HISTORY

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Mission Statement

The Yorba Linda Arts Foundation promotes, supports and 

creates awareness of the arts in North Orange County through

programs, events, partnerships and cultural alliances. 

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About us

Gabriella Rollins
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.

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Neil Caplin - President

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                           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 
California.


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 -
Production House. 

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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.

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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. 

Diane Jakubowski-
Creative Advisor

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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

The Sea”.

Michael Licari-
Music Advisor