Jason Holland

OCCA Executive Director


Holland comes to OCCA after spending the past 18 years in various roles at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California. Most recently, Holland served as the Vice President for Community Engagement. In this role, he was charged with developing the department from the ground up—not only creating programming that supplemented and enhanced SCFTA’s season offerings, but also creating programming that focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives, including making the arts accessible for adults and youth with cognitive and physical disabilities. Holland also comes to OCCA with extensive experience in grant writing and stewardship as well as marketing.

“We are excited to welcome Jason to OCCA and to the Oregon Coast,” Akia Woods, Board President said. “His passion for the arts and his history of innovative leadership and community engagement make him the ideal person to lead the organization out of the pandemic and into a new phase of our growth.”

Holland has received several awards for his work in the arts and arts education from Alzheimer’s Orange County, United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County, and OC Parenting Magazine. He has also served on the board of Institute for Community Impact, Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, and the Costa Mesa Playhouse. Holland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Kansas and is working on his Master of Business Administration degree at Chapman University. Jason is a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate.

“I’m very excited to work with the dedicated Board and excellent staff at OCCA,” Holland said. “I’m so impressed by the arts and culture landscape in the greater Newport area and along the coast of Oregon.  I look forward to getting to know the artists and arts organizations throughout the region to find out how we can best support them and their talents when it’s safe to fully reopen our venues again.”




Brian Robrecht

Box Office and Front of House Manager




Justin Gleeson

Technical Director & Facility Manager - Newport Performing Arts Center


Justin Gleeson is the Technical Director and Facility Manager at the Newport Performing Arts Center, as well as OCCA’s I.T. Coordinator.

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Sara Siggelkow

Arts Education & Special Projects Manager - Newport Visual Arts Center


Sara Siggelkow is Newport Visual Arts Center’s Arts Education & Special Projects Manager, as well as VAC Rentals Coordinator. She is also the coordinator for OCCA’s Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival. 

“Sara brings to her positions a strong background in project management and training, and creative entrepreneurship,” says former VAC Director & Facility Manager Tom Webb.




Robin Gintner

Business Manager




Chasse Davidson

Director - Visual Arts Center




JR Ralston

Finance Manager


JR Ralston moved from California to Oregon at the age of three and spent the next 15 years growing up exploring the lush green Willamette forests with the head waters of the Willamette River as a backyard playground. After graduating from Oakridge High School, JR attended the University of Oregon (GO DUCKS!) receiving a B.S. in Physical Education. JR then moved to the Portland/Vancouver metro area and eventually returned to the college realm, this time at Washington State University – Vancouver, receiving a B.A. in Business. JR spent over 25 years working as an accountant in Portland, both in the private/corporate sector for over 15 years as a Comptroller and in the non-profit sector for 10 years as a Financial Manager/Staff Accountant.

JR moved to the Newport area in 2018 and became an OCCA board member because the work being done by OCCA, both at the Performing Arts Center and the Visual Arts Center, is a vital component often missing in many communities. Work that effects so many in so many positive and rewarding ways needs to continue on into perpetuity. It is hoped, JR’s experience in non-profit accounting will contribute to OCCA’s continued financial success and growth.




Darcy Lawrence

Marketing and Communications Coordinator


In her role as OCCA’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Darcy merges her prowess in marketing with her passion for the arts. She brings with her not only twenty years of proven experience in marketing, branding, copywriting, content creation, and graphic design, but also nearly four decades of active and varied participation in the arts. An accomplished actor, playwright, artist, vocalist, director, and choreographer, Darcy’s artistic resume includes highlights such as performing with the Tony Award®-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival from 1998-2001, and taking home OC Weekly’s award for Best New Play of 2005. Her professional resume includes more than fifteen years with Marketing Pro, Inc. as Content Director, Vice President of Marketing, and Chief Operating Officer, and she is also a published ghostwriter, website designer, and former graphic designer for companies such as Paragon Motor Yachts and Georgia-Pacific. Darcy has been a prolific volunteer at the Newport Performing Arts Center, and served on OCCA’s Board of Directors from 2019-2022.