Opened in 1975, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents a dynamic, culturally diverse season of dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and satire. The philosophy behind the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is more than just presenting performances for the sake of enjoyment (although they are enjoyable!) but also to create opportunities for audiences to have thought-provoking experiences and interactions, to create events of interest to worldwide audiences, and to foster creative expression, diversity in thought, and awareness of cultural heritage.

  • Amy Nesbitt, Director of Performing Arts
  • Abbey Messmer, Programming Manager
  • Michael Wallot, Artist Services Manager
  • Diandra Miller, Programming Coordinator
  • Elena Hale, Programming Assistant
  • Judy Koval, Performing Arts Assistant

Member and Patron Services
  • Kara Chesser, Member & Patron Services Manager
  • Abigail Clarke, Patron Services Coordinator
  • Sean Ryan McBride, Member Services Specialist
  • Lauren Zapien, Group Sales Specialist
  • Madison Berens, Member and Patron Services Representative
  • Megan Bevill, Member and Patron Services Representative
  • Elizabeth Craze, Member & Patron Services Representative
  • Dallas Diaz, Member and Patron Services Representative
  • Shaun Herndon, Member and Patron Services Representative
  • Diane Mikho, Member and Patron Services Representative
  • Erika Moore, Member and Patron Services Representative
  • Josselin Salazar, Member and Patron Services Representative
  • Jerin Peckham, Member & Patron Services Representative
  • Jennifer Tuchband, Member and Patron Services Representative

Events Coordination and Operations
  • Jamie Prins, Associate Director of Patron Experience & Scottsdale Arts Festival Manager
  • Sai Powers, Events Manager
  • Bill Kelly, Retail Manager
  • Martin Dickey, Director of Operations
  • Anne Parker, Facility Rentals Manager
  • Jeri Thompson, Operations Administrative Assistant
  • Scott MacKeigan, Facility and Event Representative
  • Bob Casciato, Facilities Maintenance Manager
  • Joe Tashjian, Maintenance Coordinator
  • Joana Alvarez, Environmental Services Worker
  • Emmitt Younger, Environmental Services Worker
  • Robert Reidenbach, Food & Beverage Lead
  • Whitney Nelson, Festival Coordinator
  • Mariana Bortoluzzi, Guest Services Coordinator

Protection Services
  • Keng Cheong, Protection Services Manager
  • Thomas Villegas, Protection Services Supervisor
  • William Anderson, Protection Services Officer
  • Dale Duhame, Protection Services Officer
  • Michael Hammerand, Protection Services Officer
  • Pia Holt, Protection Services Officer
  • Sophia Jacobs, Protection Services Officer
  • Jason Richard Kron, Protection Services Officer
  • Michael McLane, Protection Services Officer
  • Collin Van Orden, Protection Services Officer
  • Christopher Diaz, Protection Services Officer

Technical Staff
  • Lisa Marie Wingbermuhle-Malovoz, Production Manager
  • Steven Brink, Stage Manager
  • John Doyle, House Head Electrician
  • Scott Lawhead, Theater Technician

House Staff
  • Carolyn Sedlak, Lead House Manager
  • Devaune Bohall, Assistant House Manager
  • Lesley Gibbs, Assistant House Manager
  • Monika Hahues, Assistant House Manager
  • Marla Hattabaugh, Assistant House Manager
  • Tomas Johnson, Assistant House Manager
  • Adele Powers, Assistant House Manager
  • Eileen Strauss, Assistant House Manager
  • Sandra Wagner, Assistant House Manager