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

Nadine brings two decades of experience in the non-profit, government and higher education sectors to her role as Executive Director of EPACENTER ARTS. Before coming to EPACENTER ARTS, she served… Read more

Andrea Acosta | Visual Arts Instructor

Andrea, a Bay Area native, began creating at a young age. In high school, she learned to develop black and white film and fell in love with photography. Her photography, painting,… 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

Sonny Bazan | Director of Operations

Sonny Bazan comes to EPACENTER with 24 years of experience in operations management, facilities management, construction project management and historical building preservation. Sonny previously served as the Director of Operations at… 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

Cassi Coleman | Dance Instructor

An East Palo Alto native, Cassi Coleman is a professional dancer and choreographer with 19 years of dance experience in different styles of dance. She has performed on stage as… Read more

Troy Davis | Music 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

Keontae Johnson | Dance 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 | Public Projects Specialist

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

David Rages | Director of Community Engagement

David brings over two decades of experience in youth development, family programming, and case management to his position at EPACENTER. He previously served as the Manager of the Kinship Program… Read more

Michael Turner | Music Instructor

Michael Turner is a multitalented musician, vocalist, and certified instrumental and vocal instructor. Michael plays and sings Gospel, R&B, jazz, funk, and blues. Michael’s musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Prince,… Read more