Tamara served as Secretary to Namba BoD for one year before being elected to Chair the Board. She is a local independent stylist, as well as a solar energy specialist/sustainability advocate. Her art is music, both writing and performing.
Shannon served on Namba’s BoD for just shy of a year before being elected Secretary. She is presently an undergraduate program coordinator at UCSB. She has been involved in the local performing arts scene, including technical stage crew, dance and acting for close to 20 years.
Juliana owns her own accounting business and has been a bookkeeper for over 20 years. She is also Chair of Finance at Ventura Echelon, Founding Member, Treasurer and Chair of Events at Latina Professional Alliance of SB, and volunteers at Score SB and Women Economic Ventures.
GiGi Hartman attended Point Park University, majoring in dance and is a graduate of Dance Masters of America Teachers Training Program. Prior to relocating to CA, GiGi owned a dance studio in Pennsylvania for 20 years. Currently she is on the Board of Directors for Dance Masters Pacific Coast and is a certified Regional and National Examiner for Dance Masters.
She has been an active accountant and bookkeeper, both as a staff accountant for local accounting firms in Los Angeles and Ventura County, as well as a sole practitioner, for over 15 years.
An original founding member and served as Namba’s President for most of 2019. She is a local businesswoman in Ojai.
She trained on scholarship with the schools of the Louisville Ballet, the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. Before joining American Ballet Theatre’s main company, she danced with ABT’s Ballet Repertory Company under the direction of Richard Englund and Gage Bush.
Erin Fink, Development Committee
Henry Stewart, Singer/Songwriter
Pamela Pilkenton, Cathy Jean Butter and Janine Ames
Pamela Oster, Suzanne Corridan Willerth and Tamara Varney