Board of Directors 2012

Cyndi Fraser, Chairperson
Cyndi is the business owner of Belle Avance Salon and is a community volunteer, having previously served as a board member for the Chamber of Commerce.  Cyndi has been the DAC Secretary since February 2011 and has been a key figure in hosting several DAC events.

Deanne Freeman, Treasurer, co-chair
Deanne is the business owner of Etowah River Pottery.  She has been the Treasurer of the DAC since February 2011 and also serves on the Artist Marketplace committee.  She earned a bachelor of arts from Clemson University.

Brenda Steele, Board Member
Brenda is the business owner of Beads by Brenda.  She has been a member of the DAC board since 2010.  She currently serves as the Artist Marketplace Liaison, and has been instrumental in many DAC events.

Dr. Maria Zayas, Board Member
Maria is a licensed psychologist and community volunteer who creates art as a hobby. She currently teaches at Brenau University with a private practice in Murrayville.

JoAnna Garnto, Board Member 
JoAnna is an interior designer and business owner of re-U.  She is a  community volunteer who is also active with Rainbow Children’s Home.  She recently assisted the DAC with the Senior Center Art Show.

Heidi Larson Lane, Board Member 
Heidi is a pottery teacher and studio artist who recently moved back to Dahlonega.  She attended NGCSU and has been a member of several artist guilds, most recently in Florida. 

Nora Mendoza, Board Member 
Nora is a local real estate agent and an event manager for Neverland Farms.  She is also a hobby artist who creates jewelry.

Amy Hillis, Board Member 
Amy is a veterinary assistant at the Murrayville Veterinary Clinic and is a community volunteer, having been active in non-profit organizations for many years.  Her hobby is making art from re-purposed goods.

Laura Followell, Board Member 
Laura has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design and has experience in the Exhibit and Museum field.  She is currently repurposing furniture and other home furnishings to the trade as well as retail venues.

Bob Dodds, Board Member
Bob is a sculptor who is the DAC liaison to the Senior Art Group of Lumpkin County. He is a long-time supporter of the DAC. 

Dr. Pam Sachant, Ex-Officio Board Member - NGCSU Art representative

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