Creativity in Action for Adolescents
Coyote’s teaching professionals set it apart from other out-of-school programs. They offer their remarkable skills and open their workspaces so that Coyote kids can catch the fire of their enthusiasm and learn the techniques of their trades.
They are film animators and painters, pastry chefs and architects, dancers and dj’s, welders and lawyers, magicians and writers, photographers and engineers, jewelers and scientists.
They enjoy opening up their worlds to aspiring adolescents – encouraging them to think creatively to find their own solutions to the problems put before them – in the workshop and in their lives beyond.
Tarik is a gifted chef who has presented pop up dinners fit for photo shoots and culinary publications. He is currently the lead chef at Cichetti, part of Serafina, featuring Mediterranean fare. He's been in the industry since 1989 at the Napa Valley Grill, Luna Park Cafe, Earth and Ocean, and Cirque de Soleil -- and now, Serafina. Enjoying working with kids since he was 19, he continues to carve out time to each whenever he can at community centers and special programs.
Victor has a historical perspective of the graffiti art form and its relationships to its cultural origins. He's been in several award winning hip hop arts groups as a visual artist, Bboy instructor, and dancer. He has participated in the Hip Hop Handbook workshops where he's traveled the USA. Currently he is a member of the BYC crew, Soulshifter/Circle of Fire, and the dance crew, Cypher.
Kofi graduated as one of the most outstanding African dance and music students at the University of Ghana. He spent seven years with the Ghana National Dance Ensemble and performed throughout much of the world. After settling in Seattle in the early 1980s, his energy has been focused on his teaching of drumming at Cornish College. Kofi is also a composer and performer who continues to develop his music and dance ensemble Ocheami. He recently taught a six-week course at the Northwest School.
a graduate of the Culinary Academy in Hyde Park, is from New Orleans and has been THE Cajun chef at Seattle restaurants, including The Taste of New Orleans. A most popular instructor as well, he has been teaching culinary skills at the Blue Ribbon Cooking School for 14 years. He's been described by kids as, "He is the bomb..." When he is not teaching these days he runs his own catering company.
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with 38 years experience in Fine Art B&W, is a well known instructor and artist in the northwest with a growing list of exhibitions, awards, and gallery representation. She holds a BFA from the University of Arizona, Center for Creative Photography, and has been teaching for the past 12 years. Website: http://www.developinglight.com
became hooked on magic as a 10-year-old. As a professional magician since 1994, he performs at comedy clubs, trade shows, company or community events, and private affairs. He is also a performer in schools where he captivates his young audiences performing for them or teaching them magic.
Kristina graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in NY., and has cooked on tall ships and in fine restaurants. Determining that desserts inspired her the most, she has turned to pastries - at Rover’s, Cascadia, and the Four Seasons Hotel. Her family now owns the Sand Point Grill. Her favorite part of preparing food is the presentation – what she calls the “Here, I made this for you.”
is a filmmaker and storyteller, having worked on comedy shorts, animated music videos, and both documentary and
feature film. Particularly interested in visual storytelling and collaborative efforts, he has worked with all age groups to help them tell
their stories in particularly lively ways.
Stephanie is the president and instructor for Scrumptious Street LLC. She recently moved here from NYC where she was well established in the cooking community. She taught cooking workshops and courses, won awards for original recipes, created her blog, "A Place At My Table," tested recipes for the website Leites Culinaria, and earned a reputation with 5 star reviews from Yelp. Next and now...Seattle!
Jennifer is a local jewelry artist, designer, and educator. In Seattle she has exhibited her one-of-a-kind pieces at Pacini Lubel Gallery and Kobo Gallery as well as her production work at S.A.M., B.A.M., and Kobo. She uses traditional metal-smithing skills and many textile techniques in her work. Her website will be online in October: http://www.dilucedesign.com.
