Nicholas Croghan is Director of the Pensacola Museum of Art, and was previously Director & Curator of The Art Gallery at UWF (TAG), where he also taught museum studies, gallery practices and studio art classes.
Croghan is a mixed media artist who uses traditional and non-traditional materials to create 2D and 3D art objects. In his recent work he uses metalpoint as the primary medium. Silverpoint, copperpoint, goldpoint, brasspoint and nickelpoint are used to investigate the fine details of mechanical systems, landscapes, and architecture.
In 2014, his artwork “Facades” received the Cinco Banderas Permanent Collection Purchase Award. Before coming to UWF in 2012, he managed academic galleries, commercial sales galleries, folk art organizations, multicultural centers and directed expansive museum exhibition programming.
Croghan received a bachelor’s of fine arts degree from Murray State University, a master’s degree in art from the University of Louisville, and a master’s in fine art degree from Colorado State University.
CURATOR OF EDUCATION & Programming
Caitlin Rhea is the Curator of Education and is responsible for the classes, workshops, and public programs at the PMA, offering interactive opportunities for students and visitors to connect with exhibitions and special programs. Caitlin received her Bachelor’s degree in 2006 and spent ten consecutive summer seasons working as a Studio Manager at Truro Center for the Arts, Castle Hill. After receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2011 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Caitlin taught interdisciplinary art classes at Framingham State University for four years. In 2015 after moving to Pensacola, she taught art and art history courses at Pensacola State College, before becoming the Executive Director at the First City Art Center in 2017. In 2022, Caitlin went on to utilize her experience as a director, teacher, and studio manager as a catalyst for re-envisioning the educational programs at the PMA. She is passionate about encouraging creative growth and community development in the visual arts, and uses education as the foundation for those endeavors.
Jaime Diffee is the Curatorial Assistant at the Pensacola Museum of Art. In their position, they work with installing and maintaining exhibitions at the museum, along with collection management and caretaking, and whatever else is needed to keep the museum running.
They have been a professional art handler, preparator, and collection manager for over seven years, working for places such as The UWF The Art Gallery (TAG), Alabama Contemporary Art Center, the National WWII Museum, and Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College.
Jaime received their Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, and Bachelor of Arts in Art History, from the University of West Florida in 2017.
Richard Rodriguez is the Exhibition Designer at the Pensacola Museum of Art and the University of West Florida Historic Trust. In his position, he works with the curatorial and collections staff to develop, produce and install exhibitions at PMA and other UWF Historic Trust museums.
Richard received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of West Florida in 2013. While a student, he worked as a gallery assistant at UWF’s The Art Gallery (TAG). Starting in 2014, Richard worked as a preparator at PMA, and two years later an exhibition technician at UWF Historic Trust.
Amy is the Business Coordinator for the UWF Historic Trust and the Pensacola Museum of Art. She manages the agency's financial operations and is responsible for the general business and fiscal activities of the organization, including purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and other related administrative services.
Robin possesses a breadth of expertise in higher education, including her most recent professional experience at UWF as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Transition and Governance. Prior to this, she served as Assistant Dean of Students, Coordinator of Student Government Operations and as Coordinator of Career Planning.
Robin graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She earned a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University, a Specialist of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of West Florida, and will soon earn her Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of West Florida.
In addition to her professional and academic accomplishments, Robin is actively involved in professional development and community engagement. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. She is a member of Impact 100, Fiesta of Five Flags, Junior League of Pensacola, Leadership Pensacola, Manna Board of Directors and serves as a Pensacola Little Theater Trustee.