Cliff Hudson, Treasurer

As a local business owner of Freshcoat Painters, Cliff Hudson has served on the Tracy Chamber of Commerce Board for the past four years and as Chair last year. In addition to the commitment he has to Tracy, Hudson has shown commitment to his country as Captain in the U.S. Army. For 30 years, Hudson shared his expertise in the semi-conductor industry with A.M.D Intel and Linear Technology. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at California University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from the University of Phoenix. Hudson resides in Tracy with his wife Virna and four children, Nicole, Clifford, Aaron, and Tyler.

CP Riddle

After a successful 39-year career in the (U.S. Army) California National Guard as a pilot, Claude P. Riddle retired with the rank of Colonel and was give the state rank of "Brigadier General." Riddle, better known as "CP," never had any intentions of retiring. In fact, he feels that "Leaders approaching retirement age should be recycled for community work. This keeps you young and the community always benefits."

CP has an extensive background in community service. He has served on the Board for the Stockton Boys & Girls Club, the United Way (Stockton chapter), and the Stockton Asparagus Festival. His work for the Asparagus Festival has been one of his great passions because the profits raised from the vent went to various local charities. Riddle obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business from the University of New York. He resides in Tracy with his wife, Kimberly, and daughter, Sidney. He is the father of two children and grandfather of three. His passions are family, friends, and community. He enjoys working out at the gym, a round of golf, and a great cup of java at his local hangout, Baristas.

Grace Paget

Grace Paget gives back to the Tracy community not only as a business owner of Captivating Moments Event Planning and Management, but as an active community volunteer working with Tracy Chamber of Commerce, Tracy Hispanic  Business Group, City of Tracy Arts Commission, Tracy Women’s Forum Association, and Children at Risk Resources, to name a few. Her humble beginnings in war torn Nicaragua forced her family to migrate to the U.S. and make a better life for themselves. Determined to succeed in life, Paget earned a degree in Visual Presentation and Space Design from The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in San Francisco and went on to work for Cisco Systems Inc. where she excelled in her eventual role as Events and Programs Manager. After a life changing injury and much consideration, Paget decided to leave her corporate career and open her own event planning business. She is married to Michael, her husband of seven years. They have one daughter, Sorayma.

Cynthia Souza, Vice President

Cynthia was one of the original founders of the Arts Leadership Alliance, which made the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts a reality. Cynthia has a background in Chamber of Commerce management, public relations and marketing that she has used to help the Foundation's Program Advisory and Community Outreach Committee. She is also organizing a Student Film Festival on behalf of the Foundation, which is set to take place in the spring of 2017.  She currently chairs the Fundraising and Special Events committee which will be kicking off the Grand Foundation’s “Dedicate a Seat” campaign that will feed our Grand Foundation Endowment Fund. She feels the Grand Theatre has been a win for everybody. Business owners see increased revenue due to theatre-related activities and the City and community have a focal point of which they can be proud. Cynthia has three children, one of whom is studying musical theater in college. Cynthia is also Vice Chair of the Community Foundation of San Joaquin and active in 4-H with her other two children.

Dr. Kaylin Schack, President

Kaylin is a chiropractor at Tracy Chiropractic. She was born and raised in Tracy, California and graduated from Tracy High School in 2003. Kaylin returned to Tracy after graduating from San Diego State University and Palmer College of Chiropractic West. This experience of leaving Tracy for school and then returning to establish her own business has given her some insight into what needs to happen in Tracy to attract young people to our City. Kaylin believes that the Grand Theatre is central to improving the quality of life in our community by providing entertainment and cultural events and helping to strengthen downtown - attractive features that will encourage young adults to return to Tracy after finishing their education. In addition to serving as President, she chairs the Membership Committee for the Foundation.  Kaylin furthermore serves as Club Service Director at the Tracy Rotary Club and is a board member for Good Samaritan.

