Ali SchrubbaVisual Coordinatoremail Ali
Whether it be polymer clay as a child, making youtube videos in middle school, oil painting, or a passion for photography, Ali has always had her hands into something creative. Since graduating from Southwestern Michigan College with a degree in Graphic Design Technology in 2018, she has started her own lifestyle/portrait photography business, discovered her love for bowling and tennis, attended many Ska concerts, and continuously plays Nintendo video games. Ali joined the team in July of 2020 starting her hobby of collecting pots. Her job around the gallery is inventorying all incoming work, photographing it, maintaining the website and co-managing Schaller Gallery’s social media platforms.
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.
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.
Brian WestrickExhibitions Coordinatoremail Brian
Brian has been enamored with clay since early childhood. He remembers walking through his grandparent’s farmland in Southeast Michigan and collecting small lumps of clays to form very crude pinch pots of the local gray-green clay. Coming from a family of makers and woodworkers, Brian grew up learning many methods of making, including woodworking, knitting, printmaking, and pottery. After a high school art class reintroduced Brian to clay, he pursued his interest in ceramics and received a BFA in Ceramics from Grand Valley State University, and later graduated with his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2018. His role as the Exhibitions Coordinator involves curating each exhibition, writing show descriptions, contacting makers, and assisting the director, Anthony Schaller. Outside of the gallery, Brian enjoys making his ceramic work, woodworking, running, reading, and collecting pottery.
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.