martha mincer

Martha has a M.A. in Clinical Psychology and is a graduate of the Columbia Graduate Business School’s Program of Organizational and Human Resource Development. She is principal and founder of Stonehill, with 25 years experience in serving major companies (e.g., AIG, AT&T, BP, Charles Schwab, Citigroup, Humana, IBM, JC Penney, MetLife, Mass Mutual, Prudential, Roche, State Farm, TimeWarner & USPS) in leading edge research, best practices identification, strategic planning & maximizing organizational and sales effectiveness.

conni lemen-kosla

Conni is the founder and President of Colemko, LLC, a WBE (Women Business Enterprise), audited and verified for the Utility Supplier Diversity Program of the California Public Utilities Commission. Constance has had a distinguished career as a senior banking executive with over 30 years of senior management responsibility. In the course of her career Constance has been involved with debt financing many large commercial projects. Conni retired from California Bank & Trust in April, 2015. During her tenure she developed the private banking group into the largest generator of revenues in Northern California. While at CB&T Conni served on several boards and has recently served as President of the Lake County Arts Council. Conni continues to serve on the Board of Directors and is a committee chair for funding.

anni minuzzo

With over 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, 20 of which were spent owning a wholesale baking company, Anni Minuzzo has a broad network of professional associations and a long lens on the industry’s trend culture. For the past 15 years she has been sharing her expertise through workshops, consulting, coaching and serving as an expert legal witness for the food industry. With a BA in Fine Art and Literature and the daughter of a musician, Anni Minuzzo has been a lifetime advocate for arts. Married to a professional artist and illustrator, she continues to support arts in her community by serving on the Board of the Lake County Arts Council, as a member of the Middletown Art Center, and now as secretary for the Lake County Rural Arts Initiative.

abby leutholdt

Abby brings over 20 years of experience producing high end social and business events for Social, Corporate and Non-Profits. She is a certified event and wedding planner who also advises and assists with developing marketing plans and a social media presence. Abby is very active in local charities, serving on the Board of the Lake County Arts Council, a member of The Konocti Lionesses and the 100+ Women Strong of Lake County. She is the Sales Manager at AutoCamp, Owner of Abby Leu Presents and manages the Social Media and Marketing at LCAC.

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kim lewis

Kim is the founder and owner of KL Design Solutions and VP of Business Development for the e-commerce division of Custom Applications, LLC. She is a marketing professional, web developer and graphic designer with over 15 years of experience in the e-commerce, gaming and non-profit industries. She has a B.S. in Business Administration/ Management & Marketing and has worked with companies all over the U.S. as a marketing executive specializing in social media marketing, e-commerce solutions and website development. She currently serves the Lake County Rural Arts Initiative as part of the PR/Marketing Committee.

meg lankford

Meg Lankford is a local attorney and mother. She has called Lake County home for the past ten years. She was raised by an artist, attended New York University as a theater and design major, and her passion for art is a lifelong one. She believes that art is just as important to the vitality of small towns as large cities and wants to make sure that her child, and all the other children of Lake County, have access to art education both in schools and in our local art spaces, theaters, and galleries. She hopes to bring her love of art and community to Lake County and make a positive difference in the lives of our children for years to come.

gillian parrillo

Gillian Parrillo has been a full-time resident of Lake County since 2013,  but has owned a home and visited here regularly since 2003. She is a retired Group President of a Fortune 1000 technology company with a strong background in sales and marketing. A native of England, Gillian moved to the United States at the age of 18.  Since retirement, she was served on numerous non-profit Boards in Sacramento, Dallas and Portland. Locally, she has served on the Lake County Land Trust board, headed up a project to educate and register high school and college students to vote, assisted at the Warming Center, and is an active member of Soroptimists of Clear Lake.

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alicia brisker

Alicia is pleased to be a member of the Rural Arts Initiative Board. Her life has been heavily influenced by Art. Some of her best childhood memories are of Painting class. She developed a greater appreciation for the Theatre Arts in High School. Alicia thinks it is important that the Students of Lake County Schools have Art in their lives. After she graduated Bard College with a B. A. in Theatrical Directing Alicia worked with some productions in New York. She was a Venue Manager at the Capital Fringe festival and a Judge for the D.C. Shorts film festival in Washington D.C..  In recent years Alicia has been a Stage Manager and worked on Costumes for the Lake County Theatre Company. The Mission of the Rural Arts Initiative is in line with Alicia’s long standing belief that Art is for everyone.

sherry harris

Sherry was lucky to grow up with a strong background in art. Her mother was her biggest art influence. Sherry has a BA with a major in Art, married to an artist and raised a son, who also developed into a professional artist. Sherry was involved in a large, well established, art center and two cooperative art galleries in Palos Verdes,, for almost ten years. Even though she worked in real estate sales when she moved to Lake County in 1997, she has been involved with the art community and have gotten to know more artists throughout the county who want to see art become more visible. Sherry is proud to join LCRAI to help spread the word and support their mission to make Lake County an Arts Destination.

tamsen nash

Tamsen brings 35 years of regular and special education teaching expertise to the group. She has worked with students in traditional, alternative, and independent study schools. Tamsen holds BA’s in Drama and English, five teaching credentials in special and regular education, and an MA in Education. She founded and organized an Art Docent program at the elementary school on Cobb, and volunteered time teaching lessons there to K through 6th grades while her sons were students there. She volunteered for many years as the education liaison between the Lake County Symphony and the Lake County Youth Orchestra while her sons were members. Currently, she is working as a Resource Specialist for Middletown Unified School District.