Nancy Young

Executive Director

Nan Young has been teaching art and communications for over 30 years. She started out as a small theater director, followed by 10 years as an English/drama teacher. Nan established Art Trek, a hands on visual, literary and performing arts program. 

Nan currently chairs the 2016 Hands on Activities for the Thousand Oaks Arts Festival at the Civic Arts Center and is a member of the Westlake Village Sunrise Rotary Club. As a frequent keynote or inspirational speaker, her voice of optimism and artful guidance has reached thousands of parents and art teachers, as well as general classroom teachers. 

Nan and her staff currently train 400 Art Trek docents and facilitate teacher extension workshops throughout Ventura County. The docents reach nearly 15,000 students at least twice per month. 

An artist herself, she knows that appreciating, having little knowledge of, and creating art all add immeasurable depth to our lives.