TAM President, Gina Compitello-Moore
Gina received her B.A. in French and Music from Ripon College, her M.A. in French Literature from the University of Oregon, and her M.A. in Arts and Cultural Management from Université Lumière Lyon 2. Her thesis work centered on the intersection of sense of place and cultural heritage. She has worked in a variety of cultural institutions and comes most recently from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. She is a passionate advocate for the arts and serves on the Marketing Committee for the Tucson Pima Arts Council. Gina and her husband also own a nursery specializing in cactus and succulents.
TAM Vice-President, Eli Burke
As the Director of Education at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Eli provides leadership, direction, and coordination for the Museum’s education and public programs. Eli is currently a PhD student in Art and Visual Culture Education at the University of Arizona and received his MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he was a full-tuition Merit Scholarship recipient. In addition to MOCA and prior to entering the PhD program he taught at Pima Community College and the University of Arizona.
TAM Secretary, Kat Rumbley
Kat Rumbley is the Marketing & Group Sales Manager at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. She develops and manages the implementation of all media relations, advertising, group sales, promotions, public relations, and public and private events for the Museum. Prior to that role, she worked as the Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Loggerhead Marinelife Center (a sea turtle hospital and museum) in Juno Beach, Florida for four years. She received her B.A. in Communication Studies, with an emphasis in public relations and advertising, from Carson Newman University in Tennessee. While she will always consider herself a beach bum, Kat now identifies as a desert dweller. An avid hiker and conservationist, she developed a YouTube channel (The Curious Kat) where she covers hikes around Arizona and now serves as the Social Ambassador for Arizona State Parks and Groundskeeper for Granite Gear. On a typical weekend, you will find her hiking with her dog, Daisy or enjoying a local brew downtown.
TAM Treasurer, Olivia Miller
As the Curator of Exhibitions and Education at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Olivia curates exhibitions, conducts research on the permanent collection, oversees the docent training program, and serves on the museum’s acquisitions committee. She received her B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from the University of Arizona and her M.A. in Art History from the University of Oregon. Prior to her position at UAMA she taught art history for both high school and college levels and worked at multiple non-profit arts organizations in both Oregon and Arizona. 2018 marks her 3rd term as TAM Treasurer.
TAM Website Administrator, Emily Wolverton
Emily Wolverton graduated from the University of Arizona in 2003, and has been working at The Mini Time Machine Museum since 2009. Her role at the museum includes managing all aspects of the Front Desk to include the Museum Store, as well as facilitating children’s birthday parties and private events, museum donations to the community, and coordinating Touch Tours for the visually impaired. Emily is also the author of Minis Magnified, a monthly in-depth look at one of the miniatures or artisans featured in the museum’s collection. Emily served as TAM Treasurer from 2011- 2015.