Sara Jones has an enormous drive for arts and community. She earned an A.A from Florida Southwestern State College with a Communications major in 2021, Sara brings years of experience in digital media creation and recently worked with UF’s film festival organizations to provide a great experience for students and people from all around.

Originally from Colombia, she grew up in the heart of the country where she acquired passion and skills for music, painting, film, photography, and dance. It allowed her to create a long lasting relationship with the artistic world and share her knowledge with those around. Sara is happy to help and spread the word about all the great opportunities we offer at the Alliance for the Arts so you can find that passion too and get more involved with our amazing community. 

 

 

David Monagas is a local theatre artist, first coming to Lee county in 1996.  Born and raised in Upstate NY, David has always has an interest in the performing arts, beginning his training in classical singing, he shifted to theatre in college when the opportunity presented itself.  David received his undergraduate degree from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and then later on his Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) in acting from DePaul University.

Having worked in the theatre instudusty as both an artist, and a teacher, for the past 20 years, David is excited to be a part of the Alliance for the Arts as their Technical Director.

Currently, David is an Adjunct Professor at FGCU and runs a boutique photography business in Downtown Fort Myers.

While growing up in Broward County for most of her life, Haley Volcy took to music and the arts as her main form of expression, often finding influences through the bursting Miami Art district of Wynwood and through the over 10+ years of being a trumpet player. 

In February of 2021 Haley decided that they needed to reincorporate art into their life. After they had been at Florida Gulf Coast University pursuing a degree in Psychology, she began volunteering at Alliance for the Arts as a way to be more involved within the community before completing her degree. After graduating from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2021 with a B.A. in Psychology, along with minors in Sociology and Race and Ethnic Studies, she was asked to be a part of the Alliance staff in March 2021 to be a Project Coordinator.