Max has been commuting exclusively on his bike for 5 years. He builds his own by combining used and new parts to meet the demands of different geographies. He uses unconventional art techniques to enliven old bikes and empower riders. He teaches bike repair and builds custom bikes for independent cycling projects, art exhibitions, for commuters and tourists. He volunteers as a bike mechanic and teaching assistant with local organizations.
has been performing break dancing in the Seattle area and abroad for over 6 years. He is a member of the BYC Crew, which has a
powerful reputation on both the east and west coasts. He trains regularly for competitions and dance circles all over the world. He has extensive
experience teaching kids breaking, gymnastics, & martial arts.
trained in architecture and now a metal sculptor and furniture maker, is a very gifted and talented instructor,
perfect for guiding kids through the designing and building of their one-of-a kind furniture creations.
2010 graduate of Garfield High School and currently a student at Skidmore College, is a charter student of KidLAW, the program created by her father, Steve Brown, to teach kids how to communicate better, think at higher levels, and how to master group process skills. She’s assisted her father in teaching the KidLAW every year since she was a 4th grader and is now officially assisting /teaching with Christi Muoneke this summer!
Otto is an animator and filmmaker and a past Coyote student. He is currently focusing on creating music videos and teaching the art and animation to the youth of Seattle. Whatever artistic endeavors he takes on in the future, Otto will always be directing the viewer towards an experience of wonder and mystery. Past work includes music videos for Balkan Beat Box, Ivory In Ice World and The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players.
Web is an animator and director of several short films and one feature. A member of the Seattle Experimental Animation Team, he is primarily a stop-motion animator. His last film, 'Parasol' successfully toured the globe and he is currently in pre-production on two major projects. His video productions earned him the 2002 Genius Award from The Stranger. He is currently working on a year-long animation project funded by a grant from the city. http://www.panicbuttonpictures.com
Chris, a contemporary dancer of Afro Latin Jazz, Modern and Hip Hop, has been part of the great Seattle dance scene for over 20 years, many as co-director of Ewajo Dance Studio. He has choreographed for the 5th Avenue Theatre, The Village Theatre, Broadway Bound and Seattle Theatre Group - musicals such as HAIR, Dream Girls, Grease, FAME, & The Wizard of Oz. He continues to teach dance to K-12 kids in public and private schools throughout King County.
is a singer, songwriter, performer, and educator. A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, she has performed
in countless musicals and choirs. She has released several CD's of original songs on her own recording label. She has had over 100 private singing
students and dozens of singing and songwriting workshops. She continues to perform. Website: http://www.aliciadara.com.
teaches photography, illustration, and assemblage. She earned a BFA with honors in Photography from Boise State University and a Certificate in Scientific Illustration from the University of Washington. She has been a teacher since 1997, currently at museums, schools, and non-profits throughout the Pacific Northwest. She was recently selected as a Washington State Arts Commission Teaching Artist for 2008-2009.
is a graduate of the Cornish College of the Arts, and is a photographer, videographer and mixed media artist. He works in both the Fine Arts and Commercial Arts, and exhibits at Canvas Gallery in Seattle. Currently he is working freelance with Microsoft as well as teaching Web Skills 101 at the South Park Community Center as a 911MAC partner.
a graduate of Photographic Center Northwest, has been a professional photographer since 1999. She shoots everything from
children, families and events to world champions, fashion shows, and forests. She considers photography a never-ending project and takes photos
every day. A gifted teacher, she has taught for Powerful Schools, Community Learning Center, & Seattle Public. Website: http://www.bellendrake.com
Ali, co-artistic director of Washington Ensemble Theatre, is an actor, director, and teacher. He has acted for Berkeley Rep, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Co., Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and Theatre Rhinoceros. He holds a BA in Theatre Arts from UC Santa Cruz and an MA in Theatre History and Criticism from San Fransisco State University.
graduated from both the Colorado Institute of Art and Cornish College of the Arts, earning degrees in graphic design and studio art. His design practice has included work for 911 Media Arts Center, The Henry Art Gallery, and freelance pursuits for both print and the web.
discovered her love of sewing at fourteen and went on to earn a degree in Fashion Design from the Art Institute of Seattle. Well versed in fabrics, weave, form, angle, texture, sculpture, and color composition, she has specialized in costume designing and sewing for the past 12 years. She has worked for regional and community theaters, including Teatro ZinZanni and has designed for commercials. Her teaching includes many problem -solving sessions coaching seamstresses and young people designing personal fashion.
