VAE STAFF >  Laken Geiger

Laken is nice and helpful and smart and supportive and kind and mellow and reliable, and she deals with all us crazy people without getting her feathers ruffled, which is an amazing feat. We've been torturing her for years and she keeps hanging around us. 

Laken is our Programs Manager, working to bring opportunities to creative people and creative people to opportunities! She helps plan, coordinate and communicate all that VAE offers, in regard to exhibitions and programs, like Ignite + SPARKcon, all while managing to sprinkle in more educational workshops, critiques, forums and opportunities for creative career advancements. 

She studied Communication + Arts Entrepreneurship at NC State. Frequently, she helps creative solo-entrepreneurs establish strong communication strategies and plans with a strong emphasis on social media.  


  • Promoting People, Places & Things! 
  • Eating all the Veggies! 


  • Event Planning 
  • Online Marketing
  • Art + Health Initiatives