Kristen Holler, Executive Director – Kristen Holler, a native of the Capital Region, has worked with Albany Barn in various capacities since 2006 including as a founding board member and Director of Volunteer Coordination. Ms. Holler received a B.S. in Community and Human Services Administration from Empire State College. Professional experience includes several years in Human Resources and Employment Services with Schenectady ARC and Bethesda House of Schenectady, as well as 12 years in the theatrical costuming industry with The Costumer, Inc. Ms. Holler is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, Women in Development of Northeastern New York, and Zonta International. Ms. Holler also serves as a mentor in the Empire State College Student Leadership Institute.

  Casey Polomaine, Director of Programming & Residencies –Casey attended Nazareth College of  Rochester, where she earned her degree in Theatre Arts with a minor in Business Administration.  Since returning to the Capital Region she has worked with numerous theater companies (including Albany Civic Theater, Schenectady Civic Theater, and Curtain Call Theater) on dozens of high-quality theatrical productions.   Casey is also Co-Producer and a founding member of Creative License, a theater collective aimed at breaking down the barriers between the artistic world and the general public.  Her professional experience includes over 10 years in the customer service field in both the retail and banking environments.



 Kenny Newman, Marketing Coordinator- Kenny is a recent graduate of Siena college, where he earned his B.S. in Marketing. As a freelance photographer with over 5 years of experience, & a creative, Kenny committed his time to developing ways in which creative’s in the community could work together. Kenny has been working on this initiative known as “T.N.R.” or “The New Renaissance” for 5 years. In that time he, with the help of other creative’s in the community & abroad, has curated a plethora of showcases & meet ups. Kenny’s professional work includes a wide variety of photo shoots under the pseudonym: B.O.T.E., 8+ years as an employee of Price Chopper, and 3 years as a Zumiez associate.
Jammella Anderson, Office & Events Manager– Jammella has been living, working and playing in the Albany area for nearly a decade. She has a strong sense of leadership and often serves as an ally bridging the gaps within the community. She is a certified yoga instructor – actively teaching for 3 years – and has an extensive background in customer service . When asked to describe her outlook on life Jammella says, “I believe in a good human experience and I hope to aid everyone I can to help accomplish just that.”

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