Staff

Linda Davis
Executive Director

Linda was born and raised in Tulsa, and attended Bishop Kelley High School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Southern Methodist University, and her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Arts Administration from Goucher College. Linda has nearly¬†a decade of nonprofit management experience in Tulsa, including working as Business Manager at Tulsa Glassblowing Studio, Administrative Director at Living Arts of Tulsa, and in communications and membership at Sweet Adelines International. Linda Board President of, and dances with, Portico Dance Theatre. Linda lives in Tulsa with her husband, two daughters, and several surly cats.

Jennifer Paxton
Program Coordinator

Jennifer has been a Tulsa resident since 2003 when she and her husband started the Evolution Flying Trapeze school at the 21st Street River Park. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Media Productions from Florida State University where she was an active member of campus social justice and LGBTQ rights groups. Jennifer has over twenty years experience in production work ranging from theatre and film, through music, television and radio. After many years of working as an agent and manager for international traveling circus artists she returned to Tulsa with her family and in 2011 founded the Calliope Youth Circus Foundation and has served as acting Executive Director ever since. She currently sits on the Board for the Jewish Federation of Tulsa, Mizel Jewish Community Day School and is Chair of the Israel Committee. In addition to this work she is a professional singer and enjoys participating in local theatre productions. Jennifer is also the mother of two young boys and a small handful of adorable pets.