Patti DiCarlo Baker – Executive Director
Patti has been a member of the Marblehead Arts Association for over two decades. She brings to the MAA a love of the arts, our community, as well as a strong skill set in both business and non-profit development.
Patti has an extensive background as an innovative, hands-on Creative Services Director leading marketing, branding, digital and print design projects for private businesses and agencies. Her career has spanned the corporate and private art, magazine, publishing and illustration fields.
Locally, Patti is very active in the community and is known for her Nantucket basket weaving. Patti graduated from Syracuse University earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art, Illustration and Design
Betsy Hoffman Hundahl – Associate Director
Betsy brings to the MAA a background as a corporate advertising professional as well as experience in the field of museum work. She adds experience in hospitality, education and development from other volunteer positions with the PEM and the Marblehead Garden Club. Betsy has also been an Art enrichment teacher in the Marblehead public schools and worked for Marblehead retail shops.
Betsy received her B.A. in Art History from Middlebury College in Vermont. She also holds a diploma in Painting and Printmaking from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She is a juried artist member of the MAA and has exhibited and sold her work.
As a Marblehead native, Betsy is passionate about a vibrant local arts community and she recognizes the importance of reaching beyond the borders of Marblehead to connect to the wider world of Art.
Xhazzie Kindle – Shop Manager /Gallery Administrative Associate
Born and raised in London England, Xhazzie can be found in the MAA Artisan Shop where she handles membership, sales and fields general inquries. A keen fibre-artist who also likes to dabble in fine art, she brings a wealth of skills and true enthusiasm for the Arts to the MAA. Xhazzie is a world traveler who studied Aviation Science when not busy indulging her passion for sailing and skiing. Xhazzie is an active member of the Marblehead Garden Club and gives of her time to other community organizations such as the Girl and Boy Scouts of America. A long time Marblehead resident with a young family, Xhazzie has expertise as an organizational consultant. Xhazzie also administers the Made in Marblehead Facebook page.