About Us

What We Do

Learn about our work during our first five years (2015-2020).

We provide programs and services to help our creative community do what they do better.  Learn more about our work HERE

Why We Do It

We believe that creativity lives in us all – it just takes a little care and feeding.  We also believe that the people who have spent a career exercising their creative muscles make our community more vibrant, more interesting, more provocative, more satisfying.  In this case, we believe that more is more.

We define the creative community as individuals, organizations and businesses whose work is creative at its core.  That means artists and craftspeople, nonprofits and business enterprises – working across all creative disciplines and genres.  We consider writers, actors, dancers, musicians, filmmakers, technologists, design firms, galleries, recording studios, metal workers and instrument manufacturers – and many more — all to be part of the creative community.

Who Does It

Creative Sonoma Advisory Board

Gia Baiocchi, The Nectary
Erik Castro, Photojournalist
O’Meara Cover, The Foundary
Amy Critchett, AC Eclectic Creative Services Worldwide
Alice Sutro, Artist, Winemaker
Rani Goyal, Principal at Cloverdale High School

Creative Sonoma Staff 

Samantha Kimpel, Program Officer
Kristen Madsen, Director
Bernadette Marko, Administrative Operations Coordinator
Debbie Yarrow, Arts Education Manager

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County of Sonoma: Board of Supervisors

Susan Gorin, 1st District
David Rabbitt, 2nd District
Chris Coursey, 3rd District
James Gore, 4th District
Lynda Hopkins, 5th District

Economic Development Board: Board of Directors

Jorge Alcazar, Frozen Art Ice Cream
Skip Brand, Healdsburg Running Company
Betzy Chávez, Puente Internacional, INC
Kathryn Hecht, Alexander Valley Film Society
Linda Kachiu, Zainer Rinehart Clarke
Jordan Kivelstadt, Wayward Son
Wayne Leach, CSWST2 Engineering
Richard Marzo, Lace House Linen
Michael Nicholls, Nicholls Associates