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Co-Artistic Director of Washington Ensemble Theatre, recently performed with Second Story Repertory and the Washington Ensemble’s acclaimed productions of Hunter Gatherers, RoboPop!, and SEXTET. She toured the state last fall with Intiman's Living History Tour. A 2009 MFA graduate in Acting from the U. of Washington, she has performed throughout the United States, Japan, Russia, and at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
developed her glass skills at Pratt, and has since assisted several prominent glass artists, been juried into multiple
shows, and taken on the role of warm shop instructor herself.
Mo has been the pastry chef at the Hi Spot in Madrona for over ten years and is a rock star there for her pastries and signature cakes. As owner of Mo Cake Please, she also is an expert in wedding and special occasion cakes. She was a certified teacher before becoming a graduate of the South Seattle Community College Baking and Pastry program.
Paul played his first chess tournament when he was six and has been competing ever since. In 2009, he won the title of Midwestern Class Champion. He started teaching math and chess professionally while pursuing his B.A. in Mathematics at Northwestern. Later while living in Chicago, he ran eight scholastic chess clubs and taught two Math Olympiad courses. Graduating magna cum laude and with departmental honors, he plans to begin work on a PhD in Mathematics in the Fall of 2013. http://www.Paul Gafni.com
Mary has been a Seattle Public School teacher for 10 years. Together they founded and continue to run the successful Screenwriting and Film Club at Kimball School.
is an excellent instructor for students of all ages. One of the top instructors in the studio, John develops the skills
that are necessary to learn glassblowing while having fun in a creative environment. He has studied at Bowling Green University and
currently works as an instructor and professional team member at Seattle Glassblowing Studio.
Ian is a local Seattleite with years of experience in film production, from pre to post. In lieu of going to film school he partnered with producer Phil McCoy and wrote and directed Project London, a feature film containing almost 800 visual effects shots- many of which contain giant robots punching each other. He specializes in computer graphics, with an emphasis on realistic modeling, rendering, and compositing.
Kristin is an accomplished freelance photographer & instructor at PCNW. Her photographic images have appeared in a dozen feature films, including Spiderman and A Lot Like Love, and have been published in major newspapers - Boston Globe and the London Daily Telegraph. She was awarded first prize in a 2002 National Geographic competition.
has made numerous animated shorts, commercials for MTV and other networks, and music videos for artists
including Andrew Bird, Minus the Bear, and Laura Veirs. Recently, she animated films for 12 songs about insects for the live show “Share This Place," which premiered at the Seattle International Children’s Festival in May. Her website is http://www.thekmpi.net
DAYO JONES is the Owner and Executive Chef of DayoSense Catering in Seattle. She and her crew cater events that celebrate comfort dishes with fresh, seasonal and local ingredients from small gatherings to gatherings of 400. A graduate with honors from the International Culinary School of the Art Institute of Seattle, she left her profession as an architect to pursue her real love - culinary arts and creating a sense of family over food.
Hocine is a member of the WORLD-RENOWNED MASSIVE MONKEES CREW. Born out of community centers and the public schools of France, this dancers has performed on the 2007 and 2008 Van's Warped tour, at the Moore Theater, On The Boards and Paramount Theater. He has also competed nationally as well as internationally, winning many notable titles. He looks to better the break dancing community by sharing his knowledge and experience. He's battle-tested, quality-invested, READY!
