Nadja Wilson is our Executive Director and Digital Arts technology teacher since 2015 to present. In her words “It is amazing to grow this small but mighty art school. Through community partnerships we are offering more art and creative experiences for all ages and abilities than ever before. Thank you to all the individuals and organizations who are united in a strong passion for fostering creativity in our rural community.”
Nadja Wilson left her corporate position as Senior Product Feature Lead with Bing, where she managed the “Bing in the Classroom” project. With more than 19 years of software design experience, Nadja has designed and shipped projects from interactive television applications, children’s interactive story books, and the Windows Media Player, to websites and mobile applications. She has a colorful range of graphic and multi-media design experiences. She alternated between motherhood (where she polished her crisis management skills and perfected the ultimate Tillamook cheddar cheese quesadilla after approximately 4,999 attempts), chicken farming, gardening, and the creative aspects of being a UX designer on various projects where she managed large projects and small teams.
As the mother of two children ages 13 (a NWAC student) and 16 (a true Gadgeteer and Technology guy), she is thrilled to share her passion for technology, design and the arts with the NWAC community.
Top 7 things the Executive Director does for NWAC
1. Executive Responsibilities
2. Program Planning and Implementation
3. Staff Supervision, Development, and Evaluation
4. Financial Management
5. Community outreach and art stewardship
6. Fundraising & Grant Writing
7. Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors
Past Executive Directors
Susan Jenkins, Founder and ED from 2009-2013
Brandi Painter, Interim ED (Volunteer) 2013-2015