Arts & Cultural Affairs
Terry Olson has a Masters Degree in Theatre Arts with a minor in journalism from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Theatre Arts with a minor in visual arts from Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1982, he moved SAK Theatre to Orlando to perform at EPCOT and to perform in the Tampa Hillsborough Schools. He is one of the founders of the Orlando Theatre Project, the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, the Orlando International Fringe Festival, the Creative Gift Foundation and the Central Florida Performing Arts Alliance. Prior to initiating the position of Orange County's Arts & Cultural Affairs Director, he was already nurturing and promoting area culture as the Executive Director of the Theatre Alliance. In his role as Ambassador for the Arts, Mr. Olson keeps a hectic schedule attending multiple cultural events each week. He enthusiastically invites you to join him at the next arts opening!
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Suzanne Rosales is the Administrative Office Coordinator for Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs; she comes from an artistic and business background. With an entrepreneurial spirit, she was an independent contractor for executive administrative support, marketing/promotions, web design and graphic design. Previous to that she was the Executive Assistant and Office Manager to a prestigious faux finishing firm in Central Florida. With her business experience, Suzanne Rosales has developed a passion for the arts and is excited to assist Mr. Olson with his endeavor to promote artistic excellence in Orange County while maintaining an active part in the growth of arts and culture in the community.