Jamie Grant



Jeffrey Norman
Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs

John Baciu, CCP
Vice President, Human Resources


Yvonne C. Bell
Vice President of Development

Thomas Head, CFRE
Director of Gift Planning

George Syrigos
Director of Annual Giving

Dominique Shwe
Director of Sponsorships & Major Gifts

Ratna Williams
Director of Major Gifts

Nicole Moon
Manager of Events & Muse Liaison

Dawn Brenner-Plonski
Development Database Administrator

Colleen Gallagher
Development Coordinator


Robert McConnaughey
Vice President, Finance

Alberto Zelaya
Staff Accountant


Kajsa Thuresson-Frary
Vice President, Education

Joanna Fookes
Production Stage Manager
Open Call Talent Project & Palm Desert Choreography Festival

Shea New
Palm Desert Choreography Festival Artistic Director

Teaching Artist Faculty:

Mark Almy

Karen Rae Kraut
Calvin Larson

Denis McCourt
Holly O’Farrell
April Rhodes
Sue Roginski


Alan De Zon
Senior Vice President, Operations

Mitch Gershenfeld
Artistic Director

Keith l. Smith
Production & Lighting Director

James D. Anderson
Audio & Video Director

Russell Holmes
Master Carpenter

Joanna Fookes
Production Stage Manager

Louis Na Val
Facilites Superintendant

Alfonso Gutierrez
Maintenance Assistant


Tony Jilek
Vice President of Marketing, Sales & Guest Services

Rick Darius
Senior Manager, Marketing & Sales

Dio Perez
Graphic Designer & Marketing Assistant


Tara Webb
Interim Box Office Manager

Nick Hoggat
Ticketing Services Coordinator

House Pianists
J. Scott Beaty
Paul Cracchiolo

The McCallum Theatre is proud to use JBL professional sound systems, including JBL loudspeakers and Soundcraft mixing consoles.