Kristin Patton (she/they), Lead Facilitator, brings over twenty-five years’ experience helping leaders of arts organizations, nonprofits, philanthropies and corporations come to shared understanding around core purpose, then align and lead operations, programs, and planning from that powerful center. Specialties include organization and board development; governance; strategic planning; leadership transitions; project development and management; assessment/evaluation; and meeting, workshop and retreat facilitation. Kristin’s passion is at the intersection of art making, community building, and supportive policies and practices.
Kristin works independently and in collaboration with other consultants. She has extensive experience with arts funders, advocacy groups and service providers. For over a decade she served as Arts Program Consultant and Board Secretary at Woods Fund of Chicago and has performed proposal reviews and other consulting for the Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development. She has presented and consulted with the Arts &
Business Council, Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University, the Illinois Arts Alliance, the Chicago Center for Arts Policy, Arts DuPage, and the School of the Art Institute. Kristin also draws from over twenty years in the corporate sector. As Vice President and Secretary of investment firm, Sahara Enterprises, she provided leadership in corporate governance, communications, client relations, strategic planning, operations and corporate giving.
Kristin holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she is an Amy and Richard F. Wallman Scholar. She earned her BA from Lewis & Clark College. She is certified in Group Process Facilitation through DePaul University and Dynamic Work Design through ShiftGear Work Design. She is an Affiliate of ARTS Action Research and a member of the Association of Consultants to Non-Profits, Forefront, and Theatre Communications Group. Kristin began her career as a professional theater and opera stage manager.
Logan Jones (he/they), Associate Facilitator, is a Chicago-based artist and Managing Director of About Face Theatre. Logan has frequently collaborated with multiple theatre companies while utilizing his artistic and technical skills, impressive organizational capabilities, and highly-collaborative working style. He has worked with Ensemble Consulting as Facilitator and Project Manager on various leadership transitions and organizational development projects since 2015. As a stage manager and production manager, he has helmed multiple productions for About Face Theatre, American Theater Company, The House Theatre of Chicago, Windy City Playhouse, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 13Exp, and the American Music Theatre Project, among others. Logan has a BA in Theatre and BA in Modern Languages from Kansas State University and is a graduate of the Axelson Center Bootcamp for Nonprofit CEOs at North Park University.
Bryna Pascoe (she/her), Facilitator, works with public and private organizations on a broad range of projects which examine system dynamics to solve managerial and operational challenges. Bryna is an alumna of the Harvard Kennedy School (MPA, ‘18). There she co-founded and was President of the Arts and Culture Caucus and organized Arts@HKS, a series of panel discussions on the role of the arts in the public sphere. In her early career, she was a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She attended The Juilliard School (BFA, ‘06), and was awarded the Martha Hill Prize for Leadership in Dance. Bryna worked in renowned contemporary companies Aterballetto (Reggio Emilia, Italy) and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal (Montréal, Canada), and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, touring internationally and creating principal roles in numerous new productions. Bryna currently resides in Chicago where she is active in her community, including serving as Secretary for the Greater Goethe Neighborhood Association Zoning and Planning Committee which provides guidance in neighborhood development and urban planning with an equity lens.