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Visual & Performing Arts Director
Ceramics Teacher

Mark was born and raised in Marin County and is a proud Marin Catholic alum from the class of 1997. Mark studied Art at UC Davis under the guidance of renowned artists such as Annabeth Rosen and Wayne Thiebaud. Mark has taught Ceramics in both Massachusetts and Sacramento before returning to Marin for his dream job at his alma mater in 2007.
Photography Teacher
Amber Rose Bauer is a multimedia artist and photographer who has a strong passion for the power that creativity has on mental health and society. She has always loved creating art and while attending Archie Williams High School was strongly inspired in her visual arts and photography classes. She took a gap year after high school and had the opportunity to teach photography to young students for a non-profit in a coastal town in Peru. Continuing to pursue her B.A. at the University of Redlands she designed her own major in Holistic Health and Expressive Arts. She has spent the last four years in classrooms and with students from kindergarten to high school while pursuing her artistic practice outside of those roles. She is excited to combine her passions for working with youth and her drive to share her love and belief in the power of art. She looks forward to having her students experiment with art in ways that lets them slow down, be curious and cultivate new perspectives on themselves and the world around them.
Art Teacher
Born and raised in San Francisco, Olivia’s educational journey took her from a French-immersion school in SF to a Catholic school education in San Rafael during 2000. She continued her schooling at Sun Valley and San Domenico Middle School before graduating from Marin Catholic. Her active involvement in the art department and volleyball team shaped her high school years. Olivia began her college studies at UC Santa Cruz and later transferred to the University of Oregon, where her passion for art led her to explore various mediums such as textiles, woodwork, drawing, ceramics, metals and more. Graduating with a Ceramics specialization and a minor in Art History, Olivia also spent a year studying architecture and art history in Rome. Following her university journey, Olivia delved into the world of Interior Design & Architecture. With experience in showrooms, architectural firms, and as an independent designer, she maintained a connection to teaching and coaching throughout her 10-year professional exploration. Now, Olivia has found her true vocation in teaching. Her mission is to inspire students to unlock their creative potential and discover confidence in an ever-changing world. By fostering creativity, she aims to not only strengthen communities but also contribute to a better world.
Art Teacher

Erika is an arts educator whose creative passion stems from early childhood drawing sessions with her father in the Bay Area. After discovering a love for education and mentorship, she went on to earn her Bachelors in Studio Art from UCLA with an emphasis in drawing and painting and a Masters in Teaching from Seattle University. After over a decade in Washington State working with youth in the arts, where she earned an Outstanding Educator award in 2020, she is thrilled to be back in the Bay Area. Erika is excited to continue fostering a love of art making and creative problem solving in her classroom. Erika’s favorite activities involve being nose deep in a good book, sniffing out culinary mushrooms with her dog, or topping out on a rock wall.
Photography Teacher

Laurie Reemsnyder graduated with an Art Ed degree from Rhode Island School of Design, and has been teaching Photography since 1999, in Vallejo and at Marin Catholic.  She spent seven years coordinating programs for the International House of Rhode Island, leading cross cultural workshops and programs to help acclimate refugees, immigrants, and international students to the US, then worked for 20 years with the International Organization for Migration, supervising (and photographing) the movement and care of half a million refugees through SFO. She has lived in Japan and Denmark, and traveled extensively through Asia, South and Central America, and Europe.  Recognizing that art is transformative and connects us all as humans, she designed a photo project that was implemented each summer on her service trips to Cambodia, Costa Rica, Fiji, Thailand, Bosnia/Croatia and Peru. Her passion is in giving young people a voice and having them use it to help others, incorporating service and art.