David Silva of Buellton and Kelly Barbieri Reaves of Santa Ynez have been appointed to the Solvang Theaterfest Board of Directors.
Silva was born and raised in Santa Maria; his family were homestead farmers in Drum Canyon. He grew up attending the PCPA plays at Allan Hancock College.
Silva graduated from UCSB in 2011 with majors in communications, religious studies, and economics. He has worked at UCSB the last six years in the Alumni Association and Office of Development, currently serving as director of development for annual giving and digital fundraising.
Silva led UCSB’s 2018 Give Day that raised $5.7 million in 24 hours. He moved to the Santa Ynez Valley with partner Jason Stone in 2018.
Barbieri Reaves is a retired insurance executive from a public adjuster firm in San Diego, where she managed the daily operations of the claims department.
Over her career, she has worked for several large mortgage lenders, servicers and corporations in various capacities, giving her knowledge in mortgage banking and mortgage insurance claims.
Barbieri Reaves holds a BA in criminal justice from Chapman University and an AS in paralegal studies from Miramar College. Barbieri Reaves is a licensed California real estate agent and Notary Public.
She is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (for foster children), and a member of Chaine des Rotisseurs, the world’s oldest, largest and most prestigious food and wine society. In 2017, Kelly Barbieri Reaves and her husband John moved to the Santa Ynez Valley from San Diego.
Solvang Theaterfest is the 501 (C )(3) nonprofit corporation that owns and operates Solvang Festival Theater. It is managed by an all-volunteer board of directors. For more information, email Scott Coe, executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.