MEET OUR TEAM
They say that scientific minds have a creative side.
Working as a pharmacist for over twenty years, I never envisioned I would end up curating an art gallery. One might say that my love for art thrusted me to take over as gallery director. My travel around the world, appreciation for art, along with a "good eye" for design and color made this transition from the pharmacy world to this creative space easier.
My criteria in choosing which art to display is not guided by what I would hang in my home. I choose art for every taste, price point and style. My goal is to bring Sonoma County artists to the forefront whether it be a seasoned artist or a first time exhibiting artist who never had a show.
On a personal level, I grew up in Sonoma County, love gardening and I have three teenage kids.
Social Media / Web Design
Kai'ja Flolo is the Junior Graphic Designer and Social Media Assistant for Fulton Crossing Gallery. She is a driven graphic artist and she enjoys using her skills to create inspiring and engaging work at Fulton Crossing.
She graduated from Mills College in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics & Psychology. While in school, she explored integrating art and design into her dream of having her own business and began creating cover art, cartoons, logos and other art.
Kai’ja is inspired by the world around her and uses her experiences as references in her artistic work. In her free time, Kai’ja designs and creates custom t-shirts and also creates logos and other graphic design work for clients.
Laura Leipzig is a passionate advocate for local art and arts education. Her professional experience has included running programs for youth and adults as Education & Program Manager at the Museum of Sonoma County and curating exhibitions and developing new programs as Gallery Manager at the Arts Guild of Sonoma. Before pursuing a career in non-profit arts, Laura managed a custom frame shop and art supply store where she first discovered her love of supporting the local art community.
Laura holds a BA in Studio Art with a Minor in Dance from Sonoma State University and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from San Francisco State University’s College of Extended Education.
Besides working at Fulton Crossing Gallery, Laura currently teaches with the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art’s A.R.T.S. program, bringing (virtual) art lessons to 4th and 5th grade classes.
In her free time she enjoys dancing, yoga, hiking, weaving, painting, visiting museums and going to concerts. She lives in a house that is over 100 years old with her boyfriend and her black kitty, Juniper.