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.
Matthew recently relocated to the bay-area with his wife and daughter from New York City, where he was the Managing Director for Molloy College’s Manhattan Center. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Texas at Arlington. While perusing a career in arts management, Matthew was also an accomplished puppeteer, and worked with several development companies creating new theatrical works.
Cassandra Denson joined Sebastopol Center for the Arts in 2019, after working for Council on Aging Services for Seniorsas their Administrative Specialist. Cassandra earned her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts with and emphasis in Social & Behavioral Science from Mira Costa College in Oceanside, California. She has over 10 years’ experience working in the nonprofit sector. In addition, she has been an active volunteer for Youth Empowerment Camps mentoring at risk teens. Cassandra enjoys a range of artistic endeavors such as epoxy resin painting & jewelry crafting, sewing & costume design, graphic & digital art, and more. She has joined the SebastopolCenter for the Arts team with the hopes of merging her administrative skills and artistic passion.
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.
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.
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.
Susan’s first accounting job was “finding the pennies” for her bookkeeper mother. Susan has held various accounting positions for both for profit and non-profit organizations. She lives with her dog and cat on 5 acres and shares her backyard with horses and mules.
Dianne has over two decades of marketing and advertising experience gained at the Marin Independent Journal and Digital First Media and more recently as the Marketing Director for the Marin Symphony and later for Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale. Her expertise is in event marketing and audience development using multi-channel marketing campaigns. She has a degree in Illustration from Academy of Art University and is continually inspired by the art and artists in the SCA community.
Una Glass has extensive leadership and technical experience in a variety of fields. She was the Executive Director of a statewide nonprofit for 10 years, CFO of a regional media station for seven years, and principal in an accounting software development company for twenty plus years. She has consulted to a broad variety of non-profits and businesses, helping organizations put critical systems in place to help them manage for success. She has served on many Sonoma County non-profit boards and commissions and currently holds elected office. She enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, great conversations and events at SCA.
Anne joined Sebastopol Center for the Arts in 2019 after working as the Education Coordinator for The Children’s Village of Sonoma County. Anne earned her BS in Education and History from the University of Missouri and her Teaching Credential from Sonoma State University. Throughout her teaching career Anne has provided a creative environment for her students through literature, music, and other artistic endeavors. She enjoys yoga, hiking, travel and spending quality time with family and friends.She is enthused about the supportive team at Sebastopol Center for the Arts and the challenge to make the arts available to a broad community.
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.
Tenae Stewart is a graduate of Sonoma State University with a BA in Art History and has presented academic papers at San Jose State University, the de Young Museum and local non-profit events and festivals. She has worked for local art galleries in an administrative and collections management capacity. As the Membership & Events Manager for the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce, she was responsible for such varied destination marketing events as a harvest dinner in the street, a summer concert series and a holiday parade drawing over 10,000 people annually. Tenae is excited to be a part of the team at SCA and of the future of Sonoma County Art Trails.
Salvador “Pocho” Sanchez- Strawbridge runs a multimedia company in Sonoma County. Previously, he was a Community Outreach Specialist for the city of Santa Rosa. Salvador grew up in Santa Rosa but spent most of his adult life in Los Angeles. He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Southern California. Pocho picked up a camera in his senior year of his bachelor’s degree and eventually became one of the most renowned street photographers in Los Angeles. Photographer to the Stars and working with many more media outlets, he decided to come home to serve his community and raise his family in Sonoma County. He specializes in social media marketing and content creation for positive causes he supports. For more information go to www.pochosanchez.com
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