Des Moines Performing Arts Staff


Jeff Chelesvig

President & CEO Contact

Laura Sweet

Vice President & COO 515-246-2306 Contact

Bill Pinegar

Human Resources Manager 515-246-2369 Contact

Heidi Watkins

Finance Director/Controller 515-246-2317 Contact

Bill McElrath

Business Director 515-246-2303 Contact

Tiffany Ruch

Finance Manager 515-246-2315 Contact

Rita Gardner

Accountant 515-246-2307 Contact

Chris Browning

Office Manager 515-246-2319 Contact


Barb Preuss

Director of Marketing 515-246-2361 Contact

Matt Spangler

Senior Marketing Manager 515-246-2366 Contact

Jonathan Brendemuehl

Communications Manager 515-246-2365 Contact

Greg Votava

Digital Marketing Manager 515-246-2363 Contact

Carina Woodward

Marketing Manager 515-246-2364 Contact

Cathy Long

Publicist 515-246-2368 Contact

Programming and Education

Eric B. Olmscheid

Director of Programming and Education 515-246-2357 Contact

Karoline Myers

Education Manager 515-246-2356 Contact

Julie Houghton

Programming and Education Coordinator 515-246-2362 Contact

Michelle McDonald

School Programs Coordinator 515-246-2355 Contact

Sarah Bannon

Community Programs Coordinator 515-246-2358 Contact

Janelle Ketcher

Program Coordinator Contact

Amanda Bartlett

Program Coordinator Contact

Production and Building Services

Janet Albanese

Director of Production and Building Services 515-246-2331 Contact

Alan Dyer

Technical Operations Manager/Head Electrician 515-246-2333 Contact

Nicholas Romano

Stage Operations Manager/Head Carpenter 515-246-2332 Contact

Greg Tracy

Production Manager/Head Audio 515-246-2334 Contact

Jamie L. Stepp

Production Supervisor 515-246-2337 Contact

Ly Ung

Building Services Manager 515-246-2344 Contact

Heng Teav

Assistant Building Services Manager Contact

Ticket Office

Denise Smithson-Green

Ticket Office Director 515-246-2381 Contact

Kennedy Bollmeyer

Ticket Office Manager 515-246-2321 Contact

Brooke Bridenstine

Ticket Office Manager 515-246-2387 Contact

Ashley Wright

Ticket Office Staff Manager 515-246-2323 Contact

Laura Arenson

Ticketing Services Representative 515-246-2383 Contact

Emily Davis

Ticketing Services Representative 515-246-2324 Contact


Cherian Koshy

Director of Development 515-246-2351 Contact

L Carlson

Donor Relations Coordinator 515-246-2309 Contact

Anna Cramer

Development Manager 515-246-2352 Contact

Bill Hitt

Development Assistant 515-246-2354 Contact

Guest Services

Allie Ross

Guest Services Manager 515-246-2308 Contact

Miranda Lee

Assistant Guest Services Manager 515-246-2304 Contact