Sonoma Arts Live Board of Directors

Sue Martin - President 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 President for three prior years and has been a realtor in Sonoma since 1998.  Sue has appeared in numerous SAL productions, including It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, Nunsense: The Mega Musical, Calendar Girls and Helen of Egypt. She is honored to be serving with such dedicated individuals currently on the Sonoma Arts Live Board of Directors.

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.

Monica McKey - Secretary/Treasurer  has been active in theatre since moving to Sonoma in 1981 from her native Texas, Monica has played a wide range of roles in theaters throughout Sonoma County, and has also directed and stage managed. Though she performs less frequently nowadays, she is still a staunch supporter of live theater and has recently rejoined the board of Sonoma Arts Live after an absence of 3 years. In addition to theater, the enjoys singing, shooting pool, playing bocce and ping-pong, going to movies and comedy shows, and generally serving as Activities Director for her close friends.

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. 

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.

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. Her focus is now on her creative side and enjoying being part of the Sonoma Arts Live Board.

Marc Schwager has served on Sonoma Valley Community Health Center and the Mayacamas Volunteer Fire Department boards, with a focus on the health and safety of our local community. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering and over 20 years of marketing experience with both large and small technology companies.

Lynne Myers is a retired school administrator who specialized in securing funding for a wide range of school programs and building projects. She also served as the Director of the Steamboat Springs Community Chamber Orchestra. More recently Lynne enjoys hiking with fellow Bouverie Preserve Docents.

Michael Lavigne is the author of three novels with translations in seven languages, the winner of several literary prizes and a Fellow of the prestigious Sami Rohr Institute, Michael’s prior career was in advertising as a creative director and film director, recognized with the Clio, Ad Age, Communication Arts and many other awards. Michael has written, directed, and acted in amateur and community theater for many years. His main goal at SAL is to help make professional theater a central and indispensable part of the Sonoma cultural scene and help SAL become the premier, “must-see,” destination theater experience in the North Bay and beyond.

Advisory Board

Dave and Vicki Stollmeyer

Suzanne Brangham

Suzy and Wulfrin Oberlin