SAN DIEGO GUITAR FESTIVAL TEAM
Executive and Artistic Director
In 2015, Kevin founded the San Diego Guitar Festival as an undergrad in Classical Guitar Performance so he and his colleagues could have access to masterclasses and performances by world-class guitarists at SDSU. Now in his last year of graduate studies, Kevin hopes to continue SDGF and for San Diego to become home to international concert artists every year.
When Kevin is not playing guitar or planning the next edition of SDGF, he is brewing his own beer.
Hannah Olson is a graphic designer and illustrator from San Diego, California. She is currently completing a BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in Computer Science from San Diego State University. She is well-versed in bringing her illustrative skills into the Adobe Suite and in digital photography, as well as translating these into layout, branding, and print design. Hannah enjoys houseplants, backpacking, and reading of every kind.
Steven Seeley is a senior at SDSU School of Music & Dance majoring in Classical Guitar Performance. Steven is responsible for booking venues and providing transportation to all guest artists. He started out volunteering with the SDGF assisting with ushering and merchandise sales, and has risen to the position of Logistics Coordinator in under a year. Before Steven began seeking higher education he was a Machine Gunner and Combat Instructor in the United States Marine Corps before retiring in 2013.
Nikko Nobleza has been playing guitar for 15 years and plays a variety of styles. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from San Diego State University and has played at a variety of theatres including San Diego Repertory Theatre, Cygnet Theatre, Moonlight Stage Productions, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Ocean Beach Playhouse, and San Diego Musical Theatre. He also has created scores for several award-winning short films as the in-house composer for Almost Good Films and Jabronie Pictures, including the viral action short Harley.
Angel Ivan Salas is classical guitarist with a background in metal music who is currently working towards his bachelors degree in music performance. Angel has been teaching guitar privately for several years and hopes to open his own studio in the future. Before attending SDSU, Angel was very active in the local metal scene as a bassist in his band, and substituted for various others.
Bianca is a senior at SDSU studying Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences with a focus in Audiology and a minor in Elementary Music Education. She has a private guitar studio, Alcala Guitar Studio, based in Chula Vista and hopes to use her background in Audiology and music to research sensorineural hearing loss in musicians.
Director of Photography
As Director of Photography, Adolfo has worked on a variety of events in San Diego and Southern California. His area of focus is in music performance, providing a unique visual identity to the artist’s musical ideas.