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  • Barbara Folegati Barbara Folegati

    Kitchen Manager and Chef

    Barbara is the Kitchen Manager and Chef in the Pixton House kitchen.

  • Deborah Gravelle-Watts Deborah Gravelle-Watts

    Head of Educational Administration

    Deborah Gravelle-Watts ensures that Emerson's educational administration is transparent, clear and consistent.

  • Francesca Profeti Francesca Profeti

    House Manager

    Previously a student at Emerson College, Francesca returned recently to take over as House Manager, ensuring the smooth running of the Emerson College household.

  • Steve Briault Steve Briault

    Director of Development

    Steve supports and coordinates the development of the Emerson Living and Learning Community and is responsible for the College’s capital assets and finances.

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  • Trude Lauksund Trude Lauksund

    Lead Gardener

    Emerson`s biodynamic vegetable gardener, has been running the edible garden since September 2016.

  • Udo Ottow Udo Ottow

    Head of Site Management

    Udo manages the maintenance of Emerson's buildings and campus, as well as taking a hands-on role in much of the maintenance work.

  • Yvette Dellsperger Yvette Dellsperger

    Director of Operations

    Yvette Dellsperger manages Emerson's facilities and works with the house team to give all those staying at the College have a warm and comfortable experience.

Martin Gutjahr

Visual Arts

Was born in 1963 in Bremen. He spent his school years at a Rudolf Steiner School in Basel, Switzerland, where he also took evening classes in abstract and portrait drawing. His first professional training was in ceramics, followed by two years as pottery fellow in Rheinfelden and the USA.

Martin studied sculpture at Emerson College in England and worked for seven years as art and craft teacher in Graz, Austria and travelled in Europe, North America, Japan, and Israel.

Martin continued to study painting with Paul Pollock in Freiburg and Hans Georg Aenis in Basel and has been living as an artist in Germany since 2002. Since 2009, also teaching activities in England and Taiwan.


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