I’ve lived in and around Malibu since returning to the States from the UK a few years ago and I’m actively involved in community organizations, my church, my kids’ school, and the Graziado School of Business at Pepperdine. Below you will find info about and links to some organizations and events in which I’m involved.


K.A.M.P. – Hammer Kids





On May 5th, 2013 the Hammer Museum hosted its fourth annual K.A.M.P. (Kids’ Art Museum Project), an event imagined by artists for children of all ages. Painters, sculptors, architects, and creative types of all kinds will lead inventive hands-on workshops in the carefree atmosphere of the Hammer Museum courtyard. All K.A.M.P. proceeds support the Museum¹s growing Hammer Kids public programming. For more info click here.


Pepperdine University Center for the Arts


The Peggy and Eric Lieber Collection and Other Gifts

May 11-August 4, 2013 | Opening reception: Saturday, May 11, from 5 to 7 PM

The Weisman Museum recently received the donation of a collection of contemporary art from the estate of Peggy and Eric Lieber. This new gift consists of 30 works of art, focusing on contemporary American art, adding to previous gifts of over a dozen works donated by the Liebers beginning in 2001. Their gifts totaling almost 50 works comprise the largest donation of art ever received by the museum. For more info click here.


Pepperdine Polo Classic


Join us front and center at the polo grounds for an exclusive afternoon of cheering on players and ponies, a delightful alfresco luncheon, the social tradition of divot stomping, and more. Attire: Garden Party Chic (flat shoes and sunscreen recommended) Auction Sneak Peek — click here! All proceeds from the Pepperdine Polo Classic benefit the Center for the Arts, supporting arts education activities and performances at Pepperdine University. For more info click here.


St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church


St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church | St. Aidan’s seeks to be the welcoming heart, hands and voice of Christ in Malibu. For more info click here.


Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue Preschool


Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue’s preschool offers a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for children ages two through five years old. We believe in developing each child’s natural curiosity, imagination, problem solving, and creative self-expression. We create an environment that will provide your children with the learning experiences and skills that will give them the best foundation for a successful and happy school life. For more info click here.


The Huntington Library

The Huntington Library

For qualified scholars, the Huntington Library is one of the largest and most complete research libraries in the United States in its fields of specialization.The Library’s collection of rare books, manuscripts, prints, photographs, maps, and other materials in the fields of British and American history and literature totals more than six million items.

Only a tiny portion of this number is on display at any one time, divided between the Main Exhibition Hall and the smaller West Hall. Among the items on permanent exhibit are the Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, a copy of the Gutenberg Bible on vellum, the double-elephant folio edition of Audubon’s Birds of America, and an unsurpassed collection of the early editions of Shakespeare’s works.

The Library collections range in time period from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. The greatest concentration is in the English Renaissance, about 1500 to 1641; other strengths include medieval manuscripts, incunabula (books printed before 1501), maps, travel literature, British and American history and literature, the American Southwest, and the history of science, medicine and technology. For more info click here. 

The Huntington Library Children’s Garden

Inviting youngsters to enter and explore, the Helen and Peter Bing Children’s Garden opens up endless pathways to discovery. The Children’s Garden provides young visitors, primarily ages two to seven, with hands-on experiences that demonstrate scientific principles related to earth, fire, air, and water. Youngsters can walk through mist in the Rainbow Room, crawl through a tunnel to view a colorful prism of light, and feel the effects of sound waves moving through water in a sonic pool. For more info click here.


Skirball Cultural Center – Noah’s Ark

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Noah’s Ark at the Skirball

Imagine yourself immersed in a favorite childhood tale. Five years in the making and occupying an 8,000-square-foot gallery, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball welcomes children and families to take this journey together.

Noah's Ark interior

Inspired by the ancient flood story, which has parallels in diverse cultures around the world, this one-of-a-kind new destination invites visitors of all generations to have fun—and to connect with one another, learn the value of community, and help build a better world. For more info click here.


Malibu Library – Opera Tales

Opera Tales Wow Kids at Malibu Library
The Malibu Library was filled with the sound of music as the Los Angeles Opera performed Opera Tales on Thursday afternoon. The opera performers, donning colorful costumes, celebrated Verdi’s 200th birthday to the delight of a captive audience. Opera Tales, an annual event at the library, is meant to introduce children to the history and theatrical performances of the opera. To see some photos from the event click here.


Pepperdine – Dean’s Executive Leadership Series


With Featured Speaker Michael Lynton, 

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 5:00 p.m.

Michael Lynton is CEO of Sony Corporation of America, overseeing Sony’s entertainment businesses, including Sony Music Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Sony Pictures Entertainment.  Lynton is also Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment and manages the studio’s overall global operations, which include motion picture, television and digital content production and distribution, home entertainment acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities, and the development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.

By focusing on digital transformation, worldwide growth, content diversity and financial discipline, Lynton has led the studio through an era of innovation and success, putting Sony Pictures on the cutting edge of an industry experiencing rapid technological and global change.

For more on the Pepperdine Dean’s Executive Leadership Series click here.