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Board of Directors


James Arbizu

President of the Board of Directors 

Director of Classical Music

Co-owner of Mountain Music, Director of the Salt River Symphony

Fiddle Player, Classical Musician 

Private Teacher. 


Daphne Arbizu

VP of the Board of Directors

Acting Treasurer

Co-owner & Manager of

       Mountain Music

Classical Violinist

Private Teacher BME from WSU


Amanda Culpepper

Secretary of the Board of Directors

Director of Dance Performance

Owner of award winning Star Valley Dance Studio.

Experience teaching, performing in competitive dance.


Heather Hobbs

Board of Directors

Director of Arts Education

Educated in elementary education. Owned and operated  VIP Preschool  Teacher, Presenter, Mentor, Depression & Anxiety Recovery Director.


Eileen Humphrey's

Board of Directors

Owner of Star Valley Piano

Piano and Vocal Teacher for 30 years.

SRSC choral president.

Active in the arts and arts education in Star Valley.

Board of Artistic Advisors

Board of Artistic Advisors


Shantay Clark

Director of Musical Productions

Owner of Shantay's Creations. 

Studied interior design, cosmetology, and graphic design.

Creator and director of the Heart of Christmas 

Board of Artistic Advisors


Tami Neilsen 

Director of Drama and Musicals

Lead at Sounds of Summer & IFYAC including in Guys and Dolls, Into the Woods, Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Singing in the Rain, Bye Bye Birdie, +. 40 yrs of performing, 25 yrs teaching. Experience in choreography & directing

Board of Artistic Advisors


Tara Johnson

At Large

25 years experience as a director (both choral and theatrical, teacher, producer, performer and musician. Former drama Teacher at SVHS. Owner of Boss Lady Dessert Bakery.Active in Theater arts in Utah.

Board of Artistic Advisors


Katie Roberts

Director of Improve/Sketch Comedy Troop

Owner of Lampshade Studio.

Former President of SVAC.

Founder and Director of the Star Valley Ice Block Film Festival.

Board of Artistic Advisors


Evan Bryd

At Large

Business Manager at Battleson's 

Degree public administration.

Former Administrator of SV Ranch

Guitar & Vocalists

Board of Artistic Advisors


Angela Aitken

At Large

Owner of Stormy Days Studio

Dir. Marketing/Grants, SVAC 5 yrs

Dir. Human Resources, Lov Inc 6 yrs

Founder/Chair Jr. Music Festival 9 yrs

Private Piano instruction 

Audio & Design

Board of Executive Advisors


Tim Hale

Financial & Marketing

Owner of Hale Financial

Co-founder of Market Reach

Executive Director of the SVAC


Kathryn Holt

Acting Legal Advisor 

Retired Attorney 

Former attorney for DCSF in Utah

Former Deputy Attorney General in Nevada. Experience as an independent Attorney in 1st amendment law,  wrongful death, business, & family law.


Violet Sanderson

Community Strategy

Town of Afton Administrator 

Former administrative assitant at LCSD. Serves on local and regional boards throughout the community


Robert Williams

Historical Restoration 

20 years experience in Historical Restoration. Has worked on the White House in DC, ranches and cabins for BLM and National Parks, Arlington Cemetery & more

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