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BOARD OF DIRECTORS  

President | Carolina King

Carolina King is the founder of Arts for Smiles.  She is a legal assistant and served a 3 year term as President of the Wellington Art Society.   


Carolina is also a mosaic artist.  Raised by a single mother, a stained glass artist in Costa Rica, Carolina was always surrounded by the arts and has experienced first hand the impact art can have on our ability to heal and find joy through any situation.  She is passionate about sharing the joy of art with children. 

 

Vice President | Charles Moses

Charles Moses is a retired IT professional and grandfather to 16 grandkids. He loves oil painting, particularly landscapes and seascapes. Charles was born and raised in Palm Beach County and attended the public school system.


With a blended family of seven kids, Charles is aware of the struggles that kids have when they do not have the proper tools to compete. Charles has always been interested in helping kids that need help outside of the classroom. He has coached little league basketball and encouraged kids in all fields of life. He has also encouraged several of his grand kids to get involved in all forms of the arts.


 

Director | Alexandra Garcia

Alex was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to the United Stated in 1997.  Alex graduated from a Colombia college with a degree in architectural drafting and interior design and then continued her education at Palm Beach State College once moving here.  

 

She worked at Good Shepherd preschool for 5 years before joining us at the Child Enrichment Center.  She is married and has two children, Lucas and Brianna.  Alex has a passion for the Arts and enjoys working with children!

 

 

Secretary | Lara Chapman

Lara C. Chapman is a fine art nature photographer and university professor based out of West Palm Beach, FL. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida in 2002 and a Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

 

With her love of nature, photography and developing meaningful connections in the community, she has worked to enrich the lives of others through educational outreach and volunteering. She also published a photography and poetry book for kids called “On Insects and Flowers (With a Blue Bird Named Bob!)" and she writes a Florida-based storytelling and photography newsletter.

When she is not teaching or photographing nature, she loves to spend time with her husband and three children.

 

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