Staff and Board


Phone: (626) 356-4760 Ext. ___
Fax: (626) 356-9974

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 40820
Pasadena, CA 91114

Physical Address
1540 Lincoln Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103


Mark E. Cull
Publisher and
Chief Operating Officer
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Mark E. Cull closely manages the Production, Design, and Accounting departments and works with the Board of Directors. As Publisher, he acts as Red Hen Press’s art director and supervises all book layouts and cover designs. Mark is responsible for all production and operation decisions.

Kate Gale
Managing Editor
and Executive Director
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Dr. Kate Gale is co-founder and Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of the Los Angeles Review, and she teaches in the Low Residency MFA program at the University of Nebraska in Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction. She is author of eight books of poetry, most recently, The Loneliest Girl from the University of New Mexico Press in 2022, The Goldilocks Zone in 2014, Echo Light from Red Mountain in 2014 and six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis, which had its world premiere October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee.   

As Executive Director, Kate oversees the Editorial, Development, and Marketing departments and collaborates with the Board of Directors. She is responsible for curating Red Hen’s prose and poetry titles, representing the Press at foreign rights book fairs, and fundraising.

Tobi Harper Petrie
Deputy and Marketing Director, Associate Editor
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Tobi Harper Petrie is Deputy Director of Red Hen Press, Founder and Editor of Quill, Publisher of The Los Angeles Review, and Instructor in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program for Publishing and Editing. Tobi specialized in queer theory and literature of the environment throughout their academic studies, culminating in the master’s thesis: “‘What is it?’: Examining Narrative Shifts in Twentieth-Century Genderqueer Novels.” As a genderqueer and neurodivergent speaker, event curator, literary warrior, tech wiz, and jello wrestler, Tobi enjoys the diversity of experiences that life has to offer.

As Marketing Director, Tobi serves as Red Hen Press’s main contact with our international distributor, Publishers Group West. As Deputy Director, they lead the staff team, represent the Press at sales conferences and literary festivals, and double as our in-house tech support.

Monica Fernandez
Media Director
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Monica Fernandez graduated from the University of California, Irvine cum laude with a BA in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing, and from City University London with a MA in Creative Writing and Publishing. She has had several short fiction and creative nonfiction pieces published in The Chaffey Review, Rind Literary Magazine, Scribendi, The Left Coast Review, Creepy Gnome, and Pure Slush Magazine’s Envy anthology. She is Filipina-American, a proud Hufflepuff, and a film and theatre enthusiast.

Monica manages the media and publicity of all Red Hen’s books. She pioneers the Red Hen Reading Series in Pasadena, CA, arranges our participation in literary events across the country, promotes book news, reviews, and press publicity across our social media networks and contacts, connects authors with media and interview opportunities, and liaises with Foreign Rights and Film Rights agents for prospective sale of language and film rights.

Rebeccah Sanhueza
Production Associate
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Rebeccah Sanhueza began as an Editorial Intern with RHP in March 2018 before moving to the positions of Editorial Assistant and Development Assistant in April and August of 2018, respectively. In July of 2021, Rebeccah was promoted to the position of Production Editor in charge of the editorial department, and in September 2021 was promoted to Production Associate, overseeing the production department as a whole, which includes editorial and design. A 2015 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in English, she has worked for several years as a college English tutor, elementary school literacy coach, and freelance editor. In December 2019, she joined the Los Angeles Review as Production Editor. Her poetry and short fiction has also been published in Inscape magazine. ​

Rebeccah oversees the production, editorial, and design departments, supervising both staff and intern teams while collaborating with authors and marketing/media staff in regard to timelines and promotional materials.

Amanda De Vries
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Amanda De Vries began as a Bookkeeping intern in the Accounting department at Red Hen Press in December 2018 before moving to the position of Bookkeeper in January of 2019. She received an Associates of Arts in Liberal Arts in 2006 and an Associates of Science in Accounting in 2018, both from College of the Desert in Palm Desert.

Amanda reports to the head publisher, Mark E. Cull. She monitors and reconciles Red Hen’s finances, maintains inventory upkeep, and tracks royalties statements.

Shelby Wallace
Production Editor
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Coming soon

Marc Merrill Gumbin
Development Associate
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Marc Merrill Gumbin is a writer and filmmaker from Tucson, AZ. He is an MFA candidate in Fiction at Vermont College of Fine Arts and a 2018 graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His writing has been published in The Normal School and Motherwell and he has been rewarded with writing residencies at Vermont Studio Center and the Gullkistan Center for Creativity. He is currently working on his first novel.

He previously served as the Marketing Assistant and Events Host at premiere West Hollywood bookstore Book Soup, before joining Red Hen Press as their Development Assistant. At Red Hen, Marc is in charge of fundraising, writing grants, donor cultivation, and assisting the Development team. He lives in Los Angeles, CA with his dog Fiona.


Chloe Zofia
Marketing Assistant
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Chloe Zofia is a writer, editor and graphic designer from San Diego, California. After earning her B.A. in Studio Art and Psychology at CalPoly Humboldt, she moved to Paris to study fashion systems and the post-colonial critique. From Fall 2020 to Spring 2022, Chloe studied in the MFA Creative Writing program at Savannah College of Art & Design. Chloe has worked with Fondation Azzedine Alaïa, Musée des Arts Decoratifs at the Louvre, Paris Fashion Week, Printing Fashion Festival, Edible Manhattan/Brooklyn, Byronesque, Parsons Paris: The New School, and Inscape Literary Journal. She spent the first half of 2022 as a Publisher’s Office intern at Red Hen Press. By the end of that year, the stars had aligned, and she joined the Media & Marketing staff team. She is currently Book Reviews Editor for the Los Angeles Review and Managing Editor of MERDE Magazine. If the stars keep aligning, she’ll adopt a dachshund soon.

Camille Carr-Ramirez
Bookkeeping Assistant
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Coming soon.

Yoshi Wainwright
Writing in the Schools Coordinator
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Yoshi Wainwright graduated from Occidental College cum laude with a B.A. in both Media Arts and Culture and Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture. He studied the theater and language of Archaic Greece in addition to media production. Yoshi has worked as a filmmaker under the Arts and Urban Experience Andrew Mellon Grant and continues to explore storytelling through both film and the written word. As a follower of the arts, Yoshi enjoys perusing both high and low; literature, reality television, theater, and youtube all have much to offer. 

At Red Hen, Yoshi oversees the Writing in the Schools (WITS) program connecting published authors that conduct poetry writing workshops to Title I schools of the greater Los Angeles area. He also supports the development team.

Executive Board

Cindy Ballard
Ann Beman
Nancy Boutin (Board Chair)
Mark E. Cull (Publisher)
Gary Edelstone
Nicole Foos
Denise Frost
Kate Gale (Managing Editor)
Paul Gupta
Linda Horioka
Rufus Rhoades
Elizabeth Rodgers
Andrew Seiple

Advisory Board

Richard Blanco
Janet Fitch
Carolyn L. Forché
Judy Grahn
Lawson Fusao Inada
X.J. (Joseph Charles) Kennedy
Gina Knox
Yusef Komunyakaa
Li-Young Lee
Ishmael Reed
Deborah Schneider
Amy Tan
Afaa Weaver
Karen Tei Yamashita