Christina Parrish Stone
Christina Parrish Stone is Executive Director of the St. Johns Cultural Council, the local arts agency for St. John’s County, Florida responsible for managing arts, culture and heritage grants and marketing for the county. She is an attorney with twenty years experience in historic preservation, commercial real estate and government finance and a graduate (with highest honors) of the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law where she was a member of the Law Review and awarded the Order of the Coif. In 2019 she received the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s highest honor, the Helen Lane Founders Award, recognizing her as the individual “dedicated to ensuring that arts and culture are woven into the every day fabric of the community.” She is a 2018 Jacksonville “Woman of Influence” award winner; was chair of the City of Jacksonville’s Art in Public Places Committee; founder of Jacksonville PorchFest; former Vice President of the Jacksonville Historical Society; a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville; and a board member of Sculpture Walk Jacksonville. Christina is married to Cliff Stone; has four children; and is restoring a recently purchased 95 year old home in St. Augustine’s Nelmar Terrace Historic District.
Local Arts Administrator
Kathe has been employed with the St. Johns Cultural Council since 2011. She has lived in St. Johns County since 1980 and has used her science, fine art and photography degrees in various ways through her work at Marineland, The Elab Gallery and now the Cultural Council. Starting in 1996 she was the co-owner and producer of Sacco Shows, Inc. where she created, directed and costumed aquatic productions, including high divers and mermaids, that were showcased throughout the top 10 theme parks and fairs of the world. She sings and plays guitar with a bluegrass / old Florida music band, Skin & Bonz. Kathe has two daughters and one cat and lives in historical Butler Beach.
Digital Media Editor
Laura Baldwin is Digital Media Editor for the St. Johns County Cultural Council. She graduated from Flagler College where she studied Art History and was first to graduate with the Arts Administration program. Her passion for the arts started at home where she watched her grandfather create pastel chalk works and listened to her grandmother play organ and piano. In high school, she was deeply involved in theatre where she performed, designed sets and costumes, and produced fundraising showcases. At Flagler College, she assisted at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum and worked with classmates to curate shows like “Progress?: Art of Activism” to honor Flagler College’s 50th Anniversary and "Florida East Coast: Selections from the Guidi Collection" which exhibited works from the Lost Colony and the Highwaymen. Laura currently lives in St. Augustine with her cat named Nikolai.