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Board and Staff

Full-time staff:

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 18 years, ICA has become the leader in advancing the arts in the Eastern Sierra.

Part-time staff:

Elle Pace, Program Coordinator, recently moved to Bishop to set down roots here in the community that her parents and grandparents called home. As a graphic design major in college, she has a deep passion for the arts, and her skills and expertise are an asset to the team here at ICA. Elle is grateful for the opportunity to work closely with her community and helping to bring arts opportunities to our students.

Jane Pace, School Arts Coordinator, has over 15 years experience working in the arts. Her passion for the arts started in college where she majored in Art and Education. Originally from the Eastern Sierra, Jane is excited to help ICA bring the arts to the community.

Beverly Schroeder, Gallery Coordinator.

Board Members:

Karen Atkinson – Former Arts Educator, Lone Pine, CA

Elizabeth Caplun – Former Executive at Stanford University, Bishop, CA

Jeff Griffiths – Inyo County Supervisor, Bishop, CA

Judyth Greenburgh (Vice President) – Artist, Designer, Freelance Creative Consultant/Director, Darwin, CA

Jesse Steele – Inyo County Film Commissioner, Founder of Eastern Sierra NOW, Big Pine, CA

Pete Watercott (President) – Retired Inyo County Senior Center Chef, Musician, Bishop, CA

Dr. John Wehausen (Secretary/Treasurer) –  UC Biologist, Musician, Bishop, CA




October – December 


January – June

July – December




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