John Switzer


Chairman of the Board


Believer in love, truth, children and the power of positivity.
Art: Music, film, design, photography, painting and ping pong.



Lizbeth Vega


Board Member

Noticer of details, believer in the lasting impact of positivity, and learning to practice gratefulness and bewilderment daily. 

Art: Traveler turned amateur photographer, hiker, dreamer, painter, jewelry maker, and fan of fonts.



Scott Johnson


Vice Chairman of the Board

 I believe art has so many facets from education enhancement to rehabilitation. Art bridges all cultures, religions, socio-economic status and beliefs. It brings us together. Art is everywhere from the food you eat to the outdoors. Everyone is an artist in their own way. 

Art: music,impressionist and abstract. Generally I love all art because it comes from brilliant minds of all ages.


Because every child deserves the best chance at life!


Our Why

We have researched, tested, experienced and enjoyed the incredible power that art, expression and the joint experiences has to transform communities and people. With many incredible services and solutions available to those living in underserved communities we believe the missing piece is the self belief, the access and how that translates into academic, social and life success.

We are here to offer that piece.


"I grew up surround by art, music, theatre, expression and play. I firmly believe it is those moments that gave me the true life knowledge I needed to succeed and live a happy meaningful life. When I moved to the USA and learned that so many of the precious children I met didn't have access to all of this I had to do something. Now rooted in thorough research, with the support of incredible partners and volunteers, we are able to make a strategic, science based difference to our kids."

- Georgia Van C - ABG Founder

Our What 

- We initiate, design and make possible top level educational art experiences and programs that will empower children with     the methods and practice of thinking, expressing and creating that is required in today's workforce and social culture.

- We bring together various top level organizations and create powerful partnerships to make these programs and      

   experiences possible.

- What create the funding, resources and relationships needed to provide these crucial experiences to our children.


Our Team


Our mini-committee


Arts Bridging the Gap

Georgia Van Cuylenburg

(By Karla)
Founder/Executive Director

Believer in magic, children and the power of planning, research and a smile.

Art: Theatre, Writing, Singing, classical recorder, face painting and baking.

Vanessa Fuchs


Chief Superhero - Programming and Research



Believer that the Arts can change lives, that curiosity brings answers, and that love gives strength 
Art: photography, piano, swimming and dancing

Sujan Saha


Chief Magic Maker - Community Relations


 Believer in the power of kindness, compassion and smiles.
Art: Video games, writing, voice-acting, creative planning

Lyndsay Brooks

(By Itzel)

Board Member

Lover of the magic of singing, using your imagination, practicing gratitude, and asking for help when you need it.

Art: Classical voice, theatre, and clinical psychology. 



Mollie Meyer

(By Karla)

Board Member

Believer in the goodness of all people + creativity. Lover of the ocean, color, music and laughter.
Art: Creating solutions, making connections, fashion, friendships and adventuring in the wilderness.


A 501(c)(3) Chariatable Organization

Hamed Khorsand


Board Member

Our who what and why

Miki Anzai

(By Mila)

Board Member

Andrew Mescon

(By Angel)

Board Member