Who We Are

Our core team is composed of artists, musicians, educators and advocates who live, work and love the community of Seaside.


  • Juan L. Sánchez, coordinator, CSUMB/Arts Council Monterey County Artist
  • Colleen Bailey, core team, Monterey Jazz Festival Exec. Director
  • Holly Unruh, core team, CSUMB UROC Asst. Director
  • Ricky Cabalza, core team, PGUSD Para-educator
  • Tony Cardoso, core team, retired MPUSD teacher
  • Kelly Soriano, core team, Seaside resident/community advocate
  • José Hernández, core team, Seaside musician
  • Mahal Buenafe, core team, Seaside High student/musician
  • Robert Percell, core team, Seaside High student/musician
  • Scott Laxier, core team, MPUSD teacher
  • Mariela Nuño, core team, Seaside High/UCSC Arts grad
  • Pamela Motoike, core team, CSUMB Service Learning.

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