Arts Center Announces New Board Members | Culture & Leisure

The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center has announced three new members to its Board of Trustees: Christie Boyd, Jesus J. Gonzales and Lenny Price.

Boyd, whose parents were artists and musicians, co-owned the Porch store for 11 years. His two children attended schools in Carpinteria.

Gonzales, a Carpinteria native, has worked at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), Ventura County Community College District, and other high schools as dean, vice president, and homeroom teacher. He previously served as president of the Carpinteria Valley Historical Society.

Price has lived in Carpinteria since 1991, where he and his wife raised their two children. He has worked as a banker, manager, facilities engineer, in sales and more. He earned an associate degree from SBCC and has extensive musical experience in the area with several local bands.

“We are fortunate to have such a passionate volunteer leadership team working together to create and implement our vision for the Community Arts Center,” said Linda Rosso, Executive Director. “For 20 years, our diverse board of directors has inspired creativity by offering a diverse menu of cultural exhibits, innovative workshops, educational programs and special events that enrich the lives of the young and the young-at-heart.”

Other board members include: Chairman Alan Koch, Vice Chairman Tim Cohen, Treasurer Carla Stein, Secretary Robert Stokes, Advisory Board Chairman David Powdrell, Kathy Dubock, Lynda Fairly, Leo Fortunato, Debbie Murphy, Roland Rotz and Nini Seaman.

William E. Bennett