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 | Ext #200

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

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
Deputy and Marketing Director, Associate Editor | Ext #900

Tobi Harper 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, Ingram Publisher Services. 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.

Staff photo: Monica Fernandez, Media Manager

Monica Fernandez
Media Director | Ext #600

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 Filipino-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.

Staff photo: Rebeccah Sanhueza, Production Editor

Rebeccah Sanhueza
Production Associate | Ext #400

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.

Staff photo: Amanda De Vries, Bookkeeper

Amanda De Vries
Bookkeeper | Ext #800

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 | Ext #300

Coming soon

Ariadne Makridakis Arroyo
Writing in the Schools Coordinator | Ext #700

Ariadne Makridakis Arroyo is a poet of Greek and Guatemalan descent who graduated from Occidental College magna cum laude with a BA in Critical Theory & Social Justice. Her work has been featured in Twisted Moon Magazine, Evocations Review, Feast MagazineStellium Literary Magazine, and Stonecoast Review, and she is a recipient of the 2019 Argonaut Summer Research/Creative Writing Fellowship. Although born in Los Angeles, she grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, and she is a plant and astrology enthusiast.

Ariadne began in literary programming and community engagement through her time with Oxy Arts, Occidental College’s community-based arts hub, and Avenue 50 Studio, an art gallery in Highland Park, where she organized open mics that explored the intersection between social justice and poetry. At Red Hen, she oversees the Writing in the Schools (WITS) program, connecting published authors that provide poetry workshops to underserved classrooms in the greater Los Angeles area, while also supporting the Development team. 

Marc Gumbin, Development Assistant

Marc Merrill Gumbin
Development Assistant | Ext #500

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 Hawkins
Marketing Assistant | Ext #990

Coming soon

Executive Board

Cindy Ballard
Ann Beman
Nancy Boutin (Board Chair)
Mark E. Cull (Publisher)
Gary Edelstone
Nicole Foos
Denise Frost
Kate Gale (Managing Editor)
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