Categories: Meet the Team!


BAILEY GILLIS has been a proud Vanguardista since 2021. As a member of Vanguard Culture’s team, her work has focused on fostering connections within San Diego’s creative community and supporting development initiatives. She graduated from the University of San Diego in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a Theatre Arts minor. Bailey is passionate about social equity, and believes all forms of art allow people of diverse backgrounds to share and appreciate others’ experiences. She is looking forward to continuing to support Vanguard Culture’s vision of a thriving arts and culture community in San Diego.


CATHY PFISTER is devoting her time to helping nonprofit organizations after working as an electrical and software engineer for over 20 years.  In addition to Vanguard Culture, she volunteers with a number of human rights and social justice organizations, including the local chapter of Amnesty International, for which she currently serves as co-coordinator.  She also serves on the board of an all-volunteer US-based nonprofit working for Middle East justice and for several years has done one-on-one adult literacy and math tutoring through the San Diego Public Library’s READ/San Diego volunteer tutoring program.  She earned a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from Indiana University-Bloomington and two M.S. degrees, one  in Biomedical Engineering and another in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She hopes to use her writing and research skills to help Vanguard Culture succeed and thrive .


Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.