Staff

Ariane Trimuschat, Director, San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show
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“I have always had a passion for art, culture and history. To be able to do what I love, and have it support the work of such an impactful, meaningful organization keeps me inspired daily.”

Ariane has served as Director of The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, the major fundraiser for Enterprise, since 2013. Originally from New York City, Ariane has spent over 25 years in marketing, promotions and events. At Condé Nast Publications in New York, she worked for several magazines including Vanity Fair, Bon Appétit, Self and Condé Nast Traveler, creating promotional opportunities for the magazines and their advertisers. In 2000, she moved to California where she brought her background full circle with her love of art, as the San Francisco Director of the national arts organization Gen Art, which supported emerging artists in the fields of visual art, fashion, film and music. Ariane oversaw a team that produced and promoted over 30 major arts programs and exhibits annually. Ariane is currently an officer of the Modern Art Council (MAC) for SFMOMA and is a member of the Hillsborough Auxiliary of Peninsula Family Services. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council for The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and has volunteered for numerous non-profits, supporting children and the arts.

Cristina Morán,Youth Development Director, OEWD
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“Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society.” -Sonia Sotomayor

Cristina enjoys helping youth explore different paths to success. Before joining the Enterprise team, Cristina worked with high school students as a career and college readiness counselor and education specialist. Cristina earned her master’s degree from Harvard University in education, where she focused her research on educational guidance counseling and programs designed to help first-generation college students. She attended community college in Santa Monica before graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in English Literature. When not in the office, Cristina enjoys traveling to sunny places, reading autobiographies, and listening to the latest trendy podcasts.

Daniela Velazquez, Program & Operations Specialist
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Daniela graduated from UC Merced in 2017 where she majored in Business Management with an emphasis in marketing. Before Enterprise she worked for the Degree of Attainment for Returning and Transfer Scholars (D.A.R.T.S) program at UC Merced. As Returning Team Lead, at DARTS, she did a lot of outreach towards helping students transfer from CSU’s all over California to UC Merced. She also mentored over 50 scholars every year and worked with each of them individually by connecting them to the resources they needed in order to be successful. Some of her hobbies include hiking, dancing, spending time with her family and trying new recipes!

Helen Lee, Program Director
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“Every young person deserves an opportunity to explore career paths, no matter what socioeconomic challenges they may face.”

Helen has been with Enterprise since 2008, where she has worn almost every programmatic hat. She’s committed to building capacity within Enterprise, educating herself on youth development principles, and motivating staff to continue developing their skills. Elsewhere in the community, Helen has co-chaired for the San Francisco Youth Employment Coalition, a volunteer driven organization that unites agencies that serve youth who face multiple barriers to employment. Prior to Enterprise, she studied inequities in educational access in China and worked as a college admissions counselor. She earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Chicago and an MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University. In what free time she has after running after her two children, she enjoys churning ice cream and going to farmers markets.

Joanne Chern, Youth Development Specialist
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“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” –Audre Lorde

Joanne is from Davis, CA. She has been working with youth since high school, when she first volunteered to lead traditional dance classes at her local Chinese school. Before joining Enterprise, Joanne worked as a tutor at the Princeton Review in Taiwan. She then served for two years as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia, where she channeled her background in music into developing creative language programming for her students. Prior to living overseas, she graduated from Scripps College with a major in English Literature and a minor in Asian Studies. When not working at Enterprise, Joanne spends her time playing music, disappearing into libraries and bookstores for hours at a time, and experimenting with new recipes.

 

Kari Schutty, Executive Assistant
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Kari has a background in psychology and education and graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane. She has experience teaching in K-12 classrooms and spent many years working for a nonprofit helping at-risk high school students attend college. Kari is passionate about food and worked as a chef in Napa. When not being creative in the kitchen, Kari can be found oil painting in her studio or somewhere near the ocean.

Margan Mulvihill, Marketing & Events Manager, The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show
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“Art is inspiring; it challenges perception, stirs emotion, facilitates expression and delivers beauty. I’m committed
to the arts because I believe in its power for every person.”

Margan has spent her career in the art world, working for museums, galleries and auction houses. Before joining The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, Margan was responsible for marketing at Jenkins Johnson Gallery, writing press releases and securing local and national press for the gallery artists and exhibitions. Margan planned gallery openings and organized a 5-person panel discussion on women in the arts at a Miami art fair. She also served a local nonprofit as the President of the Board of Directors, and helped plan their annual fundraising auction for 3 years. In addition to loving art, Margan enjoys dancing lindy hop and salsa.

