GDYO Staff

Cathy Hernandez

Cathy Hernandez

Executive Director

Cathy Hernandez has over twenty years of experience in arts management, and received her BA in Music from the University of North Texas and her MS from Drexel University with a Masters in Arts Management.

Patrick Herring

Patrick Herring

Operations Manager

Patricks responsibilities include the scheduling of all rehearsals and concerts as well as negotiating contracts. Writing running scripts for all performances. Communicating with performance venues. Hiring stage managers, guest artists and coordinating all concerts.

Yurie Iwasaki

Yurie Iwasaki

General Manager/Librarian

Bio

Kaitlyn Howell

Kaitlyn Howell

Director of Development and Marketing

Kaitlyn comes to GDYO with a passion for the arts, and non-profit development and marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Baylor University, and a Master of Arts in Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management from the University of Miami. Her career has always been centered around non-profit work, having spent time working in campaign planning and management at a Dallas based business consulting firm for for non-profit organizations, and most recently managing corporate development and events for the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Kaitlyn is a native of North Texas, and enjoys being outside with her golden retriever, Indy, and searching out the best queso in Dallas!