SAKAE MANNING's storytelling strives to give voice to women who defy cultural, racial, and gender norms. Her work typically blends race and identity, creating alliances and solidarity amongst women of color. A Mills College graduate, Manning’s poem, December Baby, was published in the College literary journal. Other writing credits include Okasan/Mother, published in Making Waves: An Anthology of Asian-American Women Writers and Sammy’s Shitkickers published in The Salt River Review. She received honorable mention in the 2018 Carve Magazine Prose and Poetry Contest for The Button Maker’s House, scheduled for publication in spring 2019. In 2017, Manning was writer-in-residence at The Annenberg Community Beach House where she developed public programs focused on building community and expanding audience for women writers of color. She has been awarded a 2019 Summer Fishtrap Writing Fellowship, is a 2019 returning resident at the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, and is currently working on a novel, Kimono Blues.
KATHY STRADLEY, Associate Artist Members Coordinator, began her art journey in college obtaining a BA in Art from Cal State University Long Beach. Her plans to become a book illustrator were put on hold at that time. She continued to use her creativity as an elementary school teacher, costume designer and dance instructor during her working life. Retiring 9 years ago she began to pursue art full time. She has exhibited her work from Del Mar (at the San Diego County Fair) to Corona (at the Dos Lagos Art Show) and has received awards in various local art shows. Observing and painting the places and people of the Temecula Valley have given her plenty of inspiration to accomplish her goals.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 6, Temecula, CA 92593 ~ Physical Address: 36701 Highway 79 South, Temecula, CA 92592
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A California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
NATASHA HARRISON uses glass as a medium to express feelings around the fragility and intensity present within nature. She has served as Executive Director of the Norman Bird Sanctuary for many years and now is the Executive Director of the Newport Tree Conservancy in Newport, Rhode Island.
STEVEN FORRY has been in the field of development for over 27 years, beginning with Scripps, La Jolla and extending through tenures at Sharp HealthCare, UC San Diego and St. Joseph Health. His background includes consulting with Jerold Panas, Linzy and Partners and teaching development classes at UCI, OneOC and regional conferences for the Association of Fundraising Professionals. As American Family Housing’s Senior Director of Development, Steven’s commitment to serving the less fortunate by raising awareness in the community and generating support for our mission has been remarkable. Steven holds a doctorate in English Literature from Columbia University.
STEVEN MORRIS is an author, artist, consultant, and speaker. Much of his consultancy work is centered around evolving business to be more conscious in their culture and brand. He is a TEDx speaker on The Beautiful Business and author of two books, writer for many publications, and advisor to businesses that include the Port of San Diego, Sony, Samsung, Habitat for Humanity, and more than 200 others. As an artist, Steven is an American figurative abstract painter. His paintings fall within the lineage of the New York School of Abstract Expressionist and European Surrealist painters. His works celebrate the human mysteries of belonging, separation, and the relationship to the natural world. He has been honored with more than 20 gallery shows in the past 3 years and his work was honored with First Prize in the “Connections” Juried Exhibit through the San Diego Museum of Art, Artist Guild.
NOREEN RING, Secretary and Exhibits Coordinator, graduated from USIU with a degree in International Business Administration and has a minor in Management from College. Her career was always focused on the textile industry as she worked for Crompton Company (US based manufacturer and exporter of corduroy and velveteen) for ten years as their International Operations Manager and then for Velcorex of France (largest textile manufacturer in Europe.) Noreen now shows her award winning textile collages in a variety of regional galleries and art shows with a nationally based collector following. She currently serves as the Director of Brandon Gallery in Fallbrook and is responsible for putting up six art shows per year at the Fallbrook Library. She is an artist/member of the Del Mar Art Center, a member of The Arts Colony in Corona, a member of the Ramona Art Guild, a member of Paradise Textile Artists.
CURTIS HORTON, Board President, received a B.S., Physics from Stanford University, 1983. He was a Coro Foundation Fellow, 1985-86, J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 1994 (certificate in Environmental Law). Previous work experience is Technical Staff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA/Caltech), Executive Director, Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee, and Associate, Law Office of Frank P. Angel, Los Angeles. Other interests include Writing; Violinist, Pasadena Community Orchestra and Verdugo String Quartet. Avid cook, photographer (especially nature subjects), traveler. Son of Dorland Co-Founder Barbara Horton, Curtis strives to carry forward the vision and spirit of the Founders into the new era of Dorland, and ensure that its future is as vital and inspiring as its past.
CAROLE DEGNAN, originally from northern California, moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 1975. There she studied architectural drafting at UA, married, & raised two children. Carole has studied culinary arts in Georgia, visual arts at California Saddleback College & holds a state license in Medical Aesthetics in California. Jobs have included corporate catering for two separate companies, executive office assistant at a computer school in Seattle, medical aesthetics in Laguna Beach, and part-time assistant to a gallery corporate art director in Alaska. Now retired from wearing these hats, Carole focuses on her watercolor and jewelry making as well as giving back to her art community
JANICE CIPRIANI-WILLIS, Executive Director, lives and works at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Temecula. She began her art education by earning a B.A. in Fine Arts from CSULA and her work was shown at LA Artcore Gallery. Her current work has been inspired by watching people from all walks of life in situations that engender a range of human emotions. Janice is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society and of Watercolor West. Original works and giclee reproductions are available and can be seen by appointment at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, at the Brandon Art Gallery in Fallbrook CA.
Dorland Board of Directors