Let’s take a moment to celebrate the dedicated individuals who are working hard behind-the-scenes at the Lobero, and in our community.
American Riviera, Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, Hayes Commercial Group, Manchester Capital and Santa Barbara Travel Bureau have two things in common–they are all part of our Lobero LIVE corporate sponsor program and one representative from each business serves on our board of directors.
Jeff DeVine – American Riviera Bank – past president and a 10-year corporate sponsor to the Lobero. Most recently, American Riviera sponsored Toad the Wet Sprocket this past January 2020. Jeff served as board president from 2013-2016 and during his tenure, lead us through the Encore: Lobero campaign, a major renovation of the theater. Locally-owned and operated American Riviera Bank is dedicated to supporting and investing in the Santa Barbara community with local decision-makers, faster results, and the ability to make a big difference.
Jeff and American Riviera Bank are proud to support the remarkable efforts of the Lobero Foundation as it preserves our community’s rich cultural and performing arts history in Santa Barbara – and look forward to seeing the doors reopen soon!
Bridget Foreman, CPA – Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP – has served as the Lobero’s board treasurer for six years. As a certified public accountant with Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP, she is well-versed in complex tax planning and compliance. BPW has been a corporate sponsor with the Lobero for twenty years. One of their missions is to support legacy organizations that bring strong historical roots and that serve as a place to bring the community together for generations to come. At a firm where relationships are the core, BPW has served generational families and businesses with their tax, estate, and accounting expertise since 1948.
Bridget first began to appreciate the work and effort that goes into a live performance as a stage mom supporting her daughter from elementary through high school years as a performer. Her daughter performed in a production of “Pirates of Penzance” with Opera Santa Barbara at the Lobero, and has gone on to major in music performance with an emphasis in opera.
Steve Hayes – Hayes Commercial Group – is our current board president. Steve has served on the board for seven years and his company has been a sponsor for an equal number of years. Hayes Commercial has also sponsored artists Crystal Bowersox and Marc Brussard, allowing them to perform at the Lobero.
“For us at Hayes Commercial Group, the Lobero Theatre is essential to the soul of Santa Barbara — a small theater with a big heart, rich with history yet vital today, where the community gathers to be enriched and entertained by outstanding music and performances. Supporting the Lobero feels like an investment in Santa Barbara itself, the town we love and call home.”
Amy MacLeod – Manchester Capital – recent past president and has served on the board for eleven years. During Amy’s time as board president, she helped shape the Foundation’s strategic planning and current level of fiscal stability. This included the launch of the Heritage Campaign, the building of a designated cash reserve, and communications package that has improved our marketing presence and renter relations. Manchester Capital has been a Lobero LIVE sponsor for nine years and most recently was a sponsor for the Cowboy Junkies show in May of 2019.
“Manchester Capital is very appreciative of the Lobero Theatre for bringing wonderful performances from around the globe to our town. It’s been a treat to share the Lobero with employees, clients and friends of our firm.”
Charles de L’Arbre – Santa Barbara Travel Bureau – has served on the Lobero board on and off for forty-two years. He was first elected to the board in 1978 and served as secretary in 1979/80, vice president in 1980–82. Santa Barbara Travel Bureau is a family-owned business that has been in existence in Santa Barbara for seventy-three years. Their business spans a broad spectrum including corporate, meeting, and vacation travel as well as handling touring arrangements for hundreds of music clients, and for the past 25 years, production travel for the film and television industry. Santa Barbara Travel Bureau has supported the Lobero Theatre as a sponsor for 34 years.
Santa Barbara Travel Bureau has been a key player in helping the Lobero organize travel for many of our performers, including Wayne Shorter and Pat Metheny with 20% of their business organizes travel for touring artists.