Susan L. Petrella, MBA, is Creative Director, Creative Orange County, a “think tank” @
the intersection of culture, commerce and community.  Vision is to inspire, engage Orange County CA to be a “Creative” Community Showcase via partnerships and collaborations with likeminded individuals and organizations.   A strategic thinker, analyst, branding expert, over the years, she’s led multimillion$ entrepreneurial endeavors, 2-45 person teams, for public (social enterprise, academia, Top US Arts Institution) and private organizations (Fortune 50, Fortune 500, Corporate $200M+, small business).  More info visit

Rob Croft is a native of central California and a graduate from Biola University in
south Los Angeles, with a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies. He specializes
in graphic and web design and communication on a freelance basis, while wearing various other hats, including co-founder of Jotwol. A musician, writer, broadcaster, media or technical producer – Rob brings a wide array of experience and knowledge to the table. For more info visit or contact



Todd  Stauder grew up in Huntington Beach, CA.  Attended college at Cal State  University, Long Beach and graduated with a degree in Mechanical
Engineering.  After working as an engineer for 10 years, he opted for a new career path in TV/Film production, followed by 3 ½ years in the role of Manager of Special Events at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley.  He now runs a business in Adventure Travel and calls the San Fernando Valley home.

According to Google, the first Cheryl Posner you see listed isn’t me—I’ve never lived in Canada or managed a beauty supply shop—nor have I designed video games or
worked as a child psychologist.  But I did coauthor a book on The Who; run the nonprofit Chuck Jones Center for Creativity; teach grant writing and bring public art to Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (writing a successful grant proposal for the Ford Foundation, too); and begin my nonprofit career as a grant writer with United Cerebral Palsy.  I even spent a remarkable 14 months as the special assistant to the director of UCI’s Cancer Center in Orange.

Right now, I’m a Board member of the Orange County chapter of the Association of
Fundraising Professionals and a delighted team member of TEDxSAArtistsVillage.
Creativity and communication—that’s what our local TED is all about.  Let’s inspire each other!

Tyler Speer is co-founder of MondayDots, a presentation design company that focuses on “modeling complexity with dots,” where they take complicated ideas and model them using simple animations, so that anyone  can understand them. He has an entrepreneurial spirit and thrives off of sharing ideas to push forward society, business and creativity. Tyler  was a member of the planning committee in technology for the TEDxFullerton event in 2010 and is excited to be apart of the TEDxSAArtistVillage team!





Wendy Sherman has over twenty years experience as an independent Graphic Designer working exclusively in the music business under
her company name, Art Slave. From 2003-2005 Wendy served on the Board Of Governors for The Recording Academy (The Grammys®). She founded and chaired the Art Direction Committee, an offshoot of the Board, and helped organize three album cover art related events. In 2008 Wendy was instrumental in organizing an art exhibit honoring the legendary album cover artist Alex Steinweiss at the Robert Berman Gallery. After the success of the Steinweiss exhibit, Wendy was invited to join the advisory board at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, where she continues to serve as secretary. Through her love of Grand Central Art Center and new found passion for curating art exhibitions, Wendy decided to attend the masters program in Exhibition Design at Cal State Fullerton in 2010. She is now in her second year at CSUF and hopes to graduate in 2013. Wendy is co-curating an upcoming exhibition on the Home Savings and Loan murals of Millard Sheets which will be on display in the project room at GCAC in May of
2012. She can be reached at


2 thoughts on “Team

  1. Are you accepting volunteers for the day of the event? I have volunteered before at a TEDx event and it was a great experience- I’d love to do it again!

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