Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is seeking candidates to serve on its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is made up of committed members who support MTA's mission and whose background and expertise provide the tools that MTA need to remain a successful organization.
Board members are responsible for financial development and sustainability, strategic planning, advocacy, and representing MTA at programs and events. Terms of service are two years, with the possibility of renewing for additional terms.
Currently, we are seeking board members with skills in business development, fundraising, networking, and marketing.
If you, or someone you know would like to apply, please download the application form by clicking here. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2018.
Jackie Stewart Hammond(Producing Artistic Director, Resident Vocal Director, Director, SPAI Instructor)is an ariZoni award-winning Music Director who has received 11 ariZoni award nominations and 3 NYA award nominations. She has been teaching music and theatre for over twenty years. She graduated with honors from San Jose State University where she majored in Creative Arts and minored in Musical Theatre. Jackie is a graduate of the American Musical Theater Artists’ Institute where she rigorously trained in voice, dance, and acting, as well as Shakespeare, improvisation, and stage combat. She also spent a summer studying opera with the chairman of the music department from Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
Jackie has extensive experience in the performing arts and professional theatre where she has played leading roles in many musical productions, and has also received an ariZoni nomination for her portrayal of Cinderella in Into the Woods. Other favorite roles have included Gino/Harpo Marx (Day in Hollywood/Night in the Ukraine), Lily and Miss Hannigan (Annie), Cathy (Last Five Years), and the Witch (Into the Woods). Jackie has worked with all ages in theatrical performances from age five through adult. She composed original arrangements of many musical theater songs for San Jose State University’s Touring Group, “Company One” where in her college years, she performed with them, as well.
Jackie has vocal directed, directed, and choreographed for many theatres in California and Arizona, including one of the nation's largest youth theaters in San Jose. Directing and performing experience includes well over seventy shows to her credit with prestigious theaters such as American Musical Theatre of San Jose (Equity Theater, over 2600 seat house), Cabrillo Stage, Foothill Music Theatre, This Side of the Hill Players, Second Stage West, University Theater, Desert Foothills Theater, Theaterworks, West Bay Opera, Children’s Musical Theatre of San Jose, Young People’s Theater, and iTheatre Collaborative and Arizona Broadway Theater performing in Jeff Kennedy’s Christmas Cabaret.
Jackie has held many titles including Miss Santa Clara County and was third runner-up in Miss California State. She has participated in and judged countless California state scholarship and talent competitions, as well as talent competitions in Arizona. In addition to being involved with theater, Jackie has been a classroom teacher and Reading Specialist. Jackie has also taught music in schools for many years. She teaches private voice lessons, and her students have performed professionally and in national tours. In addition to Jackie’s musical talents, she is married to her husband, Jeff, and they have twin children who are the lights of her life. It has always been Jackie’s dream to open her own theater and she thanks everyone for their wonderful support.
Jeff Hammondbrings with him extensive business education and years of work experience. He has been working in the business and technology fields for the past 16+ years and is currently working in the Technologies department of a Fortune 500 financial services company. Jeff has a MBA in Technology Management from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor's Degree in Entrepreneurial Management from San Francisco State University where he graduated with honors. He also completed a semester of study at the International Arnhem Business School in the Netherlands.
In addition to working for a large corporation for the past 11+ years, Jeff has many years of experience working for small, start-up companies in a variety of roles including Marketing Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, Office Manager, and Assistant Head Instructor at a martial arts school. He has also been running his own web design company for the past 10 years.
Evon Kishbaughmoved to Anthem from Wilton, CT in 2005 with her husband Lyle and daughter Jessica. Evon worked for 20 years at PB Capital (a US subsidiary of Germany's Postbank) and its predecessor, BHF-BANK. For over 10 years, she was the Chief Credit Officer where she supervised the credit and loan administration staff responsible for the overall approval process of a $4 billion portfolio focusing on investment grade, middle market and real estate accounts. When she is not spending time with her family, Evon enjoys volunteering as Box Office Manager for MTA, assisting her daughter's MTA theater events and school activities, baking (with the help of the Food Network) and pursuing her daily workouts.
Justin Carlsonattended Arizona State for his undergraduate degree , earning a Bachelor's of Science (Cum Laude) with Honors. He also earned his Master's of Business Administration (MBA) from ASU - WP Carey School of Business with a specialty in Finance. Justin spent 5 years working for Wells Fargo both as a branch manager and an Officer in their trust services department. He held the position of VP of Sales & Marketing for a Financial Services wholesale company and grew the company from $36 million per year in New Assets to over $300 million in my final year.
Justin currently owns and manages a Financial planning and tax office in the Northwest Valley. They are also partners in (2) Majerle's Sports Bars in Goodyear and Scottsdale.
He has 2 children - McKenna and Brett. Justin and his wife, Joy, love Anthem, the community and the blessings of great neighbors and friends.