Mrs. Gaut was elected to the Governing Board in November 2016. In addtion to serving on the Board, Mrs. Gaut is the owner of a private studio, Make A Joyful Noise, as well as an owner in the family rice ranch in Butte County. Mrs. Gaut is a retired music teacher, serving the community in this capacity for 30 years.
With a strong passion for the arts, Mrs. Gaut is affiliated with Music For Our Children and the Performing Arts Newtork. She has also chaired the Fairfield-Suisun Arts Council, the Solano County Arts Alliance, and the Solano College Theater Association. Mrs. Gaut has also served as the Theater Lobby Manager at Solano Community College.
While serving as a teacher, Mrs. Gaut was very involved in the Fairfield-Suisun Unified Teachers Association (F-SUTA), serving as a site representative and elected member of the F-SUTA Executive Board. Mrs. Gaut believes her past leadership roles in F-SUTA and the California Teachers Association contribute to her success as a Board member.