Associate Executive Director.
Kestner is a key member of the Center’s executive team under the leadership of Executive Director, Jerry Van Leeuwe. One of her main responsibilities is overseeing the daily operations of the Center.
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate the arts, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural hub of North San Diego County.
The Center supports a number of free community events funded through grants and the annual Dancing with our Stars. Two of the Escondido Chamber Board of Directors, Dr. Luis Ibarra and Mathew Pound, will be performing on April 7th. With event ticket sales, donations and raffle items, DWOS is projected to raise $100,000.