Park Profiles: Meet Nicole Amaya!

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Nicole is the Museum Educator of Student Programs at The San Diego Museum of Art. She coordinates events and workshops for youth and educators. She has worked for The San Diego Museum of Art for 10 years, starting as a gallery attendant and contributing to the education department through various roles throughout the years before permanently moving into her roles …

Park Profiles: Meet Crescent Jakubs!

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Crescent is the Facilities Director at The Old Globe. Having joined The Old Globe and the Park only a year ago, he’s made a significant impact on The Old Globe’s sustainable practices and is an active contributor to “greening” Balboa Park. His experience and best practices ensure functionality, comfort, safety and efficiency of each of The Old Globe’s theaters. How …

Park Profiles: Meet Susan Batt!

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Susan is the Manager of Community Engagement at the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. She has worked in Balboa Park since 2001 and was recently nominated for San Diego Magazine’s 2018 Celebrating Women Nonprofit Visionary award. Susan is dedicated to creating opportunities for families to visit Balboa Park, and truly exemplifies what it means to be a Park team member. How did you start …

Park Profiles: Meet Raúl Prieto Ramírez!

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Raul is the newest Civic Organist and Artistic Director of the Spreckels Organ Society. His passion, technique, and style range led him to be the search committee’s unanimous choice in taking the role as the 8th person in history to hold the title of San Diego Civic Organist.         When did you begin playing the organ and what made you decide …

Park Profiles: Meet Sidney Yin!

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Sidney is the Associate Director of Conservatory Programs with the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory. Sidney’s programming has been extremely influential in music and arts education across San Diego. With commitment and perseverance, he continues to create a positive impact through his passion for music.     How did you first get involved with the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory? …

Park Profiles: Meet Pandora Paúl

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Pandora is the Curator and Education Director at the San Diego Automotive Museum. Her knowledge and passion, combined with her interest in odd automobiles, have led to some of the most innovative and groundbreaking exhibits in the automobile world. How did you start working with the San Diego Automotive Museum? I was in a graduate program for Educational Technology at SDSU, and had …

Park Profiles: Meet Alyssa Thompson!

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Alyssa is the Museum Operations Manager at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum and a relatively new addition to the Balboa Park team. As a masters student at the University of San Diego, Alyssa is able to apply the concepts she is learning along with a different and fresh perspective to her role at the museum. 1. How did you …

Park Profiles: Meet Manuel Aguilar!

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Manny is the Store Manager at the San Diego History Center. As a San Diego native, Manny has a huge passion for all things SD, especially Balboa Park. He has put his knowledge of the Park, love of the city, and comedic timing to good use as he expands the History Center’s store and his Balboa Park-based social media pages, @VidaBalboa. How did …

Park Profiles: Meet Julia Falkowski!

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Julia is the Project & Production Specialist with  Balboa Park Online Collaborative. Since starting with BPOC, Julia’s adaptability and  positive perspective have been a lending hand to the various projects she has worked on. From the Balboa Park Centennial website to the telepresence robot, Julia continues to provide her production expertise to the Park. How did you start working with Balboa …

Park Profiles: Meet Frank Casciani!

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Frank Casciani is the President of the Spanish Village Art Center and is the artist behind Designs In Shell, in Studio 14, specializing in eggshell art. He has been a member of Spanish Village for 18 years, and his unique eggshell art has fascinated everyone from Balboa Park tourists to the Dalai Lama. Frank’s care and detail is notable towards …