Meet the Directors
Junior and jack of all creative trades Caroline Plashal is a TAD Gallery director. This Richmond born journalism major was already skilled at writing and video marketing before beginning her internship. There, a mentor taught her the fundamentals of design principles. When her mentor noticed how quickly Caroline excelled, they told her about the job opportunities here at TAD.
Although it is still in its early stages, Caroline has been working on a networking platform for creatives. In the future, she hopes her assortment of skills will help her go into the creative marketing field. She dreams of landing a career at National Geographic.
When she’s not working on her art or business, Caroline likes to hike and enjoy the fine arts. She is also a huge vinyl collector.
Danny’s expertise with Madison Union Art Galleries comes from being an art history major and studio art minor, as well as his experience as a gallery intern for ArtWorks, an on-campus gallery run by the JMU School of Art.
Danny heard about TAD from a former Gallery Team member, Anna Jennings. “She told me what an amazing job TAD is and that there was going to be a job opening on the Gallery Team soon.”
He hopes to work as a professor of art history after an illustrious career as a gallery director. If Daniel ever becomes a multi-millionaire, he thinks he’d like to be a veterinarian assistant so he can play with dogs all day. With amazing dreams like this, it’s no wonder that Danny succeeds in TAD!
When not in a gallery or working on his school work, Daniel can be found watching Netflix, working out, hanging out with friends, or even indulging in a bit of non-class related painting and sketching.
Growing up in Manassas, VA, Rachel started her interest in photography after high school when her parents bought her a camera as a graduation gift. Photography team lead, Gallery team lead, and Content Strategist Rachel Crowe is in her last semester here at TAD after over three years! She is a multi-talented Taddie who double majored in history and art history with a minor in studio art.
While working at TAD, she has gone beyond her Photography team responsibilities. She learned about gallery directing work from her several different positions at JMU’s Artworks Gallery.
In her free time, Rachel does some screen-printing, dabbles in graphic design, watches Netflix, and thrift shops. She’s been skydiving even though she’s afraid of heights, can wakeboard, is good at Uno, and never loses in Punch Buggy.
“I’m literally a monster at that game,” Rachel said, with her friend and Project Manager Emily Setelin to back up her claims.