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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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