Who we are

Sharing the Vision

Meet Our People

In 2003, we set out with a mission to build a dedicated arts center to serve as an economic driver, educational catalyst, and cultural asset to Southwest Washington. Together our community can answer Vancouver’s call for culture. Our team is committed to setting the stage for a future where the arts are always growing and thriving.

Leadership

The Board of Directors

Craig Pridemore

Chair

Elson Strahan

Vice Chair

Ann Donnelly, PhD

Secretary

Robin Bradford

Treasurer

Paul Christensen

Director

Jeannie Hix

Director

Maggie Jessup

Director

Dru Holley

Director

Ginger Metcalf

Advisory Board

Gerard Schwarz

Advisory Board

Greg Phillips

Advisory Board

Making Change

Support Staff

Kathy McDonald

Executive Director

Alicia Nilo

Office Administrator

Legacy of a Visionary

Val Ogden, a retired state legislator and former First Citizen of Vancouver joined the Center for the Arts board in 2003. Known as a champion for the community, Val brought inspiration and a love of music to the organization. The Center for the Arts strives to live out her dream of bringing a world-class performing arts center to Southwest Washington.