Sue grew up in a musical family playing the piano and flute and singing in numerous choirs with her family. She has been active in the Pinedale music scene as a member of Sweet Harmony, Community Choir, Festival Choir, her church choir, and playing the piano and flute for many occasions. She continues to be active in music as a member of Voices 8 and Sisters of the Heart, a hospice choir. Sue has been honored to be a member of the Pinedale Theater Board since its inception in 2008 with “Sound Of Music” production and has participated in all of the productions singing or playing her flute in the orchestra. Professionally, Sue obtained a BA in Zoology at The University of Wyoming, a BS in Physical Therapy at The University of Colorado Health Science Center, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University. She founded Proactive Rehabilitation & Fitness in 1989 and is currently celebrating her 30th year in business in Sublette County health care. Sue enjoys being a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and is currently Race Director for the Pinedale Half Marathon. Sue is very grateful for her full life in Sublette County and relishes the full outdoor life speckled with incredible music opportunities.
Long time Pinedale resident, business owner, and parent, Jo’s involvement in the arts covers a lifetime. A fondness for cartwheels as a child eventually morphed into studying ballet at the U of Utah along with sociology and psychology. Soon after she and her husband, Craig, returned to Pinedale she started teaching ballet in Big Piney and Pinedale, an exciting time of growth that she treasurers. In 1976 she and Arlinda McLaughlin co-founded the Pinedale Fine Arts Council. She has served PFAC in many different capacities ever since. Because of her work with PFAC, she received the Governor’s Arts Award for “Individual Leadership in the Arts” in 2002 Following her award, she was honored to serve two terms on the Wyoming Arts Council Board an appointed board which sets goals and planning for the state arts council. She has also been a member of the Wyoming Arts Alliance (WyAA) for many years and served as co-chair for the last eight. This statewide non-profit provides professional development for artists, organizations, and government bodies regarding the key role the arts play in education, health, and economic and community development and also advocates for funding support. Jo and Valerie Lee started the Pinedale Community Theatre (now the Pinedale Theatre Company) in 2007. Jo works on development, production, and costumes for PTC and is so proud of this organization and the standard it has set. Jo finds working with people to build sustainable organizations that are inclusive and strengthen our communities very rewarding. She is grateful to all the people she has been privileged to meet and work with over the years. In her spare time she loves keeping track of her grandchildren’s escapades and reading cookbooks.
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.
Barbara was born in Lakehurst, New Jersey the oldest of four siblings, into a Navy family. Although her family moved quite a bit during her younger years, Barbara spent the majority of those years at NAS Millington, a small town just outside Memphis, Tenn. She attended Tennessee Technological University graduating with a degree in Home Economics Vocational Education, as it was known back then. Barbara’s major field was Early Childhood Development with a minor in General Science. She continued her studies receiving an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Wyoming, and graduate level courses in Family Studies at Utah State University. Barbara spent her career teaching high school Home Economics in Pinedale and in Big Piney. She served as the Director of Pinedale Preschool, and then later Program Manager for The Learning Center’s Sublette County Programs in Pinedale and Big Piney. Barb met her husband, Les, in college and they moved to Pinedale in 1973. Their two sons, Ben and John, were raised in Pinedale. They now have two daughter-in-laws and 4 wonderful grandchildren! Barbara has enjoyed attending plays and music concerts all her life. Now retired, Barbara has helped with costumes in several Pinedale Theater Company productions, the King and I, Oklahoma, and Oliver! She has been a member of the Board for 4 years, and is excited to lead the Costuming Department. Barb also enjoys hiking, birding, and traveling.
After 31 years, Sharron recently retired as the Executive Secretary to the Superintendent and School Board for Sublette County School District #1. She studied Communications and Art at BYU and currently runs her own business as a Faux Finish artist. Sharron was one of the first females in the mountain west to obtain a FCC Radio Operators License when she was 15 and worked as a radio announcer and DJ for her Dad at his radio station KMER in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Sharron is married to Alan and they have 4 children and 14 grandchildren. Sharron is a founding member of Sweet Harmony, sings in her church choir, sings with the Pinedale Community Choir, Festival Choir, Sisters of the Heart, and Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir in Jackson. Sharron has fulfilled various assignments in her church, including Music Chairman, Historian, Sunday School Teacher, and Self Reliance Specialist. She has worked on the design and painting of stage sets since the beginning of PTC in 2008, starting with The Sound of Music. Sharron enjoys raising her children and living her life in Pinedale.
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 with her sweetheart Dr. Edwin Vodak.
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,
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!,