Geoff is a Founding Director and President of Paradise City, Inc. Prior to founding Paradise City in 1995, Geoff spent twenty successful years on the show circuit as a fiber artist, designing handbags, luggage and clothing with a Renaissance opulence and a Japanese aesthetic. He brings a wealth of experience and insight to his role as Director of the Paradise City Arts Festivals. He oversees all aspects of Paradise City’s operations, from the design, curation and layout of Paradise City’s shows, to the innovative marketing programs that effectively promote artists’ careers. Geoff is passionate about art and collecting and is always on the lookout for new talent. His avocation is creative gardening and landscape design.
Linda H. Post
Linda is Sales and Marketing Director and one of Paradise City’s founding directors. A practicing artist, her figurative, intensely pigmented paintings, pastels and monotypes reside in many public and private collections, including the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Reader’s Digest, Equitable Life Assurance Company and the Boston Public Library. Her work has been featured in cover stories, reviews and photo essays in American Artist, American Art Collector, The Artful Mind, Poets/Artists, The Gettysburg Review, the New York Times and the Boston Globe. In addition to leading our PR efforts, she brings the eye of an artist to the crafting of beautiful shows through exceptional curation, creative design projects and mounting special exhibitions. Linda also led intensive art workshops for many years, and thoroughly enjoys mentoring emerging artists at Paradise City. Visit her website to see her work.
Mark J. Post
Mark joined Paradise City in 2002 to head up its Finance, HR and IT operations. After a twenty year career in computer science spanning academia, software development and management consulting, Mark is now responsible for ensuring our internal contracting and billing systems run smoothly and our extensive website, database, and digital marketing efforts effectively connect arts aficionados with exceptional exhibitors.
Katherine was a choreographer/performer for 23 years, then a costume/clothing designer for many more. She continues to nourish her creative side with a rich diet of photography and digital art – taking a cue from Julia Child, “… try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, and above all have fun!” As Operations Manager for Paradise City since the beginning, she provides front-line management services with our artists, and also ensures that on-site show office operations run smoothly. When you come to a Paradise City show, you may not see Katherine, but you’ll hear her – she’s the mellifluous ‘Voice of Paradise City’ – making all of the PA announcements… come by and visit her in the show office!
With a background in the arts, custom clothing and then technology, Liz Trynosky came to Paradise City Arts Festivals as a part-time computer consultant in 1996. As a full-time employee she has been instrumental in keeping Paradise City’s office infrastructure well-maintained, whether it is upgrading hardware and software, troubleshooting or enabling staff productivity. Liz worked on our current website and is also responsible for designing and managing the Paradise City emails to artists and patrons. You may not see Liz in person very much, yet she is a dedicated key member of the Paradise City “family”.