|About Jack Straw Cultural Center|
Jack Straw Cultural Center is the Northwest's only non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center. A community-based resource since 1962, we provide a production facility that is unlike any other in the region for local artists who work creatively with sound. Jack Straw focuses on annual artist residencies through our Artist Support Program, our Writers Program, and our Gallery Residency Program; art and technology education for all ages; arts heritage partnerships; and radio production. Our full-service recording studio is also available for a range of arts projects.
Board of Directors
Kathleen Flenniken (President, 2008) is a poet, editor, and teacher. Her first collection of poems, Famous (University of Nebraska Press, 2006) was named an ALA Notable Book. She teaches writing in the public schools and is an editor at Floating Bridge Press.
Laurel Sercombe (Vice President, 2003) is the Archivist for the Ethnomusicology Program at the University of Washington in Seattle, a position she has held since 1982. She received her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology (UW) in 2001 and has published several articles and essays on western Washington Coast Salish song traditions.
Erin Craver (Treasurer, 2010) is the accountant for National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, Executive Service Corps of Washington, and Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. She has also been an active member of area PTAs as a treasurer and fundraiser.
Dominic CodyKramers (Secretary, 2013) is a Seattle-based theatre sound designer and educator. He has been a full-time faculty Instructor at Seattle University’s Fine Arts Department since 2006, where he teaches classes in Audio Production, Creating with Sound, and Theatre Sound Design. He designs sound for all the SU theatre productions, mentors sonically-creative students in their music and theatre production endeavors and manages the department’s Digital Music Lab and Recording Studio.
Greg Bishop (2001) is an Architect and Designer. He is the principal of Greg Bishop Architecture Design.
Patricia Campbell (2005) is Professor of Music at the University of Washington, and author of books on music for children and world music pedagogy. She is active as Vice President of the Society for Ethnomusicology, and is co-editor of the Global Music Series published by Oxford University Press.
Lou Oma Durand (2010) is the director of the Washington State Department of Services for the Blind. She has worked with people with disabilities for over 30 years. She also founded Wordscape and Writing on Air, non-profit organizations focused on literary arts, performance, audio and video production.
Robert Harrahill (2002) is development director at Hamlin Robinson, an independent non-profit school that served first-eighth graders with dyslexia and other language related issues.
Joan Hsiao (2014) is a social studies teacher with Historian in Residence and teaches in elementary schools in Seattle Public Schools.
Jim Pridgeon (2010) is a Seattle artist who has had over 40 solo and group exhibitions. He is also a research administrator at the University of Washington.
Christopher Weber (2012) is the Programming Manager at One Reel. He has channeled his background in music booking, film production, visual arts curating and event production into a two-decade career as a multi-disciplinary arts programmer.