Center For The Arts Staff
The Center For the Arts at Kayenta (CFAK), located in Ivins, Utah was built with the grass roots support of community members who envisioned a vibrant, intimate, professional theater venue nestled in the majestic red rock mountains of the Kayenta community. Many in Southern Utah were united by their passion for diversity in “The Arts” and thus the creation of the Kayenta Arts Foundation became a reality. Soon support from the local business community, government entities and foundations began to grow. All saw the need for an open, creative, inclusive, educational performing and visual arts Center. This region of the country is unparalleled in beauty and recreation and the need for expansion in the arts was real. The vision of Center For the Arts at Kayenta is to be a premier venue where diverse artistic endeavors and education can flourish. Today a full range of over 50 diverse theatrical events and festivals are held annually inside the beautiful Black Box theater as well as outside in the Kayenta Art Village.
Our staff Members
The Netflix Documentary “Abducted In Plain Sight” tells of the twisted and bizarre story of Jan’s childhood abductions, brainwashing and sexual abuse. She is an expert, advocate, activist and public speaker on the subject. A book of the same title and a limited series produced by NBC Universal will be coming soon. With many more acting roles and theatrical adventures to produce and explore for CFAK on the horizon, Jan feels life is getting more exciting and is extremely fulfilled to see and to be a part of the growing arts scene of southern Utah.
Anna spent most of her adult life living in Los Angeles working in the music & entertainment business. She studied marketing & business administration at Santa Monica College while working in music retail. A well-connected internship landed her first job at HITS Magazine, a music industry insider magazine; in Sherman Oaks, CA. 10 years down the road she left her position at HITS as Marketing Director/Associate Editor to be the Vice President at Almighty Music Retail, then the introduction of digital formats leveled music retail.
Anna quickly joined forces with owner & music mogul Mike Ross owner of Delicious Vinyl, a well-known Hip-hop label in Los Angeles. There Anna helped to revive the famed “DV” logo shirts and launched a clothing line as well as oversaw all day to day operations at the record label as General Manager.
During this time, Anna met the love of her life while on vacation in the Florida Keys. Anna made the hard decision after 15 years to leave her career in the music business to buy a home in Marathon, FL, and start a family.
In Florida Anna found herself in the arts community and began working at the Marathon Community Theater as the GM. As Emma Rose, her daughter grew, Anna wanted to be close to family so they left the Keys for St. George. After moving in 2017; Anna met Kayenta Arts Foundation board members and was hired as a consultant to KAF to create operating procedures. The rest is history and now Anna is General Manager of the Center for the Arts at Kayenta! To this day Anna continues to grow and progress in her job as General Manager of the Center for the Arts at Kayenta. Anna is an avid hiker, adventurer, music & art lover as well as devoted mommy & wife.
David is a retired construction manager with 30 years experience in commercial construction. He is also a degreed Civil Engineer from Michigan State University with, (now retired), Professional Engineering licenses in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.
His commercial construction management experience involved projects ranging from one-million-dollar city community centers, to 40-million-dollar high schools, up to 300-million-dollar Boeing production plants. During his tenure, he had the pleasure of working on the Seattle Children’s Theater and the Tacoma Pantages Theater remodel.
More recently, David served on the design review committee in Entrada where he helped review and edit their reserve study – the document they used to project maintenance budgets on their facilities components.