Our Team

Our Team + Board

Dedicated to Our Youth + Community

The driving force at ARTS is our dedicated
leadership + programming teams, teaching artists,
interns, and volunteers.

ARTS Staff

 

James Halliday

ARTS Executive Director

 

Natalia Rogers

Creative Youth Development Manager

natalia(at)areasontosurvive(.)org

(619)297-2787 ext 703

 

Olimpia Vázquez Ojeda

ARTS Program Coordinator

olimpia(at)areasontosurvive(.)org

(619)297-2787 ext 700

 

Connie Garcia

Marketing, Communications, & Design Specialist

connie(at)areasontosurvive(.)org

(619)297-2787 ext 702

 

Claudia Ceniceros

Operations & Facilities Coordinator

claudia(at)areasontosurvive(.)org

Promise Neighborhood: (619)297-2787 ext 701

 

Karla Duarte

Summer Program Coordinator

karla(at)areasontosurvive(.)org

(619)297-2787 ext 705

Support Team + Teaching Artists

Yvette Roman

Summer Camp Teaching Artist

 

Ada Shido

Summer Camp Assistant

 

Ysabella Perez

Summer Camp Assistant

 

Claudia “Lupita” Lopez

Summer Camp Assistant

 

Chris Schaie

Maker Workshop Lead + Teaching Artist

 

Rob Tobin

Community Teaching Artist

 

Omar Quintero

Community Teaching Artist

 

Hill Young

ARTS @ Home Visual Arts Teaching Artist

 

Shalissa Olmeda

Care Interns Coordinator

 

Rodney Anderson

ARTS @ Home Visual Arts Teaching Artist

 

Mayra Diaz

ARTS @ Home Digital Media + Design Teaching Artist

 

Leo Francisco

ARTS @ Home Visual Arts Teaching Artist

 

Alonso Nuñez

ARTS @ Home Visual Arts Teaching Artist

 

Board Members

 

Our 2021 Board includes:

Jacqueline Reynoso (2018 – 21, Chair)
Director of Programs & Policy, Cordoba Corporation

Jessica Barlow (2018 – 21)
Director, Center for Regional Sustainability, San Diego State University

Arzu Ozkal (2020 – 23)
Associate Professor, Area Head of Graphic Design, School of Art + Design, San Diego State University

Sam Mazzeo (2020 – 23, Legal Counsel)
Founder/Managing Partner, Better APC

Phillip Esteban (2020 – 23)
Chef; Founder, Craft Meals SD, White Rice, Open Gym

Tom Reise (2020 – 23, Secretary)
California Institute of Contemporary Art Foundation

Lauren Lockhart (2021 – 24)
Public Art Manager, San Diego International Airport

Patrick Stewart (2021 – 24, Treasurer)
CEO, San Diego Public Library Foundation

 

 

 

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