Des Moines Performing Arts Staff


Jeff Chelesvig

President & CEO Contact

Laura Sweet

Vice President & COO Contact

Heidi Watkins

Chief Financial Officer Contact

Megan Kirk

Controller Contact

Bill Pinegar

Director of Human Resources Contact

Rita Gardner

Accountant Contact

Wendy Albrecht

Payroll & Benefits Specialist Contact

Christopher Cuhel

Database Analyst Contact


Barb Preuss

Director of Marketing Contact

Brianna Hall

Marketing Manager Contact

Beth Kneeskern

Marketing Manager Contact


Julie Houghton

Programming Coordinator, Artist Services Contact

Brooke Bridenstine

Programming Coordinator, Event Booking Contact

Melinda Mastrofski

Catering & Hospitality Host Contact

Production and Building Services

Janet Albanese

Director of Production and Building Services Contact

Nicholas Romano

Production Manager/Head Carpenter Contact

Jamie L. Stepp

Production Manager/Head Audio Contact

Ryan Anderson

Production Manager/Head Electrician Contact

Cole Giudicessi

Production Supervisor Contact

Ly Ung

Building Services Manager Contact

Heng Teav

Assistant Building Services Manager Contact


Kennedy Bollmeyer

Director of Ticketing Contact

Michelle Brylczyk

Ticketing Manager Contact

Ashlin Berthelsen

Ticketing Coordinator Contact

Madison Bishop

Ticketing Coordinator Contact


Ticketing Specialist Contact


Ticketing Specialist Contact


Ticketing Specialist Contact


Anna Cramer

Development Manager Contact

Emily Kruse

Development Manager Contact

Mary Katherine Gillette

Development Assistant Contact

Guest Services

Allie Ross

Guest Services Manager Contact

Micaela Veenstra

Guest Services Assistant Manager Contact

Sandy Fatino

Guest Services Daytime Assistant Contact

Chandler Good

Guest Services Daytime Assistant Contact

Digital Experience

Greg Votava

Director of Digital Experience Contact

Jacob Badger

Digital Experience Specialist Contact

Sarah Infante

Graphic Designer Contact


Karoline Myers

Director of Education Contact

Lynnae Lathrop

Education Program Coordinator, Camps Contact

Sara Perez

Education Program Coordinator, Curriculum Contact

Janet Casson

Education Program Coordinator, Comm. Engagement Contact

Jason Dernay

Education Program Specialist, IHSMTA Contact


Jonathan Brendemuehl

Director of Communications Contact