A longtime Davis resident, Shelly joined DSAF after serving for four years as the Programs Officer of the California Arts Council where she was responsible for grant programs to support arts, culture, and creativity across the state. Shelly oversaw the programs at the Arts Council during a period of tremendous growth, initiating and implementing new programs that extended the agency’s reach to support cultural communities, artists and grassroots organizations. She will bring her commitment to supporting and uplifting all cultures to her work at DSAF.
Shelly has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management and cultural policy as well as a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from UC Davis. She spent the first 10 years of her career in nonprofit management working for performing arts organizations, first in her hometown of Philadelphia and then in New York City. Looking for a change of scenery from NYC, she and her husband Sangho Byun moved to Davis in 2004 so she could pursue her graduate work. At UC Davis, she studied sustainability and community engagement models for dance organizations. After graduating from UC Davis, she and Sangho decided to stay in Davis to raise their two children. Shelly’s deep knowledge of non-profit management, her interest in community engagement and her commitment to cultural exchange and inclusion will coalesce in her role at DSAF.
The following members of the community have served on the board of the Davis School Arts Foundation.
We are very grateful to them for their dedication and service to DSAF.
Bob & Cathy Kerr
Jesikah Maria Ross
Adrienne Van Veen