Merry Scully joined the museum in August of 2022. Most recently she was head of curatorial affairs, and curator of contemporary art at the New Mexico Museum of Art. Previous positions include curator of the Governor’s Gallery for Governor Bill and Barbara Richardson; director of exhibitions and the associate director of exhibitions and public programs at the San Francisco Art Institute; and assistant to the artistic director Judith F. Baca, and gallery program director for the Social and Public Art Resource Center in Venice, California. She holds a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University and an M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico and has been a curator for exhibitions of contemporary and historic art, photography, and design in numerous locations including the New Mexico Museum of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Scully also taught history of photography courses at Santa Fe Community College and contemporary art and ideas courses at the now closed Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
Assistant Director/Exhibition Designer
John Fleeman joined the museum staff in 1997 as Exhibition Designer. Throughout his long museum career, John has coordinated the design and installation for numerous exhibitions. Among other positions, he worked as Preparator for the Norton Simon Museum of Art and Security Director for the Grand Rapids Art Museum. John received his B.A. in Fine Art from Western Michigan University, with a concentration in Painting and Art History. He is a member of the American Association of Museums and the Packing and Crating Information Network. In 2000, John received the President's Outstanding Employee of the Year Award from CSUSB and the Golden Apple Award.
Michael Beckley joined the museum staff in 2005 as Exhibition Preparator. Michael is a graduate of Cal State San Bernardino, having received a B.A in Glass Art and an M.A. in Art with a concentration in Glass. He has also attended the International Glass Centre in West Midlands, England. Mike's work has been in several exhibitions since 1994. Prior to his position at RAFFMA, he worked at Cohn-Stone Glass Studio, Blow Zone Glass Studio and Tamar Glass in Cornwall England.
Marketing, Membership and Engagement Coordinator
Education and Collections Coordinator
Diego Roberto Irigoyen joined the museum staff in March of 2019. An alumni of CSUSB, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Art Education. His thesis investigated why we value the impractical art object. In 2014, he designed a course on ambidextrous development in penmanship and drawing. He taught at CSUSB for two years. In 2016, Irigoyen executed his first gallery installation and performance, Gestural Recollection. In 2017, he began teaching in federal prisons and his work there culminated in an art teacher training for long term and life sentence inmates. In 2018, Irigoyen self-published a book on his course, Creative Brain Training, and presented his work internationally at the Transcultural Exchange. Irigoyen also serves as the Media Content Manager for the Little Gallery of San Bernardino.
Visitor Services Coordinator
Taylor Reddeman joined the museum staff in January of 2022 as Visitor Services Coordinator. Taylor received her B.A. in Art History/Administrative Studies with a concentration in Accounting and a minor in Philosophy from the University of California, Riverside. Prior to this position, Taylor spent three years as a Lead Visual Experience Assistant at the California Museum of Photography and Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts.