SNSCA board members
Susan has loved France ever since studying in Grenoble while in university. Her love of cooking and eating makes for a natural affinity with the country that has more than 1000 cheeses. Susan appreciates that the sister city program allows her to visit France, both physically and virtually, not as a tourist but as a friend, to meet real people and truly understand another culture.
David currently serves as SNSCA’s Secretary and has been a member since 2020. David joined SNSCA to learn more about and help support SNSCA’s cross-cultural exchanges and programming that bridge communities in Seattle and Nantes, with his primary interest being in developing international connections through shared cultural experiences. David’s favorite SNSCA project was working with brewers in both sister cities to create a collaboration beer (“8000km”) this past Summer.
A board member since 2012, Larry served as president from 2016-2019. His involvement in SNSCA followed a 30 year professional career running international exchange programs at US and Canadian colleges and universities. Larry enjoyed taking a lead role in bringing the work of Coast Salish and Makah artists to Nantes exhibitions in 2020-2021, and in the development of the 'Seattle-Nantes Colla-beer-ation' over the same period.
Margaret has been a Board Member of SNSCA for over 10 years, serving as Event and Volunteer Coordinator. Having studied in Paris as an exchange student during college, she continues a life-long interest in all aspects of French language, literature, and culture. She is passionate about building ties between Seattle and Nantes through this sister city relationship.