THE HISTORY OF THE ARTS & LEARNING CONSERVATORY

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WHAT BEGAN AS JUST A SUMMER CAMP

Coming from humble beginnings as the youngest of seven children, Founder Debora Wondercheck, saw the life-changing impact that music had on her family. Through hard work, and dedication, she and her siblings were able to attend the universities of their choice as string musicians.

Recognizing the profound effect that high-quality arts opportunities had on her own life and those around her, Debora used her passion to establish the Arts & Learning Conservatory (ALC). Inspired by her mother's faith in God, and determination to see that her children would have access to an arts education, Debora embarked on a similar journey to give all children this same exposure to the arts regardless of their background or experience.

What began as a summer camp for just thirteen string musicians and eight actors, has now grown to serve over 1,000 children every year, reaching over 10,000 in audiences annually. Debora's dream of "paying it forward" through creating arts opportunities to help children see and fulfill their potential, was realized and has become the heart of the Arts & Learning Conservatory.

NOW LEADS A LEGACY OF ARTS AND LEARNING IN ORANGE COUNTY
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Carol R. Sudbeck

Executive Vice President &

Chief Administrative Officer

Pacific Life Insurance Company

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Chris Baiocchi

Director of Development 

Project Access

Member of Board of Directors: Vernon K. Moses, VP of Business Development JP Morgan Chase

Vernon K. Moses

VP of Business Development

JP Morgan Chase

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Patrice Holloway

Regional Network Director

Health Net of California

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Edward Westbrook

Entrepreneur

Business Professor Emeritus

Vanguard University

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Ruth DeNault

Philanthropist, Entrepreneur 

Board Emerita

LEADERSHIP

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Debora Wondercheck, M.S., ED

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Antoinette Catalla

Operations Manager

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Edwin Lovo

Music Education Director

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Morgan Holcomb

Marketing & P.R. Strategist

ADVISORY BOARD

Charlene Ashendorf | Denis Cole | Jen Davies | Jeff Hittenberger | Pamela Hoffman | Andrew Horowitz | Chris Jones | John Kurth | Mary Lyons | Chris Lynch | Megan Lynch | Jeremy McEligot | Jim Mortensen | Ram Rao | Sandyia Rao | Irma Ruiz | Corrine Anderson Schoepe | Bob Taylor | Chris Trela

TEACHING ARTISTS