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, pursing 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.

Philip Geiger, Vice President

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.

Frank Yamrus, Treasurer

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.

Logan Norton, Secretary

Logan Norton was born in Grand Rapids, MI where he lived until a 2008 move to the Monterey Peninsula on California’s Central Coast. Inspired by the grandeur of Monterey, Santa Cruz and Big Sur, Logan began exploring photography as a medium for capturing the immense beauty of his new environment.

Logan’s early photographic practice was concerned with still life and landscape work that followed closely in the footsteps of the region’s greatest practitioners; Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and Brett Weston provided much of the inspiration for this work. As Logan’s proficiency and understanding of the medium progressed, he recognized a deep desire to use photography as a tool for understanding and explaining the intricate nature of humanity. Undoubtedly this transition was a confluence of his academic background in Social Sciences and a proclivity towards social voyeurism.

Logan’s current work is focuses on explorations into various elements of the human experience; specifically, concepts relating to how our experiences of home are influenced by the people and environments around us.

He is a member of the ImageMakers of Monterey and his current work is partially supported by a LEAP Grant from the Arts Council for Monterey County.

David Clarkson

David grew up in the Midwest and, as an adult, became a corporate gypsy. After high school he served nineteen months with the Marine Corps in Vietnam and was discharged after four years. After his service he graduated from Long Beach State University with a BA in Philosophy, followed later with an MBA at Case Western Reserve University.

He first discovered the camera while in Vietnam and, in some form or fashion, has made pictures since. He built makeshift darkrooms in his bathrooms until he later found the time and space to build a proper darkroom.

He spent over 50 years managing manufacturing plants, the last thirty years in the Midwest, leaving little time to focus on his photography. Nearing retirement, he returned to his photography and has enjoyed the time life now affords to make pictures.

His photographs have been exhibited in Boston, New York City, Vermont, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Texas, and venues in and around Monterey.

David is a member of ImageMakers of Monterey. He serves as a volunteer docent at CPA. He and his wife Ginny, also a CPA volunteer, have two sons and four grandchildren.

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. 

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.

Muema Lombe

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

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!

Dave Schoenwald

Dave Schoenwald is currently a Principal Engineer at Amazon in which he runs a small Advanced Concept Group exploring new ideas and products. He has been there 12 years and previously worked for Palm Computing, Apple and Sun Microsystems.

Dave started in photography at an early age and had a Brownie box camera growing up. In 1974, Dave heard about a Yosemite Workshop in the summer with Ansel Adams; he called and found out that there were only two spots left. He jumped in his car and drove to Yosemite to the Ansel Adams Gallery and put his $100.00 deposit down for the workshop. Along with Ansel, Morley Baer, Ted Orland and lab assistant Sally Mann were also there. Dave’s passion lies mostly around B&W and landscape photography. He taught himself to print platinum/palladium and was inspired by the prints of Frederick Evans. He has done work in many other processes including wet plate, photogravure, cyanotype and Daguerreotype as well.

When not in the darkroom, Dave can be found mountain biking. He has completed the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Spain biking the 500 miles mostly on trail through the Pyrenees in 2013 starting in St Jean, France, and ending in Santiag0, Spain, and 1,000 miles in 2016 staring in central France in Le Puy to Santiago, Spain. He is also passionate about both cooking and wine pairings.

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: www.susanhydegreene.com