Kathleen represents a model Coyote-ite in that her expertise in culinary arts grew naturally as a preteen, cooking with the many "great chefs" in her family. At age 13, her skills and know-how put her in charge of the youth brigade that put on charity drive banquets in her Malaysian community. She's traveled the world picking up recipes and traditional methods of cooking, has recently begun teaching at the Blue Ribbon Cooking School, and has created a food blog, firstname.lastname@example.org.
is a multi-media artist who turns any number of mediums into very significant artworks. Her paintings and multi
media pieces have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the U.S. and in Europe, and locally at the Pacini/Lubel Gallery and the Bellevue
Art Museum. She is a gifted teacher who has inspired her students to produce impressive art in paintings, sculptures, jewelry, objets d’art, and also,
to carry on their talents beyond her classes. Website: http://www.elenart.net
realized her connection and passion for food at a very early age, while growing up on a ranch in rural Montana. She enjoyed working with her mom in the garden as well as baking cinnamon rolls in the fall. Starting her culinary career at age 12 in a small café, Dawnula has since gained experience in French, Cajun, Italian, Spanish, Pan-Asian and world vegetarian cuisines. Formerly the catering chef at Café Flora in Seattle, she is now working as a private chef.
Brendan is an illustrator and fine artist. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.F.A. specializing in sculpture and has since been a prolific, published illustrator and artist. Most recently, Brendan has been working at Urban Artworks as a lead artist and work program educator while doing freelance graphic design and illustration
Micki is an internationally known jewelry artist who has exhibited her works throughout Europe, South Korea, and the United States. Her works can be found in the collections of the Racine Art Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum and in numerous books and magazines. She has served the Pratt Fine Arts Center as a trustee and an instructor. See her work at http://www.looselyhinged.com
Lin is a visual and performing artist whose comics and illustrations have appeared in The Stranger, Top Shelf Comics, the Xeric Award winning Two-Fisted Science, The Psychology of Race, and the French anthology Le Dernier Neurone. He is also the writer-artist of the mini-series, Creepy Joe. A highly regarded teaching artist, he has taught cartooning at the Northwest School, Gage Academy, Powerful Schools, Pacific Arts Center, Path with Art, and currently at Coyote.
Justin has been in the Seattle restaurant scene since he was 14, first working as a busboy. He eventually became a sous chef (the Spirit of Puget Sound and the Edgewater Inn), a private executive chef for individual families (NBA players), a restaurant consultant (Kia's Bistro), and as executive chef (Santolea). He's currently a private chef enjoying continued experiences as a mentor and culinary instructor.
has helped lead Coyote’s Hit the Streets kids through four summers of major public art making. He’s skilled as
an artist, art installation expert (including major construction challenges), and teacher – a veteran soapbox teacher, for one!
is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, working primarily in video production/animation and other digital media. He is an independent artist finding work both in the arts and with commercial clientele. He hopes to supply students with some technical knowledge so that their creativity is free to manifest itself through digital media!
is an animator and graphic designer whose expertise lies within exploring archaic film contraptions and animation techniques. She holds a BFA from the University of Colorado and an AS in Graphic Design and Illustration. Her animations have screened at various venues throughout the U.S. and is excited to pass on her knowledge to a new generation of budding animators. http://www.amandaleamoore.com
is an actor, dancer, playwright, is co-founder and Artistic Director of Nebunele Theatre Company, a physical
performance troupe in Seattle. With a BA in Drama from the University of Washington and a Professional Performer's Certificate from Dell'Arte
International School of Physical Theatre, she has performed locally with Nebunele Theatre, the International Theatre Collective, Theater Schmeater,
3-Minute Theater, The Island Players, and at Annex. Teaching acting well and with flair comes straight out of all of her training.
formerly a Senior Attorney at Microsoft, founded the Zephyr Law Group in Rainier Valley in 2007, with clients including Microsoft, Amazon.Com and T-Mobile. Her youth advocacy includes working on behalf of Big Sisters of King County, Asian Referral Services, & Technology Access Fund. Her taking a week out of her professional schedule to teach KidLaw speaks to her wonderful interest in supporting kids’ interest in trying out law.
Claudine is an actor, singer, and director and teaches kids improvisation, theatre, and musical theatre. She's performed in national tours with the UW Centennial Singers and has performed in venues across the nation including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Telluride Playwrights Festival, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. She recently starred in Washington Ensemble Theatre's production of "The Callers."
