Board & Past Presidents

Get to know the SNAG board of directors by reading about them below. You can find a detailed history of the board by visiting the SNAG wikipedia page.


Brigitte Martin, President

Crafthaus Creator and Editor

  • Craft Think Tank, founder, co-organizer with the American Craft Council
  • Former owner, Luke & Eloy Gallery
  • Author of “Humor in Craft”
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • SNAG Chair, Professional Development Seminar Committee
  • SNAG Chair, Fundraising & Development
  • American Craft Council

bmartin@snagmetalsmith.org


Becky McDonah, Secretary

Assistant Professor, Department of Art & Design – Fine Art Metals, Millersville University

  • Visiting Artist/Lecturer, various locations
  • Co-chair SNAG 2012 conference, Phoenix/Scottsdale
  • Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • American Craft Council

bmcdonah@snagmetalsmith.org


Anne Havel, Treasurer

Studio jeweler/enamelist

  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Enamelist Society, Treasurer
  • Enamel Guild Northeast
  • Washington Guild of Goldsmiths
  • Ohio Designer Craftsmen
  • International Society of Glass Beadmakers
  • American Craft Council
  • Vermont Hand Crafters (juried member)
  • Vermont Arts Council
  • Vermont Crafts Council
  • Studio Place Arts
  • Visiting artist/lecturer various locations
  • Founder: Becauseartmattersvermont

treasurer@snagmetalsmith.org


Jill Baker Gower

Associate Professor, Department of Art, Jewelry/Metals, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

  • Artist, Metalsmith, Jeweler
  • Visiting artist/lecturer various locations
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • American Craft Council
  • Enamelist Society
  • Crafthaus
  • Artist in Residence, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts 2006/2007

jgower@snagmetalsmith.org


Chris Balch

Outside Board Member and Lawyer

  • Chair, South East Atlanta Business Association
  • Executive Board Member, Grant Park Neighborhood Association
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Council to Local Governments
  • Expertise in board governance, process and sustainability
  • Ceramic Artist

cbalch@snagmetalsmith.org


Dominique Bereiter

Studio Jeweler Artist

  • Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Co-chair SNAG conference 2014 Minneapolis

dbereiter@snagmetalsmith.org


Kat Cole

Studio Artist

  • Co-Founder of Jewelry Edition
  • Visiting artist/lecturer various location
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Art Jewelry Forum

kcole@snagmetalsmith.org


Brian Ferrell

Associate Professor of Art, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
Studio Artist – Brian Ferrell Designs, Ferrell & Kenney

  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • American Craft Council

bferrell@snagmetalsmith.org


Anne Fiala

Interim Chair and Assistant Professor,  Department of Fine Arts, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
Maker + Educator

  • Chair, Exhibition Planning Committee 2014-2017
  • Studio Artist
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Crafthaus
  • Visiting artist/lecturer at various locations

amfiala@snagmetalsmith.org


Nicole Jacquard

Associate Professor, School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

  • Studio Artist
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Michigan Silversmith’s Guild
  • crafthaus
  • American Craft Council
  • AIR Gallery

njacquard@snagmetalsmith.org


Tedd McDonah

Studio artist, educator

  • Co-chair SNAG 2012, “The Heat is On,” Phoenix, AZ
  • Founder and host “Big Metals Blow-out” University of Toldeo, Toledo, OH
  • Visiting Artist/Lecturer, various locations
  • American Craft Council
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths

tmcdonah@snagmetalsmith.org


Dianne deBeixedon

Professor, Art Department Chair, Old Dominion University

  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • Michigan Silversmiths Guild
  • Washington Guild of Goldsmiths
  • Florida Guild of Goldsmiths
  • Artist Blacksmith Association of North America
  • Tidewater Blacksmiths Association
  • Art Jewelry Forum

ddebeixedon@snagmetalsmith.org


Ezra Satok-Wolman

esw@snagmetalsmith.org


Elizabeth Shypertt

eshypertt@snagmetalsmith.org


Emily Stoehrer, Ph.D.

Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  • Contributor to Maker & Muse: Women in Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry (Monticelli Press, 2015) and On and Off: 30 Essays on Jewelry, (Art Jewelry Forum, 2016)
  • Co-author of Fashion Design, Referenced, (Rockport Publishers, 2013)
  • Member, Art Jewelry Forum
  • Board member, Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts, Society of North American Goldsmiths, and Women’s Jewelry Association

estoehrer@snagmetalsmith.org


April Wood

Studio Artist, Educator

  • Co-founder, Baltimore Jewelry Center
  • Visiting artist/lecturer at various locations
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths

awood@snagmetalsmith.org