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SMAC Staff Directory

Jonathan GlusJonathon Glus
Director, Cultural and Creative Economy
Email Jonathon Glus
(916) 808-8817

Jonathon Glus joined theCity of Sacramento, Convention and Cultural Services Department in July 2017. Jonathon comes to Sacramento after serving as CEO at the Houston Arts Alliance, Executive Director of Arts and Culture with the City of Pasadena, and Executive Director of the Evanston Arts Council in metropolitan Chicago. 

Lennee EllerLennee Eller
Program Manager
Email Lennee Eller 
(916) 808-8877

Lennee joined the City of Sacramento, Convention and Cultural Services Department in the summer of 2016. As the Cultural Services Division Manager Lennée’s goal is to support and collaborate with staff to succeed in our mission to provide exceptional cultural and educational opportunities that enrich the quality of life in the Sacramento region. She currently sits on two nonprofit boards: the Powerhouse Science Center Board and the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts.  Prior to working for the City of Sacramento, Lennee established and directed the Phoenix Airports Museum, home to one of the largest airport art programs in the United States. Its goal is to showcase Arizona's unique artistic and cultural heritage to more than 41 million passengers who travel through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport a year. Lennee has been active in the Museum and nonprofit Arts for more than 30 years. When not being an artist administrator, Lennée is a visual artist. Her work: sculpture, screen prints, drawings and paintings are in private and municipal collections, both nationally and internationally.


photo of Dianne CripeDianne Cripe
Art in Public Places Administrator
Email Dianne Cripe
(916) 808-8493

Dianne Cripe is the Art in Public Places Specialist for the City and County of Sacramento’s Art in Public Places Program. Cripe joined the Arts Commission after managing the City of Las Vegas public art program of permanent and temporary projects. She also directed the Art in Public Places program for the State of Hawai’i Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Previously, as the inaugural director of public art for Arizona State University, she developed numerous exhibition and outreach programs and coordinated both permanent and temporary projects. At ASU, Cripe co-wrote the masters-level Certificate in Public Art and taught Public Art 101 at the Herberger Institute of Art and Design. In 2015, she consulted with the university on the conservation of the public art collection. Cripe also established the City of Goodyear (AZ) public art program, developing policies, public art plans and programming several exhibition spaces throughout municipal buildings. She has contributed articles to Public Art Review and ASU Research Magazine.  Cripe holds an M.A. in Art History and an M.Ed. in English Education, both from Arizona State University.

Anja Aulenbacher Anja Aulenbacher
 Grants & Cultural Programs Coordinator  
 Email Anja Aulenbacher 
 (916) 808-3986

Anja Aulenbacher is the Grants and Cultural Programs Coordinator at the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. Anja manages the Arts Commission’s grant programs, Sacramento Poet Laureate program, research projects and media. Anja administers several grant programs including general operating funds for nonprofit arts organizations (Cultural Arts Awards) and the Holiday Music Series presented at the Sacramento International Airport and other sites in Sacramento County. Anja directs the Sacramento Poet Laureate program, having managed the application process and tenures of the past three Sacramento Poets Laureate. Anja also oversees the Arts Commission’s newsletter, website and social media sites. Anja earned a BA from California Lutheran University, and after working on the production crew for local news broadcasts, joined the Arts Commission in 2005.


Laura Norman Laura Littlefield
 Arts Program Associate
 Email Laura Littlefield
 (916) 808-3979

Laura Littlefield has been an Arts Program Associate with the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission since 2007, serving first in Grants and Cultural Programs and currently in Arts Education. Prior, she worked with children and families, both as a Case Manager for a publicly funded childcare subsidy program and as a Head Start preschool teacher. Laura has two BA's from Humboldt State University, one in Studio Art and the other in Sociology. 


Mannylyn 'Allen' TimoteoMannylyn (Allen) Timoteo
 Administrative Analyst 
Email Allen Timoteo

(916) 808-3982

Allen Timoteo was born and raised in Manila, Philippines, and received her Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Business Management there. She has over 20 years of experience in accounting. She moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and became a resident of Sacramento in 2003. Her career with the City began in 2013 when she joined the Convention Center as an Accounting Tech. She was promoted as an Administrative Analyst in 2015 with the Parks & Recreation Department, where she handled the financials and the State and Federal grants for the 4th "R" after-school program (18 school sites) and Access Leisure, which serves youth and adults with disabilities. She is excited to be a part of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission because one of her aspirations is to be more socially and culturally active in the arts world. 

Employment Opportunities

The people who comprise the staff of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission are dedicated employees of the City of Sacramento. Openings for staff positions are posted, and applications handled, by City of Sacramento Human Resources department at (916) 808-5726.  Job postings for the entire City can be viewed on the City website.