Board Of Directors
Carol Curtis – President
President Carol Curtis, an English as a Second Language Professor at Pasadena City Collage, has been a MAFA member for 13 years. With a BA in photography, Carol has work on file at the California Museum of Photography in Riverside, CA. Carol was the Celebrate the Arts Featured Artist in 2011.
Christine Geltz – Marketing & Membership Chair
Christine is an energy efficiency consultant experienced in community outreach, stakeholder engagement, and marketing and social media. She is a frequent speaker and conference presenter on energy efficiency topics who has served on the board of directors for national energy services and energy manager professional associations. She is also a professional musician and amateur painter with a passion for nurturing the arts in Monrovia and the region. Christine has served on the MAFA Board since 2006 and chaired the 2015 Celebrate the Arts Show and ChalkFest.
Becky Shevlin – City Council Liaison
A resident of Monrovia since 1988 and a sitting Monrovia City Councilmember since 2009, Becky Shevlin is also a hard-working participant and supporter of many local volunteer and nonprofit organizations in her efforts to help build and sustain a strong and responsive community. Becky has a passion for the arts and was just recently awarded with MAFA's 2015 "Heart in the Arts" recognition for her support. Becky helps MAFA coordinate seamlessly with City Hall and Community Public Services.
Frank Zgonc – Jury Director, ChalkFest Director
Frank is a professional photographer, blogger, and bon vivant. A Board member since 2007, Frank chaired the annual Celebrate the Arts Festival from each year from 2005 to 2011. He was Board President in 2006 and Vice President in 2005 and 2007 through 2013 and was named Celebrate the Arts Featured Artist in 2007.
Rouzanna Berberian – Youth Programs
An art educator at South Pasadena High School, Rouzanna was the Featured Artist of the MAFA’s 2009 Celebrate the Arts Show and received MAFA’s Heart in the Arts award in 2014. For many years she has taught after school and Friday night teen art programs in Monrovia as part of MAFA’s services to the community. Rouzanna’s masters thesis exhibit at Cal State University Los Angeles can be seen here: www.facebook.com/fineartsgallerycsula
Elizabeth Butterfield – Member at Large
The folklore of the Old West, with its pioneer spirit and clear moral contrasts, shows a powerful influence on all who grow up in America. Living in California Elizabeth explores these qualities through a type of mixed media painting that she produces from her studio. All her creations are done by tearing paper. She then adds acrylic paint for highlights and shadows and finishes with a fine line pen. Elizabeth was the Featured Artist of the 52nd Annual Celebrate the Arts Show and was commissioned to provide a public art mosaic installation at Monrovia City Hall’s corner garden.
Katie Gundersen – Member at Large
An occupational therapist by profession, Katie is also a retired dance competitor and continues to teach social dancing in Monrovia. She is widely known in Monrovia and surrounding communities for her volunteer leadership and service for many civic and nonprofit organizations. She has been named Monrovia’s Volunteer of the Year with her husband John Watson. Katie has served as MAFA’s Treasurer for 10 years and received MAFA’s Heart in the Arts Award in 2014.
Brian Huffman – Member at Large
Brian is a professional photographer who specializes in customized personal portraiture, theatre (live stage), and architectural photography. A Board member since 2015, he is passionate and dedicated to capturing and emphasizing the essence of his subjects, whether animate or inanimate.
Bill Hyatt – Member at Large
Bill is a metal sculptor of some renown in the area. A former student at Citrus College and Art Center School of Design, Bill executes his sculptures beautifully, with their design ranging from the surreal to literal representation of their subject matter. He donates his time and his artwork to benefit children's art programs has been involved with MAFA for many years, working tirelessly to ensure the success of MAFA’s annual 2-day Celebrate the Arts Show in the fall. www.hyattgallery.com,
If you are interested in serving on the board in either of these rolls, please contact Carol Curtis, President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.