Belle Star was born and raised on the San Juan Ridge. She is a firm believer in building strong community and an avid supporter of the arts. In 2007 Belle founded the Ridge Cafe, an all organic cafe in the heart of lovely historic, down town North San Juan. After five successful years she sold the cafe and moved on to other projects. Belle has always been dedicated to her community. She served on the North Columbia Schoolhouse board of directors, The Center for the Arts board of directors, the North San Juan Volunteer Fire Auxiliary and founded the North San Juan Women’s Mud Wrestling Federation to raise money for the North San Juan Volunteer Fire Department. Belle has produced countless fundraisers and performance arts shows in Nevada County and all over the West Coast. She is now very pleased to be at the helm of the Schoolhouse, working closely with her community and the arts once again.