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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


Hazel Delos Santos
Performing Arts Programs Manager

Hazel has been doing theatre with the Kodiak Arts Council since the age of 5 and has continued to pursue performing with the community ever since. Some of the productions she’s been in that you might be familiar with are “Les Miserables” as “Fantine” (2011), “Mary Poppins” as “The Bird Woman” (2018), and the most recent production “The Little Mermaid” as “Flotsam” (2022). Hazel is also a traveling burlesque performer and flies in and out of town every few months or so to perform for and with Anchorage’s Best Burlesque Troupe 3 years running, “Sweet Cheeks Cabaret”. She is also currently working as a singer/songwriter independent artist pursuing her career in the field. She is extremely passionate about music and the performing arts, and is excited to be working in the environment she grew up assisting Katie in marketing/promoting events & providing many ideas and vision into helping the arts grow in our community. Contact her at

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Gretchen Patterson
Arts Education Coordinator

How creativity is shared is of special interest to Gretchen.   She enjoys coordinating Arts Ed boxes, workshops, and arts labs, and working with Teaching Artists, Learners, and Educators.  If you have any ideas, suggestions, or questions, please reach out.

Gretchen facilitates community arts education programs and K-12 initiatives including the Munartet Project. For inquiries contact her at


Tasnah Bercy

Special Project Coordinator: Visual Arts

Tasnah Bercy joined the Arts Council staff in the fall of 2020 and works to support visual artists and create opportunities for artists to share and sell their work in this most unusual year. In this capacity, Tasnah created and manages the Makers of Kodiak directory at 

An accomplished visual artist herself, Tasnah works in watercolors and creates prints, cards and stickers from her original work. She further puts her planning and organizational skills to work through her business Events by Tasnah.

For inquiries contact her at 

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