Jane Nichols is an actress, director, and teacher on the east and west coasts, is Founding Artistic Director of the former Crosswalk Theatre for Children in Boston and has designed and implemented the youth programming for Shakespeare & Co in Lenox, MA. She is currently teaching at the Yale School of Drama, the Actors Center in NYC, and is on the Visiting faculty at UW. Among her students are members of Blueman Group and Cirque du Soleil. She has performed in numerous films, plays and tv shows.
is founder and director of Hazardfactory, an industrial arts collective that meets in his South Park 2,200 square foot industrial
arts studio, which resembles a factory with all of its elaborate equipment and machinery. He also runs an independent high-end metal fabrication
business and makes art - he’s been showing in the area for the past nine years. He is passionate about all of the ways one can fabricate metal and
can problem solve projects that are straight from the imagination. In terms of bicycle chopping, he has built everything from cargo to race bikes,
always from scavenged bikes of unique design.
Tony is also known as Dialtone U.S. National Champion. He has been a part of hip hop culture since his first class with DVOne at Coyote in the 6th grade. Developing in breakdancing elements the most, he has traveled the world for the last 11 years competing, judging, and learning as much as he can about this dance and culture. Summer 2011 he spent a month touring in Korea.
Eric is a classically and commercially trained songwriter, trumpet player, arranger, and singer. He spends his time performing, touring, and recording with a variety of bands ranging from Latin, Jazz, and Belkan to Noise, Pop, and Avant Garde Performance Art. His extensive background in songwriting and education ensures that his students will gain skills and techniques that will well serve their interests.
ELIZABETH PECKHAM, owner and creator of Heavenly Chocolates in 1995, enjoys both national and international sales. Her classic line of chocolates is featured in select stores locally and has been featured in print & on radio. She began teaching chocolate making classes in 2001, has since expanded to desserts and savory, teaching at culinary schools, commercial locations, universities and privately. http://www.heavenlychocolates.com
Andrew combines his extensive background in the studies of engineering, electronics, and art to create multi-disciplinary workshops for middle school students that rely on creativity and problem solving. He has received generous funding for his projects from the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture, and Artist Trust. He has been a leader for youth arts programs with SEEDArts, Sanctuary Arts Center, and Urban Impact and has also taught visual art at Washington State University and Seattle Pacific University.
Clyde is a local filmmaker and musician who makes music videos, full-length documentaries, and abstract shorts. Watch for Boating With Clyde and her feature-length film, The Unspeakable, which focuses on NW Artists. In fall 2010 she produced a 20x10 foot chalk animation on the wall surrounding the Sound Transit construction site at Cal Anderson Park. http://www.doitforthegirls.com
documents music in the Northwest and other parts of the United States. He is a music video producer, a
perfect field for transferring his skills to kids’ filming ideas and visions! He is also audio engineer, DJ, visual artist, musician, and writer.
He works with Hollow Earth Radio teaching workshops for kids and volunteers. For his own project, Off Tempo, he collaborates with
interns, teaching them video production and documentation.
is one of the original members of Massive Monkees Crew, Seattle's own internationally successful break dancing crew, with honors including UK World B-boy Champions & B-Boy Summit 2K Champions. As a student at Pratt Institute in NYC he supported himself as the opening act for major recording artists. As a Graffiti Artist, he is an original member of HLK Crew of Seattle and has taught both art forms in Seattle, Norway and Cambodia. Marcus is one of Coyote's talented and very first students!
was production manager of Fran’s Chocolates for three years and before that, the manager/pastry chef of the bakers at Portland's Saint Honore Boulangerie. He was close to finishing a Ph.D. in education when he took a break to bake & never looked back. An honors graduate from Western Culinary Institute, he packs in more chocolate wonders than seems possible in a single session.
Nichole is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts with a degree in Fine Art; today she works as a multi-media artist, studio assistant, and freelance web-designer with a deep appreciation for the possibilities that grow with knowledge of the world wide web. She has taught for the Adobe Youth Voices program and 911 Seattle Media Arts Center.
is a Pratt instructor of hot glass beadmaking and glass fusing for middle school students and has taught metal fabrication,
glass beadmaking, and enameling to Cleveland High School students. Her silver and bead jewelry is represented locally at Vetri.
