Our Board of Directors
Westport's been my home for ten years, since taking ownership of the Glenacres Inn and the arrival of our son Kino in that same time frame. Both ventures in some ways connect me with my upbringing in a large--historic house--in small town New York state. Besides the lure of its great natural setting, my path to the northwest with my wife Leslie in the 1980's followed academic and professional interests that landed me in elementary education for a number of years. The MFA in Arts Integrated Education I completed during those years in teaching, is one tie for me with the SBAA, in our outreach with the youth of our community both through and outside the school.
Tanya Lana, Treasurer
What shoes have I worn? Nothing normal about my travels - living just a bit of a reckless life - I think I did just fine. Quizzical eyes, kindness in my soul, and an honest hug, has kept me true to the coarse.
My late husband, Mark, of 28 years, found just what I asked of him - a retirement spot to slip into volunteering for a small town and all our odd events: and that is what I do.
Having lots of energy, volunteering was easy. It's the small town drama that was tough. City girl, extreme skier, hiked most of Colorado (nothing better than Yellowstone in the winter). Accomplished business owner. I enjoy cooking and baking for anyone. I recently found clay is my natural calming love.
Susan Bricker Steveson, Secretary & Director, Holiday Market & Email Campaign Manager
I was born and raised in Missouri and had a long career with the Federal Government. I fell in love with a Portlandian and spent many years vacationing on the Oregon Coast. I retired in 2016. So, with my husband and our fur-babies, we moved to Westport.
To fill in the void of a daily job, I have a wide array of activities I enjoy: genealogy, tie dying, crocheting, knitting, and hemp beading. I like naalbinding, lucet, and rock hounding. Recently, I started dabbling in pottery at the Clay Studio in Westport.
In 2015, I took my love of tie dying and began perfecting my processes with Procion dyes and ice to create a wide range of items that appeal to everyone.
I joined South Beach Art Association (SBAA) in 2016 and I love it.