Anjana joined Sebastopol Center for the Arts in October, 2017, after having served as the Executive Director of Sonoma County Children’s Village, where she was awarded the esteemed Nonprofit Leadership Award in 2014. She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University and a Masters of Arts degree in Educational Counseling from the University of San Francisco. In addition, she has served on local school boards and has published two children’s books. Anjana loves to paint and enjoys cycling, yoga and cooking for her family and friends.
Visual Arts Director (2011-present)
Educated in Antwerp, Utrecht and London, and fluent in several languages, Catherine draws on her rich cultural background to bring a multicultural, global perspective to SCA’s Visual Arts program and is passionate about making art accessible to everyone. Catherine also enjoys theater, film, poetry, opera and spending special moments with friends.
Facilities and Rentals Manager (2017-present)
A recent graduate from San Francisco State University, Anthony holds a Masters of Arts in Museum Studies. Prior to receiving his degree, Anthony worked as a preservationist at the USS Pampanito Submarine Museum. It was there that he gained a strong background in facilities and maintenance. Anthony is thrilled to be part of the SCA family.
Social Media, Website and Event Coordinator (2016-present)
Currently a student at Santa Rosa Junior College, Amy grew up in Rohnert Park and is a graduate of Rancho Cotate High School. Amy especially enjoys working with her fellow Staff members and appreciates how much love and passion the volunteers have for SCA. In her free time, Amy enjoys doing aerial silks and parkour.
Administrative Assistant (2017-present)
A graduate of Santa Rosa Junior College, with a degree in Business Administration, Elizabeth has extensive experience in customer service and administrative assistance. Elizabeth is also currently working towards receiving a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. As a child, Elizabeth wanted to be an artist; working at SCA inspires her to continue to paint and draw in her spare time.
SCA Studio Programs Coordinator. Eve is native New Englander with a life-long love of the arts who came to California as a newlywed in 1999. She earned her BA in Music History and Theory at Oberlin College. Throughout her long and varied career, as both an arts organizer and a performer in music and theater, Eve has filled many roles and has always championed the arts and artists. She first became involved with the Center as part of the Steering Committee for the SDFF 2017 and is excited to be part of building a bright future for SCA.
Performing Arts and Education Coordinator
Alaskan born, Ashley has extensive experience in music education and programming. She is a violinist, music specialist and devoted arts advocate. After having lived, taught and performed overseas for several years, Ashley moved to Sonoma County to support local music, art, and non-profit organizations. Ashley continues to perform with several local bands as well as the Sonoma County Philharmonic.
President, Sebastopol Center for the Arts Board of Directors (2016-present)
Sue is Founder and President of Studio L’Image, an environmental graphics and wayfinding design company, specializing in signage and identity development for cities, nature trails, transit centers, public spaces and business/non-profit organizations. Her company is committed to creating sustainable cities and dynamic, pedestrian-friendly downtowns. Sue also serves on the Board of Directors for the Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce and continues to actively pursue her interests in street photography, printmaking and film.
Member, Sebastopol Center for the Arts Board of Directors (2008-present)
Past President, Sebastopol Center for the Arts Board of Directors (2013 – 2016)
Jean began her career as a criminal justice advocate and activist, dedicated to improving conditions within the criminal justice system. In 1977, Jean moved to the Bay Area, where she ultimately discovered her talent and passion for art. It wasn’t long before Jean became a metalsmith; designing, fabricating and marketing her own line of buttons, clasps and closures. In addition to serving on the Board, Jean has been a dedicated Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival (SDFF) steering committee leader for over a decade.
Secretary, Sebastopol Center for the Arts Board of Directors (2017-present)
After studying art at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Melanie began a career in graphic design. She later formed a decorative consulting business, specializing in residential spaces and retail display/merchandising. She now calls California home, after having lived in both the Midwest and East Coast. Today, she loves to paint in her studio and spend time with her husband, Perry. Together, they have two grown children.
Treasurer, Sebastopol Center for the Arts Board of Directors (2009-present)
Past President, Sebastopol Center for the Arts Board of Directors (2010-2013)
SCA’s move to the Veterans building was made possible by Robert, who facilitated the project. He was also named Sebastopol Citizen of the Year in 2013. Robert has owned and operated many successful businesses and is most notably responsible for the invention of the Brent Pottery Wheel. Robert and his wife, Paula have lived in Sebastopol for over forty years. Together, they have four grown children and two grandchildren.
Immediate President, Sebastopol Center for the Arts Board of Directors (2016-present)
Past Treasurer, Sebastopol Center for the Arts Board of Directors
Lu, a native Californian and licensed CPA, brings extensive business and managerial economics and accounting experience to SCA. Lu is also Past President of Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and continues to serve on the Board. She especially enjoys promoting art, traveling, reading and gardening. Lu has two sons and one grandson.
Member, Sebastopol Center for the Arts Board of Directors (2011-present)
Past President, Sebastopol Center for the Arts Board of Directors (2015 – 2016)
A native of Sebastopol and graduate of U.C. Santa Cruz and Brigham Young University, Cynthi has had an esteemed career in the performing arts, ranging from being a talented vocalist to creating, producing and directing film and television. Cynthi has also been on the production team of such socially relevant projects as Live Aid, Hands Across America, Aids Quilt Los Angeles and the End Hunger Network. Currently, Cynthi devotes much of her time and attention to developing SCA’s Performing Arts and Literary Arts programs, as well as producing the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival (SDFF).
Member, Sebastopol Center for the Arts Board of Directors (2014-present)
Past Secretary, Sebastopol Center for the Arts Board of Directors
Barbara has been a dedicated SCA volunteer since 2009. Her professional experience includes real estate sales, as well as human resource management and she enjoys bringing her business experience to SCA. Born and raised in New York State, Barbara moved to San Francisco in 1964, where she then met and married her husband of 44 years. Barbara has one son, Brendan.
Member, Sebastopol Center for the Arts Board of Directors (2018 – present)
Newly appointed to the Board of Directors and actively serving on the Finance Committee, Reuben possesses an extensive background in accounting and management consulting in Sonoma County since 1972, has specialized in management consulting for artists and entertainers, and is especially knowledgeable in foundation and non-profit financial management.. He has served on numerous financial advisory committees and has served as Treasurer for multiple Sonoma County non-profit organizations. He resides on a small orchard in Sebastopol with his wife, Padi Selwyn and avidly enjoys gardening in his spare time. Reuben and Padi have two sons and two grandchildren.
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