliance and Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture’s Cultural Equity and Inclusion Initiative Advisory Committee.

During his tenure as General Manager of The Industry, Mack served as Producer of INVISIBLE CITIES at LA's Union Station. In partnership with METRO and Sennheiser, INVISIBLE CITIES, developed over two years with over 100 artists and community stakeholders, animated this iconic public space through Opera and Dance while maintaining the daily life and operations of the station. The production sold out with three extensions and was featured in three LA Times articles – including the front page of 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.

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 Member of the Theatrical Producers League of LA for Large Theaters and Board member of the Dance Resource Center. Cornell University, B.A. Theatre; California Institute of the Arts, M.F.A. Theatre.

Manish Nagdewani - Chief Information Officer

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Skilled Sr. Software Engineer & DevOps Engineer with 7+ years of hands-on experience in Application development, testing, deployment, maintenance life cycle process, supporting, automating, and optimizing mission critical deployments in AWS, leveraging configuration management, CI/CD, and DevOps processes.

James Brooks - Chief Creative Officer

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James Brooks is a designer and illustrator based in Southern California. He started drawing when he was three years old and received his formal art education at California State University, Long Beach. Brooks has since enjoyed creating designs for advertising, websites, branding and even albums. As an illustrator, he has created artwork for print and has been recognized by American Illustration. His artwork has also been included in various exhibitions locally and across the country. In his free time you might find Brooks outside sketching natural and urban landscapes.

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:

* Jacob Friedheim (Emeritus Board member) - Performing Arts Professional

Jacob Friedheim

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

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Advisory Board members:

* Joleen Deatherage - Pacific Battleship Center - Battleship IOWA Museum

Joleen Deatherage

* Jessica Moneà Evans - Independent Teaching Artist

Jessica Moneà Evans

* Michael McDowell - Los Angeles Cultural Tourism

Michael McDowell