Monday, December 22, 2008


Small Press Traffic is pleased to announce Samantha Giles as the organization's new Executive Director.

Samantha Giles was born in Oakland and raised in Santa Monica, California. She returned to the Bay Area in 1996, to complete her Bachelors of Social Work at San Francisco State University. From 1999 to 2004, she was the Community Arts Program Director for Central City Hospitality House, providing artistic access for homeless people in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. Her extensive administrative, programmatic and curatorial work during her tenure there helped stabilize and grow a program of disparate, often unheard voices. In 2008, she received her MFA from Mills College, where she also served as Managing Editor for 580 Split. Her work appears in numerous journals and webzines.

Samantha will serve as the Director beginning January 1, 2009.

We look forward to working with Samantha and to seeing you all in the year ahead!

The Small Press Traffic Board of Directors
David Buuck, Jessica Wickens, Lauren Shufran, Chris Chen, Gloria Frym, Scott Inguito, Barbara Jane Reyes, and Cynthia Sailers