Shana David-Massett

Shana is co-owner of Sun-Ray Cinema, located in Riverside’s Five Points.  She has also built a career in Duval County Public Schools with a focus on curriculum development for music education and gifted learners in addition to maintaining a private studio of voice and piano students.  She moved to Jacksonville from New York in 2003 after earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Berklee College of Music.  After five years Shana relocated to Northern Minnesota where, while her husband Tim launched  a small cinema for an arts organization, she served as Executive Director of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival and was responsible for the scheduling and management of 150 local ensembles at 24 venues over a weeklong period during their annual events.  She and Tim returned in 2011 to open Sun-Ray, bringing a historic site into the 21st century through aesthetic and technical updates, including adding a second auditorium to a single screen theatre.  She lives in Riverside with her husband and two cats, Pickle and Sid.