OUR TEAM

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JOSH SHAW

Founder, Artistic Director

Co-founder and Artistic Director Josh Shaw is the driving creative force behind POP, having directed and designed every production since 2011. He also maintains a busy freelance directing career at companies across the country.

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MATT COOK

Executive and Development Director

Matt Cook joined POP in November of 2019 and oversees all business and fundraising aspects of the company as well as day-to-day operations.

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EMMA ROCHELEAU

Production Manager

Emma joined the team as Production Manager in October of 2022. Emma works closely with the artistic team at POP on technical aspects, logistics, artist relations, and event planning.

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MATTHEW KELLAWAY

Operations Manager

Matthew joined the team as Operations Manager in October of 2022. Matthew works closely with the artistic team at POP on operational aspects such as production logistics, contracting, and finance.

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TEILA THIESEN

Director of Education & Community Engagement

Teila joined POP in May of 2021 and serves as the primary liaison for school districts and partner organizations. She cultivates and fosters partner relationships, designs curriculum, organizes volunteers, and hires artists to further POP’s relationships in our community.

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RAE SHRUM

Digital Content Manager

Rae joined the team in May of 2021. She oversees all of POP's social media platforms, email campaigns, website, advertisement!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RICK ELLINGSEN, BOARD PRESIDENT

WILLIAM KENNEDY, VICE-PRESIDENT

ERIC HAYNE, TREASURER

ROBERT BAILEY, SECRETARY

BETTYNA BLUWAL, JENNIFER DIENER, BRUCE MERRITT, PHIL MEYER, MATTHEW MILES,
JENNIFER MILLER, JOSH SHAW, ROB WEBB, ALDEN LAWRENCE, DORAINE MEYER

POP ADVISORY BOARD

Alice Coulombe, W. Allan Edmiston, M.D., Alan Freeman, Paul Gurian, Simon Holt, Hettie Lynne Hurtes, David Kasunic, Shigemi Matsumoto, Frelix Racelis, Brigitta Troy, Ian White-Thomson