Board Members

Matt Connors, President

Matt grew up in Burlingame, California and went to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, graduating in 1974 with a degree in Theater Arts, Phi Beta Kappa Magna Cum Laude. It was while living in New York City after graduation, pursuing a theater career, that he first picked up a camera, learning how to develop film at home and make prints in the darkroom. After several years of theater jobs, he decided that the theater was not for him. He eventually left New York to return to the San Francisco Bay Area, landing a job as a software programmer, a career in which he stayed for the rest of his professional life, working as a programmer, designer, manager, executive and software architect. Along the way photography fell by the wayside, other than the usual vacation and special event snapshots. 

Retirement provided the impetus to explore photography as a creative tool. His work has appeared in exhibits in Carmel, Monterey, Los Angeles, Oregon, Georgia and Massachusetts.

Matt is a member of ImageMakers of Monterey. Matt and his black Lab Norton are a therapy dog team at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

Muema Lombe, Vice President

Muema Lombe is Silicon Valley based startup advisor. His career included leading IPO readiness for technology startups; Big 4 advisory; establishing the San Francisco controls function for a leading Fortune 20 financial services firm; and leading compliance for a Silicon Valley SaaS provider. The common theme in his work is reducing the risk profile and while increasing controls maturity.

He holds a degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Muema has the following audit, risk and information security certifications: Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).  Muema sits on the Board of Los Angeles based Trumpet Financial Group.

The Kodak disc camera sparked Muema’s love of photography which continues to this day.

Noelle Hetz, Treasurer

Noelle grew up in the Los Angeles area and is a graduate of UC Berkeley. She is a retired CPA and ran her own practice in Cupertino for 30 years. In addition to her practice she taught seminars nationwide on taxation for other CPAs.

Most recently Noelle has served as a trustee for the California CPA Education foundation and as a board member for the Truckee Donner Land Trust.

Noelle loves fine art photography. Because she is a docent at the Monterey Museum of Art, she has had additional opportunities to learn about photography as MMA’s permanent collection is 40% photography. Not a photographer herself she is a big fan of the art and a great appreciator!

Frank Yamrus, Secretary

Frank Yamrus is a fine art photographer who recently moved back to California, this time calling Los Angeles his home. Prior to this relocation, Frank spent eight years in New York City. While living in Manhattan, he started a series of portraits, “A Sense of a Beginning,” capturing in vivid detail and color the impact HIV/AIDS has had on long-term survivors of this disease. In many ways this collection of photographs bookends Frank’s first major body of work, Primitive Behavior. That series of luscious black and white prints was shot in the dunes and marshes of Provincetown, Massachusetts, a space known for anonymous sexual encounters between men. Frank claimed this sacred land as his studio and addressed the psychological issues, such as multiple losses, depression, despair and survivor syndrome, that were devastating his community. Before New York, Frank lived and played in San Francisco —his home after he received his MBA from Drexel University in 1986.

Having exhibited extensively across the United States and Europe, Frank’s’ images can be found in many public and private collections including London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art, The Kinsey Institute of Indiana University, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Special Collections at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His work has been published in numerous catalogues, books and magazines. Frank is represented by ClampArt in New York City and Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston.

In addition to producing work, Frank has served on the executive and curatorial committees of the Board of Directors at SF Camerawork from 1999 – 2004. During his tenure at SF Camerawork, he co-curated three exhibitions: Untitled [Conjecture], No Exit: Images of Imprisonment, and The Space Between: Locating Intimacy. Frank has also served on the Board of Directors of Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon and on their National Advisory Board.

David Clarkson

David Clarkson is an independent photographer based in Monterey, California. He has a passion for capturing the humanity found in urban environments, and the magic moments, gifts that are found in the streets.

David is currently working on night street photography, largely in the central coast of California, but hampered by the Corona 19 virus.

David’s work has been exhibited in cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Portland Or, and other venues.

Philip Geiger

Philip Geiger is the Director of Education and Communication for the Hospice Giving Foundation, an independent grant-making and educational foundation focused on end-of-life care and preparedness in Monterey and San Benito Counties. Philip is responsible for increasing visibility and engagement in the community, and for promoting active preparation and meaningful discussion for end-of-life issues and care. Before joining HG Foundation in March of 2017, Philip spent five years as Development Director of Legal Services for Seniors. He has served on several nonprofit boards, and currently also sits on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Monterey Bay Chapter.

Philip’s serious interest in photography began eight years ago when he accompanied his wife, free-lance writer and writing instructor Lisa Crawford Watson, on an assignment to interview an organic rancher in Hollister. His photographs of the chickens, goats, sheep and guardian dogs started a second career as a journalistic photographer. His photos have now appeared in many local publications including Carmel Pine Cone, Monterey County Herald, Edible Monterey Bay, and Guest Life Monterey Bay, and in two books, Legendary Locals of Carmel-by-the Sea, and Eating with Grace.

