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About the Center: Administration and Staff

Meet the team!


  • Jerry Van Leeuwen, Executive Director
  • Rachel Kestner, Associate Executive Director
  • Vanessa Garcia, Director of Human Resources
    • Judy Godoy, Executive Assistant
    • Daisy Barragan, Administrative Assistant
  • Gary M. Poor, CPA, Director of Finance
    • Natalie Butterfield, Accounting Supervisor
    • Christine Newton, Accounting Clerk

Central Operations

  • Ernie Valverde, Facilities Manager
  • Michael Wright, Operations Manager
    • Todd Klein, Lead Security Officer

Conference Center Sales

  • Karen Cleland, Director of Conference Sales
  • Terri Thomas-Fry, Sr. Catering Sales Manager
    • Lindsay Atkinson, Event Coordinator
    • Vickie Johnson, Sales Coordinator
  • Coby Thompson, Sr. Catering Sales Manager
    • Crystal Rennie, Event Coordinator
    • Corina Rodarte, Event Coordinator
  • Eric Ybarra, Executive Chef
    • Vacant, Banquet Sous Chef
  • Jose Sanchez, Banquet & Concessions Manager
    • Todd Clark, Banquet Captain
    • Ron Fischback, Banquet Captain
    • Jairo Velazquez, Banquet Captain

Front of House

  • Carlos Crespo, Front of House Manager


  • Josie Shepherd, Director of Marketing
    • Candice Cleland, Marketing Coordinator
  • Regina Luciano, Senior Creative Designer
    • Tenney Rizzo, Graphic Designer
    • Suzy Devaney, Temporary Jr. Graphic Designer
  • Ely Ramos, Public Relations Manager
  • Vacant, Digital Marketing Specialist

Museum and Education

  • Sherehe Hollins, Director of Education
    • Laurissa Rudgers, Education Program Coordinator
  • Beth Marino, Associate Director of Museum & Visual Arts
    • Mikee Ferran, Museum Exhibition & Visual Arts Supervisor
    • Kaila Martinez, Museum Program Assistant


  • Brandon Baez, Senior Development Specialist
  • Kari Bishop, Donor Relations Coordinator
  • Tina Inscoe, Development Consultant/DT Media

Technical Production

  • Rob Collier, Director of Technical Production
    • Benjamin Mann, Technical Production Manager
    • Matthew Jenkins, Technical Production Supervisor
    • Stefanie Vazquez, Technical Production Supervisor

Theater Operations and Sales

  • Julianna Crespo, Director of Performing Arts
    • Rosemary Valdivia, Theater Sales Coordinator
    • Laura McMullin, Theater Sales Coordinator
    • Monica Paniagua, Theater Sales Coordinator
  • Bruce Labadie, Programming Consultant
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  • Adrian Mandujano, Event Consultant
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  • Lindsey Blackmon, Event Consultant

Ticket Office

  • Nancy Harper, Assistant Ticket Office Manager
  • Jason Danio, Assistant Ticket Office Manager & Tessitura

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