Rebecca Bangs, BSN, RN
Resident Artist and President
Rebecca is a Bay Area artist living in San Carlos with her husband, two teens, and 3 quirky pets. She studied fine art at Bard College in NY and diligently sneaks in the occasional artist retreat. Her pointillism paintings can be found online and are collected both nationally and internationally. Rebecca has served the last two years as President of The Art Center of Redwood City & San Carlos in an effort to support other Silicon Valley artists in returning back to art in their adult lives.
Ken Wong (Bachelor of Computer Engineering and MBA) is a finance professional with 10 years of experience in finance and accounting, from bookkeeping to financial forecasting. He also has 15 years of experience as an IT professional, including network and computer system design as well as management of technical teams. Ken's strength is in understanding all aspects of a business that affect its finances, and in affecting change to allow an organization to thrive in changing economic and market conditions. Ken has worked at Microsoft, AIG, and Merrill Lynch, among others.
Resident Artist and Secretary
Kerith Lisi is a mixed media artist with a studio at The Art Center. Kerith previously held positions of Gallery Chair, Membership Coordinator and Marketing Lead at The Main Gallery, a local cooperative gallery in Redwood City. Prior to focusing on artwork, Kerith worked as a legal secretary at a law firm, an executive assistant at a Silicon Valley software company and spent twelve years as a residential organizer.
Kerith graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. She lives in San Carlos with her husband and two sons. Kerith joined The Art Center’s Board in 2015.
Spencer is a tech industry veteran having worked in the fields of digital health and in video games. He helped multiple startups around the world grow and get acquired. He is passionate about improving organizations through creating efficient processes. When Spencer is not working or volunteering, he enjoys playing board games with friends and spending time with his dog, Koko.
Resident Artist & Director
Dan is a photographer who finds beauty in the patterns, textures, colors, and forms found when examining the human-made world in the process of decay.
Over the past 25 years, Dan's professional career has spanned a variety of design disciplines, ultimately focusing on User Experience Design (the art of making things easy to use). He spent 6 years at Thuuz as VP of User Experience, 10 years as Creative Director for Pandora, and several years designing museum exhibits and other fun stuff.
As a student, Dan studied Product Design at Stanford - a unique program blending the disciplines of engineering and art.
Deborah is a pastel artist, illustrator and designer living in Redwood City. She received her BA from UC Davis in Studio Art and Design.
She is an experienced creative director and marketing professional. Her specialties include global branding, corporate identity development and design across all marketing channels, strategic marketing, campaign creation and positioning, graphic design and illustration for: high tech, healthcare financial services, and food packaging. She had her own marketing and design firm, Hellbent Marketing, for ten years.
Deb has held several board positions with the Pennisula Symphony and is past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners of Silicon Valley. She is a multiple award winner for her work in marketing and design, and has been a featured speaker, workshop leader and college instructor. In 2009, Hellbent Marketing was named Business of the Year, by NAWBO Silicon Valley Chapter and Deb was named a “Women of Influence, 2010” by Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Deb is passionate about art and creativity in all expressions and hopes to use her experience to assist artists in developing and enriching their careers.
In her personal life she also enjoys long distance running- marathons, hiking, skiing, knitting, gardening, and cooking. She lives with her husband and two dogs and has two grown children.
Resident Artist and Facilities Manager
Tom was born and raised in Montana where he was first introduced to art. When it started conflicting with sports, Tom put it away for over 25 years. Tom rode as a professional thoroughbred jockey for 20 years here in the Bay Area. As a way to relax on his days off, he took up his paintbrush again. He primarily paints what he knows best; horses, but also does pets, wildlife, and landscapes. He has been painting in oils for 25 years and produces giclée prints on canvas from many of his originals. Along with painting to sell through galleries, he also does commissions, and teaches classes in oils.
Tom’s plans for the future are to keep improving his skills and to expand from selling nation-wide to worldwide.