Board of Directors

Amanda Jaron


Amanda, the founder of A JARON Fine Jewelry, has served as an advocate and resident of the Bayshore Arts District since 2015. An award-winning jewelry artist renowned for her original designs and signature bling-overs, Amanda dedicates her time to both overseeing her jewelry gallery/studio and managing the Glitter Foundation, Inc., as well as the Bayshore Arts District, Inc.

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Catherine Ehrenberger

Vice President

Catherine is a resident, and founder of the first contemporary art gallery in the Bayshore Arts District, Things | Like By Catherine, and voted Best of the Gulfshore ~~ 2023 by Gulfshore Magazine.

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Kit Baker


Kit is the founder of Connections for a Cause, working with nonprofits since 2017 to advance their mission through strategic planning, program development, and fundraising.

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Laura Patterson

Director of Creative Placemaking

Laura is a project manager at DWY Landscape Architects and has been instrumental in leading community-driven pop-up art projects, most recently in Brownsville. She specializes in visionary projects.

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Kara Heaslip

Membership Director

A resident of Naples since 1980, Kara is a top-producing realtor with John R Wood Christie’s Int’l Real Estate. A resident since 1980, she has a long history with the Bayshore Arts District, even attending Avalon Elementary School as a child.



Jr Ramos

Nominating Director

JR is a community leader within the banking industry, and branch manager of Fifth Third Bank in the District. JR is dedicated to supporting the community through his philanthropic work and providing banking solutions.

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Michelle Tricca

Director of Strategic Projects

With a humanistic sensibility, portrait photographer Michelle Tricca invests her time and aesthetic language into projects that are rooted in ethical and sentimental values. Her personal work is motivated by the human condition and she believes in visual storytelling’s ability to connect, provoke thought, and promote social change. Her public art installations A Face In The Crowd and The Face Of Immokalee champion under-recognized communities through the power of photography. She has lived and worked in the Bayshore Arts District since 2006.

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Edward Larson III

Board of Directors

Edward is a Bayshore resident and a local commercial real estate broker with LQ Commercial Naples. Ed works with a variety of local businesses to facilitate leases and sales to grow their business within the community.

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Barbara Daltorio

Director of Volunteer Services

“Babs” is a senior recruiter with
Estrem & Company, and is an expert
in connecting people whether on the
pickleball court or to advance their

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Joel Toledo

Creatives Director

Joel is a longstanding business
a leader within the community, and
owner of Green Door Nursery in
the Bayshore Arts District.

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David Garonzik

Director of Advisory Committee

David is the Founder; CEO of Naples
Cinematheque, a boutique vintage
movie theater coming soon to the
Bayshore Arts District.

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Ashley Howe

Events Director

Ashley is the CEO of Bayshore-
based, Naples Outfitters & Kayak Company LLC.

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