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Meet Our Board of Trustees

Colleen Ackerman



A trustee for ACM since 2013. Past responsibilities include Vice-President of ACM (2015-2017).  She is the  coordinator of Menifee's Got Talent and started The Crazy Hat Booth at Menifee's Independence Day celebration.  Both events have turned out to be great fun for people of all ages. She also coordinates free dance classes throughout the year. She has lived in Menifee since 1991 and also serves as a Board Member of the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard.  She is happy and grateful to be involved in an organization that provides residents of Menifee and the surrounding area many opportunities to enjoy both performing and visual art.

Linda Denver



She is a Founder of Arts Council Menifee in 2010.  In addition to being a Founder and Theater Arts Division Chair, she has also coordinated the annual Menifee Arts Showcase since 2011.  She enjoys directing several murder mystery dinners over the past years.  She has lived in Menifee since 1984 and was the Secretary for Menifee Valley Incorporation Committee that was a driving force for incorporation of the City of Menifee.  As a retired educator, she has time to contribute to our community. 

Her other involvement in Menifee includes being the President of the Friends of the Sun City Library, Past-president and proud member of Rotary Club of Menifee and John Denver's wife.  

She believes the arts are the unifying force for the community and mankind.

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Monica is a high school theater teacher by day and a stage actress by weekend, summer and every other chance she gets. She has been an ACM Trustee for over five years and also fills the roll of Social Media Division Chair.

Christophe Carnes



Christopher has lived in Menifee for over 24 years and has taught all grades in most of the Menifee schools. He currently teaches 8th grade math at Rancho Viejo MS in Hemet. He is an active volunteer throughout Menifee and is also on the Board of Directors for the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard. A past president of ACM, Treasurer and on the board of trustees for over 5 years.

John Tribelhorn


Immediate Past President

John is a proud parent of a professional musician. He retired from business to business sales management in the photocopier industry. Some of his activities throughout Menifee are a member of the Rotary Club, Mayors Ball Committee, Santa's Workshop committee, Community Collaboration committee and Music & Arts Festival Committee.

Kathleen Crain


Visual Arts Division Chair

ACM member since 2012. In addition to her current position, she has served as Membership Chair and coordinates all our art hanging, receptions and Art In Public Places. Lives in Menifee since 2000 and is actively involved with her Homeowners Association and the Sun City Art Guild (SCAG).  She is a mixed media artist and a retired special education teacher. Long-time patron of Arts Council Menifee, Kathleen has brought art back into our elementary schools and throughout Menifee.

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Bobbi (Roberta to her close friends) is very active volunteering throughout Menifee.  Along with the Arts Council she spends many hours a week at the Community Cupboard. In March 2019 she was awarded Citizen of Menifee.  She has contributed in countless ways to all aspects of ACM and often plays some role in any of the organization’s major shows and events. She has been active in everything from art show set-ups and tear-downs to ticket sales, and greeting patrons.

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Nicole is active throughout Menifee.

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ACM member since 2016. She is food coordinator for our art shows, Menifee's Got Talent rep and volunteer for our music and arts festivals. Lives in Menifee since 2004. Involved with the Temecula Valley Symphony League, Sun City Women's Club and National Association of Female Entrepreneurs-both the Menifee and Murrieta chapters and GFWC. Retired from the Menifee Union School District after 10 years as an Instructional Aide Special Needs for 6th-8th grades.  She is glad to be part of Menifee's non-profit organizations.

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In addition to a Trustee, President, Past President and one of the founders of ACM, Dawn is currently the Director of the Menifee Valley Community Cupboard.

Lynda Tribelhorn



Lynda has lived in Menifee for over 28 years and is an active volunteer at many Menifee events. She is also a part-time pharmacist at both Riverside Community and Loma Linda hospitals. She has been on the board of trustees of ACM since 2017 and has filled the roll of Secretary.

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