Board of Directors
Thomas was the founder and director of the annual Carmel International Film Festival for 9 years – a five-day festival spotlighting independent film, contemporary photography, fine art and music. He is also the publisher of ARTWORKS Magazine.
After the loss of her parents, Victory became very dispirited until a friend introduced her to the therapeutic power of clay.
For over 30 years, Richard served in all management positions, retiring in 1998 as Chairman and CEO of the Quixote Corporation, a holding company for three other firms.
Jeff co-founded Credentials Solutions in Northfield, Illinois, in 1997 and is currently President and Chief Technology Officer.
Betty retired from two distinctly different, yet successful, careers. The first as owner of a business insurance agency at which she was the Key Agency for one of her carriers.
Fran joined the OTAS Board in late Spring of 2015. She and her husband, Bob, call Seattle their primary home and spend five months of the season here at their home in La Quinta.
Matt is the President of Johnson Commercial Real Estate, Inc. in Rancho Mirage. Mr. Johnson specializes in the sale, leasing and development of new and existing facilities for growing companies here in the Coachella Valley.
Bob was appointed to the East Valley Coalition Manager’s position in March of 2016 by Supervisor John J. Benoit. He comes from a forty-five-year career in the nursery industry and served as CEO of DTF INC.
Marc moved to the Desert in 1979 to work for the Desert Sun and in 1980, was hired by Palm Springs Life magazine as a staff photographer. In 1982, he founded Marc Glassman Photography.
David is President of Coachella Valley Engineers (CVE), a local Civil Engineering and Land Surveying Company. He is also the President of companies concentrated in the Real Estate, Farming, and Cattle industries.
Sean holds a master’s degree and has worked in education his entire time in the Coachella Valley; as a teacher, assistant principal, and now as Director of Community Engagement and Education Foundation for Desert Sands Unified School District.
Growing up in a family of artists, Millie has been drawing and painting since childhood, selling her first painting at age 13 and commissioned at age 14 to do her first public piece: a hand painted 14’x 48’ billboard in downtown Omaha, Nebraska.
Leslie Locken is the Real Estate Lease Manager for Lamar Outdoor Advertising and is responsible for negotiating new real estate leases for billboard structures as a revenue stream for landowners.
Christy is the Senior Vice President at Pacific Premier Bank in Palm Springs. She is responsible for bringing new business clients to the bank, managing a client portfolio, and community relations.