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OUR TEAM

Josh Shaw

JOSH SHAW

Founding Artistic Director and CEO

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.

Katherine Powers

KATHERINE POWERS

Executive Director

Katherine joined the team as Executive Director in March of 2023. Katherine oversees many aspects of strategic planning, fundraising, finance, and operations to ensure the ongoing growth and efficiency of POP.

Teila Theisen

TEILA THEISEN

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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FELICIA FREITAS

Operations Manager

Felicia  joined the team as Operations Manager in February of 2024. Matthew works closely with the artistic team at POP on operational aspects such as production logistics, contracting, and finance. She also manages and books POP HQ

Rae Shrum

RAE SHRUM

Marketing Team

Digital Content Manager

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

Julia Johnson

JULIA JOHNSON

Marketing Team

Social Media & Recital Series Coordinator

Julia joined the team in December of 2023. She creates content for POP's social media platforms as well as manages POP's Artist Recital Series.

Anahit Poturyan

ANAHIT POTURYAN

Development Coordinator

Anahit joined the team as Development Associate in October of 2023. Anahit is responsible for supporting POP's fundraising efforts and ensuring POP's financial sustainability.

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MEGAN SCHULZE

Front of House Manager / Youth Program Instructor 

Megan joined the POP team in January of 2023 as a Youth Program Instructor where she brings opera outreach to schools.  In January 2024, Megan also became our Front of House Manager.  She manages the box office, phone calls, and will greet you as you check in at each show! 

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 HAMMEL, JOSH SHAW, ROB WEBB, ALDEN LAWRENCE, DORAINE MEYER, MING LIU, DORIS SHIMABUKURO

POP ADVISORY BOARD

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

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