The Satiated Artists Team

Learn about our team of artists and their incredible work.

Leadership

Laura Gouin

Laura Gouin

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Laura (she/her) is an actress, director and writer who got tired of starving and discovered her creative skills naturally translated onto the business stage. She founded Satiated Artists with the mission to give that same...

Mikala Francini

Mikala Francini

Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff Mikala (she/her) is Chief of Staff at Satiated Artists and focuses on helping our people, whether that’s in terms of mindful matchmaking, creating work and learning opportunities for artists and setting them up for success, or reinventing the processes...

Jen Olmos

Jen Olmos

Executive Virtual Assistant & Coach

Executive Virtual Assistant & Coach Jen is an independent fiction author based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Upon graduating with a degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she began her professional career as a business systems analyst and...

The Team

Jack Bowes

Jack Bowes

Executive VA and Project Manager

Executive VA & Project Manager Jack (they/them) is an Executive Virtual Assistant / Project Manager for MediaJustice. Forever a multi-hyphenate, Jack is a producer, actor, director, educator, and community organizer based in Chicago, IL. Originally from DC, Jack...

Camille Cote

Camille Cote

Account Manager

Account Manager Camille is an actor, musician, writer, and director who is constantly on the move, but currently in Portland OR. She spent her childhood moving across the US, and even lived in Dubai for 3 years. She blames those experiences for her constant desire to...

JennaRose Forte

JennaRose Forte

Executive Virtual Assistant

JennaRose (JR) (she/her) is a creative writer and performer based in Berlin, Germany. She is the Executive Virtual Assistant to Dan Hanson at DHA Laboratory. JR has a BFA from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania where she studied English literature, creative...

Tess Galbiati

Tess Galbiati

Project Manager

Project Manager Tess is currently based in Chicago as an actor, musician, and burgeoning intimacy choreographer. She received her BA in Theatre Performance from Arizona State University, where she also studied Psychology. Since moving to the midwest, she has focused a...

Caycelynn Hoggard

Caycelynn Hoggard

Project Manager

Project Manager Caycelynn Hoggard (she/her) is delighted to be joining the team at Satiated Artists as a Project Manager. Caycelynn attended Hollins University in Roanoke, VA, and earned a B.A. in Theatre with a concentration in stage management. She was able to stage...

Ashley Hollingshead

Ashley Hollingshead

Executive Virtual Assistant

Executive Virtual Assistant Ashley (they/them) is the Executive Virtual Assistant for Todd Bairstow. Outside of their work for Todd and Satiated Artists, Ashley is a director, performer, and collaborator. They recently received their MFA in European Devised...

Renee Lynn Jackson

Renee Lynn Jackson

Project Manager

Project Manager Renee is a multi-disciplinary artist splitting time between North and South America. An avid traveler, her work has benefited from a lifetime of calling a new state or country “home” every couple of years. She has a passion for communication; languages...

Ben Kaye

Ben Kaye

Executive Virtual Assistant

Executive Virtual Assistant Ben is thrilled to be here with Satiated Artists! Ben is a director, performer, musician, critic, and arts administrator based in Chicago, IL. He is passionate about new play development, community engagement, and creating artistic...

Lauren Kenning

Lauren Kenning

Project Manager

Project Manager Lauren is an actor, director, teaching artist, and photographer currently located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Since graduating from the University of Denver with a degree in theatre, Lauren has worked as a teaching artist, Project Manager, and most...

Jennifer Ledesma

Jennifer Ledesma

Executive Virtual Assistant

Executive Virtual Assistant Jennifer is thrilled to be a part of the Satiated Artists team! She is a singer, actor, dancer, and musician currently based in Chicago. A California native, Jennifer moved to the city to pursue her Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre at...

Miriam-Rose LeDuc

Miriam-Rose LeDuc

Executive Virtual Assistant

Executive Virtual Assistant Miriam-Rose is a multi-passionate creative with a love for ballet, violin, and business. As a lifelong learner, she excels in creative problem-solving and serving purpose-driven entrepreneurs. Miriam-Rose holds a bachelor’s degree in...

Ivey Lowe

Ivey Lowe

Project Manager

Project Manager Ivey is thrilled to be part of the Satiated Artists Team as a Project Manager with Data Automation. She is a Brooklyn based freelance director, fight director, and educator with a focus on new works development. She is a former 2018 Drama League Hangar...

McKinley Merritt

McKinley Merritt

Executive Virtual Assistant

Executive Virtual Assistant Currently based in Knoxville, TN, McKinley is a Nashville, TN raised singer, actor, mover, and collaborator. She is so pleased to be joining Satiated Artists! Emphasizing the collaborator, she thrives when she is helping a project come to...

Brian Ashton Smith

Brian Ashton Smith

Executive Virtual Assistant

Executive Virtual Assistant Brian Ashton Smith is the Executive Virtual Assistant to Will Christensen, CEO of DataAutomation. Initially from the small town of Wharton New Jersey, Brian moved to Atlanta, GA for college. He is a graduate of Morehouse College with a...

Aleksandra Weil

Aleksandra Weil

Executive Virtual Assistant

Executive Virtual Assistant Aleksandra (she/her) is a Brooklyn based composer and teaching artist with an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University. Raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union, her work often...

Amanda Winston

Amanda Winston

Operations Coordinator, Capacity Manager, Lead Project Manager

Operations Coordinator, Capacity Manager, Lead Project Manager Amanda (she/her) is the lead project manager as well as operations coordinator and capacity manager for one of SA's larger clients. She focuses on managing project flow and pipeline capacity, onboarding...

Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Project Manager

Project Manager Alice (she/her) is a Project Manager with Satiated Artists. She is a Chicago-based actor originally from Fargo, ND (yes, like the Coen Brothers movie). After graduating with her Bachelor of Fine Arts at North Dakota State University, Alice was...