Creative Alliance Staff

Creative Alliance Staff

We are a diverse and versatile group of impassioned change makers and artists. Here at the core of the Creative Alliance you will find a dedicated crew with years of experience over a broad range of disciplines including community building, education, music, performance, film and video, and visual arts.

Meet The Staff:

Adam Cooke

Technical Director

A Baltimore native, Adam Cooke has over 20 years experience as an audio engineer, mixing bands in various recording studios and venues in Baltimore and on tour. He started at Creative Alliance in 2003, and now serves as Technical Director, overseeing audio, lighting and video for the theater and Marquee Lounge, and supervising the technical staff. Adam is a drummer and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Production & Engineering from Berklee College of Music.

Shalanda Hansboro

Education Coordinator

Shalanda Bond Hansboro, Creative Alliance’s Education Coordinator, wears many hats: she’s a student, instructor, performer, recording artist, songwriter, wife, and mother of two beautiful girls. She is a Baltimore native and attended Tench Tilghman Elementary School and the Baltimore School for the Arts. Shalanda continued her studies in Opera at The Juilliard School in New York City, where she received her B.A.  She continued her studies at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she received her M.A.

Micah Wood

Marketing & Design Associate

Micah E. Wood is a photographer, musician, and designer from Newport News, Virginia. He moved to Baltimore in 2009 to pursue his Bachelors degree in Photography at Maryland Institute College of Art. Since graduating in 2013 he has been working and performing in the Baltimore art scene sharing his music, design, and photography. Micah’s work now includes marketing strategy, outreach, and design at Creative Alliance.

Brooks Long

Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Community Arts and Programming Fellow

Brooks Long was attracted to a wide range of music from an early age and spent much of his youth in various gospel choirs, including the Baltimore Police Youth choir that gave him the opportunity to back country music star Shania Twain. When he was 13-years-old, Brooks took guitar lessons and started writing his own songs. He had written over 100 songs by the time he was a freshman at Washington College in 2004, and when he graduated with a BA in English and Music History in 2008, he had honed his craft in various bands.

Samantha Mitchell

Film Curator

Samantha first joined the Creative Alliance in 2014 as an intern for the Film Program and Box Office Associate. She has now assumed the role of Film Curator.