Meet the CSMA Administrative Team

STEPHANIE ANDRES – Interim Executive Director

In addition to enjoying singing, making, and collecting art, Stephanie is dedicated to advancing missions through community building, impactful initiatives, and innovative best practices. She boasts a proven track record in nonprofit governance, communications, fundraising, and community relations, having contributed as both an employee and volunteer in the research, public education, community service, and the performing and visual arts sectors.

DEZMOND GARNETTO – Production Manager

Dez is a multifaceted artist whose skills range from classical guitar performance to live sound staging and lighting. Dezmond has been teaching music in and around the Ithaca area for many years through various non-profit organizations and workshops. When he’s not teaching Dezmond has been the director of both Unity Studio and DMP Studio recording, mixing and mastering countless albums for clients over the years.

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CARRIE NATALE – Education Manager

As the education manager at CSMA, Carrie Natale brings her experience working in the education field and interacting with the local community. She is a former dance and baton twirling studio owner, well-versed in connecting the community to the arts. During the pandemic, Carrie made the bold decision to return to college. In December 2023, she will earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Empire State University. She believes that the arts have a place in every aspect of our lives and is happy to help others find joy within the arts too. Carrie wants to help create a strong sense of belonging and support for the faculty and students of CSMA.