Kristin Hoover

Executive Director

A resident of San Luis Obispo since 2011, Kristin has been very involved and committed to service in our local community. Prior to her role as FPAC’s Executive Director, she was a human resources executive in healthcare for 15 years, before starting her own HR consulting business in 2019.  She served on the FPAC board for 7 years, and has served on other boards and committees, including the Women’s Legacy Fund Advisory Committee, Workforce Development Board, and the Housing Task Force for the SLO Chamber of Commerce. She is a Leadership SLO alumni, Class XXIII, and has received the Pacific Coast Business Times Top 40 Under 40 award and the Tribune’s Top 20 under 40 award. Kristin’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in human resource management. She is passionate about the arts and their ability to draw communities together through a shared experience.

Courtney Gruss

Development Assistant

Courtney joined the FPAC team in 2023, and is passionate about the Performing Arts Center and the ways in which it serves our residents and youth. A native of Arroyo Grande, Courtney enjoys volunteering at her daughter’s school and is actively involved in the community. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Azusa Pacific University, and is thrilled to use her diverse skillset to serve our donors and further our ability to make the arts accessible to all!

Laura Kirven

Events Assistant