Ahavah Oblak holds two master’s degrees with a focus on Native American studies and has worked with the Native American community for the last thirteen years in various capacities. After finishing her second masters degree from the University of Oregon in 2012, she began work in the nonprofit world as an event planner, executive director, grant writer and development director for organizations including WellMama, Holt International and Institutional Stove Solutions. Ms. Oblak has been involved in the arts since childhood, studying piano for ten years, singing in madrigal, swing, and concert choirs in high school and pursuing an art history minor during her undergraduate studies. In addition, she lived overseas for 10 years and is a teacher, organic gardener, herbalist and mother of four. She brings a familiarity with Eugene-area nonprofits, a strong background in grant writing and development work and a love of the arts to the Eugene Opera.