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Natalie Vega


Natalie is a single mom of two and Vista has been my community for most of my life. I have extensive administrative background but my passions lie within Music and Art, which is how I connected with the Backfence. 

My first music and art show I attended was when I was 13 and I have been passionately supporting creative people around me ever since. I wanted to go to school for music production, but had my first child at a  young age. I  had to begin a career which led me to administrative work and becoming a private real estate investor,  who specializes in helping homeowners out or through foreclosure. This work led me to realize that helping people is also a passion of mine.

In 2017, my friend and I, both passionate about live music production, started  The Paintbooth 501(c)3.  Our mission became to help keep the integrity and authenticity of the music, art & vendor community by empowering and inspiring others to realize their potential. 

My involvement and leadership role with Backfence is to keep the administrative part flowing and to further educate the community on the amazing opportunities that art and music can take you regardless of your circumstances.

Alexis Panchevre

Secretary | Director, Only Loser Litter

Alexis is a lifelong resident of Vista and Director of Only Losers Litter, a monthly trash clean up campaign under Backfence Society, a local non-profit art group. Alexis organizes monthly trash clean ups around the city, and in Jan 2021 applied and was granted a permit to adopt a highway on-ramp through CalTrans Adopt-A-Highway program. In Spring 2021, Alexis was recognized by the Vista Chamber of Commerce as part of their 40 under 40 list. On top of her trash duties, Alexis is also an artist, teaching some group painting classes and an avid cat enthusiast. 

Sarah Spinks

Treasurer / Executive Director

Original founder of the Backfence, Sarah has been organizing art activity in Vista since 2011. Since 2014, she has been creating large scale murals and facilitating public art in the North County community, including partnerships and projects within Vista Unified School District. She is an artist, activist, designer, social media maven, and a First Grade Teacher at Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts.

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