TEAM & ADVISORS
PAULINA PETKOSKI

PAULINA PETKOSKI

Executive Director/Founder: Paulina is a passionate and creative Detroit native, who splits her time between NYC and Detroit. After years of living in NYC, she now resides in Detroit. Both cities share a rich history which have influenced America as we know it, both are breeding grounds to the most innovative artists, musicians, and filmmakers, and...
SAMANTHA 'BANKS' SCHEFMAN

SAMANTHA ‘BANKS’ SCHEFMAN

Deputy Director: Samantha ‘Banks’ Schefman is a multi-faceted artist and jeweler, born in New York City and raised in Metro Detroit. Living in downtown Detroit while completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing at the College for Creative Studies, she was actively involved in the creative community. Samantha moved to NYC immediately following graduation in 2009 to...
ERIC BERNSTEIN

ERIC BERNSTEIN

Advisor: Eric Bernstein is the founder and CEO of Werkly.com, which provides on-demand labor at an affordable rate. As a New York native, Eric was educated in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan, and has his Degree in Medical Science from SUNY Downstate. Currently, he produces boutique private concerts with groups like The Black Keys, Andrew Bird, Guns and Roses,...
PHILLIP COOLEY

PHILLIP COOLEY

Advisor: Phillip Cooley graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts. After modeling for two years primarily in Europe, he moved back to Detroit to pursue more entrepreneurial and philanthropic adventures. Phillip’s latest endeavor is Pony Ride; he is part-owner of Slows BBQ, and a general contractor with O’Connor Development. He dedicates time to serve on the...
BRUNO

BRUNO

Website Design/Branding: BRUNO is a collective design firm, specializing in exhibition and event design, arts programming, and related services. Lead by Isabella Bruno and collaborators, Carol King, Lauren Hemard, Mitch McEwen, Stephanie Mezynski, and Claire Mitchell, BRUNO has been on board since its inception. BRUNO has collaborated with team members on the exhibit and event...
ANDREA ROSENFELD

ANDREA ROSENFELD

Advisor: Andrea Rosenfeld is a fine artist and business specialist behind Mind Your Art Business, an educational company dedicated to educating the creative community in Michigan how to profit from and truly enjoy growing their enterprise by engaging in healthy business and relationship strategies. Andrea works diligently designing and teaching DABI group workshops, privately coaching creative entrepreneurs, offering art brokering...