"A SMALL TEAM, COMMITTED TO A CAUSE BIGGER THAN THEMSELVES,
CAN ACHIEVE ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING."
The Arts Fund could not carry out it's mission without the talented staff, volunteers and board of directors.
Hayley Covarrubias, Programs
Hayley recently returned from a 5 year stint in the Bay Area to her native home on the central coast. She is an enthusiastic supporter of soulful and artful communities. Coming from a family of local artists and bearing a degree in Design from UC Berkeley, Hayley has a longstanding belief in the immense role that art plays in enlivening public space and enriching community.
Hayley strives to support and connect Santa Barbarians through creativity, skill building, and the magic of whimsy. She has been a leader within organizations that ranged in mission from sustainable agriculture, to education & advocacy, to large-scale art, and beyond. Catch her on the weekends at the farmers market or surfing at Rincon!
Jordan Marshall, Media Intern
We’re excited to welcome our new intern, Lauren, to The Arts Fund Family in 2020!
Lauren is a senior Economics and Business major at Westmont College, as well as a member of the Women’s Basketball team. When she isn’t on the court or spending time with her teammates, she can be found capturing nature’s precious details through her camera lens or in a coffee shop with her nose in a book. She is an eager learner who seeks to immerse herself in the history and culture of Santa Barbara through storytelling. Lauren is excited to be a part of The Arts Fund team and is extremely grateful for the opportunity to share the stories of our talented local artists.
Vittoria Cutbirth, Former Executive Director
As of March 15th, 2020, our Executive Director of three years, Torrie Cutbirth, stepped down from her position with our organization to pursue other avenues both artistically and professionally. We are incredibly fortunate to have had such a charismatic and passionate leader, and we wish nothing but the best for her future in the arts and within the Santa Barbara community.
Dominique Padron, North County Program Outreach Volunteer
Dominique Padron is a Santa Maria native and Teen Arts Mentorship Program alumni. Dominique assists with program coordination and outreach in North Santa Barbara County. After taking 4 years of mentorship classes, Dominique is now studying Nursing and Graphic Design at Allan Hancock College.
Kelly Grogan, Graphic Design Volunteer
Kelly is an experienced and innovative creative professional with demonstrated skills in communications, editing, graphic design, marketing and branding, grant writing, and business development. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Northwest Institute for Literary Arts and Antioch University, Los Angeles with the support of a private grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation. She also hosts OUT LOUD, a bi-monthly reading series in Santa Barbara.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time exploring the mountains near Santa Barbara with her partner and their two dogs.