Matt is the Executive Director for the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee. He is responsible for promoting the mission of the Numerica PAC, from its long term vision to its day-to-day operations.
Retired from teaching in 2013 after 34 years, Matt left education to assume this position at the Numerica PAC. His final teaching position was at Eastmont High School, where he loved teaching History and English, and performing or directing the occasional play. Matt holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Washington in the area of curriculum reform.
Matt is active in local theatre, acting and directing for over 30 years. In 1990, Matt married the beautiful Camille–and they have one son, Colby, a student athlete at Gonzaga University.
“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.
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 enjoys spending time with this wife Andrea and daughters, Kelly (5) and Nicole (2).
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.”