Jamie Grant



Jeffrey Norman
Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs

John Baciu, CCP
Vice President, Human Resources

Eileen P. Sangmeister
Assistant Director of Administration &
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO


Thomas Head, CFRE
Interim Vice President of Development

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

Brenda Wallace
Events & Muse Membership Coordinator

Donna Mills
Donor Database Specialist

Angel Hoggatt
Donor Database Specialist

Colleen Gallagher
Development Coordinator

Thomas Oliver
Development Associate


Robert McConnaughey
Vice President, Finance

Alberto Zelaya
Staff Accountant

Jeff Bristow
Staff Accountant


Kajsa Thuresson-Frary
Vice President, Education

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

Michael Flannigan
Education Program Coordinator
Field Trip Series & Aesthetic Education Program

Meagan Van Dyke
Education Support Specialist

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
Gwendolyn Rose


Alan De Zon
Senior Vice President, Operations

Mitch Gershenfeld
Artistic Director

Keith l. Smith
Production & Lighting Director
Yvonne Turnbull
House Manager

James D. Anderson
Audio & Video Director
Russell Holmes
Master Carpenter
Joanna Fookes
Production Stage Manager

Jill Hoyt
Concert Services Manager

Louis Na Val
Facilites Superintendant

Dawn Brenner-Plonski
Development Database Administrator

Alfonso Gutierrez
Maintenance Assistant

Kevin Kersey
Hospitality Coordinator

Mary Jo King
FOH Coordinator

Blair Dodson, Carpenter/Flyman
Austin Womack, Master Electrician
Valentina Lamdin, Wardrobe Head

Kyle Ross, Lead Audio

Lynda Shaeps, Hair & Makeup


Rick Darius
Senior Manager, Marketing & Sales

Dio Perez
Graphic Designer & Marketing Assistant

DeAnn Lubell-Ames


Sophia Perrone
Director of Box Office Services

Tara Webb
Assistant Box Office Manager
Nick Hoggat
Ticketing Services Coordinator

Box Office Window
Donna Amidei
Susan Davis
Pat Leidtke
Stephanie Molina
Patti Sweeney
Valerie Snead


Stage Door
Judy Nansel
Kathryn Ryan
Lori Serruta
Linda Van Winkle

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.