Board of Directors

Nan Fowler
President

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Nan Fowler, owner of Nan’s Pre-Owned Books is a long time resident of the South County. After years in the medical field, she opened her store 22 years ago. Since that time she has been active in local politics, Chambers of Commerce and the Grover Beach Community Library. In 2001, she was honored by the State of California Chamber of Commerce for her business activities. In 2002 she was named one of Cuesta College’s Women of Distinction and in 2007 was named the Arroyo Grande Citizen of the years. She is the proud mother and grandmother of Kristi, Kassi and Jake Turner.
Vice-President
Ashlea
Ashlea is a native of Pismo Beach, having moved here from South Lake Tahoe with her parents when she was just four years old. She is an Alumni of Arroyo Grande High School, after which she attended the University of California at Santa Barbara. She graduated with a degree in English Literature in 1995.

After college, Ashlea developed a successful career in publishing and marketing in Southern California, working for two of the three largest West Coast publishing houses. Additionally, she spent one year launching a dot.com and one year working as the Web Content Editor for the Portland Business Journal in Portland, Oregon.
Returning 12 years ago to the Central Coast, Ashlea worked as a producer for KSBY News, and as a marketing and publishing consultant before deciding to join the family business and team up with her mother, Kathi Foster in real estate. She has grown up with her mother doing business at the dining room table – and therefore has been immersed in the world of real estate for the past 25 years. Ashlea kicked off her real estate career 7 years ago, and has already developed a strong client following in the area based on her dedication to outstanding customer service, you can find her at Pismo Beach Homes – Keller Williams and follow her at Living in Pismo Beach
Stephen Hughes
Vice-President
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Stephen Hughes, a South County resident for over two decades, is an information technology consultant for Cal Poly State University and president of ShowTel Strategic Technologies. After seven years as owner/manager of Intermountain Entertainment, a concert presenter and artist management firm, he became president of Midland Broadcasting Company, a group of Rocky Mountain radio stations.In addition to the Clark Center Association Board, Hughes has served on the boards of the Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the American Heart Association; the Children’s Services Network and 9 years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). He has been recognized by the Community Foundation as volunteer of the year.

Stephen is married to Susan Hughes, both his daughter, Amy and son, Paul graduated from Arroyo Grande High School. You’ll find him playing bluegrass regularly at the SLO Down Pub jam sessions in Arroyo Grande.
Randy Voss
Secretary
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Randy Voss became involved with the efforts of building the Clark Center joining the board of the South County Performing Arts Guild in 1993. He has been active with the Association board for 4 years and helps with fundraising and membership activities. Randy is from San Luis Obispo and has been a practicing dentist for 23 years in Arroyo Grande and currently serves on the Central Coast Dental Society board.
He spent many years with the Five Cities Youth Basketball board and has coached and supported teams involving his son Nikolas and daughter Amanda.
Randy and his wife Jamie met in the Cal Poly Band and they have been supportive of the arts ever since. Jamie is a CPA at Longcrier and Associates and is an avid quilter. Together they enjoy traveling, the outdoors and following their kid’s college adventures!

 

Iris Swisher
Treasurer / Past President
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Iris Swisher has been in the banking industry for 38 years. She recently retired as Vice President and Manager of the Arroyo Grande office of Rabobank, N.A. Iris is the President of the Cuesta College Foundation as well as the serves as president for the Clark Center Association. She is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Board for the Arroyo Grande Chamber of Commerce and on the Steering Committee for the East Grand Ave Merchants Association.
Iris just completed a 6-year commitment as Board of Director/Treasurer of Campfire USA Central Coast Council and is Past President of the California Women for Agriculture. She serves as a volunteer for Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, Family Care Network, Five Cities Meals on Wheels, American Cancer Society & March of Dimes. Iris earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Marymount College in Salina, Kansas. Her husband, Richard, is recently retired from the building industry. They live in Pismo Beach, with their cat, Kevin.
John Alan Connerley
John Alan Connerley is a professional singer/songwriter and a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer. He has been a member of the Association since 2010, and currently contributes to the work of the Entertainment Committee. An AGHS graduate, John earned an AA degree from Cuesta College and — after further study and a stint as Legislative Assistant in Washington D.C. to a former Congressman — returned to Cuesta to teach American Government and Political Science. He then joined the American diplomatic corps and over the course of a twenty-five year career worked at U.S. diplomatic missions in Afghanistan, Venezuela, Russia, Brazil, Belize, Portugal and Mexico, as well as at the State Department in the nation’s capital. He returned to San Luis Obispo County with his wife and son in 2014.

 

John Hansen
Corki Henderson
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Corki Clark Henderson graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in 1974, having been nominated “All Around Senior” AND “Class Clown”.  Following one of her music performances in the High School gymnasium, Corki’s parents decided that the High School seriously needed a proper venue for the students to perform. This began the 28 year journey her family would take towards funding a State-of-the-Art Performing Arts Center.Corki completed Paralegal classes from Sacred Heart University and Bridgeport University, in Connecticut. When she returned to California, Corki worked at the Grover City Municipal Court in the Civil/Small Claims division. When it came time  for Corki and her husband, Les Henderson, to start a family of their own, Corki went to work with her father, Clifford H. Clark, as his Paralegal, in order to keep her children out of daycare. She was able to bring both of her daughters to work for the first few years of their lives. Corki has worked in Cliff’s law office since 1989. She now has a practice of her own as a licensed Professional Fiduciary, in addition to having served as Director on the Boards of the Grover Beach Community Library, Exploration Station, and Youth Arts Academy of the Central Coast.

 

Rena Dambly
Betsey Kelton
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Eddy Quijano
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 Eddy Quijano is an Attorney in Arroyo Grande, CA – He was managing partner at Adams and Reese LLP, Attorneys at Law in the Gulf South region from 1979-2002, until he retired to relocate to California in 2003. Prior to that, he served as Office of Chief Counsel in the Internal Revenue Service from 1971-1979. Eddy has been active with the American National Red Cross from 1985 to 2010, in many capacities including Chairman, Board of Directors of the Louisiana Capital Area Chapter in Baton Rouge, LA, Chairman of the Southwest Regional Committee in Fort Worth, TX, and Vice Chairman, Council of Former Governors in Washington, DC. Some of his local Community Service includes being a member of the Board of Directors for Jack’s Helping Hand in San Luis Obispo and a member of the Workforce Investment Board, also in San Luis Obispo.
Jenny Shaheen

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A native of San Luis Obispo County, Jenny Shaheen is a local Realtor® at The Real Estate Group of San Luis Obispo, helping clients buy and sell homes up and down the central coast. Her interest outside of work include a passion for live theater. She and her husband, Dana, have produced and directed musicals on the Central Coast for the last 15 years via their own production company, Chameleon Productions. Not to be forgotten is her love and pride in her three daughters Melissa Beckstead, Ashley Moses and Madison Shaheen and two granddaughters.>
Clark Center Performing Arts Association