Meet the Arts Habitat Staff

Shirmaine Jones, Arts Habitat Administrator

Shirmaine Jones was born in Massachusetts and raised in western New York. She graduated from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, with a B.A. in Spanish Literature and a B.S. in Economics. She has lived on the Monterey Peninsula since 1983; she is married and is the mother of two children.

Ms. Jones' work history includes managing a furniture store for four years, and owning and operating a retail gift store for 15 years. During those years and since she has been active in various business organizations and non-profit, community associations, such as: the Cannery Row Association, the Monterey Chamber of Commerce, the YWCA, the Pacific Grove Children's Coop and most recently, the Monterey Bay Charter School. She has also worked as an activist in local politics.

Ms. Jones' hobbies include travel, reading, swimming, roller-skating, hiking and biking.

Shirmaine can be reached at the Arts Habitat office, Monday thru Thursday, 11:00a thru 3:00p at (831) 624-6111 or