Eric Higbee is a licensed landscape architect and community organizer passionate about involving communities in the design of their public spaces. Eric is the first new Executive Director since founder Milenko Matanovic.
Founder & Director, Institute for Everyday Democracy
By combining his talents as a thinker, educator, and artist, Milenko strives to help communities become wiser by working together and uncovering new ways to push good ideas into action. After 30 years as Pomegranate’s Executive Director, he stepped out of the role of Executive Director in February of 2017. He will now focus on writing, talks, and consulting for Pomegranate as well as leading our new Institute for Everyday Democracy.
Stephanie Ingram is a licensed architect with a diverse background in design/build and public interest design. She joined Pomegranate Center with an interest in working with local communities to design and build meaningful public spaces.
Director of Education
Katya is a teacher, organizer, storyteller, and strategist with a creative twist who believes both the big ideas and the smallest details need attention to make a great idea come to life. She can’t help but look at things as a cat’s cradle: a beautiful tangle of connected people and issues, questions and dreams, desires and needs.
Development and Communications Manager
Kait comes to Pomegranate Center most recently from a career in book publishing. As a former publicist, she is passionate about connecting people, whether it’s making sure the right books get into the right hands or creating networks of communities with Pomegranate Center. Kait is also an author (most recently of the short story collection Siblings and Other Disappointments), and looks forward to matching her writing skills with Pomegranate’s storytelling through art and design.