The Idea Lounge
Thursday, April 14
Doors open at 6:30. Program starts at 7
For the Arts: Molly Best "The Art of Managing an Arts Center"
For Life; Timo Rivetti "The Art of Real Estate"
Molly Best is thrilled to be surrounded by the talent that fills the Art Center. She is now the PAC’s operational manager and has been busy getting up to speed over the last couple weeks.
Having grown up in Petaluma and now raising her children here, she is very invested in helping her local community grow creatively. She is an artist, a baker and in a past life, a butcher.
You may recognize her from her days at the Tea Room Cafe or Thistle Meats. She is no stranger to Petaluma and PAC is proud to welcome her as the newest member of its team.
Timo Rivetti is a passionate practitioner in the art of real estate in Sonoma County. He enjoyed a diverse career background in his native UK and California prior to earning his reputation as a skilled Petaluma-based property negotiator and dealmaker.
Timo credits his propensity for creative thinking and out-of-the-box ideas and solutions as the common thread that ties together his rich and varied past career experiences to his ongoing success as one of the region's consistently top performing real estate brokers. Born to Italian immigrant parents in Peterborough, UK, Timo left home at 16 & ended up at Eastbourne Art College with a focus on photography.
This led to an introduction to the vibrant art and music scene in Brighton, England. Timo managed bands in his 20s, the most successful of which, Curiosity Killed the Cat, rose to number one in the British music charts. Timo brokered a deal in which he and the band worked with Andy Warhol at The Factory in New York, producing a music video.
Numerous start-up opportunities followed on both sides of the Atlantic, with a brief move into the advertising industry bringing him to San Francisco in 1990. Timo tried his hand in various internet companies prior to the birth of his third son in 1998, the year he took the plunge and studied for his real estate license.
After being in the business for over two decades, Timo has built a wide network of community connections and is focusing much of his attention on working with others in visualizing how to broker deals that better life in Petaluma for all. A long time soccer coach and hobby winemaker, Timo was a founding member of the Petaluma Gap Winemakers Association. He is married to writer, Frances Rivetti and the couple has three grown sons.