Director of Fine & Performing Arts
Also: Teaches F&PA (Visual Arts), US Advisor
M.A.T., Teaching Art and Design Education, Rhode Island School of Design; B.S. Drawing and Painting, Biola University
Brian (“Hutch”) joined Eastside Prep in 2014 as its Director of Fine and Performing Arts. Promoting the arts at EPS is a major part of that role, along with teaching visual arts classes. Hutch grew up on the west coast but took a circuitous route before settling in the Pacific Northwest a few years ago – he has taught art in Thailand and in Massachusetts. Prior to EPS, Hutch taught art and design at an independent school in Tacoma. Since starting at EPS Hutch has implemented a yearly theme for the arts that guides theatre production choices, music selection, and art projects, and increased the both the visual art exhibitions and theater productions. He has also developed and helped launch new courses in paper engineering, printmaking, art meets tech, digital photography, and graphic design. Hutch lives with his wife, young daughter and a grey hound named Gene Parmesan. In his spare time, Hutch enjoys working on his letterpress, painting, and spending time with his family on the coast.
“These experiences have helped develop in me a passion for the Arts, a spirit of collaboration and creativity, and a strong desire to be part of a community. I love serving the community at EPS with these gifts!”