Who we are


Caroline Haller

Board President

Freelance art curator Caroline Haller has a master’s in art history and visual culture from
Lindenwood University. Originally from Charleston, SC, Haller attended Sweet Briar College
for her bachelor’s degree in art history. Currently residing in the Raleigh, NC, she runs her own curation business, Caroline Haller Curation. Haller is passionate about both historical research and art curation. Splitting her time between representing contemporary artists, provenance research and scholarly research, Haller’s specialties include 19th century art, women artists, and textile and decorative art.


    Guy Benjamin Brookshire


    Guy Benjamin Brookshire received a BA (1999)  in English from Binghamton University and his MA in Creative Writing (2001) from The Writing Seminars at The Johns Hopkins University. Born in Searcy, Arkansas in 1977, in 1980 he was covered in fire ants in Jackson, Mississippi, and has since traveled widely, teaching in Baltimore, Maryland; Shen Zhen, China; the University of New Mexico; and California Community Colleges. Brookshire is the author of The Universe War (2013), New Oldest Land (2014), and is the creator of The Republic of Sin (2016-), a post-colonial fantasy horror podcast. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area with wife, Librarian Amanda Choi and two daughters, Brookshire creates collage poems by destroying history and science books, teaches writing and critical thinking, and studies the traditions of Freemasonry.     


      Holly Rueger


      Holly Rueger is the director of HEROES, a youth leadership program for young people with lived experience in foster care. Originally from Western Massachusetts, Rueger attended Sweet Briar College where she earned bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Spanish Language and Literature. She has previously served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and as a family advocate at a domestic violence shelter. She is passionate about community development and elevating the voices of underserved populations. 


        Rosie Williams

        Gala Committee Chair

        Rosie Williams is based in San Francisco and works as an expert fundraiser and community-builder. Rosie holds a Bachelor’s in Middle Eastern Studies from Duke University and a Master’s in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Rosie has held roles at several leading cultural institutions, including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Sotheby’s London and David Zwirner Gallery in New York. Rosie holds numerous non-profit leadership positions and sits on the boards of Duke Black Alumni, Duke Nasher Club, Duke Next Generation, Westminster School’s Young Alumni Council and Southern Exposure. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the arts scene and sailing in the Bay Area.