Staff

Steve Tucker:  Executive Director

Steve Tucker

Steve Tucker was an English Instructor for Vandercook Lake Public Schools for over thirty years. During his tenure, he coached several sports including baseball, football, wrestling and track. He retired in 2009 and performed as a musician in many local venues.For questions, comments, or a desire to become involved in The Michigan Theatre, contact Steve at stucker@michigantheatre.org.

Anthony Riske:  Operations Manager

Tony brings over 15 years of experience as a performer and sound tech specialist.  He also is an accomplished guitar player that has played throughout the midwest.  Riske is the one that solves all technical issues with energy and competence.  In conjunction with his technical duties, Tony is responsible for keeping the building running smoothly and efficiently.

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 Brandi Behm:  Office Manager

Brandi brings over twenty years experience in office management, budgeting, and accounting with Michigan Automotive Compressor, Inc. and Erb Lumber Inc.  Brandi also coordinates office procedures.
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Carolyn Hardrick-Denike:

Event and Membership Coordinator

Allison Gebhart:  Fund Development

allisongebhart@michigantheatre.org

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Steven Tucker: Social Media Coordinator

Steven is a graduate of Vandercook Lake High School.  There, he studies Journalism and marketing.  His responsibilities at The Michigan Theatre of Jackson include social media marketing (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and volunteer hours recording and scheduling.  Steven was selected “Volunteer of the Year” for 2015 accruing over 1,300 volunteer hours.

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Board of Directors

Linda Donihue

Linda Donihue

Secretary/Producer’s Board Chair
Bio coming soon.

 

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Schuyler Rogers

Allen E. Spiess, Jr.

Allen E. Spiess, Jr.

Al is currently involved as a board member of the Ella Sharp Museum , co-chairs the Ella Sharp Museum Capital Campaign and Building Committee, and serves on the fundraising committee for the Cascades Humane Society, and hosts dinners for “Taste for the Arts.” He is a past board member of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce and chairman of Jackson’s Sister City Committee, and is the previous CEO/owner of Kellogg Crankshaft Company (production and prototype crankshafts), which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Susan Murphy

Susan Murphy:  Vice Chairperson

Ila Smith

Ila Smith

Bio coming soon.

Carroll Bush

Carroll Bush

Carroll is a retired engineer from Sparton Corporation, a long-time Jackson manufacturer. Carroll has been on the Michigan Theatre Board of Directors for many years, and very ably chairs the Theatre’s Building Committee. In addition, he spends many hours every month working on projects in and around the Theatre as well as for other charitable organizations throughout the area.

Kathy Schmaltz

Kathy Schmaltz

Kathy was the anchor broadcaster for Lansing ‘s WILX-TV channel 10 for over 10 years. She is currently a freelance broadcaster covering a wide area of southern Michigan. She is active in the Jackson community, serving on many nonprofit boards and projects, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, United Way, the Wendy’s Charity Classic LPGA Adoption Event, and the Michigan Dyslexia Institute. She also serves on the advisory committee for Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea .

Chad Perrine

Chad Perrine

Bio coming soon.

Jason Butterfield

Jason Butterfield

Bio coming soon.

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Mark Owen

Mark is the Sales Manager of Distribution and is also responsible for the Industrial market segment at Gerdau’s North American special steel division based in Jackson, Michigan. He has performed as a musician in many venues throughout Michigan and participated in several benefit concerts supporting Relay for life and the YMCA’s “Camp Catch-A-Rainbow,” among others. Mark and his wife Lori live in Jackson and have four children and two grandchildren.

Linda Furgason

Linda Furgason

Linda was one of the founders of the Michigan Theatre of Jackson, Inc. group in 1993 and she has continued to be involved with development of the Theatre. She is co-owner of two dry cleaning establishments in Jackson as well as operator of AVIS Rent-a-Car at the Jackson County Airport. She is a community activist, having served as President of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the American Red Cross, the Jackson Chorale, and many other community organizations.

Dan Machnik

Dan Machnik

Dan is a registered Financial Investment Advisor and partner in the firm of Willis & Machnik Financial Services. He is a Jackson native who returned following college and several years in the financial investment business in the Chicago area. He is a board member of the Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce and serves as chair of their Economic Club Committee.

John Francey

John Francey:  Board Chairperson

John is a Registered Architect with Consumers Energy and a long time Jackson resident and supporter of Jackson Public Schools.

Michelle Woods

Michelle Woods

Bio coming soon.

Marianne Moller

Marianne Moller

Marianne is founder and president of The Brokerage House, a long-time full service real estate firm located in Jackson. Marianne has served on the Michigan Theatre Board of Directors for numerous years, including organizations previous to the current Michigan Theatre of Jackson, Inc. organization.

 

Donna Riley

Donna Riley

Donna Riley has devoted much of her life to working with non profits in the arts sector. She is currently the Director of Membership & Development for The Ella Sharp Museum.

Tim Walz

Tim Walz

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Kathryn Snyder

Kathryn Snyder was born and raised in Jackson, MI and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Journalism and Environmental Policy. Currently, she lives in the repurposed Armory Arts Apartments and works for Diversified Precision Products, Inc. She enjoys the arts, fundraising, and volunteering within the community. Kathryn sits on Jackson’s Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors as secretary, as well as chairs the Ella Sharp Disc Golf Course Development Committee.