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DANA Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Rudy Stowell, President rudystowell@gmail.com
Alan Daurio, Past President ahdaurio@sbcglobal.net
Brian Craig Kreowski, Past President mail@sblg.legal
Mary Mylan, Treasurer dmmylan@att.net
Roger Ridley, Secretary rogerridley@hotmail.com
Garrett Dana   garett.dana@gmail.com
Shirley Horacek bnshoracek@gmail.com
Bob True bobtrue1949@gmail.com

Staff

Robin Bogue – Executive Director

Robin has been with Dana for a year now and cannot wait for the years to come! Previously she graduated from CSU, Fresno in 1992 with a degree in Graphic and Interior Design with a concentration in Marketing.  Robin owned and operated Golden Image Graphics for 10 years and William James Cellars for 15 years. She’s a 4TH generation native of the Central Coast of California.  Robin spent her childhood roaming the hills in Shandon before moving to Santa Maria/Nipomo as an adult. She enjoy’s wine tasting, dinner on the coast, snow skiing with her family, summers at the lake, reading, designing rosaries, cooking/baking, traveling and concerts with friends. Her life motto she lives by is “It’s a wonderful life!!  Ingredients for Happiness and Prosperity:  BREAD that this house never know hunger. SALT that life may always have flavor and  WINE that joy and prosperity may reign forever.”

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Sarah Allen – Administrative Assistant

Sarah has been the Administration Assistant at the Dana Adobe Cultural Center for over two years. She is currently attending Allan Hancock College and is working towards transferring to a University to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minor in Graphic Design. She was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico for 14 years before moving to Nipomo. She’s been a California resident for over 6 years now. She enjoys spending her free time reading, painting, and taking walks along the beach with her family. The motto that she likes to live by is “the best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” She looks forward to continuing her work at Dana.

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Ricki Harms– Docent and Membership Coordinator

Ricki says her greatest accomplishment are her kids.  “I was a stay at home mom for 20 years, but I am excited to be able to be in a position where I get to dive into history everyday.” She’s been at Dana for a little over a month and is excited to kick things off. She’s from Santa Maria, but likes to get out and travel often. She admits to always including a historical site wherever she travels because she believes in keeping history alive and thriving. Ricki is an all around animal lover and enjoys her work days with the office cat Fig.

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Alexis Carreno– Events Coordinator

Lexi just joined the Dana office family and is recently graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Communication Studies, a minor in Computer Science and focused on leadership and diversity. She was born and raised in Nipomo and is happy to be home to plan events for her local community. She loves to explore the central coast every weekend. Especially by going hiking with her Australian shepherd puppy and attending  pop up events. She likes to live the mentality that Smiles make the world go round and hopes to bring joy to al the events  to come at Dana.

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Jan Barberi- Exhibit/Gallery Coordinator

Janis Barberi is a 4th generation Californian originally from Malibu; Jan grew up in Southern California  surfing up and down the coast from Malibu to Northern California and riding her horse all over the Santa Monica Mountains. She graduated from National University, San Diego, CA with a degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Marketing with a Focus in Consumer and Business Finance. Her earlier studies included Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Advertising. These courses and experiences during her childhood helped her define her hobbies today from exploring and admiring the outdoors,  hiking, riding her bike,  photography (published), writing poetry (published), listening to music, volunteering, and body surfing. Her Dana career started a year and a half ago and brings in the matra into the office that “Happiness is the new rich. Inner peace is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Kindness is the new cool.”

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Colleen Becks- Membership CoordinatorDocent, Collections & Docent Library; Librarian (P/T) at Hancock College: 

Colleen recieved her Masters degree in Library Science (MLS) at The University of Arizona. She is a California native that joined the Dana family in January of 2009 by volunteering and becoming a Docent. In her free time she likes to
read mysteries, garden, volunteer, go to plays, walk, love on her cat Peaches. She often listens to mellow music or jazz;  but more specifically listens to Dave Stacey while on car trips, along with James Taylor or Norah Jones.

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