The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center staff is a dedicated, diverse, small team of talented individuals who bring their energy and enthusiasm for the arts to work every day.

Scott Kenison

Scott KenisonMr. Kenison has over 30 years working in almost every aspect of theatre operations and production. During his tenure at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Kenison played a key role in developing and renovating the 58,000 square foot facility, making the community-based center the cornerstone of the thriving H Street NE arts and entertainment district of Washington D.C. He was successful at increasing visibility for the arts in the region, building a diverse audience base through a highly acclaimed arts festival, a summer film series, stagecraft training and apprenticeship programs, and arts enrichment opportunities for young people. These and other efforts helped fulfill Atlas’ mission to be an affordable venue for local professional, as well as fledgling arts groups. Kenison’s broad background includes all facets of the performing arts, from operations management, fundraising, and marketing, to producing and stage direction. Prior to joining Atlas, Kenison served as a management consultant for the Washington Savoyards, DC’s professional musical theater company, and oversaw ticket operations and audience services for Studio Theater in Washington D.C. and for Edwards and Edwards in New York City. He is a past member of the board of directors for Theater Alliance.

Reanna Bradford

Director of
Reanna BradfordMrs. Bradford first fell in love with non-profit organizations and their unique challenges when she worked for AchieveKids, a school for special needs children in Palo Alto California. She has over 12 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience with expertise in small to mid-sized for profit and not for profit businesses. In 2009, Mrs. Bradford received her MBA specializing in Accounting from National University. She has lived in Livermore her whole life, is currently PTA President of Junction Ave K-8 School, and is a kitten foster mom for the local animal rescue group East of Eden.


Chris Carter

Director of Development and
Chris CarterMr. Carter joined the LVPAC staff after working more than eleven years at Saint Mary’s College of California, and has spent the last eight as a leader in the College’s development department. In his most recent role as director for alumni engagement and annual giving, Chris was responsible for the creation and implementation of a comprehensive alumni engagement and annual giving program designed to enrich and cultivate relationships with alumni, donors, parents and friends, and develop a large base of philanthropic support for the College. As a longtime member of CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education), Chris has led and participated in muliple professional workshops on volunteer board management. His strengths include expertise in donor relations, annual giving, volunteer development, and fundraising programs.

Julio Gomez

Facility Manager and IT
Mr. Gomez brings 11 years’ experience in facility and building maintenance. His previous maintenance experience included sheet rock, painting, plumbing, electricity and carpentry. Additional duties at the Bankhead involve event set up/coordination and renovations of the building. Previously, Mr. Gomez worked for The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA and HVAC Systems at Adaptec Inc. in Milpitas CA. He now works with outside consultants to keep all the IT needs of the organization running smoothly.

Kiran Guleria

Education Program Manager —
Mrs. Guleria joined LVPAC in April 2016 after working with Livermore School District for over 5 years as a Program Assistant where she was responsible for supplemental education as well as planning and purchasing instructional material for all Livermore schools. Because of her passion for kid’s education, she initiated and organized several electronics and computer programming workshops as well as an entrepreneur boot camp. She was actively involved in Smith PTA, organized Smith Maker Fair and International cultural Festival at the school. She holds an MBA degree from Asia Pacific Institute and has over 10 years of experience in administration, organizing events and customer service. She believes that the arts play an important role in kid’s development and expression. Arts education can be a powerful vehicle, not only for self-expression, but as a way to facilitate language acquisition, Science and Engineering concepts, Social Studies and History. She is also Board of Director for Livermore Valley Education Foundation.

Arthur Barinque

Mr. Barinque has 20 years of customer service experience and has spent the last 5 years working in nearly every aspect of the nonprofit and theater industry. He has a BA from San Francisco State University in Communications and an Associate’s Degree in Visual Communications from Las Positas College. He has worked as stage manager and MC for Tuesday Tunes, and as a Gallery Assistant at Ryan Fine Art Gallery here in Livermore. At the Bankhead, he has worked as House Manager, Graphic Design Assistant and Grant Writer.

