Terence McFarland is Executive Director of LA Stage Alliance, greater Los Angeles’ largest performing arts service organization, dedicated to building awareness, appreciation and support for the performing arts in Greater Los Angeles. McFarland has served as the lead consultant on the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles Arts retention projects in Hollywood, North Hollywood and MidCity and as a grants panelist for numerous cultural and arts commissions. He holds both an MFA and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts, an Associates Degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology and certificates from Polimoda in Florence, Italy and the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders –Arts from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. He is a Trustee of LA City Councilmember Jose Huizar’s Bringing Back Broadway Initiative – a $40 million public private partnership to revitalize the historic Broadway District of Downtown Los Angeles. McFarland is a resident of Lincoln Heights in Los Angeles with his domestic partner, Dennis Smeal, a lawyer and playwright and his stepdaughter, Kate Smeal an junior at Berklee College of Music.