Meet Our Team
Allendale Leadership Team
Angela Shin | Director
Graduate of Drew University with a BA in visual arts, and Montclair State University with a MAT in art education, Angela began working at One River in 2015 as an art instructor and currently works in the company’s education team. She enjoys having the opportunity to teach to a dedicated student body, while developing new curriculum to share with the community.
Corianne Darienzo | Assistant Director
Graduate of Montclair State University with her BFA in Illustration & Animation and began working at One River in 2017. She began as an art instructor, and currently teaches and works directly with the teaching staff. Corianne loves that One River is a "safe" place for young artists to collaborate and make art as a form of self-expression.
Shannon McGillick | Instructor
Graduate of Pace University with a BFA in fine art with a focus on photography, is a Manhattan-based artist and curator. Her other work explores digital design, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Shannon recently launched an artist collective in NYC, where she now curates art shows. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her dog Luna and baking.
Renata Francesco | Instructor
Graduate of Fordham University in 2019 with a BA in visual arts, with a concentration in painting and drawing, currently teaches students of all ages at One River. As an educator, her focus is to encourage students of all ages to grow in their relationships with art by exploring traditional media with contemporary approaches. Her work is tailored to help students embrace and realize their artistic visions in a supportive and collaborative environment.
Matthew Gysin | Instructor
Graduate of William Paterson University with a B.A. in media & film production. Matt is very passionate about the art of storytelling through film, digital animation, and theatre. His career in the arts began at various theater companies and now brings his love of digital art to One River School.
Jeffrey Villanueva | Instructor
Graduate of Rutgers University with a B.F.A in fine arts with a concentration in drawing and painting. His artwork has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in NJ and NY. Jeffrey is very passionate about teaching foundational techniques and creative ways of thinking, and is really excited to bring everything he knows to his students.
William Prentiss | Instructor
Graduate of The Center For Cartoon Studies specializing in narrative art, humor, and production. Will is deeply passionate about visual storytelling and emotional content in art, and has learned what he can about it forms studying film, theater, art, and writing. He is eager to share everything he knows with his students.
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Career opportunities at One River School allow passionate artists, educators and lovers of art to share their love and knowledge of art and enhance the lives of people they connect with everyday.