Executive Director of Art Without Limits
Jodi McLeod is Art Without Limits' (AWoL) Executive Director who took over for her mother, Julie McLeod, AWoL founder and director.
Jodi has served as co-director, treasurer, and administrator at AWoL having had experience in bookkeeping and accounting. For the past three years, she has worked with Art Without Limits and has been a key factor in streamlining fiscal sponsorship procedures and standardized record keeping for each AWoL project.
She spent last year preparing for the transition of leadership by participating in intensive professional development trainings with local experts Rod Lathim, Nina Dunbar, Trevor Kasmar, Henry Rosas, and taking courses at Santa Barbara City College.
Jodi McLeod has a 30-year career in management and nonprofit experience with organizations including Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary, Menagerie, Mesa Chiropractic, and Action Physical Therapy.
Founder & Mentorship Director
Julie McLeod spent the last 45 years in Santa Barbara involved in the arts and nonprofit world. She served on the City Arts Advisory Committee, as President of the Performing Arts League, and on many committees and boards dedicated to the well-being of art/artists.
She founded and directed Dance Warehouse for 20 years with a staff of 20 teachers, guest artists, and studio concerts. Influential in forming Santa Barbara Dance Alliance and won their first life time achievment award, Julie worked with them for 30 years, on their board, as president, and then as executive director for her last 10 years.
Julie was on scholarship at the Juilliard School studying with Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Anthony Tudor and more. She was in the original cast of "West Side Story" on Broadway and toured with Yul Brynner in "King and I." She is well-respected and influential in the Santa Barbara arts.
Sol Hill is President of the Board of Directors of AWoL and a local emerging artist who has developed a thriving career in the arts.
Prior to his burgeoning art career, Sol attended Lewis & Clark College where he received his degree in International Affairs and German Studies. However, it was not until his time at the Brooks Institute where he fully dedicated his time to pursuing art. He received his MFA in Photographic Arts and has been working full time as an artist since 2010. Shortly after receiving his MFA from the Brooks Institute, Sol Hill began an AWoL mentorship with Nathan Vonk, who is now the owner of Sullivan Goss Gallery, in order to hone his ability to market his art.
Since then, Sol has exhibited in Los Angeles, Chicago, Santa Fe, Texas, New York, Chile and elsewhere. A recent installation project of Sol’s, Suspicious Privacy, examined the impact of the policy of electronic surveillance within American democracy on the integrity of an individual’s identity.
His artistic practice is divided between working with contemporary digital imaging technology to create Metagraphs, a mixed media hybrid blending the use of artifacts, generated by digital photographic technology's recording of energies other than light, with the aesthetic valuation of painting and by using art as a form of social activism through the creation of hard hitting social justice art installations with strong presence.
Henry Rosas is Vice President of the Board of Directors of AWoL. Rosas has had 20 years of experience in advertising technology and digital marketing and has been engaged in social media for the last seven years.
Following his work with New Brand Analytics as the Director of Sales and a Client Advisor, he was able to establish his own social media and digital marketing company, Common Thread Digital, based in Santa Barbara.
The UC Santa Barbara alumni has also been on the board for Just Communities, as well as serving on committees for Children Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM), Doctors Without Walls, and Santa Barbara Street Medicine.
Andi Schoenbaum is a visual artist who paints primarily in oils. She also works in other mediums including henna, ink, charcoal, and acrylic, but has a love for abstract oil painting. Andi discovered her talent for painting at the age of 2 when she painted her first plaster craft figurine. As a young artist, Andi strengthened her skills by taking art classes and continuing them until college.
Being a Los Angeles native, she was greatly influenced by the LA art scene and participates as a member of the Los Angeles Art Association. Her work is held in private collections throughout California and Washington State. Currently, Andi resides in Ventura, CA with her blue and gold Macaw, Clairice.
As a financial professional and an active member of his community, Jack is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses build their financial futures. To stay on top of his field and develop his professional skills, he regularly attends industry training and certification programs.
Jack has been in the Financial/Insurance industry for seven years. In that time, he has been exposed to different types of products: Life, Disability, Long Term Care, Annuities, Mutual Funds, Variable Annuities, and Medicare. For the past year he has been helping his clients protect their mortgage.
Academic achievements include; a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Northridge. His education, experience and professional affiliations have fostered his practical approach to offering financial services and advice to his clients. Maintaining a strong sense of community and a solid professional foundation are very important to him. Jack is a member of both the Oxnard and Port Hueneme Chamber of Commerce.
He has been married to his wife Cecily, an award-winning artist, for 16 years. For fun, they like going to movies, hiking and sporting events. Their favorite charities are the American Cancer Society and Disabled Veterans.
Header Image: From L to R - AWoL Mentor and Fiscally Sponsored Artist Lisa Kaftori, AWoL Founder Julie McLeod, AWoL Emerging Artist Shauna Murphy (mentored by John Ogilvie), and Beate Ackroyd