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HOPE PARRISH, President
Hope represents the third generation of her family working in the motion picture industry. Her grandfather was a property man for many years and her father followed in his footsteps as a property master and set decorator for 53 years. Hope’s maternal grandfather was a special effects man and talented welder for for movie studios. Hope is a graduate of Culver City High School and continues the family tradition as a property master. She is known for her work on Django Unchained (2012), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and the recent Nebraska (2013). The Parrish family loves Culver City and has lived on Mentone Avenue for 75 years!
MICHELLE BERNARDIN, Immediate Past President
Michelle’s roots in Culver City go back to her father, Roger, whose family moved from Santa Monica to the west side of Culver City in 1956. She attended St. Augustine’s School and then Culver City High School. She is a Bruin, having studied art history at UCLA, and continued her graduate work in art history and museum studies at Tufts University in Massachusetts. She has worked at Loyola Marymount University since 2010, most currently as Director of Board Relations and Strategic Stewardship. Prior to that, she spent ten years at the Museum of Contemporary Art, managing the museum’s two volunteer support councils and internal logistics for fundraising events. She is a former member of the Cultural Affairs Commission for Culver City. She is an avid foodie, enjoys baking in the kitchen, and loves sharing the exploits of both on social media!