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...
ABIGAIL FELIX

ABIGAIL FELIX

Strategic Director: Abigail Felix is a creative entrepreneur with a focus on organizational design and development. Inspired by the startup scene and creative landscape in Detroit, Abi returned to Detroit after six years in Boston and NYC. With a passion for startups, social-mission based organizations, and community development projects, she strives to turn passion-projects into...
AUGUSTA MORRISON

AUGUSTA MORRISON

Program Coordinator: Augusta Morrison is the Executive + Support Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art. With a passion for arts administration, Morrison organizes art and music shows throughout the city and is involved in several art community initiatives that give emerging artists and musicians a platform for expression.  Neue Haus Detroit is her curatorial...
GLYNN THORTON

GLYNN THORTON

Community & Sponsorship Outreach: Glynn Thorton is a born and raised Detroiter with an extensive background in the Non-Profit sector and Private sector of fundraising. His previous fundraising work includes organizations such as Americorp, City Year Detroit, Red Cross Bone Marrow Registry, Clean Water Action. He has also done community Outreach work for various local...
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...