Our Team

Sarah Mandala
Executive Director

Sarah Mandala received a BA in English from New England College in 1996 and a MA in Arts Education from the University of New Mexico in 2005. After serving as an AmeriCorps member in Albuquerque and teaching in various community programs, she went on to teach English and Fine Arts to all grade levels in diverse schools. In addition to teaching, Sarah has developed and supported educational programming for various nonprofits and is a ceramic artist. She started at ARTsmart as Program Director 2019 and became ARTsmart’s Director in March 2020.

Victoria (Tori) Brown
Operations Manager

Tori Brown has volunteered for ARTsmart since 2011 and joined ARTsmart staff in 2016 to help with the 25th Annual Dinner & Auction as Fundraiser Coordinator and stayed on to lend a hand in the office. Since then she has been ARTsmart’s Events Coordinator/Office Manager, Operations Director, and Operations Manager. Before moving to Santa Fe and opening her Art*o*mat® art vending machine business in 2012 she co-owned Brown Katz Brown & Company, a contemporary crafts gallery, in Tacoma, WA for 14 years. She is also an artist and her mixed-media work can be seen in Art*o*mat® art vending machines all over the country. She currently hosts 8 machines in northern New Mexico.