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Andy saladino   

executive director

Andy has worked in the arts nonprofit sector in many different roles for over 10 years. Originally from Bedford, Massachusetts, he moved to Omaha to work as a Teaching Artist and Director at The Rose Theatre after completing his BA in Theatre Education at The University of New Hampshire. But it was during a 2-year stint in New York where he discovered that he was both a midwesterner at heart and that arts administration was his real calling. Andy has also worked at TADA! Youth Theater in NYC, and at the American Red Cross in Nebraska and Kansas. He currently serves on the board of the Omaha Entertainment and Art Awards.

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Caitlin grew up immersed in the arts, thanks to her mother’s profession as a music educator and her father’s love of live music and public radio. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, her earliest days were spent at Kindermusik classes playing the xylophone, which translated to 12 years of piano lessons. Throughout childhood Caitlin participated in choirs, musicals, and dance (tap being the hands down favorite). High school was all about concert choir and show choir. This appreciation of music has never left, and now Caitlin enjoys attending live shows, and making glorious music with Sing Omaha’s Women’s Choir. After graduating from UNO with a B.A. in History, Caitlin pursued a Masters degree in Public Policy, focusing on Nonprofit Management. She is excited and ready to work hard to make sure Omaha stays creative and fun for everyone.

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Peter Fankhauser

Programs Manager

Peter is an artist and educator who has held posts at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and The City University of New York. Narrative’s mutation across different media platforms has become a recurring theme in his work and a primary preoccupation. He has exhibited at independent and alternative spaces nationally and abroad including Judson Memorial Church (New York City), Death By Audio (Brooklyn), Silent Barn (Brooklyn), AC Institute (New York City), and the Meltdown Festival (London). In addition to his position as Programs Manager at Omaha Creative Institute, Peter teaches courses in Photography and Visual Literacy at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.