PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The SBCPA Welcomes Gamble Parks to its Board of Directors

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts

Welcomes Gamble Parks to its Board of Directors“>

Santa Barbara, CA. May 2016 – The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA), which owns and operates the historic Granada Theatre, is pleased to welcome Gamble Parks, an attorney with Fell, Marking, Abkin, Montgomery, Granet & Raney LLP, to its Board of Directors. The mission of the SBCPA is to promote the overall vitality and sustainability of the performing arts in Santa Barbara by providing a state of the art historic venue and offering best-practice based administrative and marketing support.

Ms. Parks is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization. In addition to the SBCPA, she is a member of the Board of Directors for Cottage Health System, the Music Academy of the West, and Santa Barbara Hospice Foundation, and a past member of the Board of Directors for Dawg Adoption & Welfare Group (DAWG). In 2012, Gamble was named one of the South Coast’s “40 Under 40” business leaders by the Pacific Coast Business Times.
Ms. Parks was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia, where she also earned a Juris Doctor degree. Following law school, Gamble clerked for The Honorable Graham C. Mullen, Chief U.S. Judge for the Western District of North Carolina. Thereafter, she practiced in Charlotte until moving to California in 2001. Gamble is admitted to practice in both California and North Carolina.
To learn more about how to support The Granada Theatre, please contact Hayley Firestone Jessup, Vice President for Advancement, at 805-899-3000 or For more information, please visit

About The Granada Theatre
The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA), a privately-funded 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1983, is dedicated to providing best-in-class production, sales and administrative support to arts organizations from throughout the Santa Barbara region, including its Historic Theatre District partners (Lobero Theatre and the New Vic Theatre) as well as its eight resident companies (CAMA, Music Academy of the West, Opera Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Choral Society, Santa Barbara Symphony, State Street Ballet, Theater League and UCSB Arts & Lectures).

The SBCPA’s most visible service is operation of The Granada Theatre. Purchased by the SBCPA in 2003, restored and reopened in 2008, The Granada Theatre has state-of-the-art electrical, sound, lighting and fly systems, large and up-to-date dressing rooms, as well as contemporary audience amenities. By providing a world-class venue with skilled house management staff, production staff, marketing and ticketing services staff, the SBCPA is making it possible for many of Santa Barbara’s finest performing arts organizations to present their programs with the highest level of contemporary production support and audience comfort. For more information please visit

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