Staff at WORK_SPACE

Hospitality, responsiveness, and simplicity are three of the values we know are important to our members and guests. Whether you are hosting a 1-hour meeting or a 3-day corporate retreat or join our community as a coworker in a private office or the collaborative commons, you can rely on the WORK_SPACE staff to create a pleasant and productive environment for you. Please reach out to us at 860.647.6029 or info@WORKSPACEmanchester.com.

We really loved being in the gallery all summer – and the staff could not have been better to work with. You made it a fun and creative place to be! Thank you for your help and guidance and for the friendly atmosphere you create at WORK_SPACE.

Christine Larson

Manchester Art Association

I held a company training there and the staff was amazing! They helped me sort out all the logistics and organized breakfast and lunch for the three days they hosted us. My favorite part about WORK_SPACE is how flexible they are. The training event was a success and I would rent space from them again!

Tanya McNamar

Business Intelligence Solutions Director, Cigna

Stacey Jill Zackin, PhD, MSW, PCC

Stacey Jill Zackin, PhD, MSW, PCC

Manager, WORK_SPACE

A graduate of Highland Park, Illing Jr. High and MHS I feel very fortunate to be working for my hometown and managing a truly unique organization that seems to attract amazing entrepreneurs, artists, and community leaders. I have the rare opportunity to apply the subject of my doctoral dissertation, “The Psychology of Hospitality: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Environments,” to a professional environment. Here at WORK_SPACE, our team strives to create a welcoming, inclusive, and hospitable environment for the variety of individuals and organizations that meet, learn, create, and work here. Please feel free to call or email me directly via 860.647.6022, manager@WORKSPACEmanchester.com.

Traé Brooks

Traé Brooks

WORK_SPACE Associate

Traé Brooks is a visual artist from Windsor, Connecticut who specializes in painting and sculpture. He studied painting at the University of Hartford, earning a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. Brooks is primarily interested in ideas and themes related to family and personal identity. Through his work, Brooks examines where he comes from, processing family history in order to better understand himself in relation to the world. Brooks has shown at Real Art Ways, Farmington Valley Arts Center and Kehler Liddell Gallery, among other venues. Currently, Brooks works as a gallery employee at WORK_SPACE in Manchester.

“My ultimate goal here at WORK_SPACE is to help bring artists together and foster a community.”

Deb Cassidy

Deb Cassidy

WORK_SPACE Associate

Deb Cassidy B.A., M. Ed.

Deb comes to us after retiring from teaching French and Spanish for 40 years. Not ready to retire from working, she thought working at WORK_SPACE would be a grand new adventure. Originally from Springfield, MA, she now resides in Manchester and is a big fan of all things Manchester. She lives with her husband, Kevin, and 3 rescue dogs, and is thrilled to be a grandmother of 3. Deb has 5 philosophies of life, but usually can only remember about 4 at a time: 1. Never refuse cake. 2. Life is too short for white bread, vanilla ice cream, bad coffee, and bad wine. 3. There’s always something to be happy about. 4. Animals are just furry people, often with better personalities.

Kim Desrosiers

Kim Desrosiers

WORK_SPACE Artist-In-Residence

Kim Desrosiers is an experienced Mixed Media & Collage Artist, Expressive Art Coach, Graphic Designer and Educator. She is a Manchester resident and WORK_SPACE’s 1st Artist-In-Resdience. Thrilled to become part of ‘Silk City’s’ artistic history, Kim will be creating and showcasing her own work at WORK_SPACE as well as offering multiple workshops to teach others to create art with a variety of materials, including painting on and with silk. When asked what her mission is, Kim says it is to help experienced and novice artists to “boldly express your creativity, launch your own ideas, and fulfill YOUR mission.” She invites you to visit her new studio at WORK_SPACE and follow her @kimdesrosiers_bebraveart/ or bebraveartanddesign.com

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