Staff

Susan & Dan Gottlieb

Gallery Owners

Susan and Dan Gottlieb believe that when it comes to environmental conservation, a picture is worth a thousand words. They opened The G2 Gallery in 2008 to show the work of emerging and established photographers, who make the distinction between images taken for the sake of art and those taken for the purpose of conserving nature and wildlife. Susan and Dan have always donated all proceeds from photography sales to environmental nonprofits.

Ed Boks

Executive Director

Ed Boks is the Executive Director at The G2 Gallery, overseeing all aspects of operations and staff management. He brings extensive experience to the role, having directed three of the largest animal welfare programs in the U.S.: Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in Arizona, New York City Animal Care and Control and Los Angeles Animal Services. Ed specializes in visioning, strategic planning, and fundraising. He continues his important animal rescue work through pro-bono consulting.

Diane Shader Smith

Communications Consultant

Diane Shader Smith has been with G2 since the beginning in 2008, responsible for PR and marketing, and often taking on a major leadership role.  As a journalist, published author and publicist with a major agency, Diane also serves as Communications Consultant and liaison between G2 Gallery owners Susan and Dan Gottlieb and all their ancillary partners and activities.

Monika Basse

Curator

Monika Basse is the Curator of The G2 Gallery. She earned an M.A. in Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere from the University of Southern California. Her strong background in the art world includes positions at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the Lois Lambert Gallery at Bergamot Station, LACMA and Christie’s Auction House.

Laurie O’Hara

Public Relations & Marketing Manager

Laurie O'Hara handles publicity and marketing for the gallery’s exhibits and events, and manages G2’s social media presence. Laurie earned her B.A. in Art History from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and joined the G2 team in 2016.

Jared Nigro

Special Projects Coordinator

Jared Nigro coordinates special projects at The G2 Gallery. He assists with marketing activities as well as promotions for Susan and Dan Gottlieb’s ancillary initiatives. Jared also works on programming for the annual G2 Green Earth Film Festival. Jared earned his B.F.A. in Playwriting and Screenwriting from Columbia College Hollywood.

Michael Rodriquez

Store Manager

Michael Rodriguez is the G2 Store Manager. As the G2 store buyer, Michael looks for merchandise aligned with the Gallery mission, values and seasonal trends. Michael earned a B.A. in Art History from UCLA. To apply to become a vendor, please visit the Gallery Store.

Dyna Rivera

Graphic Designer

Dyna Rivera is the Graphic Designer for The G2 Gallery. Dyna originally attended Full Sail University in Florida to pursue photography but soon switched to graphic design, the field she has been working in for more than five years. Dyna is skilled in developing websites and creating a branded identity for companies. She has played an integral role in the redesign of G2’s logo and website.

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