Arts Huntsville Staff

Allison Dillon-Jauken, Executive Director

Allison joined Arts Huntsville in June 2009 as Executive Director, where she oversees all programmatic, education, marketing and financial operations. From 1999 – 2009, Allison served as Managing Director of Nashville Children’s Theatre (NCT). During her tenure at NCT, she expanded the Theatre’s family programming and completed a $6.7 million capital campaign to expand and renovate the Children’s Theatre’s facility. Before joining Nashville Children’s Theatre, Dillon-Jauken was Associate Director of Development for The New 42nd Street – the New York City non-profit organization charged with the redevelopment of 42nd Street’s historic theatres. Her duties at The New 42nd Street included annual fundraising for The New Victory Theatre and the capital campaign for The New 42nd Street Studios. Allison has served on the boards of TYA/USA, Nashville’s Association of Non-Profit Executives, and Nashville’s CABLE, and she is an alumni of Leadership Nashville. Past affiliations include the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Arizona International Youth Arts Festival, and the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre. Allison received an MFA in Theatre for Youth from Arizona State University and a BA in Drama from Stanford University.

Teresa Miller, Business Manager

Teresa joined Arts Huntsville in February 2008, bringing over twenty years of accounting and financial management experience to Arts Huntsville’s operations. As Business Manager, she is responsible for Arts Huntsville’s day-to-day financial activities, and she oversees Panoply budgeting as well as financial management during the festival. Before serving as Arts Huntsville’s Business Manager, Teresa held the position of Controller/Accounting Manager for The Girl Scouts of North Alabama, and her past work as a controller extends to a number of manufacturing corporations including Floral Design, Inc., Quadrum Telecommuni-cations, Inc., and Palco Telecom, Inc. Teresa earned a BS degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, from the University of Alabama Huntsville. She has served on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the Downtown Merchants Association in her hometown of Arab, Alabama.

Carrie Marchese, Development Manager

Carrie Marchese arrived at Arts Huntsville in March of 2016 with over a decade of experience as a television news anchor and investigative reporter. She’s now using many of the skills she developed in her prior career—building relationships, exploring leads, and community outreach—in her current role as Arts Huntsville’s development manager.

Carrie holds a BA from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Arizona. She’s reported, anchored, and produced for TV stations in Northern California, Arizona, and, most recently, Huntsville at WHNT News-19. Along the way, her work has been recognized with a regional EMMY, an Edward R. Murrow award, and dozens of Associated Press awards. But Carrie’s proudest accomplishment by far has been marrying a meteorologist from Oklahoma and having two beautiful boys, Branson & Bennett.

This West-Coast transplant is truly amazed at the critical role the arts have played in making Huntsville a vibrant destination spot and a proud place to call home. She knows if there was ever a time to support the arts and the fast changing landscape of our community, now is it!

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Daniela Perallon, Marketing & PR Manager

Daniela came to Arts Huntsville in September 2015. A Florida native, Daniela made her home in the Tennessee Valley in 2011 as a reporter for WHNT News 19.  There she reported extensively on city government, local elections, education issues and the arts throughout the Tennessee Valley.  In 2014, Daniela received a Midsouth Regional Emmy for her work on the collaborative project “Boys & Girls”; the 30 minute special told the story of the wonderful work and service done by the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama. Daniela is a proud alum of the University of Florida, and has a personal passion for still photography, videography, and fresh, local food. Daniela has long admired all that the local arts, entertainment and culture has to offer and is excited to bring her passions and digital storytelling skills to Arts Huntsville.

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Lisa Bollinger, Community Outreach Manager

Lisa joined Arts Huntsville in November 2013. Lisa and her family moved to Huntsville on Sunday, April 29, 2007. If that date sounds familiar, that is because they rolled into town that day, dropped off a few things at their empty house and went to Panoply as their first official outing as Huntsville residents! Before moving to Huntsville, Lisa spent nine years in Washington DC as a Logistics Specialist with the US Navy and a Contract Specialist with the US Department of Education and US Department of Housing of Urban Development. Lisa is a founding member and former board member of the Irish Society of North Alabama and is the Chairperson of the Huntsville St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Lisa was a Fulbright grant finalist and earned a BA in French from Nazareth College of Rochester and a Master of Public Administration from George Mason University.

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Julie Hornstein, Special Projects Associate

Julie Hornstein brings more than forty years of experience in non-profit arts management to her position as Special Projects Manager. She has worked with arts councils, symphonies, art galleries, historical museums, operas, arts advocacy organizations, arts education associations and theater companies in positions ranging from volunteer to Executive Director in six states. She has been on the board and served as President of both local and statewide arts organizations and helped arrange statewide and regional conferences. In addition to her current position at Arts Huntsville, she is Executive Director of the statewide Alabama Orchestra Association and serves as Costumer for Independent Musical Productions.