Teresa Francis, Communications Manager

Teresa oversees and helps to develop content and materials that tell the story of ARTI and its programs through marketing & communications. Such examples of her illustrious talent can be seen through the website design, newsletters, social & media relations, print materials, and other digital advertisements that she has contributed to the organization.

Teresa has a Bachelor’s (B.A.) in Communication and a Master’s (M.A.) in Applied Communication from the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts. She also has a second Master’s (M.S.) degree in Media Arts and Science from the Indiana University Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.

TKHR, Multimedia Specialist

Trent K. Hawthorne-Richards, also known professionally as Trent K. Haw-Rich or TKHR, is an actor, filmmaker, recording artist, writer and entrepreneur from Indianapolis, Indiana. He has a list of credits that extend over 20 productions in film, theatre and new media. Hawthorne-Richards has received training from such places as IUPUI, Indy Actors Academy and Second City: Chicago, getting his start with the now-closed Indy Apollo Theatre through Demarco Plays & Ivy League Productions.

Since the age of 6, he knew definitively that he wanted to be an actor after his mother introduced him to the 1997 Star Wars Trilogy special edition. However, his father expressed that an even younger Trent always showed signs of his creativity when he would often imitate multiple characters as a child. When asked why he was trying to be everyone Trent would respond that, “You have to be versatile if you want to be an actor.” TKHR has allowed his open-mindedness to remain with him as he has grown, establishing his own multimedia company in 2011 with a mission to create a platform to share more diversified stories.