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 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.
Kris Huston - Vice President
Father of two daughters, youth
minister and community ad-
vocate, Joshua Correa creates
positive change in and around
North Orange County. After
studying at several prominent
art colleges, Joshua returned to
support the Well of Life church
where he advocates for youth,
homeless and other marginalized groups in
Placentia along with also participating in
several other civic committees that serve
North Orange County. Joshua’s artistic talents
carry through in children’s books, murals,
puppeteering, and fine art.
Joshua now works in partnership with LOT318
to mentor teens and was one of the first tutors
at the Cathy Torres learning center on Santa Fe
Street back in 1997. Joshua volunteers a large
portion of his time which is made possible by
the support and partnership within the
community through Artist in Christian
Testimony International, a fundraising platform
for ministry and community transformation.
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