Staff Report

David Silva of Buellton and Kelly Barbieri Reaves of Santa Ynez have been appointed to the Solvang Theaterfest Board of Directors. 

Silva was born and raised in Santa Maria and his family members were homestead farmers in Drum Canyon. He grew up attending the PCPA plays at Hancock College. 

Silva graduated from UCSB in 2011 and majored in communications, religious studies, and economics. He has worked at UCSB for the last six years in the Alumni Association and Office of Development, currently serving as the director of development for annual giving and digital fundraising. He led UCSB’s 2018 Give Day that raised $5.7 million in 24 hours. He moved to the Valley with partner Jason Stone in 2018. 

Barbieri Reaves is a retired insurance executive from a public adjuster firm in San Diego, where she managed the daily operations of the claims department. Over her career, Kelly has worked for several large mortgage lenders, servicers and corporations in various capacities giving her a wealth of knowledge in mortgage banking and mortgage insurance claims. 

She holds a B.A. in criminal justice from Chapman University and an A.S. in paralegal studies from Miramar College. Also, Barbieri Reaves is a licensed California real estate agent and notary public. In addition, she is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children and a member of Chaine des Rotisseurs, the world’s oldest, largest and most prestigious food and wine society. In 2017, Kelly and her husband, John, moved to Santa Ynez Valley from San Diego. 

Solvang Theaterfest is the 501 (C )(3) nonprofit corporation that owns and operates Solvang Festival Theater. It is managed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. 

For more information, contact Solvang Theaterfest Executive Director Scott Coe at