Leadership Staff

Lakesha Green

Executive Director

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Lakesha Green

Executive Director

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Scott Michaels

Artistic Director

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Scott Michaels

Artistic Director

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Operations Staff

Holly Lantz

Finance Director

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Holly Lantz

Finance Director

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Christine Leiter

Office Manager

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Christine Leiter

Office Manager

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Artistic Staff

Jennifer Dow

Associate Artistic Director

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Jennifer Dow

Associate Artistic Director

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Thomas Hall

Music Director

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Thomas Hall

Music Director

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Matthew Helpert

Technical Director

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Matthew Helpert

Technical Director

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Ben Culp

Sound Designer

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Ben Culp

Sound Designer

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Jason Thompson

Principal Conductor & Director of Symphony of the Lakes

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Jason Thompson

Principal Conductor & Director of Symphony of the Lakes

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Education Staff

Kira Lace Hawkins

Education Director

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Kira Lace Hawkins

Education Director

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Jonathan Snyder

Personnel Manager, Education & Outreach Coordinator of Symphony of the Lakes

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Jonathan Snyder

Personnel Manager, Education & Outreach Coordinator of Symphony of the Lakes

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Our Board

The Wagon Wheel’s volunteer board of directors includes professionals from fields of business, education, finance, and marketing and all members make annual financial contributions. For the past year, the board has been involved in completing a financial audit, updating and writing board policies and procedures (specifically in finance and governance), and has worked on the creation of the organization’s three-year strategic plan.

Emily Illingworth Kosnik

Board President

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Emily Illingworth Kosnik

Board President

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Adam Turner

Vice President

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Adam Turner

Vice President

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Kristin Mason

Treasurer

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Kristin Mason

Treasurer

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April Fitterling

Secretary

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April Fitterling

Secretary

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Shawn Brown

Member

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Shawn Brown

Member

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Melissa Jordan

Member

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Melissa Jordan

Member

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Alyssa Lowe

Member

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Alyssa Lowe

Member

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Terry White

Member

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Terry White

Member

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Board Purpose and Scope of Responsibilities

Board members are actively involved in organizational governance, are expected to attend monthly board meetings, participate in at least one board committee, and make a personal financial contribution that falls within the top three charitable organizations of the board members annually giving. Board members serve the organization by managing at least three donors or community partner relationships.

Wagon Wheel’s board of directors needs a variety of skills, with a strong emphasis on board candidates with accounting, human resource, legal, money management, and media expertise, as well as those connected to the local real estate and mortgage loan industry, education, labor, business, and cultural organization, and communities of color.

Join Our Board

Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts is recruiting members to serve on the Board of Directors. The mission of WWCA is to provide performing arts experiences that create community unity, educational opportunity, and economic growth. Our vision is to preserve our legacy and create sustainable, affordable programs by becoming the region’s premier location for professional theatre, arts education, and community involvement. Board Members will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure the effective governance of the organization.

Applicants should be driven by the belief that they can make a difference in nurturing and investing in life-changing, quality, live theatre, music, and arts programming by using their diverse backgrounds. WWCA is seeking applicants with knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas: leadership, business, law, audit and tax, human resources, finance, governance, strategic planning, partnership development, real estate, mortgage banking, government navigation, communications and marketing, economic development, entrepreneurship, and relationship networking.

All Board of Director members are volunteers.
Length of Term: One (1) and Three (3) year Terms – each director shall be eligible for re-election for not more than two subsequent terms.
Application Deadline: August 1, 2023

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