Scott Bartlett, Executive Director

Scott Bartlett brings a background in performance, exhibits, and community collaboration to Homer Council on the Arts. After working as an audio engineer, producer, and educator in Seattle, his graduate studies in Ethnomusicology at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa (MA) developed into a public sector emphasis and Museum Studies Certificate. He worked as a museum curator for 10 years, moving to Homer in 2012. Joining HCOA in 2020 provides Scott the opportunity to work more closely with Homer’s amazing artists and community partners. Scott makes music with the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra, Pier One Theatre, KP Brass Band, and the cacophony at home.

Krista Etzwiler, Ceramics Studio Manager

Krista Etzwiler recently retired from teaching elementary school for 25 years in Alaska.  During that time she developed her love of teaching visual arts.  So when she was hired by HCOA as the ceramics studio manager fall of 2022, she was grateful for the opportunity to continue sharing her passion for the arts. Along with her creativity, she brings her strengths of organization and enthusiasm.  Krista’s other interests include getting out and being active with friends, mowing the lawn, and soft blankets. She’s lived in Homer since 2001 with her husband Chris, two sons Koby and Ty, and her little dogs Kena and Lola.

Jenna Gerrety, Marketing Assistant

Jenna is a local artist who graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and moved back to Homer in 2019. She deeply appreciates the process of nature, decomposition and how simple actions can cascade and affect surrounding systems. Art is a catalyst for conversation and inspiration, and she hopes her work will encourage people to find the fantasy and whimsy in their day to day lives.

Xochiyollotl Carrow Harbison, Communications and Development Coordinator

Xochiyollotl (Xochitl) was born and raised on the Kenai Peninsula. She attended Humboldt State University, where she received a Bachelors in Art and was certified in Museum and Gallery handling in 2019. She worked as an intern at the Morris Graves Museum of Art before continuing her education at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where she earned a Master’s in Fine Arts in 2022 with a concentration in Ceramics.