SG Staff



Jordyn ElsnerOperations Coordinatoremail Jordyn

She graduated from Lake Michigan College with a degree in Graphic Design in May of 2021 and started at the gallery the following Monday as a shipping and packing associate. In October of that same year, Jordyn stepped into the Operations Coordinator position. She works on processing orders, sending and receiving funds, maintaining the books, and co-managing Schaller Gallery’s social media platforms. She grew up in Southwest Michigan, and still goes to the beach as often as possible in the summertime. When she’s not in the gallery, she loves spending time outside, playing video games, reading, and snuggling with her cat, Moose.

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Alysha ZacharyLogistics Coordinatoremail Alysha

Alysha’s interest in the arts stems back to when she was a child. She started playing the violin in middle school and went on to perform alongside the Saint Joseph High School Symphony Orchestra. Currently, she is studying at Lake Michigan College for a degree in Biology. In her free time, she tends to her two pet snakes and is always in nature looking for more scaled friends.

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Matthew AvaraVisual Coordinatoremail Matthew

Matthew has been involved with the arts since childhood. He started with his passion for music, playing with local bands as a guitarist and bass player, before finding his love for film and photography. He graduated from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in the spring of 2022 with his degree in Film/Multi-Media. In his free time, Matthew enjoys cooking new recipes, finding new fishing spots, and reading a cozy novel.


Ali SchrubbaMarketing Coordinator & REFIND Manageremail Ali

Ali graduated from Southwestern Michigan College in 2018 with a degree in Graphic Design Technology. With a passion for clean print designs and social media strategy, Ali will help Schaller Gallery reach new heights. In her free time, Ali likes to work on her photography business, crochet, draw, and watch tv shows like The Sopranos and That 70s Show. Fun Fact: Ali will be married to Matthew, the Visual Coordinator here, in May.

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Troy BungartOur Man in the FIeldemail Troy

Troy is more than just a special friend to all of us here at Schaller Gallery, he's one of us. He helps with picking up and dropping off work to makers when he's on trips. Troy and Anthony work together on ideas about clay, glazes, and firing. Troy is here when we need him and we're there when he needs us.

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Anthony SchallerDirectoremail Anthony

Anthony has worked as a studio artist, professor, curator and gallery director. Currently, he's working on the plans for our new gallery building and studio; construction should start soon. Our new location will be about two miles to the west on Red Arrow Highway, just north of Bridgman, Michigan. Red Arrow Highway is the main North-South corridor along Lake Michigan and is dotted with charming towns, great sandy beaches, independent breweries, and interesting restaurants.

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