Staff & Board of Directors

Gallery Staff

Sarah Jo Lightner, Confluence Gallery ManagerSarah Jo Lightner, Executive Director

Sarah Jo Lightner is the Executive Director of the Confluence as well as a working silversmith. She studied agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and metalsmithing at the Oregon College of Arts and Craft. Sarah Jo worked in the restaurant business for 22 years, including owning her own restaurant in Portland, Oregon before joining the staff at CGAC.

Sarah Jo loves to meet new artists and gain an understanding of their creative process so that she can display and show their work dynamically in the Gallery and Gift Shop. In her free time she still loves to cook, go to the lake and boat, as well as run after her twin girls.  Fun fact: Sarah Jo has been to 83 Phish shows.

Sharla Lynn, Communications and Gallery Assistant

Sharla joins the Confluence staff as the new Communications and gallery assistant. Sharla is a long time resident of the Methow valley and is a jack of all trades. She proudly helps out at many organizations including the Merc Playhouse and Methow Recycles.

Board of Directors

Loy Young, Chair
Chris Schneider, Vice Chair
Greg Wright, Secretary
Jill Sheley, Treasurer
Roxanne Best, Board Member
Lindsey Bryson, Board Member
Elizabeth Tripp, Board Member
Penelope Varn, Board Member
David Wright, Board Member
Ken Young, Board Member
Colin Sands, Board Member

Each member of the Board of Directors serves a three (3) year term. The Board meets monthly and is active in every aspect of CGAC from strategic planning, fundraising, building maintenance, volunteer coordination to the exhibit and show committee. Interested in joining this fun-hard working group? We’d love to hear from you. In addition to completing the volunteer application, please tell us a little about yourself and what you’d like to contribute as a member of the Board of Directors.

View/download Volunteer Application [PDF]


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