General contractor Jean-Paul Demeure has been elected to the board of directors of Solvang Theaterfest, the nonprofit corporation that owns, maintains and operates Solvang Festival Theater.
Well-known in the Santa Ynez Valley, Demeure brings his years of experience in the construction trade to the organization at a time when major renovations to Solvang Festival Theater are being planned.
Originally from Santa Barbara, Demeure was educated at Cate School and Claremont McKenna College, where he received his degree in economics. The early part of his career was spent in real estate development, which allowed him to live in several cities around the state.
Ultimately he decided there was no better place to settle and raise his family than the Santa Ynez Valley. After receiving his general contractor license, he moved into residential and commercial remodels, repairs, and additions.
When not working, Demeure enjoys spending time with his children, Mason and Gigi, and being out on his fishing boat, Soulshine. He is also a member of the Vikings of Solvang.
Demeure has long been a Solvang Theaterfest supporter. He is a Star Patron during the PCPA season, a Jazz & Beyond series subscriber, and attends nearly all concerts and other events.