Trevor, a musician and music producer, works in Seattle, Hawaii, L.A., & the east coast. Locally, he performs drums with the soul/funk group Irukandji at the Triple Door, Nectar Lounge, and Chop Suey. He earned a Sound Engineering degree from the Musician's Institute in L.A. and a BFA for Music from Cornish, specializing in guitar and piano. He plays drums, percussion, bass guitar, organ, Rhodes piano, and harmonica— and sings. He has taught at the Paul Green School of Rock where he organized regional performances for young rock musicians.dge
Bridgid has been performing locally for 15 years with rock, pop, hip hop and jazz groups. Her voice has been featured in several national radio jingles and she has recently expanded her profession to include Live Sound Engineering at The Jewel Box Theater, the Rogue and Peasant. She gives individual vocal instruction at Shoreline Community College, Off the Wall School of Music, and Music Factory NW.
is a textile artist and owner of Chine, whose line of textiles is sold nationwide, including in The Seattle Art Museum. Britt
has been in involved in design and fashion her whole life. A painting graduate of Scripps College, she later studied fabric in Italy, silk weaving in
Indonesia, and became trained in the Japanese art of shibori. She has studied all aspects of fashion, and now creates wearable art. She is a gifted
teacher, drawing from what she has experienced in her personal immersion in fashion. Website: http://www.brittrynearson.com
An architect and educator, Grace has taught several architectural courses to young people, bringing in challenges of perspective drawing, designing to scale, and model making.
taught ballroom dancing for Fred Astaire Studios for five years, specializing in American Rhythm and Latin dancing. Later, he became an excellent, serious, funny classroom teacher at Washington Middle School. He relates well to what young people want out of dance…to show skill, accomplishment, and very cool steps!
is a highly regarded local chef and cooking instructor, even orchestrating events like The Iron Chef. He graduated with honors from the NYC prestigious Culinary Institute of America and received additional training in France. He has worked in some of Seattle’s finest clubs, catering companies, and as a personal chef for several CEO’s .He knows food!
, Ph.D., is an expert in inventions. He is a founding director of the National Inventions Hall of Fame and the National Toy Hall of
Fame. In 1990, he launched Camp Invention, which now serves 40,000 kids across the country each summer. He's a world traveler as a workshop
and curriculum presenter, has just completed a semester at sea teaching university students, and has written several books on the matter. He is
obviously the teacher for these courses.
has been acting, directing, and generating new work in collaborative process since 1995. She holds an MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University and a BFA in Acting with an Original Works emphasis from Cornish College of the Arts. Her specialty is character creation and storytelling - building plays from the ground up with a performing ensemble of actors. http://www.soikowski.com
draws and writes a weekly cartoon strip for <em>The Stranger</em>. He is a regular contributor to <em>The Comic Journal</em> and is co-producer of
the comic book <em>The Urban Hipster</em>. His comics & editorial cartoons have appeared in a host of newspapers & publications. Coyote is lucky to be
in its 9th year with Greg on the boards. He is a classic cartoonist in the American tradition, but by popular demand has taken up Manga and animé
drawing for Coyote kids as well.
spent a decade in NYC in the food business, as an executive chef, food styling, cook book editing (Guiliano Bugialli), and
catering, (even with Martha Stewart!). In Seattle she was a chef at The Pink Door, became co-owner and chef of The Hi Spot in Madrona, and
created Joe Bar on Capital Hill. She has trained numerous chefs and conducted cooking classes in many commercial kitchens.
a veteran artist in ceramics, painting and mixed media, has also been teaching kids for over 20 years. From NYC to Seattle,
she has been exhibiting her paintings in art galleries, her sculpture installations at Bumbershoot, and ceramics in prominent collections. She also has
been teaching for ArtsCorps the last 9 years and is still excited and inspired by her work teaching young artists.
a veteran artist in ceramics, painting and mixed media, has also been teaching kids for over 20 years. From NYC to Seattle, she has been exhibiting her paintings in art galleries, her sculpture installations at Bumbershoot, and ceramics in prominent collections. She also has been teaching for ArtsCorps the last 9 years and is still excited and inspired by her work teaching young artists.
