Matt is responsible for promoting the Numerica Performing Arts Center’s mission, from strategic vision to day-to-day operations.
Matt holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Washington, and recently retired from a 34 year career in education, teaching in high schools and graduate schools throughout Washington. He spent his final 13 years at Eastmont High, where he loved teaching History and English, and performing in or directing the occasional play. Matt has been active in theatre, acting in and directing dozens of productions in Seattle and Wenatchee over the past 30 years.
Matt is married to the amazing Camille, and they have one son, Colby, a junior at Wenatchee High School. He is so excited to be directing the Numerica PAC as the curtain rises on its next Act!
“Backstage is a buzz as sets are loaded-in, visiting talent settles-in, and mics are checked; the hallway is a flurry of playbills, volunteers, and last minute preparations; the lobby is electric as patrons eagerly anticipate the moment the doors are closed, the theatre goes dark, and the curtain rises. Every day I work for this moment – and I love it.”
Marissa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from WSU in Social Science, and completed the Graphic Design Sequence from WVC – where she now serves on the Graphic Design Advisory Committee. She has managed the Numerica PAC’s marketing since 2012, including advertising, communications, media relations, graphic design, sponsorship fulfillment, website and social media management, and more. She works behind the scenes to make sure you know what is happening and who made it possible. Marissa enjoys this so much, she voluntarily does it as the Marketing Chair for Wenatchee Business & Professional Women, where she has been a member since 2015.
Mike is a theatre designer and technician working in the Northwest. Mike holds a Bachelors of Music Performance and a Masters of Fine Art in Theatre Design and Technology from the University of Idaho. His lighting and sound designs can be found at numerous theatres in Central Washington.
When not in the theatre, Mike performs with the Wenatchee Valley Symphony and Wenatchee Big Band and enjoys spending time with this wife Andrea and 2 year old daughter Kelly.
Farmer’s daughter and farmer at heart, Kelly loves to have her feet in the dirt in the spring, in the mud in the summer, and in the leaves in the fall (but not in the winter snow without her boots). However, she loves the snow, and after spending many years ticketing at Mission Ridge she brings that experience to the box office here at the Numerica PAC.
Wife of one and mother of two gives Kelly experience of a different kind, juggling, which is also a necessary part of her job here. Not only does she manage the office she also organizes the team of volunteers and keeps the concessions bar running. On show nights, Kelly will be found backstage providing hospitality for the performers before the show. Whatever the season she’s happy at the Numerica PAC.
“I love theater and the business of theater.”