From one idea to a collaborative vision. Capitol Creative Alliance

We’ve come together to be a hub for our members and to make our programming more accessible; to foster more impactful events and build a rich and supportive community; and to advocate for the creative economy with one voice.

CCA is a union of four local creative groups — Creativity+, Design Sacramento, Roseville UX and Sac DESCO. Each group has been building the community that we longed to see in the greater Sacramento region. Our years spent growing this community gives us a deeper understanding of their needs, and of the needs of the Sacramento region.

Core values
we wear on our sleeve


We bring creatives together.


We provide ways to level up skills.


We amplify our region’s creative capital for the benefit of all.


We seek to inspire and elevate each other and the region.


We support the economic prosperity of creatives in our region.


We believe when creatives come together, anything is possible.

We are passionate about creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive creative community. Read more about our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility commitments and see our full Diversity Statement

Meet the team

Special shoutout to our Board of Directors and amazing volunteers for making CCA possible!

Board of Directors

Board President Phil Tretheway

Phil Tretheway

Board President & Creativity Speaks Co-Chair

Will Rodriguez

Board Vice President

Justina Martino

Board Secretary

Board Treasurer Marcy Wacker

Marcy Wacker

Board Treasurer & Ascenders Academy Lead

Program Chair Amanda Sebastiani

Amanda Sebastiani

Program Co-Chair

Design Chair Ben Della Rosa

Ben Della Rosa

Design Chair

Marketing Chair Aaron Louie

Aaron Louie

Marketing Chair

Diversity Equity Inclusion head James Hackett-Little

James Hackett-Little

Diversity Equity Inclusion Accessibility Co-Chair

Eric Grotenhuis

Fundraising Chair

Creativity Speaks Co-Lead Sureena Johl

Sureena Johl

Program Co-Chair


Co-Director Amanda Sanchez

Amanda Sanchez

Co-Director of CCA & Design Week Advisor

Co-Director Rochelle Reynosa

Rochelle Reynosa

Co-Director of CCA & Operations Lead


Annelise Estes

Speaker Coordinator

Bridgètt Rangel Rexford

Grant Support

Danielle Varner

Social Media / Newsletter Manager

Danske Grove

Social Media / Newsletter Manager

Designer Alesia Bustianava

Alesia Bustianava


Designer Katie Serrano

Katie Serrano


Emma Linh Stark

Project Manager

Jennifer Bourn

DWS Event Coordination

Newsletter Manager Brooke Elliot

Brooke Elliot

Newsletter Manager

Karin Phan

UX Researcher

Laura Barajas

DWS Marketing Coordinator

Marie Cosnard

Volunteer Coordinator

Maron Demissie

Grant Support

Phong Tran


Ranier Tinkelenberg

UX Researcher

Shay Gracey

Web Designer

Zuza Hicks

Community Manager

Reese Jones


Have questions?

Contact our volunteer coordinator, Amanda Sanchez, at