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Meet Our Team

Merry Scully
(909) 537-5493

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.

Gus Castaneda
Exhibition Designer & Collection Coordinator
(909) 537-7414

Gus Castaneda joined the museum in 2023. A versatile professional with a diverse background in art, automotive, and design. With decades of experience in various industries, he has honed his skills as an artist, craftsman, and engineer. Gus served as an Assistant Curator and Preparator at the Ontario Museum of History and Art in Ontario, CA. He worked extensively in every aspect of the museum's operations, including administration, curation, education, program planning, and logistics.
Prior to that, Gus was The Collections Manager at a Private Automotive Museum, a CADD Manager for at&t and a Designer at The Pacific Design Center, to mention a few. Furthermore, He has served as the Vice President of a nonprofit, The Arts Area, as an associate of the Ontario and Claremont Art Walks and continues his deep involvement with the arts community. Gus is a self-taught painter in water color and other mediums, Independent Exhibit Curator, Designer and Consultant and actively contributes to the promotion and advancement of all artistic endeavors.


Michael Beckley
Exhibition Preparator

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.

Ashley Serrano
Marketing, Membership and Engagement Coordinator
(909) 537-3373

Ashley Serrano joined the RAFFMA team July of 2023 as the Marketing and Engagement Coordinator. She is a graduate of Cal State San Bernardino with a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and over four years of experience in marketing and community engagement. She began her student career on campus with volunteer work as a SOAR leader and with Coyote Cares Day, then continued on to work in the Coyote Bookstore and World Languages and Literatures. In these positions, she was able to build relationships with the campus community and create printed and digital media for students and faculty alike. After graduation, she began working professionally in her field as a key designer and continued to develop her skillset. For four years, she created various promotional materials such posters, banners, and digital marketing. This development turned into the coordination and oversight of cultural events and campaigns, which she used to enhance the guest experience and improve brand identities.

Erika Kelley
Administrative Support Coordinator

Erika Kelley is the new Administrative Support Coordinator at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art. She graduated from CSUSB in Spring 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public History, a minor in Anthropology, and certificates in Egyptology and Museum Studies. During her time as an undergraduate student Erika volunteered and worked at RAFFMA. During her time at RAFFMA she was a docent that specialized in giving tours around the Journey to the Beyond Egyptian collection. She also worked as a Collections Student Assistant and assisted with making 3-D models of Egyptian artifacts, condition-reporting objects, and much more. She is very excited to be back at RAFFMA and looks forward to the new school year.

Bryan Kraemer
Researcher Egyptologist & Educator

Bryan Kraemer is an Egyptologist working at RAFFMA, where he is developing content related to the museum’s collections of artifacts from Ancient Egypt. He has a Master's in Egyptology and a Master's in Archaeological Computing and is working on finishing his Ph.D. in Egyptology at the University of Chicago. Bryan’s research interests are in Ancient Egyptian religion and ritual, Ancient Egypt and the Classical World, Ancient Egyptian language, art, and archaeology, digital humanities, GIS, and digital frontiers in museums. Bryan is currently working on a monograph on his research on the festivals of Osiris at Abydos and a 3D archaeological atlas of maps from his research as co-director of the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition ( ).