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︎ STAFF
Founding Director: Fritz Haeg
Assistant to Director: Edem Dela-Seshie
Grant Writer: Patricia O’Brien
Wild Turkey Wrangler: Zucca

︎ COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Jerome AB, Annie Albagli, Alex Arzt, Daniel Carlson, Jay Ezra Nayssan, Nikita Gale, John Gnorski, Max Goldstein, Gerardo Gonzalez, Rachael Hawkins, Colter Jacobsen, Vishal Jugdeo, Rachel Khong, Bettina Korek, Rashaun Mitchell, Carlos Motta, Ryan Noon, Amy Rathbone, Silas Riener, Larry Rinder, Calvin Rocchio, Jeremy Schipper, Paul Sepuya, Nobuto Suga, Lexi Visco, Alice Waters, Anicka Yi, Adam Zeek, plus original SCF communards and current neighbors: Dawn Hofberg and Tom Moonlight Wodetzki. (list in formation)

︎ BOARD of DIRECTORS
Fritz Haeg (chair), Scott Campbell, Dylan McLaughlin (secretary), Shannon Holloway (treasurer), Malik Gaines, Tsion Ekema ‘Sunshine’ Lencho, Rose Schlossberg, and Ari Shapiro.


Fritz Haeg, Chair
(Albion) is an artist and founding director of SCA. As owner and full time resident of Salmon Creek Farm he has been immersed in the revival of the property since purchasing it from the original communards in 2014. His ecological, domestic, and socially focused artworks have been extensively produced, exhibited, and published internationally for over 20 years.

Scott Campbell (New York City) is the Director of Campaign Advancement for the New Museum in New York City where he has lived for decades. He grew up in Mendocino County, nurturing a life-long passion for the northern California coast and redwoods. He previously served as Vice President of Institutional Development for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and as Executive Director of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Malik Gaines (San Diego) is a performer, writer, composer, and associate professor of visual arts at UC San Diego. He is author of “Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible,” a member of the performance group My Barbarian, and co-artistic director of The Industry opera company in Los Angeles.
Shannon Holloway (New York) is treasurer of SCA, a Performance Poet, Activist, and Dharma Coach. She has an MFA, half an MBA, and over twelve years of experience providing strategic financial guidance to non-profits, start-ups, and large businesses. Having served as both a Chief Financial Officer and Advanced Open Water Diver, she has a proven track record overseeing all aspects of fundraising, financial management, reef squid, and growth strategy.

Tsion Ekema ‘Sunshine’ Lencho (Los Angeles) leads teams building global organizations. An art history major turned attorney, her career has spanned several industries, including arts policy, digital health, wellness, and cannabis/hemp.  Ms. Lencho brings her operations, finance, and regulatory experience to her role as Board member for Salmon Creek Arts.

Dylan McLaughlin (Austin) is secretary of SCA and a multidisciplinary artist. His work engages with ecologies of extraction, threatened ecosystems, Diné mythology, and environmental histories. He is currently an Early Career Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, teaching Performance Art in the College of Fine Arts.

Rose Schlossberg (Los Angeles/Ojai) is an artist, filmmaker, writer and producer, known for End Times Girls Club, Small Gay Tragedy #1 (2022), and Houses (2015). She is currently working on the screenplay and pre-production for a feature length film set on a women’s commune in the redwoods of Northern California that she plans to shoot and direct in 2024.

Ari Shapiro
(Washington DC) is a journalist, writer, and singer. He is an anchor of NPR's All Things Considered, author of the bestselling memoir “The Best Strangers in the World: Stories from a Life Spent Listening,” and as a singer has performed in some of the world’s most storied venues, from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl.