Meet Our Support Staff

Christine Hinchee - Office Coordinator

Christine Hinchee

Office Coordinator

Christine Hinchee is likely the first person you talk to on the A&L phones and the first face you see when you enter the office. She graduated from UC Irvine with a B.A. in Drama. With a background in dance, musical theater, and choreography, Christine has performed and created theater across Southern California. Blessed to be working in many aspects of the theater world, she is happy to be a working with the Arts and Learning Conservatory family in bringing the arts to the next generation of musicians, performers, and artists.

Cheryl Cormier

Operations Coordinator

Cheryl comes to Arts & Learning Conservatory with over 30 years of Professional Experience in both the insurance industry and non-profit management.  For the last 17 years Cheryl has worked in the non-profit sector working with multiple educational institutions from primary-elementary, secondary-high schools, and community college.  She is excited to be a part of the ALC team and share her expertise in marketing, development to help increase awareness, donations and funding to enhance our programs.  Cheryl is a resident of Long Beach, a mother of three daughters and a proud grandmother of two grandsons.

Diana Thompson

Diana Thompson

Production Management

Diana has a diverse background in both the theater and non theater world. Both costuming and Event Management are passions for her. Her professional journey began coordinating a large children’s day which included both on-site activities and field trips. From there, her journey took her to the office world were she became an executive assistant. While there, she managed several events, both large and small each year. Her experience in costuming has been a constant, and stretches back over twenty years.

Diana Thompson

Cynthia Trostler

Programs Coordinator

Cynthia is a native of Canada and has been involved in music since the age of six. She is an accomplished french horn player, attending the University of Western Ontario, University of Arizona and San Diego State University on scholarship. Upon graduating, she was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Kappa Phi honorary societies. Cynthia also attended the Pierre Monteux School (Maine), Courtenay Youth Music Center (British Columbia), and toured Europe with Canadian Youth on Tour. Cynthia has twenty years of experience in arts management, and has worked for San Diego Symphony, La Jolla Chamber Music Society, San Diego Museum of Art,Acoustiguide (NYC), and recently has been involved with the California Alliance for Arts Education and getting music back into elementary schools in Orange County CA. Cynthia has been involved with PTA for the past five years, and still performs on the
horn regularly.

Kim Sava-Capristo

Kim Sava-Capristo

Business Manager

With over 25 years of accounting and management experience from a wide range of industries Kim Sava-Capristo joins the Arts & Learning team as our new bookkeeper. For the past 10 years Kim has worked as a leader in the non-profit sector and is excited to bring her expertise to our organization. Her background also includes a Theatre degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York. Her passion for the Arts and her knowledge of accounting make her a perfect fit for our growing organization. In her spare time she writes and performs in local theatre productions. She is blessed to live in Huntington Beach with her husband and their three beautiful daughters.

Our Address

Arts & Learning Conservatory

151 Kalmus Drive, Suite G-3
Costa Mesa, CA.


(714) 728-7100

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