John Serra

Since 2015 John has used his Political Science degree from Oregon State University working for Congressman Kurt Schader. He spent five and a half years working as the coastal field representative for the district office. More recently he has been promoted to the Field Director representing Clackamas County, where he nows lives.

While not a practicing artist himself, (though once upon a time he was pretty good on a potter’s wheel) John has been a lifelong supporter of the arts and sees his role on the board as his opportunity to give back to his local arts community. He spends his off time gardening and camping with his wife, Mercedes, and dog, Charlie.

Elaine Swyt

Elaine is an experienced graphic designer and fine art photographer with 20 years in corporate communications and international recruitment as well as 30 years in web design and development as founder of Mediaphysics.

She sees her role as Co-Chair with John Serra to help further the work already in play by CCAA – to connect all art media organizations and contributors to the many opportunities throughout our County where they can share their many gifts AND to utilize all available communication channels to share the amazing story of arts, culture and heritage.

She is married 34 years to Joe, now retired with 4 sons and 3 grown grandboys. All beloved pets have preceded them to the pearly gates.

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