Denise Bridges

Donor Relations
As the Donor Relations Officer, Ms. Bridges assists with major gifts, sponsorships, and special events. She graduated from UCLA with a BA in International Development Studies. After college, she served one year as an AmeriCorps *VISTA to lead volunteer service projects for San Jose State students. Her career spans eight years in marketing, fundraising, and event planning for various nonprofits including The Health Trust, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund and Silicon Valley Community Foundation. She volunteers on the board of the Eating Disorders Resource Center.

Carol Edwards

Front of House Supervising Manager/Volunteer Coordinator —
Mrs. Edwards, a Livermore resident for over 25 years, has been involved with theater since the highschool drama club and was a big part of Pleasanton Playhouse, now TVRT, for almost 10 years on stage and off.  Mrs. Edwards began her time with LVPAC as a Volunteer making phone calls for the Brick Fundraiser and then moved on to coordinating tours of the Bankhead Theater in the beginning stages of construction.  Once the Theater was open for business, Mrs. Edwards continued on as a Volunteer Usher before she was hired as a back up Front of House Manager.  In 2014, she became the Front Of House Managing Supervisor and Volunteer Coordinator of almost 200 Volunteers.

Anne Giancola

Manager, Bothwell Arts Center —

Ms. Giancola brings strong expertise in community collaboration and arts communication to the Bothwell Arts Center. On the East Coast, Ms. Giancola co-founded and served as studio director for Rollstone Studios, a non-profit art center near Boston, which was a lynchpin for community revitalization in New England mill town Fitchburg, Massachusetts. A working artist, Ms. Giancola has run a mural painting business for over 18 years. Combining her skills as a community collaborator with her affinity for working artists, Ms. Giancola brings together diverse community groups to develop exhibits, performing arts, seminars, workshops and public art projects. A graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara, she has a strong arts and communications background. Ms. Giancola completed her master’s degree with distinction in Applied Communications from Fitchburg State University in 2013.

Bernice LaRosa

Graphic Designer —
Mrs. LaRosa brings nearly 20 years of marketing experience as a creative thinker, graphic designer, technical editor, copywriter and proofreader. Starting out with her company, Blue Sky Graphics, she gained experience that led her to work for Bar None and E-Loan, two Bay Area dot-com corporations. Throughout her career, projects included direct mail, marketing collateral, signage, website design, print and digital advertising. Mrs. LaRosa has her B.A. in English Literature from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and her Visual Communications Multimedia Certificate from Las Positas College in Livermore. Using her varied skill set to promote the Arts with LVPAC is a job that brings fulfillment and gratitude.

Brittany Mulgrew

Mrs. Mulgrew brings 14 years’ experience in the performing arts, entertainment and ticketing. She began in ticketing at the age of 15 at Wente Vineyards and progressed to Event Management. In 2007, she joined LVPAC as a ticket agent for the Bankhead Theater. Later, she was given the task of Volunteer Coordinator and developed the procedure for maintaining the volunteer data base. She recently moved to the LVPAC Development Department to oversee management of the donor database on Tessitura. In addition to her career at LVPAC, Ms. Mulgrew has worked in fundraising with the Alameda County Fair’s Volunteer Program, the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association and as the volunteer coordinator for the LVPAC Lobster Clambake. She remains active as a member of the Bay Area Professional Ticketing Association.


Executive Director
Scott Kenison

Director of Finance
Reanna Bradford

Director of Development and Communications
Chris Carter

Production Manager
Mike Johnson

Facility Manager and IT Coordinator
Julio Gomez

Box Office Supervisor
Debra Olson

Concessions Manager
Arthur Barinque

Donor Relations Officer
Denise Bridges

Front of House Supervising Manager/Volunteer Coordinator/Downtown Art Studios Manager
Carol Edwards

Graphic Designer
Bernice LaRosa

Development Associate
Brittany Mulgrew