Tish Greenwood, Executive Director
Tish Greenwood is dedicated to creating cultural spaces where ideas are shared and people connect. CMATO is in the distinct position to realize its goal of establishing an enduring arts institution that will bring civic pride to the region.
Tish’s professional experience includes positions at the J. Paul Getty Museum, photo l.a. and ArtSlant. Tish's recent curatorial projects include Mass Appeal: The Art of Corita Kent and Exposed: The Female Lens in a Post-Identity Era? and Kevin Sloan: A Collection of Rarities.
Tish serves on the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Museum Grants Awarding Committee. The City of Thousand Oaks has recently awarded Tish the Excellence in the Arts Emerging Arts Leadership Award for her work as Executive Director of the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks.
Tish received her BA in Art History from John Cabot University, Rome, Italy and her MA in Museum Studies and Contemporary Art from Georgetown University and Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York.
Florencia Glas, Special Programs Manager
Florencia Glas was born in Argentina but moved to the United States with her family in 2004. She graduated as an Industrial Designer from ORT Argentina and completed multiple design courses from the University of Buenos Aires.
Florencia was the National Manager of Marketing and Visual Merchandising for Reebok Argentina and the Project Leader for “Reebok Buenos Aires Concept Stores”. Florencia also worked for IQ S.A, a Commercial Marketing Strategies Agency, as a General Manager Assistant and she was the coordinator and designer for NIKE retail “Corners”.
Florencia was part of the Westlake Village Art Guild where she was a featured artist. She was invited to participate in a speaker series at the Jewish Women Theater in Santa Monica where one of her paintings remains as a permanent exhibit. The Cultural Arts Council of Agoura Hills invited Florencia to show one of her paintings as an expression of her diverse eyes. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) featured Florencia's paintings in 2016, and the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center, Collage Artists of America (CAA), exhibited her work.
Florencia's Hispanic-European roots make her art eccentric and unique. Her passionate artistic ways are shown in her commitment to her personal and work related relationships.
Lynn Farrand, Senior Curator
Lynn is a sculptor and visual artist working in bronze and uncommon materials. Lynn has exhibited domestically and internationally in Asia and Europe and her work is owned by collectors locally and abroad.
Julianna Heller, Curatorial Assistant (Intern)
Julianna Heller is a current art history student at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She is a local to the Thousand Oaks area and has been involved with the community for years. At Newbury Park High School she was president of Key Club (2015-2017), co-founded a Ballet For All Kids Club, and assisted the organization of Special Olympics (2014-2017). Her interest include travel, ballet, and animals of all kind. Heller is currently focused on researching Kevin Sloan and the history of Thousand Oaks' Jungleland and Moorpark Teaching Zoo.
Jennifer Ozak, Gallery Manager
Having resided in the Conejo Valley for nearly 20 years, Jennifer has more than 25 years experience working in administration for both small and large companies in various industries. She has previously worked as the Assistant to the Director of Development at UCLA, a Senior Associate at Amgen, and an Office Manager for a real estate brokerage. As a lifelong advocate for the environment and the arts, she is also an NAR-designated “Green” real estate agent and a seasoned visitor to numerous Southern California museums.
John Kearns, Development Consultant
John Kearns has served in senior-level, non-profit development positions for nearly a decade that includes the Vincent Price Art Museum, the Long Beach Museum of Art and Heritage Square Museum. He also has more than two decades of experience in communications working in both agencies (Manning, Selvage and Lee) and corporate environments (Technicolor , Wescom Credit Union).
John received his BA in Communications and MA in History from California State University, Northridge. He resides in Simi Valley.
Vai Tiare, Event Coordinator
Born and raised in Tahiti, Vai discovered her passion for the Performing Arts at the early age of three through classical ballet.
After drilling fundamental dancing techniques for many years and in many genres, Vai finds herself unleashed in the crazy entertainment
industry we call "Hollywood". Her credits include working with directors such as David Lachapelle, Peter Farelly, Diane Martel, Dave
Meyers just to name a few. Vai has also worked with artists such as Justin Timberlake, Lenny Kravitz, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer
Hudson and Luther Vandross through different projects. Soon after, her versatility gave her the opportunity to choreograph for different
artist and projects such as Chris Brown, Ciarra and Ne-Yo's Amercian music Awards performances, the Gypsy Kings music video, commercials such as DSW Shoes, Bayer and TV shows such as "Dance Your Ass Off" and "Segundo Compeonato Mundial de Baile". After retiring from the entertainment industry and to seek new adventures,
Vai started a new path in the event production industry. Vai planned weddings andspecial events for about 7 years in hotels such as the St Regis, Pelican Hills and the Four Seasons and in different venues in Los Angeles incorporating both her planning and creative skills. Her most recent credits includes creative director and producer of Nuit Blanche, reviewed to be one of the most unique dining experience in
the city by the LA Times. Today, Vai continues to work on her career in event production as a freelancer through different organizations.
She recently started a new association with the wonderful California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks team and is very excited to work as their prefe rred event coordinator.
Roya Alt, Social Media Director
Roya Alt serves as Social Media Director for CMATO. She has more than 15 years experience in public relations and marketing for the nonprofit, entertainment and healthcare industries. She previously served as Senior Director of Public Relations for City of Hope Cancer Center and has worked as a freelance writer for the United Way, the Los Angeles Conservancy, Disney and iHeart Radio, among others.
Stella Kuyumjian, Museum Photographer
Stella Kuyumjian is a photographer familiar with what makes a great shot and a powerful image. Employs diverse technical knowledge and ability on capturing the picture in focus, range of motion, camera setting, shutter speed, ISO, aperture and much more. Currently a student at Moorpark College, Stella has received multiple awards and scholarships including the John Grzywacz-Gray Photography Scholarship Award, Lizzie Saft Continuing Education of the Epilepsy Foundation Scholarship, and VCCCD Board of Governors Award. Stella is a resident of Thousand Oaks and speaks four languages: French, English, Italian and Armenian.