Wendy Smith (she/her), an Orange county native, was born into a family of creatives. Having graduated college with a BA in Art History, she naturally grew into a career which celebrated artists and their missions. Her first job was managing and then owning Cameron’s, a funky, local gift gallery which featured the work of artists far and near. After over 25 years in retail, she turned towards the non-profit arts sector, specifically development, where she continued to support artists by raising funds for organizations whose missions provided them crucial services and opportunities. Throughout her career, she served on several local boards and has built a reputation as a compassionate and engaged leader in her community who strives to inspire innovation and growth. She is grateful for the opportunities The ArtsCenter provided her children, Ivy and Duncan, both of whom have chosen creative paths and are living lives full of artful experiences.