Northwest Children’s Theater Team


Judy Kafoury, Founding Executive Director

503.222.2190 x 117

Sarah Jane Hardy, Artistic Director

503.222.2190 x 114

Nick Fenster, Managing Director

503.222.2190 x 113

Rachael Brown, Marketing & Communications Director

503.222.2190 x 124

Cindi Kinder, Finance Manager

503.222.2190 x 115

Leigh Mallonee, Education Director

503.222.2190 x 119

Cindy Simpson, HR Director

503.222.2190 x 123


Dustin Brown, Catalyst Program Manager


Paul Brown, Master Carpenter

503.222.2190 x 130

John Ellingson, Associate Artistic Director

503.222.2190 x 111

Steve Hambrick, Technical Director

503.222.2190 x 126

Rebecca Hawkins, Box Office Manager

503.222.2190 x 110

Pat Moran, Artistic Partnerships and Rentals Manager

503.222.2190 x 131

Roger Monroe, Company Stage Manager

503.222.2190 x 130

Becca Reyes-Geislinger, Volunteer Coordinator & House Manager

503.222.2190 x 110

Makaela Terance, Theater School Program Manager

503.222.2190 x 116

Katie Rodgers, Outreach Program Manager

503.222.2190 x 128

Max O’Hare, Production Coordinator 

503.222.2190 x 125



Diane Carlsen, Judy Kafoury & Carolyn Newsom

Board of Directors

Carolyn Sheldon, President

Founder Child Development Specialist Program, Portland Public Schools

Judy Kafoury, Secretary

Non-profit management, education, marketing and development

Julie Ball

Education and education administration

Melody Bridges

President, Flannel

Lory Caldwell


Diane Carlsen*

Education and education administration

Emily Jones

Ophthalmologist, Legacy Health

Anita Menon

Artistic Director, Anjali School of Dance

Verónika Nuñez

Senior Learning and Community Engagement Specialist, OMSI

Jennifer Standke

Software Program Manager, Relativity

Carol Turner

Non-Profit Consultant  

*Honorary, inactive member

Thank You NWCT Sponsors