Tieton Arts & Humanities welcomes its new Executive Director, Amber Knox of Selah, WA. Amber replaces Megan Newell, who served as Executive Director for the last two years.
Amber joins the organization with 15+ years working in the nonprofit field, including experience working with Seattle-based grantmaking foundations the Bullitt Foundation and the Campion Foundation. She also sang with and served on the board of the Medieval Women’s Choir for more than 12 years, appearing on both of the ensembles’ studio recordings.
She is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, in Performance Production with a focus in Costume Design. Before moving to nonprofit management, she worked with the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Opera, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the Empty Space Theatre, and Theater Shmeater, among others.
An avid naturalist, beekeeper, and Master Gardener in training, Amber recently returned home to Selah with her husband Sam and 9-year-old son Rowan and together they steward Belleflower Farm, a nascent native plant nursery and small event venue centered around a historic stone apple warehouse. In her spare time, Amber also enjoys exploring the great outdoors, participating in citizen science, and cooking good food. Amber is looking forward to demonstrating the economic value of creative placemaking with TA&H.