Board of Directors

2016 Board Members

President/Executive Committee Chair
Lisa Deem
Lisa joined the Theatrikos Board in Spring 2010, bringing a background with both non-profit and small business experience.  Currently employed as a grant specialist by the City of Flagstaff, she monitors and oversees reporting requirements for the City’s wide variety of grant programs.  She also teaches and administers an archaeological education outreach project through the Arizona Natural History Association for the Coconino National Forest, with much of the funding received for this project acquired through grant programs.  Prior to moving to Flagstaff in 2001, she owned and operated a manufacturing facility in Southern California. She is on the Board of Directors for the Northern Arizona Chapter of the Arizona Archaeology Society, a docent with the Museum of Northern Arizona and has been involved with the Artist’s Coalition of Flagstaff. As most of her artistic drive is expressed through metal, painting, wood and leather art, she prefers to assist behind the scenes with business matters, rather than on-stage.

Vice President/Executive Committee Member
Al White
Al White is a resident of Flagstaff since 1989 and a Theatre Board member for at least 10 years ( with time off for good behavior).  He has held various board and commission positions as well as elected office in Flagstaff.  He considers himself blessed to be able to help others and considers Flagstaff blessed to have such quality theatre for a city its size.

Treasurer/Executive Committee Member
Holly Tullis

Secretary/Executive Committee Member
Tracie Hansen
Tracie Hansen joined the Theatrikos board in 2013, and she and her family have been enthusiastic volunteers with the theater for several years. While she’s played a few minor roles on the stage, she is more often found helping out behind the scenes, most recently as assistant stage manager for Messiah on the Frigidaire. Tracie is an Arizona native and a two-time Northern Arizona University alum whose PR career has been largely devoted to sharing the NAU message and helping its students shine. She’s called Flagstaff home since 1998 and has worked for NAU’s Office of Public Affairs since 2005. She also has industry experience in non-profit association management, marketing and tourism. Tracie has enjoyed the many friends and memories she’s made though the theater and holds a special fondness for the youth programming, in which both of her children are avid participants and which sparked her involvement with community theater.

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Bruce Fox
Bruce is a Professor of Forest Management at Northern Arizona University.  He was born in Oakland, California, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He earned my B.S. in Forestry and his Master of Forestry degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.  His Ph.D. in Natural Resource Policy is from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  He has worked as a field forester in South Carolina with a large forest products company, and as a consultant in leadership, corporate organization, and forestry.  His clients have included firms in forestry and in the aerospace industry. Bruce and his wife Kathrin moved to Flagstaff in 1985. They have been married for 34 years and they have two children, ages 18 and 17.  Their daughter is a freshman at NAU and their son is a junior in high school.  In the larger community he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Flagstaff Leadership Program, has been involved in the United Way, the Citizen’s Police Academy, the City of Flagstaff Open Spaces Commission.  At Theatrikos he played a part in Laughing Stock, as well as previously taking on the role of Mr. Gower, the pharmacist, in It’s a Wonderful Life.

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Ted Dwyer moved to Flagstaff in 1988 and for a while was the only Certified Financial Planner in the area. He owns and operates Dwyer Financial, an independent comprehensive planning firm. He is a past president of the Northland Preparatory Academy board, the Flagstaff Independent Business Alliance and the Arizona Financial Education Association. He currently serves on the Flagstaff Industrial Development Authority and as a director of the Arizona Central Credit Union. Ted joined the Theatrikos board in 2011. He is active in Absurdists Admittedly and is a practicing poet.


Lisa Boatner
Lisa Boatner is new to the Theatrikos Board of Directors, joining in 2015. Her involvement with Theatrikos Theatre Co. began in 2011, with her young children participating in the TheatriKIDS program. Over time her involvement with Theatrikos grew and grew, right along with her children, and she is happy to take on this new role as a member of the board.  She is particularly proud of the high quality performance and educational opportunities TheatriKIDS offers to our Flagstaff youth.  Lisa is a graduate from Arizona State University, a 20 year resident of Flagstaff and a substitute teacher for FUSD.

Armando Bernasconi
President and CEO of Quality Connections Inc.(QCi), a revolutionary service agency that practices Triple Bottom Line principals. People, Planet, Profit. You cant have one without the others.  QCi is a 501 C 3, with a Mission to provide employment and support service to disabled individuals so they can become contributing members in our community. We pursue our Mission through the constant development of our 4 interconnected divisions; QCliving, QClearning, QCworks and QCoffice. QCi’s synergistic programs enhance living, learning and working for all those we serve. 

Sherry Wood

Mickey Mercer

Ex-Officio Board Member/Executive Producer
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Stan Sutherland

Advisory Board Chairperson
Stan Sutherland

Stan Sutherland holds a BS and MS in Physics as well as a law degree. He retired as Deputy General Counsel of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. in 2004 and moved to Arizona. He has lived in Flagstaff since 2009. Stan has been involved in community theater productions, primarily as an actor, since 1964. He served on the Board of the Racine Theatre Guild in Racine, Wisconsin, and he was President of the Board of the Verde Valley Theatre from 2006 through 2008. Stan also served as President of the Cottonwood Ranch Homeowners’ Association from 2005 through 2007. He is currently a part-time volunteer docent at Lowell Observatory, and he has been a member of the Theatrikos Board since June of 2010.  Stan directed Laughing Stock at Theatrikos in 2010 and Convergence in 2013.  He has appeared in several Theatrikos productions, most recently (2015) as Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes – The Final Adventure.