Jim Haskell

Jim is a Fire Captain with the City of Tracy. He and his family have lived in Tracy since 1998. Jim has a Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Service Management from Union Institute and University. One of his passions is photography and he owns his own photography business, Haskell Images. Jim has been involved with The Grand Theatre for a long time. He recalls being there prior to the Grand’s remodel back into an Arts facility and doing walk-throughs as a firefighter during its various construction phases. Jim's two daughters have been involved in Grand Theatre events over the years. His desire to capture good photos of his girls at The Grand is what actually sparked his interest in photography. Jim has had several images on display in the Grand's South Gallery. He joined the Board of the Grand Foundation to be more involved in the community and to help support the arts in our community.

Mike Souza, Past President, Executive Board

Michael Souza was raised in Tracy and was taught by his parents to always give back to the community. He has served on the Grand Foundation board for years and was also part of the Arts Leadership Alliance, the organization instrumental in creating the Grand Theatre. As a partner of Souza Realty and Development, Mike feels that it is important to create the kind of community of which he can be proud. As such, he feels the Grand Theatre has provided a unique cultural center that he can point to with pride. Mike is excited to see the impact the Grand Theatre has had on the revitalization efforts in downtown. When asked what his favorite performance at the Grand has been, Mike answered, "I've seen plenty of wonderful performances at the Grand, but my favorite has been anything my kids are in." Mike also serves on the Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tracy and is a long-time Rotarian.

Ann Langley, Past President, Executive Board

Ann Langley moved her young family to Tracy in 1970 and raised two children in our community. She helped launch the Expressions! art show in 1990 to addresses several community needs. Tracy had no cultural or visual arts facilities at that time and local schools needed a partner to continue arts education because of significant budget cutbacks. Expressions! also funded an annual scholarship for Tracy graduating seniors interested in pursuing higher education opportunities in the arts.

Five years later in 1995, Ann and Cynthia Souza began early planning for what would become the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts. They and the Arts Leadership Alliance approached city council and offered to conduct a research project into building an arts center for the community. Ann was part of the resulting 18 month study which compiled information from the community about their needs, data from existing facilities in other cities and funding possibilities. The results of that study compelled the city to hire a consultant to conduct a formal research project which became the blueprint for city council and the community of Tracy for designing, building and maintaining an arts facility.

Ann helped raise $1.8 million to help buy the Grand Theatre and renovate the building to its former glory, making it the jewel of downtown Tracy. Ann has served on the Grand Foundation Board of Directors since its inception and is proud the community has had such a loud voice in creating a place where the creativity and soul of Tracy is represented every day.

Michael Langley

Michael Langley was raised in Tracy at a time when Tracy schools offered arts opportunities to all students. As a journalist, Michael worked in communities across the nation and witnessed just how important public centers, dedicated to the celebration and education of the arts, were in places like Sacramento, Washington, D.C. and Colorado Springs. Michael volunteered in 2006 and 2007 to help to open the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts and carries with him the ideals that are the foundation of its rehabilitation: this is the community's center and the Grand Foundation is the community's voice and advocate. When Michael returned to Tracy in 2013 as the editor of the Tracy Press, he was excited to be able to dedicate himself once again to the Grand Foundation's mission.

Claire Wood

Claire Wood grew up in Tracy and graduated from Tracy High School in 1991. After graduating from UC Davis and spending some time living in London, the Bay Area and Stockton, Claire, with her husband Chad, returned to Tracy in 2002. She is active in the community, serving on the boards of the Tracy Friend of the Library and the Tracy Triton Swim Club, and working as a substitute teacher for area schools. Arts education is important to Claire; her daughters have participated in numerous classes and activities at the Grand and she has volunteered as a docent at Tracy Art League’s Expressions! Art Show for several years. She is proud to be a part of the Grand Foundation, an organization that strives to make the arts available to everyone, from children to seniors.

 

Andrea Fagundes, Secretary

Andrea was born and raised in Tracy where she resides with her husband, Nathan and daughter. Andrea is co-owner of Athletic Perfection, Tracy's largest all-star cheerleading and tumbling gym. She graduated from Humphrey's College Laurence Drivon School of Law in 2012. As a Grand Foundation Board Member since 2014, she is excited to see the community she grew up in embrace the theatre and all it has to offer. Andrea is particularly fond of the theatre's special history as it where her husband's grandparents first met.