Jord Nelsen, President and Interim Executive Director
I make sculpture as my primary creative pursuit. I studied under Paul Buckner at the University of Oregon, graduating with a BFA in 1995. I worked as a sole proprietor contractor for 10 years thereafter until I suffered a brainstem stroke as a result of a construction accident. In 2015, Third Space gave me a platform in which it was possible to re-engage in my first career love, the arts. I’m interested in helping others from the “creative class” do the same.
Jamie Angello, Secretary
Jamie Angello received their MFA from UC Davis in 2015 in the fields of painting, drawing and sculpture. Now an arts educator and entrepreneur, Jamie seeks to empower other creative individuals to pursue art as a tool for self-exploration, self-expression and healing.
Shannon Tracy, Treasurer
Shannon Tracy is a native of Baltimore, Maryland who moved to Davis in 2013. While her academic background is focused in the field of science and math, she is also a visual artist who enjoys creating oil portraits, landscapes, and illustrations in a variety of media, and is always looking for opportunities to learn from other artists. Shannon became interested in Third Space as a place to connect with artists and practice figure drawing. When the opportunity to be involved in the Board of Directors as Treasurer arose, Shannon saw an important opportunity to use her talents to help rebuild a vitally important space for artists in Davis. Now living back in Maryland, Shannon continues to act in the role of treasurer and ambassador for Third Space.
Dylan Wright, Facilities Director, Co-Founder
Dylan has been building things all his life: toys, art, tools, buildings, and community. As a co-founder of Third Space Art Collective in 2013, he helped create a space for hundreds of artists to work, learn, and collaborate, as well as for thousands of music fans to experience inexpensive live music. As a sculptor, he works with ceramics, wood, metal, and found objects. Working in the building trades for 30 years, he has been a part of very large construction jobs, tiny handyman projects, and everything in-between. He loves teaching people of any age, in any manner of topics, from art, to history, to manual skills, and beyond. Dylan is looking forward to co-creating a new studio and venue, and to continue working to support others in pursuit of their own creative paths.
Dave Griffin, Fundraising Director, Co-Founder
Dave first learned his acting skills as a young radio theatre actor in the Los Angeles area. He has performed on stage and in self promoted movies and videos associated with his production company, Bite the Trophy, which he founded through his connections to other videographers in Third Space.