Expanding cultural experience through the arts
Promote • Educate • Create
The Yorba Linda Arts Foundation promotes, supports and
creates awareness of the arts in North Orange County through
programs, events, partnerships and cultural alliances.
Director of YLAAF
The Yorba Linda Arts alliance Foundation promotes, supports and creates awareness of the arts in North Orange County- through programs, events, partnerships and cultural alliances.
The Yorba Linda Arts Alliance
Foundation was founded in 1999 by
Gabriella Rollins, a Yorba Linda
resident and arts advocate.
Gabriella was keenly aware that the
Yorba Linda community was missing
an artistic cultural base to promote and recognize the arts.
She actively engaged with the City of Yorba Linda to create
various events and programs to elevate art awareness.
Today we now have the Yorba Linda Arts Alliance Foundation
to allow her vision to grow even more.
Neil Caplin - President
Neil has been involved with the
Orange County Community
Theater scene for the past 35 years.
His areas of expertise include
scenic design and construction as
well as overall creative consultation.
In addition to his personal love of
theater he is an avid supporter of
Theater for Youth with the JRAY organization - a
High School adjudication organization that provides
scholarships and awards throughout Southern
Neil is also a keyboard musician, who spent many
years as a core member of the band Southland. He
contributes to the local arts community as a member
of the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, and of course
- the Yorba Linda Arts Alliance Foundation. He is the
owner of the graphic design and marketing firm -
Kris Huston - Vice President
Kris Huston is a grateful mom
of three grown boys and
hundreds of music students
whom she views as her kids too!
With a Masters Degree in
Theology and a Bachelors in
Music and Theater, Kris enjoys
serving the North Orange
County area through Huston
Performing Arts Academy with her husband, Dru,
and a staff of incredible teachers. Music, theater,
dance and performing has been a part of Kris' life
since she was very young and she's excited to be
serving on this wonderful Board to help promote
the arts in Yorba Linda and beyond.
Diane is a textile artist, specializing
in wearable art and quilts. She
enjoys refinishing and artistically
painting furniture, and
re-upholstery. Her art features bold
color & conversational prints.
Diane's attention to detail and her
plethora of creative ideas adds much
to all of our events and projects.
Michael Licari is a four time national
EMMY award winning music
composer and producer for television.
He has been nominated for 13 EMMY
awards for his work on “Guiding
Light”, “As the World Turns”, “Another
World”, and “Sunset Beach” as well as
outstanding original song in 1994 and
has many other industry awards
including two BMI Awards.
Other television composer credits include the shows
“Delivery Me”, “Raising Sextuplets”.
In recent years Mike has concentrated on music for
commercials. Some of his clients include “Top Flite”,
“Bissell”, “Post It”, “3M”, “Jenny Craig”, “Nutrisystem”,
“Lexus”, “KitchenAid”, “Cold-Eeze”, “Toyota”, “Wen”,
"Keurig”, “Scotch Brite”, “George Forman Grill”, “Stanley”,
“Black & Decker”, “Good Feet”, “Audible” and “Oreck”
to name a few.
In addition, he has produced four smooth Jazz solo albums
“Daydreaming”, “Whale Songs”, “Loon Spirit”, and “Sax By