Board and Staff
INYO COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS PERSONNEL, 2018
Lynn Cooper, Executive Director, heads the staff of Inyo Council for the Arts. Lynn is a native Californian and has lived in the Eastern Sierra off and on for approximately 32 years. Prior to becoming the E.D. in 2001, Lynn was employed as a staff accountant for a local accounting firm and was instrumental in setting up and maintaining ICA’s financial systems. Lynn also volunteered at Arts Council activities for three years before being selected, and was passionate about programs being offered to the public. She has served on several boards including the Inyo County School Board, Friends of the Jill Kinmont Boothe School, and the Bishop Chamber of Commerce. In addition to her work as an accountant for 20+ years, she had experience in the non-profit world in recruiting and managing 100+ volunteers as Director of Canine Development for Guide Dogs of the Desert. Under her direction in the last 16 years, ICA has become the leader in advancing the arts in the Eastern Sierra.
Erin Livingston, School Arts Coordinator, has a passion for arts education, and is excited to have the opportunity to support our schools in her new capacity as School Arts Coordinator. Her background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, a California Teaching Credential for Elementary School, and years of experience coordinating and teaching art in various communities.
Ryan Finch, Administrative Assistant/Programs Coordinator, grew up in Bishop, and after having gone off to the bay area for college, returned to the Eastern Sierra. An avid musician, Ryan’s musical talents were nurtured early on with support from the ICA and the arts community in the area. He is pleased to be back in his hometown helping with all aspects of the Council’s operations.
Beverly Schroeder, Gallery Coordinator.
President – Linda Arcularius, Retired Inyo County Board of Supervisors, Round Valley, CA
Vice President – Pete Watercott, Retired Inyo County Senior Center chef, musician, Bishop, CA.
Secretary/Treasurer – Dr. John Wehausen, U.C. biologist, musician, Bishop, CA.
Judyth Greenburgh, Artist, Designer, Freelance Creative Consultant/Director, Darwin, CA.