Executive Director & KZAX Station Manager
Katie has been an active member of the Bellingham music scene since she moved here in 2011. She’s a singer-songwriter and currently fronts The Katie Gray Band. Her career in radio began in 2013 as the maintenance engineer for KUGS at WWU. After earning her BA in Music and minor in Audio Technology she went on to commercial radio at KAFE 104.1 & KGMI AM790. Katie worked with Make.Shift for 3 years to put on her miniature music festival, MiniHam, before joining the official Make.Shift family in March 2017.
Chicago native Jess Flegel is an integral part to Make.Shift. Taking over the Gallery Director position early on at Make.Shift she has inspired and given many beginning artists a wall to showcase their work. Now, she is the handiest one on the team and is always working to improve things around the space. We love having Jess in the building and frankly can’t imagine how we would go on without her humor and work ethic.
Murphy has been active in the Bellingham arts and music scene for over a decade. A long time Make.Shift supporter, and member of our Gallery Committee. She currently works at DVSAS and is lead singer of long standing local band Scumeating. A visual artist herself, Murphy has a great vision to keep the gallery open to the community while showcasing work by underrepresented populations. We are so excited to have such a vibrant and forward moving artist to our staff.
Molly Smith Operations Director
When Molly left their graduate school program, they poured all their extra energy into volunteering at Make.Shift. They stuck around long enough and did enough good work that they eventually got hired in January 2018. Aside from Make.Shift, they participate in the music community mainly through playing guitar in local band Porch Cat, and by doing middle of the
night visual art with their roommates.
Steeb & Libby
Both familiar faces to Bellingham and the local art community, Steeb and Libby are the dream team who manage the studios at Make.Shift. Their connectedness, creativity and general positivity bring a great deal to the organization along with having their studio locale at Make.Shift. Steeb draws and paints, his work an aesthetic pillar around town. Libby owns and operates Moth and Squirrel, a reclaimed luxury knit business, often found at the Bellingham Farmer’s Market along with the studio in Make.Shift. These two are quite involved in this lovely community.
Forrest Camire KZAX Program Director
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