Chelsea Maricle, the Western Arts Alliance Membership & Communication Manager will be moving on at the end of June. To help with the transition, from July to October, Chelsea will work with WAA as a part-time contractor to oversee completion of WAA’s new membership management system. Chelsea, who started as WAA’s administrative assistant in July 2008, has been a rock for WAA, doing excellent work on member relations, general communication, Western Ways, NextGen, database management, and WAA’s new website and membership management system. Chelsea’s contributions to WAA as a community—her friendly, open, honest, and welcoming style—have made a huge difference to members, conference delegates, the board and staff. Chelsea, we will miss you tremendously! All the best in your new endeavors.
Conference Manager Laura RickerWho’s at the Beach? Laura Ricker! Laura has relocated to Costa Mesa, California, to join her partner and where it’s easier to pursue her passion for racing open-ocean outriggers. Laura is telecommuting to WAA from her home office, where proximity to the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza is an added bonus for the LA Conference. You can reach her as before, by calling 503-274-4729 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.