OPUS Archives and Research Center
801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara CA 93108
The Archives office is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Research visits must be scheduled in advance.
Jennifer Maxon, MLIS
Director of Opus Archives / Archivist
Direct phone: 805.879.7397
Jennifer Maxon, BA in Writing and Master of Library and Information Science. In addition to being responsible for the control of and care for resources of enduring value, her focus is on systems for discovery and access to cultural materials, including grant writing, project development and oversight, information organization, online finding aids and user-centered approaches to content discovery, and digitization. Prior to her arrival at OPUS, Jennifer worked at the Museum of Ventura County for 12 years as Systems Librarian/Archivist and ultimately as Director of Access and Technology. Before becoming an archivist, she worked in educational and scholarly books production at Sage Publications.
Andrea Robles, BA
Archives and Administrative Assistant
Direct phone: 805.969.5750
Andrea Robles, BA in performing arts, with an emphasis in theater. She has more than a decade of experience working in public and academic libraries and archives in a variety of positions, including as cataloging supervisor and administrative assistant. Prior to coming to OPUS, Andrea worked as a Library Assistant at the Graduate Research Library at Pacifica, including in circulation, digitization, and cataloging. She also has a background in science, having worked in quality assurance for a soil and water testing lab, and as administrative support for CSU Channel Islands biology, chemistry and geology programs. Andrea is a founding member of the Creature Company, the backstage production company at the Santa Paula Theater Center, where she is also on the Board.
Devon Deimler, MA
Group Leader, Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological Roundtable® Group
Devon Deimler received her MA and is currently a PhD Candidate in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her dissertation adopts James Hillman’s idea of depth psychology as a depth aesthetics by considering Dionysos as an archetype of aesthetic experience. Before studying at Pacifica, Devon received her BA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, focusing on event-based work and modern through contemporary art and film history. She has assisted in several arts-related archives and her experience in art and music includes founding an independent record label and collaborative event project, Wildfire Wildfire Productions, and working as Assistant to the Director at the Dennis Hopper Art Trust.
Nho Lu, MA
Technician, Legacy Digital Lab
Nho Lu received his MA in Religious Studies with a concentration in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism from Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado. He is currently a PhD student in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. He also holds a BS in Business Administration with a major in Information Management Systems from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, and he worked as an information technology developer for over 10 years, primarily in the telecommunications industry. Nho teaches Buddhism and guides mindfulness meditation practice for children and young adults at the An Lac Mission – Ventura Buddhist Monastery. He enjoys hiking in the mountains and having some tea with nature.