Helaine Glick

Helaine Glick was born in San Francisco, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Art History from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She was the curatorial assistant and assistant curator at the Monterey Museum of Art in Monterey for fifteen years. There she curated numerous exhibitions including In Sharp Focus: The Legacy of Monterey Photography, and Bob Kolbrener In Real Time: Celebrating Fifty Years in Photography, as well as the recent An Eye for Adventure: Photographs by Jack London at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, and—as co-curator—CPA’s recent State of the Art exhibition at the Blitzer Gallery in Santa Cruz. She is in her second term on CPA’s Board of Trustees, and serves as chair of the programming committee. She currently works independently as curator and art writer, and has authored numerous art catalog and brochure essays. She has curated two exhibitions for CPA, Jane Olin + Elizabeth Opalenik: On the Edge of Chance in 2016, and Here on Earth in 2019. 

Susan Hyde Greene

As long as she can remember, Susan Hyde Greene has been interested in photography, textiles, and art history, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Hawaii, Manoa, and a Master of Fine Arts from University of Utah, Salt Lake City. As Susan became aware that the history of art is the history of people, she saw the possibility of bringing people together through the language of art.

Following completion of a Master of Science in Special Education, Susan taught art throughout Marin County, CA, founding Very Special Arts Marin with Youth in Arts as well as Art Pals, an intergenerational arts program. Other teaching include the University of Utah, Santa Clara University and Napa Valley College. As an Access Advisor for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Susan led Art Lovers workshops inspired by current exhibitions from 1995-2015.

Susan has been the fortunate recipient of several awards and grants, and her works are included in many private and public collections. Her pieces have also been included in numerous exhibitions, regionally and nationally. For more information about Susan’s work and achievements, please visit her website:

Bob Sadler

Bob has his own executive development business helping Silicon Valley executives develop compelling narratives and a warmer, more authentic communication capability. Bob grew up in Hartford, CT. He graduated from Central Connecticut State University after a serving in the army.

His career moved seamlessly from high school teacher to community organizer and civil rights worker to consulting in the corporate high-tech world. He has always worked with large groups of marginalized people…working to understand core problems, inventing a new future, and mobilizing to attain that future.

He began photography in Vietnam in 1965 and continued developing his interest alongside his career. He is most known for “Inherent Worth and Dignity”, his exhibit of nearly a hundred formal portraits of homeless men in Monterey County. He is an active member of Imagemakers, and his work has been shown at Art Intersection in Gilbert, AZ, the Weston Gallery “Sadler and Karsh”, and many other local venues. He was commissioned by the Unitarian Universalist Church in Carmel to create a set of twelve pieces called “Transcendence” that is permanently installed in their sanctuary. His work is represented by the Weston Gallery.

Nancy Sevier

A lifelong Californian, Nancy received her BA degree from Chico State University and later went on to earn her Master’s degree in sculpture from San Jose State University.

She has been an active volunteer and docent for the Monterey Museum of Art, and ran an outreach program for an elementary school in Salinas. As an Adjunct-Professor, Nancy has taught photography at Hartnell College for the past eight years, often sharing with her students the astute exhibitions at the Center for Photographic Art.

Nancy is both a practicing artist and a curator. In 2018, her alternative processes photography was included in CPA’s Artists as Teachers exhibition.  In early 2019, her impressive solo exhibition Resampled & Rearranged: Musical Objects Recomposed, featured large-scale installation work in the two-story gallery at Hartnell College. Her process highlights repurposed found and discarded instruments taken from the dump and off the streets, and makes use of their broken parts to explore the possibilities of new arrangements, new beginnings and new ways of seeing. She has also participated in many of CPA’s annual 8 x 10 fundraising exhibitions.

In addition to being an art maker, Nancy is also a curator. In 2016 she curated the exhibition Dress Tents, by artists Robin Lasser and Adriane Pao for the Center for Photographic Art. She has also curated a number of other exhibitions, including Modified and Re-Modified, two group exhibitions featuring artists who repurpose the found object, and Sonic, a group show of artists using sound as their medium.

Nancy’s photographs can be found in the collection of the Monterey Museum of Art, her mixed-media work which combines the photograph and the found object, in the Katie and Drew Gibson Collection, and her sculptural work, Lady Be Good, at the Westland House – Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

Most recently, Nancy assisted with the Henry Horenstein Workshop for CPA and went on tour to Cambodia with former Assistant Director Rick Murai.

Heather Snider

Heather Snider is an independent curator, writer, and consultant with 30 years of experience in the fine art photography field. Originally from Miami, Florida, Heather came to California to attend Stanford University and then began her gallery career at Vision Gallery in San Francisco. She also worked as Director at Scott Nichols Gallery and most recently as the Executive Director of SF Camerawork. Heather has written about photography extensively for national and international publications and curated exhibitions in the US, China, and South Africa. She previously served on the boards of SF Camerawork, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, and Chinese Artist Network. Though not a photographer herself, Heather grew up in a photography family and is a true fan of the medium and its relevance to contemporary life and cultural progress. Heather’s main creative outlet is music; she is a multi-instrumentalist but mostly a rock drummer. She currently plays with the band Sister Exister and lives in San Francisco.