Miriam Feuerle • Agent/Director
Miriam Feuerle has worked in the field of arts and culture for more than 30 years. Beginning at the Macdowell Colony and then the Alliance of Artists Communities, a national organization focusing on policy, funding, and management issues related to the field of residential arts centers, she has worked to help the careers of artists and writers across the nation. In 2001, she also helped establish the Caldera Artists in Residence program in Oregon.
Before co-founding Lyceum in 2004, Miriam worked as a consultant to nonprofits in philanthropy and arts and culture. She also taught classes through Portland State University’s Institute for Nonprofit Management. She holds a MA from the University of Chicago, where her research focused on the development of philanthropy in the United States, particularly as practiced by fraternal orders in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
She has headed Lyceum since the end of 2008.
Hannah Scott • Senior Agent/Associate Director
Hannah Scott has worked with authors and artists since graduating from New York University. She comes to Lyceum from a marketing and advertising agency representing live entertainment productions off- and on Broadway. She has also worked with a San Francisco literary presenter, a boutique publishing house in New York, and the development office of a preeminent London theater.
Kate Gannon-Sprinkel • Senior Agent/Marketing
Kate Gannon-Sprinkel brings to Lyceum a strong background in the arts and a love for literature. Coming on board with the Lyceum Agency in 2009, Kate feels lucky to work with such a compelling roster of authors and enjoys finding the perfect match between the speaker’s work and the presenter’s goals. She has worked with and for artists since earning her BFA in photography. Kate has also worked in the non-profit sector, focusing on workforce and youth development. Beginning in youth development, she taught photography to at-risk youth at the Boys Club of New York before moving on to executing large and small scale training events for workforce development professionals.
Andrew Wetzel • Senior Agent
Andrew Wetzel joined Lyceum with book experience gained on both coasts, including time spent as a librarian as well as a literary scout for foreign publishing houses. Most recently, he ran Stumptown Editorial and was an editor for literary journal Masters Review and publishing consultancy Wise Ink. He is originally from Long Island, New York.
Sara Ortiz • Senior Agent
Sara Ortiz is the former Interim Literary Director for the San Antonio Book Festival and the former program and festival director for The Believer and Black Mountain Institute. Daughter of Salvadoran immigrants, Ortiz has produced cultural programming – both regionally and nationally – that offers a platform to amplify underrepresented voices. She has spent 15 years building a career rooted in the literary arts, working, collaborating, and consulting for a wide variety of literary institutions and cultural organizations such as Penguin Random House, Scholastic Inc., Disney Publishing Worldwide, The Believer, Arizona State University, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Texas Library Association, Nevada Humanities, American Library Association, and McNally Jackson Books, among others. Ortiz is also the founder, curator, and host of the audio project Black Mountain Radio.
Abigail Parker • Content Manager/Agent
Abigail Parker comes to Lyceum with an extensive background in logistics and administration from a wide array of fields including an international educational non-profit to a documentary on poverty issues. Most recently she worked alongside felony public defenders in Portland, Oregon. She is thrilled to be working alongside such incredible speakers and venues.
Phoebe Anderson-Dana • Operations Manager/Associate Agent
Phoebe Anderson-Dana has worked in events and arts administration since 2011. She returned to her hometown of Portland from the DC area, where she was the programming manager at Strathmore.
Lauren Wall • Administrative and Events Coordinator
Lauren Wall joined Lyceum with extensive experience in events, programs, and administrative coordination from several fields, including higher education, non-profits, and commercial enterprises. Most recently, she worked as an account and production coordinator in the promotional products and music industries. She moved to Portland, OR from Chapel Hill, NC in 2018.
Paige Juntunen • Accounting
Paige Juntunen has served as bookkeeper at a variety of companies over the years; she joined Lyceum in 2009.