The Friends of Sharon Art Studio Executive Director, Friends' office staff and Board of Directors work in cooperation with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department to expand and add breadth to the Studio’s programs in an effort to provide accessible and affordable arts education to the community.
Board of Directors
Amy Higgins, President
Mike Parkin, Vice President
Amir Yousef, Treasurer
Mei Lie Wong, Co-Secretary
Constance Flannery, Co-Secretary
Nicki Guard, Executive Director
Nicki is driven by her love of our unique art community and is committed to seeing it thrive. Her responsibilities include being an ambassador to the world both inside and outside this beautiful stone building. She listens to what inspires students and partners with the city of San Francisco to keep the arts a priority. Nicki has over 20 years of experience in non-profit leadership. In her previous role at Girls Inc. of Alameda County she managed over 1000 volunteers a year and served on a team that raised over $7 million per year. Nicki has also directed education programs for the YMCA of San Francisco and Planned Parenthood. If you can't find her in the office, check the pottery studio or Poke Origin in the Inner Sunset.