Javier Tamayo is the Executive Director for the Alisal Center for the Fine Arts. He is a teacher, writer, and performing artist. holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Communication with a concentration in History and Social Science. He is deeply committed to educating and nurturing young leaders and new voices.
Outside of teaching Javier is a community activist and organizer and a member of Baktun 12 (a theatre troupe dedicated to inspiring working class communities through a blend of music, spoken word and teatro-style political satire). He has been actively researching his community for over 10 years through oral history projects and short films. He is passionate about understanding the the socio-historical experiences of his community.
He is also a co-founder of the Salinas Music and Arts Summit, an annual event in that invites and encourages local visual and performing artist to exhibit their work to the public.