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 …

September OPOT Get-Together: Spreckels Organ!

Kristen Mihalko

Have you ever wanted to explore the world’s largest outdoor musical instrument housed here in our very own Balboa Park? Now is your chance! Join your OPOT friends for an evening, behind the-scenes experience of the Spreckels Organ on Wednesday, September 26 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion! The event will begin with an introduction by Raul Prieto Ramirez (San Diego …

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 Manuel Aguilar!

Kristen Mihalko Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

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 Alison Hendrickson!

Kristen Mihalko Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Alison Hendrickson is the Visitor and Volunteer Engagement Manager at the San Diego History Center. Alison’s proactive attitude and passion for history, paired with her ability to create meaningful connections whilst being open minded, allow her to create a positive impression on both guests and volunteers of the Center. 1. How did you begin working at the San Diego History …

Park Profiles: Meet Ira Bauer-Spector!

Kristen Mihalko Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Ira Bauer-Spector is the Marketing and Communications Manager for the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet. This year he received Friends of Balboa Park’s Betty Peabody Emerging Young Leader of Balboa Park Award for his contributions to fostering awareness for the arts and his dedication to the Balboa Park community. 1. Congratulations on being the recipient of the Betty Peabody Emerging …

Park Profiles: Meet Ranger Kim Duclo!

Kristen Mihalko Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Kim Duclo is a Park Ranger here in Balboa Park. He has dedicated a little over three decades to Balboa Park both inside and outside of the institutions, and has become one of the most recognizable faces of the Park. His knowledge and excitement for his work translates to the team members he meets, and the millions of visitors that come …

OPOT Get-Together: Popsicle Social!

Kristen Mihalko

Beat the heat while networking at this month’s OPOT Get-Together: Popsicle Social! Join your Park colleagues for Otterpops and one complimentary ride on the Balboa Park Carousel courtesy of the Friends of Balboa Park! Come out to the Carousel on Thursday, August 24th between 11AM-1PM for a fun afternoon! To RSVP, Click Here.   Limit one per guest. This One …

Park Profiles: Meet Barbara Forsyth!

Kristen Mihalko Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Barbara is the first ever Senior Manager of Collections and Registration at the Mingei International Museum. Her passion for the art of design and craft, and dedication to its preservation and organization has lead her towards working at her dream institution. 1.How did you first get involved with the Mingei International Museum? I grew up in San Diego and first …

OPOT Behind-the-Scenes: Game Masters

Kristen Mihalko

Video games enthusiasts unite! You are invited to join OPOT on Wednesday, July 19, for a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the newest addition to the Fleet Science Center, “Game Masters: The Exhibition”. Nerd out with your Park colleagues as we get an inside glimpse of the “world’s best video game designers, from the arcade era to today’s console and online games”. …