Darla joined Avenue as Fund Development Officer and Grant Writer in 2016. She has worked in nonprofit fundraising and communications for over twenty years, serving with several other Houston gems–the Houston Symphony, Houston Methodist, the Menil Collection, and The Menninger Clinic. Throughout her career, she has actively volunteered with animal rescue organizations. Darla holds a B.A. in Art History and German from the University of Mississippi and Master’s work in sculpture from the University of Minnesota.