Sarah York Rubin joined Santa Barbara County in March 2016. From 2008-2016, she was privileged to serve as Executive Director of the Hillman Center for Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA.
Her international nonprofit, NGO, corporate and event production background comprises founding the Washington DC Indie Music Festival (in tandem with the DC Indie Film Festival), partnering on the Ann Arbor Film Festival, recording cartoon voiceovers for MTV and Comedy Central, developing and hosting syndicated public radio talk shows about contemporary authors, teaching at the University of Michigan and Wellesley College, consulting for ACE hotel and the Carnegie Museum of Art, serving as the Asia-Pacific Business Manager at an international firm and writing/creating wall scripts and a biography gallery for the Andy Warhol museum (with their incredible curatorial team).
Sarah holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan Honors College, a M.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University’s School of Public Policy. She is the recipient of a National Merit Scholarship, an Academy of American Poets Prize and a William J. Fulbright Fellowship to Hong Kong.
Julia Rutherford Daly, Curator for the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture, is a seventh-generation California native. Before joining the Office, Julia spent a combined six years at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) in diverse roles ranging from Annual Fund Manager to serving as the Lead Curator of Ray Strong: Beyond Santa Barbara. At SBMA, she served as staff liaison to support groups including the Museum Collectors Council, smART Families, PhotoFutures, and assisted with Women’s Board activities. Internationally, Daly held a position with the renowned Galeria Senda in Barcelona to promote local and international artists.
Julia received a dual B.A. in Art History and Spanish from UCSB before proceeding to earn her M.A. from USC in Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere. During her graduate studies, Daly worked with the Hammer Museum’s Chief Curator Connie Butler to support the 2014 Made in L.A. biennial. through an extended series of artist gallery visits. She also worked as a Faculty Assistant at USC’s Roski School of Art and Design.
Julia has been a resident of Santa Barbara for over a decade with her husband, Mike.
Hannah Rubalcava, Grants and Contracts Manager for the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture, has lived and worked in Santa Barbara County for over 14 years. A California native, Hannah was born and raised on the Central Coast in Arroyo Grande.
Before coming to work for the County, Hannah served as a 4th District Arts Commissioner and spent six years as the Executive Director of the Orcutt Children’s Arts Foundation, which provided arts education for the Orcutt School District.
Hannah has a passion for Arts Education and ensuring that everyone have access to that arts. Currently she is the Chair of the County Alliance for Arts Education. She graduated with honors from Chico State University, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Community and Commercial Recreation Management, and University of La Verne where she received her MBA with a concentration in Organizational Leadership.
Hannah and her husband Walter live in Santa Maria with their three children, Sofia, Xochitl, and Gabriel. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her kids, being outdoors, and training for her next triathlon or other race. (And eating dessert.)