Bruce is a Professor of Forest Management at Northern Arizona University. Born in Oakland, California, he grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has worked in the forest industry including managing 65,000 acres in South Carolina and as a consultant in leadership, corporate organization, and forestry. His clients have included firms in the forestry and aerospace industries. He and his wife have lived in Flagstaff since 1985. He 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, and has previously served as a Theatrikos board member. In addition, he acted in the Theatrikos productions of Laughing Stock and It’s a Wonderful Life plus numerous Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase productions.
Sandi is a 30+ year resident of Flagstaff. She developed her love of theatre and Theatrikos through her children who were active members of Theatrikids and have performed in over 20 shows between them. She craves a “mission” for each show, helping Joe and crew find or obtain props for shows that are truly hard to find. By day she is the local Director of Catholic Charities Community Services and brings to the Theatrikos Board experience in both fundraising and budgeting. She currently oversees more than 15 unique community service programs, each with its own financial statements and budgeting as well as fundraising needs across that organization. She has served as the Board Chair of the City of Flagstaff Housing Authority Board and currently serves on the Board of Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona and the Housing Commission. She is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to help increase awareness of the incredible things Theatrikos is doing to merge the Arts Community with the greater community of Flagstaff.
As a Flagstaff resident of 21 years, Carol has witnessed considerable change. With
education and experience in city planning, she was a good fit to be appointed to the
Regional Plan update Citizen Advisory Committee in 2010-2014. This experience
afforded her a rich opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussion with citizens from all
corners of the community. She was subsequently accepted into the Class of 2014
Flagstaff Leadership Program, further expanding her understanding of this region, and
solidifying friendships for a lifetime. As the Executive Director of the Sustainable
Economic Development Initiative, Carol was provided the opportunity to engage with
leaders across the region, to work on creative and sustainable means to grow the
economy of this unique area.
Charlie is a married Flagstaff High School graduate with several children and grandchildren. He’s a member of Shepherd of The Hills Church, where he has served in several capacities including being the President of the Church Council. He’s Vice-Chair of the Executive Board for The Arboretum at Flagstaff, a Northern Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery Foundation Board Member, a Scout Pack 33 Committee Member and Den Leader, and a Flagstaff Unified School District Foundation Board Member. He also volunteers at the Family Food Center and Golden Rule Charities-The Pantry.
Lisa, by day, is the Administrative Assistant at Puente de Hózhó Bilingual Elementary School in Flagstaff Unified School District. She helps her community of families with her skills in English and Spanish, along with a few words in Diné/Navajo. At Theatrikos, Lisa has done it all in the last 5 years… She’s wrangled children of all ages as a parent volunteer, a stage manager, and a costume collaborator for numerous theatrical productions. More recently, she has worked for several seasons as the Educational Assistant Director with TheatriKids. She’s also cleaned the bathrooms, manned the concession booth, locked up at day’s end and turned around, seemingly moments later, to open the stage doors bright and early the very next day. Lisa has secured both Mainstage and Theatrikids sponsors and underwriters by the dozens, written key valuable grants, arranged paid private screenings, and even trod the boards herself as both an ensemble cast member and also as a Mainstage headliner a time or two. Thus, it was the great honor of her time at Theatrikos to have been asked recently to join the theatre’s board of directors. She is excited to be able to apply her unique skillset, master’s degree in bilingual multicultural education, and widespread community contacts to the ongoing development, promotion, and enhancement of Theatrikos’ future events and programs.
Dana is a researcher and educator at NAU and in the Flagstaff community. This native-born Houstonian was introduced to theatre in her early elementary years with her first break-out role at age 10 as Clara in the Nutcracker. With over 15 years experience on the stage and behind the scenes, Danya is a University of Texas Longhorn alumni from the department of Theatre and Dance with a focus on direction and design. After taking a break from the performing arts while traveling the world, Danya is enthusiastic to return to a community of like-minded creatives and artists. Currently, outdoor education and environmental stewardship interest Danya most, so working for Terra BIRDS, a local gardening education nonprofit, is a dream come true. Lastly, Danya has most recently earned her Masters Degree in Sustainable Communities from NAU and hopes to continue growing her roots in Flagstaff while using her 10+ years experience in teaching, mentoring, and logistics to better the community at large.
Evan moved to Flagstaff in 2015 for what was intended to be a couple years as his partner Becca earned her Master’s degree at NAU. They quickly fell in love with the mountain community and put down roots, starting their family (Willow and Barrett). Evan has volunteered with numerous organizations in Flagstaff including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kinlani Mutual Aid and most of the local performing arts groups. He first performed with Theatrikos in 2019 as the voice of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors and has remained involved ever since. Evan earned a master’s degree in Philanthropic Leadership from the University of Denver and will be focusing on advancing Theatrikos development and DEI. Professionally, Evan works at Flagstaff Nissan Subaru in Sales and Finance Management.
Stan Sutherland moved to Arizona in 2004, when he retired as Deputy General Counsel of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. in Racine, Wisconsin. He holds a B.S. (U. of Illinois, 1968) and M.S. (Purdue University, 1972) in physics and a law degree (U. of Michigan, 1975). He served on the board of the Racine Theatre Guild, as president of the Verde Valley Theatre, and as president of the Cottonwood Ranch Homeowners’ Association. He sings tenor in the Master Chorale of Flagstaff, serves on the Flagstaff Arts Council board, chairs the NAU College of Arts and Letters Advisory Council, and is president of the Equestrian Estates Homeowners’ Association. He has acted since 1963, when he starred in a high-school production of Harvey. At Theatrikos he directed Laughing Stock (2010) and Convergence (2013), and has acted most recently in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (2015), The Gin Game (2016), and Over the River and Through the Woods (2017). A Flagstaff resident since 2009, he has been a member of the Theatrikos Board of Directors since 2010.
Lina Wallen is a well-known community volunteer who has served on numerous Flagstaff board of directors: Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review, Coconino County Compensation Board, Flagstaff Family Food Center, , Coalition of Coconino Children and Youth, Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority, Regional Council on Aging, Guidance Center, Foster Care Review, Flagstaff Live Opera Company, Sierra Club Plateau Group, Arizona Natural History Association, Habitat for Humanity and more. As Theatrikos builds on 50 years of history, we’re glad Lina has made time for the theatre in her busy schedule.
Joe Washington is a Tribal Court Advocate practicing law in the Navajo, Hopi, Yavapai-Apache, and other tribal courts in the area. He was introduced to theater as a freshman at Window Rock High School on the Navajo reservation in a Speech and Drama class. He acted in plays throughout high school and in community theater in Window Rock. A Flagstaff resident since 1976, he has acted in a number of Theatrikos productions. He took a hiatus from the stage to take film acting classes at the Sedona Film School. He had a leading role in the independent comedy More Than Frybread, released in 2011. He returned to stage acting in Theatrikos’ Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase productions and directed some of those as well.
Al White has been on the Board of Directors of Theatrikos on and off since 2006. He enjoys working to keep the performing arts safe and secure at our 11 W. Cherry address and hopes to serve in other capacities soon. His history in Flagstaff includes moving here in 1989 and an interest in local business and government as a Council representative and business owner. Happily retired now, he wishes only to help new leadership avoid the mistakes of the past!