Staff & Board of Directors

Opera Colorado enriches the quality of life through the presentation of opera performances that inspire our audiences and serves the community through education and cultural programs.

OPERA COLORADO STAFF

Greg Carpenter, General Director

ADMINISTRATION
Darrel Curtice, Director of Finance & Administration, retiring September 2015
Mike Hurdle, Director of Finance and Administration
George Lopez, Staff Accountant

ARTISTIC
Ari Pelto, Music Director, designee

DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING
Camille Spaccavento, Director of External Affairs & Marketing
Kathleen Dammen, Annual Fund Manager
Joyce de Roos, Volunteer Coordinator
Molly Epstein, Group Sales Associate
Nicholas Geyer, Development and Marketing Associate
Rachel Perez, Marketing Manager
Leah Podzimek, Corporate and Foundations Manager
Resnicow & Associates, Public Relations

EDUCATION
Cherity Koepke, Director of Education & Community Engagement
Betsy Schwarm, Pre-Performance Lecturer

PATRON SERVICES
Tom Kirkpatrick, Patron Services Manager
Annette Brown, Patron Services Assistant
Indea Jaramillo, Patron Services Assistant
Don Opplinger, Patron Services Assistant

PRODUCTION
Katie Preissner, Production Manager
Ann Piano, Costume Director

YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM
Cherity Koepke, Director
Allan Armstrong, Resident Coach Accompanist

OPERA COLORADO’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers
Michael Bock, Chairman
Marcia Robinson, President
Michael Hughes, Chair Emeritus
Martha Tracey, Treasurer
Carol Crossin Whitley, Secretary and Vice President
Dirk deRoos, Vice President

Directors
Bruce Allen
Kenneth Barrow
Sheila Bisenius
Suzanne Dost Bucy
Ellie Caulkins, Lifetime Honorary Chair
Dr. Larry Chan
Mary Conroy
Craig Johnson
The Honorable Kenneth M. Laff
William Maniatis
Tracy McCarthy
Muffy French Moore
Kevin D. O’Connor
Kent Rice, Ex-Officio
Gerald Saul
Merrill Shields
Shirley Smith
Byron Watson
Britney Weil
Larry Zimmer

Honorary Directors
Susan Adams
Nellie Mae Duman
Jack Finlaw
Hugh Grant
Michael Hughes
Dr. Charles Kafadar
Jeremy Kinney
Loring W. Knoblauch, Lifetime Honorary Director
Pamela Merrill
Jeremy Shamos
Susan Shamos
Harry Sterling