Toyia T. Taylor
TOYIA T. TAYLOR is the first woman of color to perform oratory as a talent at the Miss America Pageant. Her poem Blue Note Room was composed to classical music and debuted at Carnegie Hall in January 2011. She was featured in the 35th Anniversary Limited Edition of Interview Magazine as one of the top new artists to look out for in NYC. In 2008 she performed for O Magazine at the Women Rule! Leadership Training Conference.
poet, playwright, & prose writer, has an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College. The past 18 years she’s been a teaching
artist, writing with youth in schools; Richard Hugo House; Coyote Central; Providence Hospice; and Pongo Teen Publishing where she has worked
in King County juvenile detention. She loves to witness the power of story in changing lives.
Marcus is combining his professional talents as a performing musician & as director of Foundry Dynamic Productions, which is dedicated to new music presentations, as a private music instructor of several instruments, and as director of middle and high school bands and choruses – in Harlem, the Bronx, and Seattle. A graduate of Garfield High School, Boston University and Columbia University, he earned university degrees in Brass Performance, Philosophy, and Education. His commitment to enriching community through the arts is unfaltering.
Brad has worked professionally in the film industry in Los Angeles and Seattle as a screenwriter, producer, director, and film editor for nearly 25 years. He has edited documentaries that have aired on HBO, A&E, and the Starz Network. A member of the Writer’s Guild of America, he is currently senior film editor for the hit series HOARDERS on A&E.
Liza Von Rosenstiel
paints everything she can get her hands on! She's famous at Coyote for leading many Hit the Streets and
CityWorks projects. Her paintings have been shown in major galleries around the country. She has received painting grants from all the local arts
commissions and her paintings are in the collections of Microsoft, University Hospital, the lobby of Seattle Children’s Theatre. Website:
http://www.lizavonrosenstiel.com, dog portraits included!
has worked as an urban music producer, DJ and recording artist for 17 years. In 2003 he developed his own record label and production company, Purefire Records, after much networking and some national touring exposure with Sub Pop recording artists The Evil Tambourines. He has a number of successful local projects and has recently brought his musical perspective and production skills to youth with serious interest and/or talent for urban music.
is considered one of Seattle’s foremost graffiti writers, having spent 11 years analyzing its aesthetics. He is a member of a
worldwide crew, Harsh Reality, that includes a few U.S. writers, the rest from Brazil, China, South America, Japan & Europe. His graffiti art has
been commissioned by businesses, in Sodo, and other industrial areas. He’s a gifted teacher who loves to share his knowledge and skills.
A champion skateboarder, Ed has competed in competitions throughout the U.S. & Europe. He has instructed, designed skate parks, built obstacles, and is now owner of TELO skateboards. Connected to the skateboard community for 15 years, he brings great expertise and experience to these projects.
With degrees from the University of Washington in Philosophy and Comparative Literature, Vance has since turned his attention to his love for furniture, art, and architectural design. He is a gifted welder, woodworker, and designer, who has, over the past few years, dedicated much of his time to teaching and developing Coyote's popular welding program.
Mateo received his MFA in Photography from Yale University. His work is collected nationally and internationally, has been published in Artweek, and exhibited on both coasts. He teaches photography at Shoreline Community College and Photographic Center Northwest, has taught workshops at SAM, critiqued and taught at Yale School of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, UW, Bellevue College, Youth in Focus, and Coyote Central.
Artists and the Auction
Coyote’s “Tray Chic” artists are not only talented in their own professional mediums of painting, printmaking, fabric art and ceramics. They are also masters at transforming trays, chairs, mirrors, tables, and trunks into functional art. They gather for Tray Chic workshops throughout the year to make their recycled-to-classy/chic items for our November auction. Their Tray Chic objects fill the auction house and make the event a unique opportunity to take home a one-of-a-kind Coyote furnishing.