Staff & Interns

At EPACENTER ARTS, our staff are key to achieving our vision of youth at the heart of a thriving East Palo Alto community.


Nadine Rambeau | Executive Director

With 18 years of progressive management and leadership experience in the arts and creative sectors, Nadine Rambeau is committed to educational equity, sustainability and creating social change. She has a wide breadth of knowledge and… Read more


Denise Adger | Director of Administration

Denise comes to EPACENTER ARTS after many years in finance and administrative roles at Stanford University. Most recently, Denise worked at the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their… Read more


Charlie Channel | Music Instructor

Charlie lives in East Palo Alto where he and his wife raised three children. Returning to music full time after a 25-year hiatus, Charlie has been studying music and playing… Read more


Troy Davis | Music and Visual Arts Instructor

A long time East Palo Alto resident, Troy started drawing in his early childhood and grew up playing drums in church. After taking art classes in high school and joining… Read more


Jordan Dennen | Dance Instructor

Jordan started dancing at age seven at her local community center in the Southwest Chicago suburbs, where she fell in love with ballet. She continued her training at Ballet 5:8… Read more


Wiatt Grant | Program Director

A long time East Palo Alto resident and teacher, Wiatt has dedicated his life to serving youth, specifically those with greater barriers towards reaching success. After co-creating a music program… Read more


Keontae Johnson | Instructor

Keontae Johnson is a vivacious and talented hip hop dance instructor. Born and raised in East Palo Alto, Keontae trained with his peers in the community and gained an authentic… Read more


Scape Martinez | Program Manager

Scape is an urban street artist and educator whose personal work includes abstract expressionism and graffiti art. Scape has a deep commitment to East Palo Alto, where he taught for over… Read more


Julia Ann Starke | Development Manager

Julia Ann brings diverse fundraising experience including work with large donors, campaign development and execution, data management, event planning and more. Born and raised in Alabama, she received her Bachelor… Read more