Kodiak Arts Council Staff

Katie Oliver

Katie Oliver
Executive Director

Katie Oliver joined the Arts Council as Executive Director in 2012. As a young person she participated in many Kodiak theatre productions under the direction of Gerry Wilson. She remains active in local community theatre (Disney's Mary Poppins, 2018; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, 2014; Wit, 2010) and is a member of Isle Bells, Kodiak’s five-octave community handbell choir. Prior to joining the Arts Council, Katie served for eight years as the Executive Director of the Kodiak Historical Society and Baranov Museum. Katie is responsible for vision and planning, fundraising and development, implementing the policies of the Board of Directors, and the Performing Arts Series and Community Theatre programs. Contact her at katie@kodiakarts.org. 

Trisha Bartel
Director of Performing ARTs

Kodiak Arts Council welcomes to our growing team, Wasilla born and raised, Trisha Bartel, as our new Director of Performing Arts. Trisha is energetic, has a zesty personality and an infectious laugh. You might recognize her from one of her past performances in Kodiak such as Guinevere from Camelot, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, the spritely Ghost of Christmas Past in Scrooge, or from her most recent type-casted debut as grumpy, old Mrs. Brill the housekeeper from Mary Poppins. A Coast Guard wife with three active kids, she enjoys her children's sporting events, live music, singing, dancing, playing guitar, cooking, baking, all things theatre and of course, all the great outdoor activities that Alaska provides.


To discuss your ideas or concerns please feel free to contact Trisha at programs@kodiakarts.org.

Nia Pristas

2020 Arts education Intern

Nia Pristas is an Alaskan grown, 2019 Kodiak High School graduate who is returning to the Arts Council for the summer of 2020 for an Arts Education internship. This subject is near and dear to her heart, as she spent most of her middle school and high school career participating in Arts Council theatre productions (The Music Man, 2016; Mary Poppins, 2018; Newsies, 2019). Nia can most often be found singing or listening to loud classical music, and was most recently awarded first place at a state music competition. For the other nine months a year, she is pursuing a degree in music education from Western Washington University. Feel free to contact her at education@kodiakarts.org

Kodiak Arts Council 
PO Box 1792, Kodiak AK 99615

Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium
722 Mill Bay Road Kodiak Alaska 99615


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