Justin McNew, Board Chair
President & Founder, JMC Rota
Fun Fact: Justin founded and currently owns and operates two companies – one that provides leading-edge technology consulting services, and a startup that provides cloud-based tracking of mobile devices. Justin’s hobbies include surfing, baseball, golf, salsa dancing, motorcycles, and guitar.
Michael Von Hoffman, Board Vice President
Technical Director & Owner, Von Hoffman Entertainment
Fun Fact: Michael provides entertainment technical services to multiple Venues and Organizations in the South West United States. He specializes in lighting direction and design and has provided lighting and technical support for Culture Shock San Diego Since 2012. Michael has served the San Diego community since 2001. Michael likes the Green Bay Packers.
Ashley VonHoffman, Board Secretary
Freelance Hair and Make up Artist
Fun Fact: Ashley is a Hair stylist based at Textur A Salon in Carlsbad, California. She has been professionally providing hair and make up services for more than 10 years. Ashley has been involved with “A Culture Shock Nutcracker” since year one, and she provides all the wigs as well as hair and make up direction. Ashley loves to create and use color in her styles!
Keely Tidrow, Board Member
Major Gifts Officer, The Old Globe
Fun Fact: Keely serves the Old Globe in a variety of ways, working with donors directly and the ever-important task of development for the arts. In 2016, Keely served as the Chair of the Board for the San Diego Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). When not playing tennis and dancing at Burning Man, Keely would like to one day drive a Monster Truck.
Annette Nixon, Board Member
Arts Engagement Operations Coordinator, The Old Globe Theatre
Fun Fact: Annette is a theatre production stage manager at heart, having led many productions at The Old Globe and The La Jolla Playhouse.
Lisa Witt, Board Member
Owner, Lisa Witt Success & Wellness Consulting | Owner, Business Strategy Consulting
Fun fact: Creativity and curiosity play a big role in Lisa’s life, whether it’s at work, play, or even in the kitchen trying new recipes. Being a dancer most of her life was a true platform to express this creativity and one of the reasons Lisa is committed to Culture Shock San Diego non-profit and the Culture Shock International Web Committee.
The Board of Directors dedicate themselves to ensuring that we are able to carry out our mission as a nonprofit organization year after year. Each board member contributes a personally significant amount of time and money during a two-year term. Culture Shock is always seeking dedicated professionals for their board.
We welcome your interest! Please complete the board application below and submit with a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Brian L. Trotier, Advisory Board
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, National Data Collective (NDC)
Fun Fact: Brian played in several international rugby matches in his 20’s and was invited to try out for the U.S. national team in the late 70’s.
Liz Bernal, Advisory Board
Owner, Freelance Graphic Design | Co-Founder, SHOCK GEAR
Fun Fact: Liz enjoys taking cardio hip-hop classes and performs in the annual production of “A Culture Shock Nutcracker”.
Angie Bunch, Advisory Board & Culture Shock non-profit organization Founder
Owner, Culture Shock Dance Center | Co-Founder, SHOCK GEAR
Fun Fact: I want a Broadway show. It’s been my dream for a long, long time.