Mattie O’Grady is a Recreation Supervisor for the Town of San Anselmo and is responsible for a multitude of youth recreation programs and special events, and also serves as the staff liaison for the Arts Commission. Prior to joining the Town’s Recreation Department, Mattie served as a program coordinator for the City of Emeryville’s youth services division. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (go Mustangs!) and truly enjoys recreation not only in her profession but also in her personal life. She currently lives in San Anselmo with her husband, Emmet, and can be seen running, hiking, playing soccer, checking-out estate sales, or at any event around town!
Stacey Kamp is a Marin native Artist born and raised in Kentfield. Stacey is a lifelong oil painter with a professional studio at the Isabel Cook Center in San Anselmo. While in college at Dominican Unversity she started the Art Studio Program at the MIYO Teen Center in San Rafael, where she was Art Director, and organized creative activities for at-risk youth. In 2011 she created “Local Art Productions”, a grassroots organization producing large-scale art shows to showcase up-and-coming artists. Currently Stacey holds positions as the Events Manager of the Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross and the Circus Director of the Historic Log Cabin in San Anselmo.
Kerrie McHugh has spent her career in Retail Merchandising and Product Design. She is excited to serve on the Commission and is looking forward to working on events that will bring the community and culture together.
She has a BFA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of San Francisco and a BFA in Advertising Design from the Academy of Art University.
Kerrie and her family have lived in San Anselmo for over 15 years.
Ben Cohen has been appointed to the San Anselmo Arts Commission in 2017. Born and raised in New York City, he moved to San Francisco in 2010, and with his growing family, finally settled in San Anselmo in 2015. Since 2013, Ben has been working at Salesforce.org, helping non profits around the world use technology to achieve their missions more effectively. Ben has a true passion for the arts and is excited to be part of the team that brings it forward to our Community.
Kathee Shatter has a passion for the Arts and is excited to be serve the community as an Arts Commissioner. A resident of San Anselmo for over 25 years, she has come to know the amazing artistic talent in the Ross Valley and hopes to help shape events and projects that showcase the “treasures” of our Arts community. She is a Realtor with Pacific Union, serves on the Boards of the Marin Association of Realtors and Integrated Community Services.
Barbara Shands moved to the Bay Area in 1996 to receive a Master of Architecture from UC Berkeley. She started her career as an architect focusing on educational, commercial and civic projects and currently has a local practice, Shands Studio. Barbara has been an adjunct professor at USF and volunteered with non-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity and Architecture for Humanity. A resident of San Anselmo since 2012, she has always had a passion for the arts and is excited to serve on the Commission promoting art within Ross Valley.
Jeff Ross is the founder and director of SF IndieFest, a 20 year old non profit arts organization that produces film festivals, music festivals, art shows, live theater and other special events.
Payton Alonzo is a senior at Sir Francis Drake High School and has always had a passion for art. She is currently studying art history and studio art at Drake. She loves to volunteer for the community in whatever ways she can. She is also a lacrosse player for her school and is looking to major in communications in college.
Callia Weisiger-Vallas is a junior at San Domenico School. A dancer for most of her life, she has developed a love of all the creative disciplines, and believes everyone should be able to have art in their lives. She appreciates the opportunity to engage with her community in a unique way through the Commission’s work.