The Team.

Master Collective is a company, a family, and a team. Designers, Artists, Musicians, and creatives of all kinds are among us. Below are the principal founders and team members.

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Robert Gatewood
Founder, Creative Director

Founded Master Collective with the idea to unify creatives in often overlooked communities. Cleveland to the core, Robert's drive is to empower his neighbors to achieve their maximum potential.

CJ Phifer
Operations Director, Designer

From her time leading the Cleveland State Vindicator magazine, CJ's eye for structure and creative abilities made her a formidable designer. She works with Robert to craft Master Collective processes and facilities that allow us to make our vision come true.

Audrey Bazyk
Lead Designer, Instructor

Since working with Robert on Design projects since Cleveland State, and having been a dance teacher since she was 14, Audrey's unique perspective and energy fuels our performance and design efforts.

Eric Turk
Partner, Events Coordinator

Turk is a staple of our community, and staunch neighborhood defender. His interest in making things better and talent for making people comfortable is critical in developing facilities in a user-friendly way.