Staff and Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Kimberley Valentine, President pro tem

Titus Brenninkmeijer, Finance Chair
Santa Barbara

Susan Keats, Secretary

Russel Kully
San Marino

Greg Scott
Los Angeles

Adrian Spence
Santa Barbara

Stan Tabler
Santa Barbara

Amalia Taylor
Westlake Village

Judith Vida-Spence

Amy Williams
Santa Barbara


Adrian Spence, Artistic Director Under the leadership of Adrian Spence, Camerata Pacifica has become one of the most notable chamber music organizations in the country, distinctive not only for its exceptional artistic quality, but also for its dynamic sense of community. The Los Angeles Times recently highlighted the emphasis of Spence’s work: “What was out of the ordinary was the wildly enthusiastic response that each work received. Whatever it’s doing, Camerata Pacifica seems to be cultivating a passionate audience – and that’s good news.” Adrian comes from Newtownards in County Down, Northern Ireland. He has three children, Erin, Keiran and Kaeli, is a master-rated skydiver with over 1,400 skydives, and most recently obtained his Advanced Scuba Certification.

Amy Williams, Managing Director Amy Williams joined Camerata Pacifica in March of 2018. Prior to this she was the Director of Artistic Administration and Education at the Santa Barbara Symphony for seven years where she built a sustainable music education program that worked alongside programs in the local school district. Ms. Williams began working in arts administration with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra following the receipt of her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Ohio State University.

Donna Jean Liss, Operations Manager Donna Jean began her relationship with Camerata Pacifica as a volunteer in the 18th season. After going on the Messenger tour in 2008, she could not pass up the opportunity to work with such a brilliant group when given the opportunity! Donna Jean brings over thirty years of experience in Customer Service with organizations in different fields; from medical manufacturing to construction contracting.

Amie Cota, Production Manager

Jessica Lohr, Patron Services & Marketing Manager