OUR LEADERSHIP

Founder & Executive Director - Kate Sattler

Kate Sattler is a musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and creative producer with roots in Minneapolis and Portland. Kate records music under the name Sweet Freeze in which she writes, performs, and records all of her songs. Kate runs a creative agency for social justice organizations and has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit strategy, program design, advocacy, fundraising, communications, and cause marketing. She loves collaborating with other artists, producing music and film projects, and promoting storytelling and social justice through the arts.

Artistic Director - Marisa Wildeman

Marisa earned her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Composition from Portland State University in 2016. She has since studied privately with internationally-acclaimed composer Eriks Ešenvalds in Riga, Latvia, and debuted original works at recitals in the Portland area. Marisa blends her passion for music with humanitarian concerns. Past vocal performances include a 9/11 tribute concert at Lincoln Center, a concert on Portland’s Waterfront to benefit people experiencing homelessness, concerts with the Portland State Choir and Oregon Symphony, and international tours and competitions. Marisa is a section leader in multiple ensembles and teaches private voice and piano lessons to students of all ages. Marisa seeks to make composing a priority and to find niches in the community that inspire her and lead to lasting connections with other composers and singers.