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Leadership And Staff

Our artistic efforts are bolstered by the leadership and active involvement of our board plus many volunteers, patrons, donors, and dedicated staff.

The Phipps Board of Directors:

Paul McGinnis, M.D. - President

Andrea Voelker - Vice President

Mark Schaeffer - Secretary

Tom Van Pelt - Treasurer

Gloria Adrian

Mike Brown

Tom Dahle

Kendra Dare

Ellen Denzer MacSwain

Tracy Habisch-Ahlin

Michael Huber

Gary Jader

Dawn Lewandowski

Greta Lewis

Heidi Tansom

The Phipps Staff

Ben Thietje - Executive Director

Gail O'Connor - Business Director

Lee Ann Pomplas - Arts Engagement Director

Mark Koski - Production Director

Pam Ehrnreiter- Business Manager

Russell Jensen - Facilities Manager

Kassi Kulow - Scene Shop Manager

Katie Cherro - Production Stage Manager

Brian Erdrich - Marketing Communications Manager

Tom Dahle - Sound Engineer

To contact a board or staff member, please call us at 715.386.2305 or send us an email.

Inquiries for Costumes, Props, and Set Pieces

Costume Inquiries: Email Bridget Lentz, Costume Shop Manager, at

Props & Scenic Inquiries: Email Kassi Kulow, Scene Shop Manager, at