Michele is responsible for contributing to all aspects of The Dallas Arts District’s marketing efforts, including social media, graphic design, digital media, and website maintenance. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2009 with a B.F.A. in Studio Art and a concentration in drawing and painting. Michele joined the Dallas Arts District in February of 2010 as a part-time marketing intern and has since worked her way up to the Marketing Coordinator position. Her past experience includes over three years of work with arts and nonprofit organizations, including a marketing and communications position with Fort Worth Opera and a stint on the board of directors for the Plano Arts Association. Michele strongly believes in the role the arts play in enriching people’s lives and is always seeking out creative ways to engage new audiences. Her interests include visual arts, opera, amateur photography, camping, hiking, traveling, and her two border collies.
Volunteer & Food Truck Coordinator
Doug Thompson is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Dallas Arts District. In that role he recruits, schedules and supervises all volunteers and food trucks. Doug is a Dallas native and proud product of the Dallas Independent School District. Doug received his Bachelor of Business Administration from TCU and his MFA/Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College. Doug’s career in New York City spanned Broadway and touring productions including his service at the Broadway League overseeing the National Touring Theater Council. Doug returned to his native Dallas and has served with numerous arts, cultural and theatrical production organizations using his skills in General Management, Finance, Marketing and Fund Development. Doug is an active community and cultural advocate.