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2018-2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Born in Salzburg, Austria, ULRIKE worked in the Music Industry as a promoter, singer & tour manager in Germany, Switzerland and England, before coming to Los Angeles in 1981 for a vacation. She fell in love with the diverse culture and arts that Los Angeles has to offer and decided to stay. ULRIKE began a career in Entertainment Events in 1992 at a major Hollywood Studio, a position that would span nearly 20 years in the world of motion pictures and television. Personally, during this period, she continued her intense studies, teaching and writing about her passion - her metaphysical findings. In 2011 she knew the time was right to begin her new venture as a full time metaphysical writer. She also teaches motivational life-style workshops, enjoys the creation and exhibitions of her paintings, and is involved in several City and Community projects in Palm Springs.
Judith Magee recently joined the Board and serves as Board Secretary and on the program committee. She has taught history, women’s studies, and ethnic studies at UCLA, University of Colorado, Boulder, and Antioch University, Los Angeles. Judith recently retired from UCLA’s Department of Urban Planning.
VICE-PRESIDENT EDUCATION & TRAINING
Her higher education career was primarily in management leadership and included serving as Vice President at DeAnza College in Cupertino, CA and Dean of Business at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA. Her earlier career was that of a Professor of Business at Cypress College, Cypress, CA. Her reputation is that of a nationally recognized educational leader, author and speaker building national and global partnerships between educational institutions and their industry partners specializing in technology innovation and restructuring for the workforce of the 21st century.
Lynn DeTurk is a retired Nurse Practitioner who began writing poetry in 2011. She is a member of the National Academy of Poets, The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, and the Palm Springs Writer’s Guild. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She resides in La Quinta, California, and Tors Cove, Newfoundland.
VICE-PRESIDENT, CRITIQUE GROUPS
Gordon Davis was born and raised in Ludington MI. He attended the University of Notre Dame and is an alumnus of The Art Center School in LA (now The Art Center School of Design in Pasadena). During his career Gordon designed cars, construction equipment, motorcycle and automobile accessories, and recreational vehicles. He also was an executive recruiter for twenty-three years. Gordon relocated to Newport Beach CA in 1995. He retired ten years later and set course for Rancho Mirage CA. To occupy his time he began to write, one of his early passions. Gordon completed six works of genre fiction (to include a published trilogy) and a collection of short stories. He is married and has four great kids!
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