Arts professional skilled in a variety of areas including public policy, cultural policy administration, arts education, public engagement, exhibition programming and public art programming. Advocate for arts as a catalyst for community building.
Honored by the Los Angeles County Supervisors' Office for excellence for the Wasteland Project through partnerships with multiple Antelope Valley agencies, MOAH and Eastside High School.
Facilitated the development and implementation of a Master Cultural Arts Plan for the City of Pomona through a public grant from Los Angeles County Supervisors' Office, the NEA and the Los Angeles Cultural Arts Commission.
Executive Producer for the film MANA -- full length feature documentary highlighting the influence on surfing and surf culture on 10 contemporary Los Angeles artists.
Responsible for the development and maintenance of partnerships and community engagement initiatives with local artists, local businesses, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Los Angeles County Supervisors office and higher level institutions. Develops curatorial direction for exhibition programming and educational programming. Directs Museum accreditation process. Identifies grants and similar opportunities to present to PRA Director for consideration.
Responsible for the development and implementation of arts and cultural programing for the City of Pomona.
AC Projects is a private consulting organization focused on promoting arts and culture at the highest level. Projects include curating museum exhibitions, public engagement, mentoring programs and book and film publication of historically relevant southern California artists.
Developed and directed creative exhibition programming in high end art gallery/wine bar in historic Arts District.
Developed and implemented strategic plan through James Irvine Foundation grant. Responsible for developing curatorial direction and organizing exhibition and educational programming.
Organized Internationally recognized annual exhibition. Annually received by 500,000 visitors at Fairplex as part of the Los Angeles County Fair.
Working artist in photography and installation.
Studied business and marketing.
Studied fine art and photography.
Deeply connected to the southern California arts community both personally and professionally. Heavily involved with surfing and surf culture with husband, Los Angeles artist Alex Couwenberg, and four children. Travels extensively as arts advocate and educator.
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