Meet Our Board

PRESIDENT

Kate Garcia

City of Victoria

“There is a deep connection with a thriving community and a healthy fine arts culture; one cannot exist without the other. As a participant and a supporter of the arts, I feel a passion for continuing to strengthen the fine arts of Victoria so the city may continue to prosper and grow. Kate is also an active member on the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts advisory board.”

VICE PRESIDENT

Angela Weaver

The Victoria College

“I believe the arts are the best way to enrich the life of a community. While my main passion is live music and my Weaver House Concerts music series. I also enjoy photography, ceramics and gardening.”

PAST PRESIDENT

Geri Schroeder

Prosperity Bank

“Fine arts are incredibly important to the health of the community as well as the human body. By supporting the arts you support community strength, drive creativity, improve students’ academic performance, drive tourism, and build local economy. Fine arts are deeply rooted into the health of a community and the VFAA ensures that the arts will continue to be supported in the Victoria area for years to come.”

TREASURER

David Faskas

KMH Wealth Mangement

“Fine arts have always been an important part of my life. I believe that art is how a culture expresses its identity, and is instrumental to a healthy, vibrant community. I love a quote by Victor Hugo – “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” Art is a universal language that transcends borders and cultures.”

SECRETARY

Hilary Duncan

Bradicich, Moore & Uszynski, LLP

“There is a deep connection with a thriving community and a healthy fine arts culture; one cannot exist without the other. As a participant and a supporter of the arts, I feel a passion for continuing to strengthen the fine arts of Victoria so the city may continue to prosper and grow. Kate is also an active member on the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts advisory board.”

DIRECTOR

Erica Bancuch

Deutsch & Deutsch Jewelers

“I am thrilled and honored to be asked to serve the VFAA organization. The fine arts represent such an important aspect of enriching life within communities, and I love that the VFAA has established such deep roots and a history devoted to the arts within our community. I look forward to fostering relationships with these amazing individuals and watching this incredible organization continue to grow!”

DIRECTOR

Sarah Griffin

Michael S. Klingle, CPA, PLLC

“I’m so grateful to be part of a board that has a long legacy of bringing the arts in various forms to the community that I call home. I look forward to continuing to serve the Victoria area.”

DIRECTOR

Robin Janecka

Sign Crafters Victoria

“Serving as a board member for the Victoria Fine Arts Association I cherish the ability to build lasting relationships with my fellow directors as we reach out to the community. We have gone through many challenges when hosting JAM Fest and have conquered them as a team. I am looking forward to each season as we endeavor to create new ideas making the crossroads an enjoyable place to find music, art, and more so close to home.”

DIRECTOR

Laura Koliba

Gulf Coast Rehabilitation Center

“What spoke to me about the Victoria Fine Arts Association is it’s not only a committee steeped in not only rich history, but a love for all art forms. The VFAA is diverse, changing with the times as needed. Now, our largest event is the JAM Fest (Jazz, Art and More). This event leads us to collaborate with Art car parade, market days, CASA, local artisans, and local and regional bands to Victoria. “

DIRECTOR

Jerra Lee

R.E. Lee Photography

“The VFAA is the longest running fine arts organization in Victoria, Texas; since September 1946. But, we haven’t survived for so long on our own. One aspect of the VFAA that sets us a step above is that we highly value our community partners. We realize that to do something exceptionally well takes collaboration and input from different perspectives. We strive to continue supporting the fine arts for many years to come by growing our valued community partnerships. “

DIRECTOR

Amy Mundy

Victoria College Foundation

“Providing cultural enrichment opportunities for our community is so important. We want to keep our young people local and give our community the opportunity to experience many different forms of art right here in our home town. Victoria Fine Arts Association is a great way to have an impact on the arts in our area. I love Victoria and have enjoyed working on the VFAA board over the last serval years!” 

DIRECTOR

Teri Murray

Finance of America Reverse

“I want to be sure that Victoria is a town rich in opportunity for diverse performing art performance. Not only does this enhance the quality of life for residents of the Crossroads, it also helps attract new community members and hopefully retain our youth. I also feel we have a responsibility to cultivate and nourish a climate that encourages youth to learn and pursue their passion through performance art.”

DIRECTOR

Lily Patterson

Sysco

“I’ve been involved with the fine art programs Victoria has had to offer from a young age. Celebrating the arts and showcasing it in our community is a valuable asset, especially to our youth, that I am proud to be a part of! “

DIRECTOR

John Quitta

REMAX

“Why are the fines arts so important? The fine arts give Victorians an outlet in which they can shape and mold their community firsthand. Keeping VFAA current and available to all community members is imperative to Victoria’s appeal to new prospective residents. A healthy fine arts culture equals a healthy economic culture.”

DIRECTOR

Adam Uszynski

Bradicich, Moore, & Uszynski, LLP

“I was exposed to art and music and community activities promoting art and music from a young age and hope to instill that in my son. I’ve been a board member for over 3 years now and am excited to be a part of an organization that continually works to promote art and music in South Texas.”

DIRECTOR

Tony Vasquez

Victoria Advocate

“Knowing how much real talent and potential exists in Victoria I am happy to assist in any way to further showcase it. People who call this area home should be aware of what local musical and artistic opportunities truly surround them and be given every chance to appreciate them.”

DIRECTOR

James Villafranca

Club Westerner

“As a board member of the Victoria Fine Arts I’m able to assist in selecting the talent we bring to Victoria. I feel that the people from Victoria truly appreciate the fine arts and are amazed at the diverse talent made available to them.”

DIRECTOR

Tanya Wilkinson

Trinitry Episcopal School

"I feel so blessed to be part of a community where art can be an everyday part of my life. My office at Trinity is sandwiched between art and music class. There is nothing sweeter than the sounds of children learning and creating art each day! I am inspired by the efforts of those in the greater Victoria community who have invested so much in our arts organizations. I am proud to join in on these efforts as a VFAA director!"