Board of Directors:

 

We are a volunteer Board made up of individuals uniting together to support and further the arts and arts education.

 

Cynthia Croft
Cynthia Croft is a lifelong resident of the South Bay area. She has an undergraduate degree in Business and Computer Systems. After working in banking for many years as a broker and financial consultant Cynthia recently changed careers and began teaching students with disabilities at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School.  She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Special Education at California State University Dominguez.  “One of my greatest strengths is helping people realize their potential, what better way to do it than by teaching…or, taking a cue from Auntie Mame…”Life’s a banquet, so lets get everyone a plate!”  She enjoys all the arts and recognizes the importance the arts play in enriching everyone’s life.  Cynthia looks forward to the opportunity of nurturing the dreams of a young people in the community by serving on the Art Attack board.

 

Terri Ann Ferren
Trained in dance and theatre, Terri Ann has been involved with the arts all her life. She worked in commercials, films and stage, and for the last twenty years has focused on teaching dance to adults.
She is thrilled to be a part of a group of dedicated professionals' intent on inspiring new and developing talent that focused on a love of the arts.

 

Ron Freitas
Ron Freitas attended his first musical at the age of 12 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he is originally from.  He attended college there and received a degree in architecture.  Ron has been living in the South Bay for the last 18 years and has been working in computer graphics and management for the past eight years.  His fondness for the performing arts continues today and he is excited to be able to help in the inspiration and education for future performers.

 

Mark Wood
Mark began his theatrical career in The South Bay in 1970. Over the years he has designed scenery and lighting for most venues in the area. After graduating El Camino College and California State University at Dominguez Hills, he received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Upon Graduation he began his career at Los Angeles Harbor College, where he remains a professor of theatre arts. In 2001 he was elected Chairman of the Humanities and Fine Arts Division at Harbor College. Mr. Wood looks forward to seeing the upcoming talent grow and develop.

 

Peggy Wood
Long time South Bay resident, Peggy Wood, graduated from El Camino College, where she received an Associate Arts degree in Theatre with an emphasis on costume design. Peggy began her career with the Automobile Club of Southern California in 1977. Since that time, Peggy has worked in various capacities starting as a touring counselor and presently holds the position of District Manager of the  Torrance office. Peggy enjoys being involved with local organizations, she has dedicated many years to the local ice hockey club. She recently was on the Board of Directors for the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Wood  said, “ I look forward to being able to award scholarships to these young people. I received a scholarship at El Camino, and it is so rewarding to know that all that hard work is appreciated”.