Sarah studied film and media at the University of Virginia and co-founded The Bridge Film Series before moving to New York to work as a book designer and being selected as a resident documentary film curator at UnionDocs. She moved back to Charlottesville in 2009 and started working for PCA as Communications Manager, assuming the role of Executive Director in 2012. She currently serves on advisory boards for the Virginia Film Festival and WTJU 91.1FM. Outside of PCA, she has worked on a variety of local arts initiatives, including CommonPlace Arts and the Charlottesville Mural Project. Her interests include public art and creative placemaking, economic development through the arts, travel, gardening, bookmaking, and design.
Communications & Cultural Plan Coordinator
Carly began her work with PCA in 2013 as a Research Assistant for Create Charlottesville: A Cultural Plan for Charlottesville/Albemarle. In 2014, she joined the staff team as Communications & Cultural Plan Coordinator. She is passionate about the power of the arts to contribute to sustainable, vibrant communities built around a shared sense of place. She holds an M.A. in Public Humanities from Brown University.
A lifelong resident of Charlottesville, Danielle keeps close ties to the arts community. She joined PCA’s staff in 2014, having previously worked in publishing after earning her B.A. in English from the University of Mary Washington. She furthers her passion for amplifying the stories of local artists by contributing to C-VILLE Weekly’s Arts section and Events calendar. Outside of work, she pursues fervent interests in literature, dance, travel, and food & wine.
Board of Directors
Bryan Wright, President
Bobbi Dunn, Vice President
Tullia Lynch, Secretary
James Carnes, Treasurer
Jean Wilhelm, Emeritus