Kristina Goetz


Executive Director


Kristina joined the Artist Trust staff as Director of Development in 2015. Since August 2020 she has served as Acting Executive Director, allowing Artist Trust to take its time and be intentional and forward thinking about its next phase of leadership.  

With nearly twenty years of experience in the non-profit sector, Kristina has served organizations representing almost every artistic discipline, including visual art, theater, modern dance, performance, and popular and classical music. Raised in New York City in a family of restaurateurs, she relocated to Seattle from Florida in 2009, first settling in at the historic Woodland Theater/ Josephine performance space in Ballard. She has held leadership roles in fundraising and administration at The Vera Project and Northwest Folklife in the Pacific Northwest, and the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in Florida.  

Kristina lives in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood with her partner, guitarist Simon Henneman, a cat named Brownie, and a dog named Lola. Before the pandemic you could catch her seeing live music in clubs and basements around the city. Now you are more likely to find her gardening, swimming, reading, or camping. She is a firm believer in the ability of the individual artist to create equitable, thriving communities, and considers it a gift to be able to support Washington State artists through her work with Artist Trust.