Our Team

Flux Factory is an artist-centered organization, and as such, all residents, staff, board and community members are responsible for its creative vision.

Administrative Staff

Nat Roe
Executive Director

Maya Suess
Managing Director

Rhonda Lowry
Administrator and Development Associate

Natalie Chu

Board of Directors

Scott Hirst is Associate Director of the Harvard Law School Program on Institutional Investors.  His areas of interest include corporate governance and non-profit governance. Before joining Harvard Law School he was as an attorney in the mergers and acquisitions group of Shearman & Sterling LLP.  He is a member of the New York Bar, and holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.

Sally Szwed organizes the annual Creative Time Summit and manages the Global Residency Program. Previously, she served as Program Manager of EFA Project Space, at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, in New York City, where she produced exhibitions, workshops, and other events. Sally has organized numerous public programs, including a series of parties welcoming new artists to the city, experimental wine tastings, and recent projects for Open Engagement and Flux Factory. She holds a BFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University, and an MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts.

Liz Dunn is founder of Talmage Advisors, a consulting firm focused on helping brands maximize their potential. She is also founder and CEO of Pro4ma, a software solution for retailers. Liz spent the majority of her 20+ year career on Wall Street as an Equity Research Analyst. She also held finance roles at Liz Claiborne and Gap. She began her career in Investment Banking. Liz graduated from Spelman College with a BA in Economics.

Julia Clark is the Manager of Corporate Sponsorship at Cooper Hewitt and previously served as the Associate Manager of Global Partners and Special Events at the Guggenheim Museum. Her focus is on identifying creative and meaningful ways to engage community partners, artists, and collaborators with organizations and their mission. Julia also mentors with the Lower Eastside Girls Club, helping disadvantage girls learn how to empower themselves to be ethical, entrepreneurial and environmental leaders and serves on the organization’s Angel Alliance board.

Sallie D. Sanders is an arts manager and fundraising consultant who has worked with Urban Bush Women, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Martha Clarke, Evidence, A Dance Company, Shen Wei Dance Arts, Carnegie Hall, and National Sawdust, among others. Prior to consulting, she served in various positions including General Manager at St. Ann’s Warehouse; Press & Marketing Officer at C Venues, Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Director of Development at LAByrinth Theater Company; and assisting Hal Willner in curating a month of music at The Stone. Sallie holds an MFA in Theater Management from Yale School of Drama and a BA in Art History from Wake Forest University.

Helen Ho is the Director of External Affairs at LaGuardia Community College.  Residing just a few blocks from Flux Factory, Helen serves on Long Island City’s Community Board 2.  Helen formerly was Director of Queens for the NYC Mayor’s office.  Helen has worked and volunteered for numerous transportation advocacy groups.

Oriana Leckert is a writer, editor, and cultural hipstorian [sic] who is kind of obsessed with Brooklyn. She is the author of Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity (Monacelli, 2015) and creatrix of the website of the same name. She is the events editor at both Brokelyn and Greenpointers, and her writing has appeared on Slate, Atlas Obscura, Matador, Hyperallergic, Curbed, Brooklyn Based, and more.

Morgan Meis is a co-founder of Flux Factory. Morgan Meis is the editor-in-chief of the Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, an internationally recognized philosophy journal, as well as the founder and publisher of Little Room Press, which specializes in the history of philosophy. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from New School University.

Sarah Weitlauf is founder of a firm providing administration and consultancy for creative entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout New York City.

Jake Pratt has a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Pratt is employed as Counsel at Shearman & Sterling, LLP, where he specializes in environmental and climate change law. He resides in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Jean Barberis is an independent curator.  He was, and retains his record as Flux Factory’s longest term artist-in-residence, played a primary role in founding Flux’s curatorial program, and was Flux’s first Artistic Director.

Jason David Brown is a graphic designer employed by Lapham’s Quarterly, a journal of history published four times a year, each issue on a specific theme. He is also an artist working in the mediums of photography, artist books, and storytelling. A resident of Brooklyn and Queens for 20 years, he is a founding member of Flux Factory.

Community Resident Board Members

Flux Factory invites long-term Artists-in-Residence to join our Board of Directors.

Danny Crump is a visual artist working in sculpture, video and ceramics. His practice explores how everyday objects and images construct collective identities that form the structure of culture. Looking toward objects so visually present on the surface of society that they almost reach the point of disappearing, he reassigns their value and visibility through material transformation and unexpected overlapping signifiers.

Sarah Dahlinger is an artist, printmaker, baker and long-term artist-in-residence at Flux Factory. Her practice is highly collaborative and takes the form of socially engaging events such as interactive, sculptural environments and elaborate dinner parties. She is a co-director of Springboard Collective, an artist collective that produces immersive installations and events that focus on transforming the physical and psychological aspects of fun. She is originally from Wyoming and currently works as a printmaking tech at Cooper Union. 

Will Owen is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily with design, interactive media, sound, and food. Originally from western North Carolina, Will is currently based in New York and Philadelphia. He is a member of the artist run gallery Little Berlin in Philadelphia. In recent years Will has exhibited in both formal art settings and in more DIY type locations around the world.

Jonathan Sims is a New York City based visual artist who originally hails from Texas. His visual arts practice is characterized by brightly colored geometric abstractions and simple, minimalist symbology that evokes language and universal, ancient design. Jonathan began his practice with painting but has since moved into digital animation, sculpture and projection installations, print, long exposure photography and graphic design.


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