855 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

David Powdrell, Co-Chair

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David Powdrell, who was named Carpinterian of the Year in 2014, has a private practice as a Certified Public Accountant, having earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado and a Masters Degree in Taxation from Howard Taft University. David is passionate about the arts. He is a talented photographer and plays keyboards for the band The Nombres. He has also served on the boards for Summer Solstice, Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, Friend of the Carpinteria Library, and as Treasurer for the Rotary Club. He is particularly interested in engaging children in the arts. 

Norm Arnold, Co-Chair

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Norman Arnold attended UCSB and Cal Poly Pomona, studying philosophy and business and earning a B.S. in Finance. He is now retired from a career as owner and administrator of residential care facilities and nursing homes. In addition to serving as board co-chair, Norm chairs the Human Resources, Board Recruitment, and Site committees. He has also served on the boards of the Dyslexia Awareness and Resource Center and the YMCA. He is an arts enthusiast and an accomplished painter and is convinced that the Carpinteria Arts Center is a great place to be.

Gary Campopiano

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Gary Campopiano is a past board chair of the Arts Center and has served on the Site Development, Gallery and Program committees. He attended California State University at Fresno and graduated with a degree in Art and a minor in business, along with a teaching credential. He is now retired from the Ventura Unified School District. He has also served on the Carpinteria Architectural Review Board and has been on the board of the Carpinteria Valley Association and the Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs. He enjoys seeing the results of the hard work of many to make the Carpinteria Arts Center what it is today. 

Amanda McIntyre

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Amanda McIntyre is on the Leadership Committee for the Building a Home for the Arts capital campaign. She has a passion for the arts, having graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in Studio Art and English. She had a career in advertising and design, and also worked as a teacher and a flight attendant for World Airways to Viet Nam and elsewhere. She has been a docent at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art for 20 years and serves on the board of the Carpinteria Friends of the Library. In Los Angeles, she helped to organize the Rape Crisis Hotline in the 1970s. She is a true friend of the arts in Carpinteria. 

Charles LoBue

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Charles LoBue serves on the Leadership Committee and on the Planning Committee. He has a deep passion for the arts as a patron, a spectator, a collector and an admirer. He is a graduate of Rutgers University, hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. He was the Director of International Human Resources for RCA and has won many awards for his service, incuding the Santa Barbara County Award for Volunteerism, Carpinteria Chamber of Commerce Best of the Best Award for Volunteerism, Special Award from the Carpinteria City Hall for Contributions to the Community, and the President Obama Award for Volunteerism. For more than 30 years he has volunteered in the community; his service includes Catholic Charities, the Food Bank Brown Bag program, and the Masons.