Sebastiani Theatre Foundation Board
Born in Rochester, New York, I migrated to California after finishing my Bachelor of Architecture at University of Minnesota. San Francisco is where I met my husband of 29 years and started our family. We moved to Sonoma in 1991 to raise our children out of the city. My daughter brought me to the Theatre in 1996 after she saw tap dancing at the Witchie Poo Show!!!
She has been tapping ever since and I have been working with Roger, Diana and all the faithful at the Theatre since too! I have taught craft classes at Performing Arts Camp and been one of the many makeup artists for the Witchie Poo Show over the years.
I have been on the Sebastiani Theatre Foundation Board since it’s inception in 2008 and have served as secretary, vice president and president. We are a tight knit group of dedicated Sebastiani Theatre devotees, working tirelessly to make sure the Theatre is open and viable for all of us, well into the future.
Nadine Yenni joined the STF board in 2015 and is currently serving as Treasurer. A native of Bridgeville, PA, she has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She is retired from Chevron after a 27-year career in product and process development. She is married to Sonoma Valley native and hay farmer, Norm Yenni, who operates Sears Point Farming Company.
Nadine is also the Treasurer of Friends in Sonoma Helping (FISH) and the Valley of the Moon Riding Club. She is a board member and team leader for Challenge Sonoma Adventure Ropes Course (CSARC). Nadine has no performing arts skills and is content to be in the audience cheering on the performers. One of her goals is to elevate and enhance the audience experience at the Sebastiani Theatre.
Rose Mary grew up in the NapaValley, and has lived in Sonoma Valley since 1960. She worked at Sonoma Developmental Center for 44 years in a variety of roles with a background in organizational management. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Sonoma State University and completed Post Graduate study in Non Profit Management at USF. She has been past President of Konocti Girl Scout Council, serving Sonoma Lake and Mendocino counties, Founding President of the Sebastiani Theatre Foundation, Advisory Council Member for Seeds of Learning, and has provided fundraising supports to many Sonoma based nonprofits. She actively supports Sonoma Valley Hospital in fundraising and serves as an
Ambassador. She has a passion for film and live performance. She enjoys the arts and dabbles in water color and ceramics. She loves nature and reserves time for a great hike, a walk on the beach, or a round of golf. She and her husband Ed and daughter Lorelle enjoy volunteering and supporting the Sebastiani Theatre.
Joyce grew up in Wisconsin. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin and graduate education studies at the University of Iowa and fine arts at Virginia Commonwealth University.
She and her husband have lived in Europe, Massachusetts, Virginia and New Mexico. They moved to the Sonoma Valley in 2002 to be close to their daughters.
Joyce was a USO Program director, Middle school science teacher and Department Chair in Virginia. In New Mexico she was a museum volunteer director and continued her volunteer director positions here in the Sonoma Valley. She has been the volunteer coordinator at The Sebastiani Theatre Foundation Board since it’s inception in 2008.
Volunteerism is extremely important to Joyce who believes that everyone can make a difference. In addition to The Sebastiani Foundation Board she is involved with citizenship classes, workshops and tutoring.
Her love of movies and theater started in her home town neighborhood theater. This passion has continued through the years and the many places she has lived. The Sebastiani Theatre is a treasure not only for Joyce but also for the volunteers and the community.