Mario Cruz, Youth Development Director
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“You have to challenge authority. Be a rebel. Your most important social responsibility is to prevent the abuse of power. Question them.” –Jorge Ramos

Mario hails from Fresno, California, and graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Community and Regional Development and a minor in Chicana/o Studies in Spring 2011. Upon graduating from UCD, Mario moved to the bay area, became an AmeriCorps member as an Academic Advisor in East Oakland, and an advisor for the Upward Bound program in San Francisco. Mario is passionate about educational equity, social justice, and young adult development and leadership.

Meghan Smith, Youth Development Director, Summer Jobs Program
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“… knowledge opened the locked places in me and taught me first how to survive and then how to soar.” –Gloria Anzalúa

Meghan believes in working alongside youth to foster skills that will help them excel in the world of work. Before Enterprise, Meghan worked with youth and children in a variety of settings ranging from a residential home for youth with social and emotional disorders to a Montessori classroom. One of her most prized experiences was volunteering with a peer sexuality education program through a national women’s health organization. She earned her MA Sexuality Studies and her thesis analyzes a piece of education legislation passed in Tennessee (the state where she grew up). Meghan’s research expanded her understanding of how certain education policies disregard barriers that many youth face. Workforce development is one area where schools do not fully prepare youth for practical application. As she continues her work at Enterprise she hopes to create an engaging environment where young people discover and strengthen their skills and self-awareness. In her free time Meghan takes mini adventures in the Bay Area and taste tests local ice creameries.

Nínive Calegari, CEO
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Nínive is a veteran classroom teacher whose career had brought her to classrooms in Mexico, in Massachusetts, at Drake High School in Marin and at Leadership High School here in San Francisco. Nínive received her undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Studio Art from Middlebury College as well as a graduate degree in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard. In 2002, Nínive co-founded 826 Valencia in San Francisco and was responsible for building a national network of youth-serving literacy organizations based on that model. Her founding pedagogy has, now, been replicated by 40 organizations internationally. She also founded and led The Teacher Salary Project, working to improve conditions for teachers. Nínive joins our team following her time as an organizational consultant, where she worked with clients such as Youth Speaks, KQED and Sonoma Valley Education Foundation. She has also served on numerous non-profit boards, including the San Francisco Arts Commission and The George Lucas Educational Foundation.

Shantel Weingand, Finance Director
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“I enjoy watching the youth transition from shy high school students to young professionals ready to take on the world during the course of their time at Enterprise.”

Shantel is a Bay Area native who has been working in accounting and finance for over 10 years. She began her career in the corporate sector and soon realized the importance of being part of the local community, making the transition into not for profit in 2012. She attended San Francisco State earning her B.S. in Business and Finance while working for Enterprise. In her free time she loves hiking, reading and playing tourist in her own back yard.

Samantha Stanich, Event Operations Coordinator
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Samantha is a native New Yorker who first found herself on the opposite coast in 2012 when she started school at UCLA. As a Communications major with a background in film and media studies, she found herself right at home in the City of Angels. While pursuing her degree, Sam volunteered with a handful of nonprofit organizations that benefited young lives and strove to make the future a more luminous place for all people. Her experiences with these organizations fortified her belief in the necessity of giving back and allowed her to see the benefits of work in the social sector firsthand. Upon graduating, she relocated to Texas where she assumed a development role at Austin Film Festival. The two years she spent working with the wonderful people of AFF elucidated her pathway further and her career goals became clear. She wanted to continue to give to those around her rather than take. She wanted to bolster the weak with the support of the strong. She wanted to be more than a 9-5 drone. When she happened upon Enterprise for Youth, she knew that all of the things she wanted were attainable. Her position as The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show Event Operations Coordinator beautifully marries her love for the arts with her passion for philanthropy. Art is the one medium that enables humans to express themselves despite socioeconomic and cultural constructs; a work can elicit the same visceral response in the elite and in the downtrodden. For Sam, that sameness despite all perceived difference is entrancing. In the coming years, she hopes to return to school for her Master’s in Nonprofit Management and is nothing short of ecstatic to have joined the Enterprise family. If she’s not working, you’re sure to find Sam somewhere on a beach.