Kara Rockett-Arsenault was hired as Executive Director in October 2020. Kara initially served on Plumas Arts’ Board of Director in 2009-2012 as fiscal officer and later, board President. In 2012, she was contracted as the Events Coordinator and worked to coordinate Plumas Arts’ three major fundraising events and continued this work until hired as Executive Director.
Kara’s degree and background are in Environmental Studies and worked for Plumas Corporation from 2008-2013, and Plumas Audubon and Feather River Trout Unlimited from 2013-2017.
In addition to working at Plumas Arts she owns and manages, since 2017, Quincy’s only independent bookstore, which had to close it’s physical doors during the COVID-19 pandemic but is now operated online.
Kara is married to David Arsenault, owner and operator of Feather River Outdoors. They have two children, River (age 14), Kylan (age 7), and a very sweet rescue dog, Bailey.
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Suzanne de Martimprey joined us in March 2022 as the Gallery Manager for Plumas Arts. Suzanne was born and raised in Westwood, CA, the small Lassen county town, neighboring the Plumas. She spent most of her childhood and adolescence hard at work in the family business, Lassen True Value. Her parents, to this day and now nearly for forty years, provide a foundational service for the small community.
She spent a year living and studying in Los Angeles, on scholarship, pursuing a degree in classical opera at BIOLA University, before moving to Quincy. Upon arriving in Quincy in 2016, she began working for a degree in Outdoor Recreation through Feather River College. In the middle of that pursuit, left Quincy to teach English Second Language and Physical Ed. in Jamaica, Belize, & Costa Rica. A year later she returned to finish her degree, and develop a deep and broad love for this community.
At the beginning of the pandemic, she had to wave goodbye to the opportunity to run Outdoor Education Programs for international schools in SouthEast Asia, however she plans to pursue that opportunity once again down the line, and has thoroughly enjoyed being rooted here and building community. She spends her free time painting, writing, and performing music, as well as expanding her love of the natural word and all of the ways to enjoy it both restfully and actively.
Suzanne is looking forward to growing her connection to the art community here through Plumas Arts, to share and be receptive to the creative passions that thrive within this community.
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Jennifer Kaufmann-Ready joined Plumas Arts in June 2021 and took on a newly revised Events Coordinator position.
Jennifer was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and moved to Plumas County in 2009 living and working in Indian Valley for several years before moving to Quincy. Jennifer has a long history of working in education and will be working with the artists in the school programs in addition to planning Plumas Arts events. Jennifer loves working with children, and has coordinated the Plumas Rural Services Visions Program (formerly Girls Rite) since 2011. She and her husband are also certified foster parents. Jennifer is very social and outgoing so be sure to chat with her soon!
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started with the Town Hall Theatre in August 2021.
Aeron was born in Quincy and grew up in Susanville. Aeron attended Feather River College, during which time he interned with Plumas Arts for three years. Aeron has a passions for film and the arts. He also works part time for the Feather River Food Co-op.
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