Meet Us

The Staff


Noel Koran, General Director

Maria Levy, Artistic Administrator

Amanda Baggett, Patron Services / Box Office Manager

The Board of Directors


Kathryn McAuley, President
Vice President, Investor Relations, Weyerhaeuser Company

Teresa Gutierrez, 1st Vice President
Pediatric Physical Therapist, Madigan Hospital
Joint Base Lewis McChord

Tamara Hudson, 2nd Vice President
Licensed Relationship Manager, Key Investment Services LLC

Jacquelyn Giles, Secretary
Community Volunteer, University Place

Francois Briand, Treasurer
CEO and President, B&W, Inc.
Board Chairman, Critical Thinking Learning Labs, Tacoma


Cynthia Branson
Retired Speech and Language Pathologist, Tacoma

Susan Connolly
Retired Librarian, Tacoma

Douglas Dorr
Independent Consulting Engineer, Tacoma

Phillip Gainey
Retired Police Officer, Lakewood

Jenny Hartley
Retired Librarian, Tacoma

Norman Heimgartner, Ed.D.
Early Education Consultant
Professor Emeritus, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma

Jennifer Irwin, M.D.
Psychiatrist, Tacoma

Heidi Madson
Assistant City Attorney, Tacoma City Attorney’s Office

Barbara Pinckney
Retired Elementary Teacher, Tacoma Public School System

Todd Vallie
Senior Vice-President, Columbia Bank