Sonoma Arts Live Board of Directors

John Partridge - President is a composer, playwright, conductor and performer.  He also serves as Director of Music Ministries at the first Presbyterian Church/Napa and Music Director of the Sonoma Hometown Band, and organizes the yearly Wine Country Ragtime Festival.  He has recently added actor to his resume, starring as George in Ruby and George in Love, a staged reading of a new work by JoAnneh Nagler.

Rick Wynne - Vice President has portrayed Clarence for SAL in It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (the fundraiser sold out).  He is also Sonoma’s “go to” guy as an auctioneer. As a Rotarian, Rick was instrumental in helping raise funds for the  SAL renovation of Andrews Hall.  He has his own radio show on KSVY 91.3 Sonoma.

Sue Martin - Secretary/Treasurer  has been involved in Theater for over 40 years, Sue was a founding member of Sonoma Theater Alliance and Sonoma Arts Live. She served as Board President for three years and has been a realtor in Sonoma since 1998.  Sue has also appeared in numerous SAL productions, including Nunsense: The Mega Musical, Calendar Girls and Helen of Egypt.

Jaime Love - Executive Artistic Director  has been involved in theater and radio for over 35 years as an actor, producer, singer, director, writer and voice-over artist in New York, Los Angeles, Boston and San Francisco. She is a founding member of The Sonoma Theater Alliance and Sonoma Arts Live, and former Co-Artistic Director and Producer of The Nicholson Ranch Players’ musical revues and Christmas shows at Nicholson Winery for 6 years. She is the founder of SAL’s  T ’N T program, and is developing a robust readers’ theater program.

Libby Oberlin - Education Director is a well-known actor who has trained and performed with Shakespeare & Co., The Upright Citizens Brigade, HB Studios, The University of London and We Players.  In September of 2018, SAL and the Theater School, Libby’s educational theater company, formed a partnership, bringing her educational programs to The Rotary Stage. Libby also serves as the Director of SAL’S yearly T ’N T productions with its teen performance in March. 

Mary-Kay Gamel  taught Greek and Latin language, literature, theater, and film at UC Santa Cruz from 1973 to 2015.  She has also translated/adapted, directed and/or produced over 40 productions of ancient Greek and Roman drama at UCSC and has written widely on ancient drama in performance. She is a past Board President of SAL.

Catherine Krell has an extensive professional background in strategic marketing/advertising.   Most recently, she served on the Board of the Pasadena Playhouse, consulting on how to restructure.  In addition to being a marketing tourism consultant for the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau, Catherine was Deputy Director of the Los Angeles Natural History Museum responsible for all marketing, development and corporate sponsorships.

Michael Ross  is a highly recognized and regarded director and actor in the North Bay, working with  Spreckels Theater, 6th Street Playhouse, Napa Valley Playhouse, Lucky Penny Productions, and Shakespeare Napa Valley, just to name a few.   Most recently, he directed, to rave reviews, SAL’s Always, Patsy Cline. Michael will be directing Hello, Dolly; Arsenic and Old Lace; and My Fair Lady in SAL’S 2018-19 season.

Susan Drake has an extensive professional background in clinical nursing/healthcare. She has served on the non-profit boards of Sonoma Sister Cities Association, Operation Youth (now Teen Services) and The Sonoma Valley Community Health Center.

Advisory Board

James Wood - Chairman

Dave and Vicki Stollmeyer

Rebecca and Phil Otto

Suzanne Brangham

Suzy Oberlin