Hugo Vliegen

Hugo Vliegen

Originally from the Netherlands, Hugo Vliegen moved to the United States about 20 years ago. Hugo wears many hats including father, traveler, businessman, and jazz musician. About once a week Hugo comes to the Riekes Center for jazz improvisation classes with instructor Bennett Roth-Newell. We had a chance to sit down with Hugo and find out how his classes at the Riekes Center are going, along with his other interests.

 

Kelly McCandless

Kelly McCandless

Hailing from Santa Cruz, CA, Kelly McCandless started adventuring at a young age. By the time she was fifteen, Kelly’s ambitions led her to self publish a book: The Budding Naturalist’s Guide to the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. Her love for the outdoors  eventually brought her to the Riekes Center and today she gave us the opportunity to get to know her a little bit more…