Ryan Hill
Deputy Director
What do you do at MOCA?
I support any of the Executive Director’s new initiatives, facilitate staff communication, and connect with potential community and national partners. In one day I might write a grant, schedule AIR artists for a studio visit, reach out regarding traveling exhibitions, and meet with staff to problem-solve an event. I’m the director’s right-hand, making sure she has enough time away from administrative duties to develop a creative vision and curate future exhibitions.
Why work at MOCA?
I’ve always been able to sniff out the serious fun in town. Since MOCA isn’t tied to a permanent collection and treats programming equal to exhibitions, it is poised to be a national incubator for creative experimentation and contemporary art. New ideas are essential to the cultural health of any city and by being part of MOCA I’m contributing to meaningful change in Tucson.
What do you do when you’re not at MOCA?
I also teach studio art at the community college, am part of a local group of artists, and make my own artwork. My drawing installations would be considered post-internet art since most of my inspiration and source material is found online. Other than that, if my husband and I aren’t on a rollercoaster, second-hand creeptiquing or watching a band, we’re eating.


Eli Burke
Education Director

What do you do at MOCA?
My official title is the Education Director. I get to create curriculum, coordinate youth programming, seek funds through grant research and grant writing and best of all, provide FREE access and education to youth all over Pima County.

Why work at MOCA?
MOCA is so important for a community like Tucson. I am grateful that there is a forum for engaging with contemporary art in our city. Contemporary art is a global conversation and I feel that all communities should have the opportunity to participate in that conversation. MOCA is unique in that creates this opportunity. It is simply a privilege to be a part of that process, not just as someone who values contemporary art but as an artist myself. Also, everyone that works here is awesome!

What do you do when you’re not at MOCA?
I am currently working on my PhD, but you can also find me chasing my children around, making things, thinking, looking at the sky, going on road trips, or sleeping.

phone: 520.624.5019 ext. 103


Wylwyn Reyes
Operations Director

What do you do at MOCA?
I handle logistics for all things exhibitions. I work with the curator and the artists to materialize each exhibition. There’s never a dull moment because we have to constantly think outside of the box.

Why work at MOCA?
It’s my chosen family. I love you mom, but we could never work together. The team I work with is incredible, we should have our own reality show. We all wear many hats and we wear them well. MOCA is also great because it reflects Tucson’s nuance. A little weird, a bit edgy, but a lot of fun. MOCA embraces uniqueness and celebrates the quirkiness and grittiness that Tucson is known for.

What do you do when you’re not at MOCA?
My passions are art and design. And bad dry humor to a lesser extent. I’m a visual artist and designer. When I clock out for the day working with artists at MOCA, I work with artists some more. It’s a sickness, a beautiful sickness. My dream is for Tucson to be an art destination.

phone: 520.624.5019  ext. 105


Carrie Hess
Finance Director
What do you do at MOCA?
I manage the numbers!
Why work at MOCA?
I believe contemporary art is an important part of our culture, especially as Tucson continues to grow. The conversations it inspires us to have and the inspiration it instills in me to continue to think outside of the box, are truly rewarding reasons to work at MOCA.

What do you do when you’re not at MOCA?
I enjoy getting lost in the mountains for days, drinking good beer, and eating good food.



Board of Directors

E. Courtney Johnson, President

Kira Dixon Weinstein, Vice President

Joanne Stuhr, Secretary

Sherman Bodner, Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair

Randi Dorman, Immediate Past President

John Burcher

Karen Christensen

Terri Kessler

Ryan Hill

Taber K. MacCallum

Justin Martinez

Luis Soto

James Tharp

Danny Vinik

Ambassador Council

Carolyn Bass

Jessica Baylon

Annamaria Biagini

Kim Bourn

Tony Canchola

Elizabeth Cherry

Susan Dubow

Sara Hubbs

John Hudak

Rick Joy

Violet Kasser

Colleen LaFleur

Lisa Lovallo

Debi Chess Mabie

Karen Masbruch

Olivier Mosset

Mary Okoye

Denise Newton

Jane Poynter

Hope Reed

Stacey Richter

Evie Stefenson-Marquart

Jocelyn Blair Stoller

David Taylor

Lesli Wood

Eugenia Woods

Amy Zuckerman

Volunteers and Interns

Current Volunteers & Interns

Moses Lucky Ogiemwanye
Leslie Montes
Hannah Smith-Rodgers
Kennady Schneider
Melissa Williams
Bella Maria Varela

Aubreya Barnwell
Victoria Davis
Jeanne de la Garza
Mia Garcia
Christine Greer
Michaela Hurtado
Grace Liatti
Amanda Lipp
Gabrielle Dominique Medina
Gamini Sethi

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