Valerie, October Fundraiser Director – Val has lived her music for over 50 years as a performer, musical director, conductor and composer/arranger. From soloing with her church choir in a live radio broadcast in Rock Springs, Wyoming at age 10 to standing on the stage in the PHS Auditorium introducing the inaugural performance of Pinedale Theatre Company’s (PTC) Sound of Music in 2008, Val’s musical life is rich and diverse in it’s scope. It’s reported Val sang before she talked and even today singing takes precedence. Currently, she is the 2022 Fundraiser Director of PTC, Director of Sisters of the Heart, a women’s threshold choir, founder and Director of Voices 8, and Managing Director of Pinedale Festival Choir that partners with Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir in Jackson every 2 years in support of Val’s outreach program “Arts Supporting Arts in Wyoming”. Professional credits include soloing with Aspen Music Festival Opera program and Opera Colorado in Denver. Val worked as a performer, dancer, and manager at the Crystal Palace Dinner Theatre for 10 years in Aspen. In her spare time Val travels the world.
Sheldon was born in Farmington, New Mexico and began playing the piano when he was five. His music is streamed by people around the world more than a million times each year and he continues to create almost every week. While music is something he loves, he finds the greatest joy in spending time with his amazing wife and five incredible children, traveling, bike riding, hiking and going on adventures in the back yard. Sheldon hosts a weekly radio show and podcast called “LifeNotes” that broadcasts in various parts of New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. He recently released a project for Deseret Book under their “Deseret Music” label and is finishing up a followup Christmas album. He’s active in his church community and serves with his wife each month in the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple assisting and greeting patrons. He hopes to retire soon so he can “get to work on the important stuff.” A relentless positive thinker he gives credit to those around him for any successes and believes that “no one should ever stop dreaming.” No stranger to music productions, he served as music director for Sandstone Productions for a seven year run for musicals such as “Joseph” “Crazy for You” “Into The Woods”, and “Oklahoma.” This is Sheldon’s second year of having the privilege to be in Pinedale, a place that has become dear to his heart “because of the beauty of the place and people and their remarkable talent, drive, and capacity to imagine it and then against all odds, -DO IT!”
Stacia is the founder, owner, and instructor of WYLD Dance Company. Stasia grew up dancing in Riverton Wyoming. She began dancing at the age of 7. During her young years as a dancer, she traveled for dance to Colorado, California, Nevada, Montana, and New York. She participated in dance competitions winning numerous awards and recognition’s. After graduating high school she went on to dance in college. While in college she had the opportunity to learn from many outstanding dance professors from around the world. She was a part of a collegiate level dance company and went on tour taking master classes and performing. During this time she learned from some of the most prestigious dance companies and choreographers of today. Some of these companies include Ballet West, Odyssey Dance Company, Elisa Monte Dance Company, Eugene Ballet, Hubbard Street 2, and Martha Graham Dance Company. Stasia graduated with her Degree in dance in 2011. She later continued her education and graduated from the University of Wyoming with honors in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Early Childhood and obtained her Wyoming State Teaching Credential. Stasia absolutely loves kids of all ages and so in 2011 she began teaching dance at a competitive studio in Riverton, Wyoming and continued teaching dance classes until she moved to Pinedale in 2017. She is currently the WWCC GEAR UP Outreach Specialist and a full time mom of two young boys. She is so excited to share the beautiful art of dance to all the community.
Patrick moved to Pinedale from California in 2009. He was hired by SCSD #1 as the Auditorium Manager and Technology Facilitator in 2010. He has worked hand-in-hand with PTC and the PFAC on various productions including the King and I, Guys and Dolls, Oliver, and now Beauty and the Beast. He burned the midnight oil to bring this show to you.
Mark was born and raised in the NYC metro area, trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and has worked on more than 150 theatrical productions as an actor, director, artistic director and producer in NY, LA, SF and Colorado. Directing credits include such musicals as Godspell, Singin’ in the Rain and Working, and plays ranging from Shakespeare (The Merry Wives of Windsor) to Shanley (Doubt). Mark is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and EQUITY.
Mark has directed BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, OLIVER!, OKLAHOMA, GUYS & DOLLS,
Jason received most of his training at Center Stage Performing Arts Studios in Utah and passionately studied all dance styles, from hip hop to jazz, to ballroom. His dancing has taken him all over the world, and most recently, he danced for Donny Osmond for his new music video, “Soldier of Love”. He danced in and choreographed music videos for the Pink Stilettos, Alex Boye, and Shaun Cannon. He danced professionally for 5 years with Origins Dance Company, and has collaborated with Odyssey Dance Theater, and even won a world ballroom dance title in Blackpool England.
Jason helped choreograph BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, OLIVER!, OKLAHOMA, GUYS AND DOLLS
David has been working in the field of musical theatre and cabaret as a music director, arranger and collaborative pianist for over 35 years. He just completed work on the 51st book musical of his professional career. He holds a degree in Music Education from The University of Northern Colorado. He was a pianist and arranger at The Crystal Palace in Aspen, CO for nearly 25 years. David has worked in numerous summer stock, regional and community theatres. His arranging credits are diverse, including arrangements for solo singers, choral groups and various instrumental ensembles. As an accompanist and solo pianist, his musical talents have taken him to many places in the world, including an annual engagement in Mykonos, Greece, the Wexford Festival in Ireland, concert cabaret tours of Germany and Switzerland, and the maiden voyage of the Renaissance R-7 cruise ship in Europe. He has performed in concert with Bernadette Peters, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Little Anthony and the Imperials, and Professor Kenny Watson, among a variety of other artists.
David worked on OLIVER!, and GUYS AND DOLLS
Curt is a Circuit Court Judge in Wyoming’s Ninth Judicial District. He sits on the Board of Judicial Policy and Administration and is a member of the Wyoming Civil Pattern Jury Instruction Committee. Curt and his family split their time between Pinedale (Curt’s professional life) and Jackson (Charisse’s professional life). Curt and his wife, Charisse, are highly involved in the area’s performing arts community including the Offsquare Theater Company, Pinedale Community Theater, Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir, Jackson Community Theater, and the Riot Act Theater Company. Together, they work closely with a variety of non-profit organizations and are the parents of two amazing daughters, Madison and Mia, who are also very active in theater and performance. After ten years serving as a Board Member for Pinedale Theatre Company, Curt is now pursuing other theatrical projects.