Joe Moore, President
Joe is a U of O graduate and Bend, Oregon native turned local architect and City of Eugene Public Art Committee Chair.  Immersed in arts and education while growing up in a teaching family, he continues to pursue the arts through personal practice and public service.  He especially appreciates the ability of the arts to foster community through creative expression and shared experience.  Joe is an advocate for youth, temporary, and public arts, and he hopes Lane County will continue to emerge as a leader in these areas.  He is happy to support the Lane Arts Council as a steward and entrepreneur in arts education and community arts.

Frances M. Bullis, Vice President
Frances is retired from Cornell University in New York after many decades in Public Affairs in which she worked with the Cornell Law School, the Johnson Art Museum and the Cornell Libraries as well as with the College of Arts and Science. A native of Seattle, she has recently settled in Oregon where her son is a graduate of Reed College and her daughter of the UO.

John Park, Secretary
John is a Senior Instructor of Art & Technology at the U of O and a co-founder of the Eugene-based interdisciplinary arts collective Harmonic Laboratory. With one foot in arts education and the other in creating collaborative art installations and performance, John aspires to work with community partners to enrich the arts in Eugene. As a native Oregonian and an alumni of the Eugene public school system, he is excited to contribute to the ArtCore program and shepherd the return of Arts to local schools in our county.

Noah Woodward, Treasurer
Noah joined the Lane Arts Council board in 2009. He has worked for U.S. Bank for the past 10 years. Noah has two children a son, Gabriel (7) daughter and Kara (4). Noah and his girlfriend, Chanel live with the kids in the Coburg Rd area of Eugene.

Larry Wayte
Larry Wayte lives in Eugene with his wife and two children. Larry is an instructor at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, teaching classes in popular music history. He earned a Ph.D. in Musicology from UCLA (2007), a J.D. from Stanford Law School (1988), and served as Executive Director of the Oregon Mozart Players from 2008-2011.

Larry Soberman
Larry Soberman recently retired from the Eugene School District after a 35 year career in education. He was the principal at Twin Oaks Elementary for the last 10 years where he had many opportunities to work with the Artist in Residence program. He has lived in Eugene since the late 70’s.

Sherry Schaefers
Lane County became home when Sherry relocated here, for a job, in 1995.  She is a Colorado State University graduate and owns a State Farm Agency in Eugene.  Sherry, and her husband, have four children and recently became homeowner’s on the McKenzie River.  Actively engaged in various community organizations, Sherry is honored to serve on the Lane Arts Council Board where she hopes to make a difference.

Tina Rinaldi
Tina has been working at the University of Oregon since 2006. She holds an MA in Arts Management and Museum Studies and a BA with Honors in Art History from the University of Oregon, along with numerous certifications in nonprofit management. She has served on the Board of Directors for Oregon Crafted, Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene, Arts Foundation of Western Oregon, Lane County Cultural Coalition, the Hult Endowment Committee, and was the Chair of the Mayor’s Cultural Policy Review Committee. Tina recognizes the importance of arts policy and advocacy and enjoys serving as a spokesperson for the value of the arts in the life of individuals and the community. She has been a resident of Eugene for the past 25 years.

Liz Lawrence
Liz is the Associate Director for Finance and Development for the McKenzie River Trust. For 15 years, she has worked with nonprofits and grassroots community organizations to create meaningful social and environmental change. Liz grew up in Maryland, right on the border of Washington, DC, and spent many weekends and afternoons in high school exploring the world through the Smithsonian’s free art and culture museums. Liz holds a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Oregon and a B.A. in Studio Art (sculpture) from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. From 2010-2014, she served as a Board member of MECCA: The Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts.

Regional Liaisons

Ellen Traylor – West Lane County
Ellen Traylor grew up in Eugene, attending South Eugene High School and the U of O. She is pleased to be working with LAC as a regional liaison for Western Lane County. Headquartered in Florence, Ellen is a writer, publisher and book store owner, at Port Hole Books and Publications. A bestselling author of 19 books, she launched her own publishing company in 2001 to publish new and aspiring writers of quality from around the world. Ellen is on the board of Florence Regional Arts Alliance, which is cooperating with LAC to encourage the arts in the western part of the county. Ellen’s special interest is in the literary arts, and she hopes to encourage this artistic pursuit throughout the county. Ellen and her husband own Port Hole Center, in Gardiner, Oregon, which hosts classes, conferences and seminars in the arts and other interests. She is on the Florence Festival of Books committee, which hosts an annual event featuring authors and publishers of “real books with real pages.”

Michele Rose – South Lane County
Michele has been a resident of Southern Lane County for over 30 years. A University of Oregon graduate with a degree in Special Education, Michele has a passion for making art accessible to all. After raising four children, Michele and her husband opened The Crafty Mercantile in downtown Cottage Grove- an Arts & Crafts supply store which connects her to artists young and old. Michele is the artist liaison for The Cottage Grove Art Walk and board president at The Opal Center for Art & Education. Very excited to be representing Southern Lane County, Michele is looking forward to working with all the wonderful people at Lane Arts Council and connecting her community with the rest of the county.