Keri uses their queer, nonbinary super powers to work toward social justice in our art spaces, communities and beyond. A fierce advocate for art that disrupts and dismantles structural inequities, Keri currently serves as the executive director of Whim W’Him, following 10 years in the same position at Marin Theatre Company in the Bay Area, The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, and Intiman Theatre in Seattle while it restructured into a new, sustainable operating model. Keri has also held leadership and fund development positions at prominent Seattle arts organizations such as Meany Center for the Performing Arts, On the Boards, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Seattle Repertory Theatre, and has served on Arts Access grant panels for the Minnesota State Arts Board. Keri led Marin Theatre Company’s equity work, including its participation in the Theatres Advancing Social Change cohort with Theatre Bay Area and artEquity, and has participated in facilitator trainings to support brave spaces that decolonize the creation, production and shared experience of art and culture.
Keri is grateful to stand on the shoulders of all the queer, trans and non-binary people–especially BIPOC–who came before them and fought so bravely for their chance to be here today to carry the movement forward.