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Board & Staff

The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 345-4849

Board & Staff

Board of Trustees

The Rose Theater Board of Trustees steers the theater toward a sustainable future by overseeing the legal and fiscal management and the strategic planning of The Rose as a non-profit organization. In addition to ensuring the theater has sufficient resources to achieve its mission, the members of the Board of Trustees also act as advocates for The Rose throughout the community.

Board of Trustees

  • President: Nicki Cleveland
  • Past President: Troy Romero
  • VP of Marketing/Development: Cherie Lytle
  • VP of Finance:  Tiffany Paben
  • Production/Education:  Debora Wisneski
  • Secretary/By-Laws:  Allison Balus
  • Foundation Representative: Toby Schropp
  • Nominating/Development: Michelle Smithberg

Committee Members

  • Liz Akert
  • Leia Baez
  • Denise Chapman
  • Kanyon Chism
  • Ellie Grace
  • Brook Hudson
  • Angela Kaipust
  • Tammy Korgie
  • Joe Pruch
  • Hugh Ryan
  • Jeanette Weber

Rose Staff

Executive Staff

Matt Gutschick
Artistic Director

Julie Walker
Managing Director


Administrative Staff

Janelle Kupka
Finance Director

Terri Deaver
Accounting Assistant

Mary Hubl
Vice President of Development

Vic Gutman
Development Consultant

Lisa Winton
Development Specialist

Kori Radloff
Marketing & Public Relations Director

Mandy Aleksiak
Membership Director

Melissa Richter
School & Group Services Coordinator

Alex Myhre
Marketing Associate

Scott Pace
Box Office Lead

Kevin Ehrhart
Chief Information Officer


Facilities Staff

Scott Kupka
Facility Director

Michelle Clark
Facility Staff

Hubert Clark
Facility Staff


Education Staff

Brian Guehring
Education Director & DRAMA at The Rose Director
Company Artist and Playwright-in-Residence

Sue Gillespie Booton
BROADWAY at The Rose Director & Resident Choreographer

Deprecia Wright
Education Coordinator

Katy Kepler
Education Administrator

Tyrone Beasley
Artistic Associate Director & Director of Outbound Programs

Stephanie Jacobson
Teaching Artist & Director of Youth Productions
Company Actor

Michael Miller
Teaching Artist &  Literary Manager
Company Actor

Kevin Ehrhart
Teaching Artist, Company Actor & Resident Director

Ashley Laverty
Teaching Artist & Company Actor

Fran Sillau
Accessibility Coordinator & Teaching Artist


Artistic/Production Staff

Erin Solemsaas
Production Director

Sherri Geerdes
Costume & Makeup Director

Erin Bragg
Costume Shop Foreman

Meghan Boucher
Costume Rental Manager

Savannah Savick
Charge Artist

Devon Denn-Young
Props Mistress

Greg Rishoi
Technical Director

Jackson Curtright
Master Carpenter

Craig Moxon
Audio/Electrics Director