From Ofﬁce Assistant to the Executive Director of the Sebasto-pol Community Cultural Center.
The Board of Directors for the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center is excited to introduce our town to the new Executive Director of the SCCC, Cordelia Holst. Raised in Sebastopol, Cordelia attended Apple Blossom, Twin Hills and Analy High School. When she was 16 she got her ﬁrst job as an ofﬁ ce assistant at the SCCC and worked for two years until she went away to get a business degree from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Cordelia was trained and mentored by working closely with the Executive Director at the time, Kim Camp. Cordelia’s late mother Kathy Clifton, ran the beloved Tiny Tots preschool program through the SCCC for 25 years.
After falling in love with her Norwegian husband, Jørgen Holst, Cordelia moved to Norway, staying close with Sebastopol friends and family and visiting often. She has over 17 years experience in business and marketing; a depth of experience in account services at advertising agencies, marketing at international companies; grit and determination as entrepreneur and founder of two pie shops, Hello Good Pie, in Oslo.
Since moving back to Sebastopol, she has been enjoying volunteer opportunities through Ceres Community Project, her son’s school the Twin Hills Apple Blossom Educational Foundation, and the SCCC, and is known for bringing energy, commitment and good humour to each project.
Cordelia tells us she is delighted to use her skill and expertise leading this beloved Sebastopol Institution. “The SCCC has big a place in my heart. I am looking forward to learning from the competent team at the center, the instructors and the Board. I am de-lighted for this opportunity to carry on its tradition of service and I am passionate about meeting the changing needs in our community. We are going to have a lot of fun!”