Peter Wright of Solvang and Chris Meltzer of Buellton have joined the Solvang Theaterfest Board of Directors.
Wright is a lecturer at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, teaching courses in public policy, American and California politics, political communication, and research methods. He also is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco’s School of Management.
A memberof the Class of 2001 at Santa Ynez Union High School, Wright earned a bachelor of arts degree in politics from Occidental College, master of public administration degree from USC, and Ph.D in political science from UCSB.
He served as a Capital Fellow in the California Governor’s Office; director of Emergency Planning and Preparedness for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, and held other nonprofit leadership positions.
Locally, Wright is a trustee of the College Elementary School District, chairs the citizen’s oversight committee for Santa Ynez Valley Union High School Measure K bond, and served on the vestry at St. Mark’s in the Valley.
Meltzer is an associate with Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP in Costa Mesa, California, providing representation and counsel for national institutional clients on the implications of federal and state regulations relating to commercial and residential real estate transactions.
Previously, he was senior director-transactional counsel for Healthpeak Properties in Irvine. He received a bachelor of arts with honors in history from UCSB, and a juris doctor cum laude from the Ohio State University.
Meltzer was co-founder of the Orange County Young Professionals Group and served on the steering committee for the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council.
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, email Scott Coe, Solvang Theaterfest executive director at firstname.lastname@example.org.