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Creative Sonoma Announces Inaugural Advisory Boardoard


Creative Sonoma Announces Inaugural Advisory Board

Creative Sonoma, a division of Sonoma County’s Economic Development Board, is pleased to announce the members of its inaugural Advisory Board, recently approved by the Board of Supervisors.  The board will have the responsibility to guide the activities of Creative Sonoma and serve its goal of cultivating and supporting the County’s creative community.

“Creative Sonoma has established itself quickly as a vibrant new agency dedicated to promoting and supporting our creative sector.” said Supervisor Efren Carrillo, Chair of the Board of Supervisors.  “The addition of these outstanding individuals and their diverse backgrounds to creative Sonoma will magnify its impact on the entire County.” 

Board members were selected after an open application process and represent a broad cross-section of geography, background and skills.  Their collective professional experience spans the artistic, creative and business endeavors that are reflected in the County including art galleries, marketing agencies, retail and wine venues.

The innaugural Creative Sonoma Advisory Board includes:  

Marcia Barahona, Founder and CEO, OrangeRio Cross-Cultural Marketing

Chris Denny, President, The Engine is Red

Matt Devine, Sculptor

Marne Dupere, Co-Owner, Plank and 14feet.

Jennifer Edwards, Owner, The Passdoor and Sebastopol Kitchen + Table

Elisa Stancil Levine, Founder, Stancil Studios, decorative artist

Rick Toyota, Director of Hospitality, Francis Ford Coppola Winery

For more information, please contact Kristen Madsen at