Staff

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

Executive Directorskenison@lvpac.org
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. He currently serves as Vice Chair of Visit Tri Valley.

Reanna Bradford

Director of Financerbradford@lvpac.org
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.  It was at AchieveKids she learned that non-profits, no matter the size, really do have a great impact on the community in which they serve.  This inspired her to continue helping non-profits keep their accounting clean, promote transparency, and remain stable so they can continue to focus on their mission.  She has over 15 years of accounting experience with expertise in small to mid-sized for profit and not for profit businesses. Mrs. Bradford has an MBA specializing in Accounting from National University and is a livelong Livermore resident.  In her free time, she enjoys catching at show at the Bankhead Theater, painting mugs at Café Art with her daughter, volunteering, helping her husband run his HVAC construction business, taking a class or two at Las Positas College and curling up on the couch with her two cats and a good book.

Chris Carter

Director of Development and Communicationsccarter@lvpac.org
Chris CarterMr. Carter joined the LVPAC staff in November of 2014 after working more than eleven years at Saint Mary’s College of California, 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. Chris serves on the board of directors for the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Chris has led and participated in multiple professional workshops and panels on event fundraising, strategic planning, data management and working with volunteer boards. His strengths include expertise in donor relations, annual giving, volunteer development, and fundraising programs.

Arthur Barinque

Events Manager/Food & Beverage Managerabarinque@lvpac.org
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.

Roberta Emerson

Marketing Managerrwemerson@lvpac.org
For the past decade, she has been a marketing communications consultant and copywriter working in the performing arts industry.  She served on the board of directors for Festival Opera, initially as secretary and head of the marketing committee, before assuming the role of chair. During her tenure, she also participated on the finance, nominations, development, and events committees. Formerly Vice President of Corporate Communications for a high-tech equipment company in Silicon Valley, Roberta served as chair for the local chapter of the Business Marketing Association, as well as treasurer on their international board of directors. An active volunteer, Roberta has been an executive mentor for Mentiium 100, facilitated a parent-led art and music program for grades K-5, and provided marketing support for an Oakland-based vocal competition.

Julio Gomez

Facility Manager and IT Coordinatorjgomez@lvpac.org
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 — kguleria@lvpac.org
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.

Denise Bridges

Development Officerdbridges@lvpac.org
Ms. Bridges manages key relationships for the organization through 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 service-learning projects for San Jose State students. Her career spans ten years in marketing, fundraising, and event planning for various nonprofits including The Health Trust, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund and Silicon Valley Community Foundation. During her time at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, she received six Wilmer Shields Rich Awards by the Council on Foundations. She currently volunteers on the board of the Tri-Valley Haven and served as a founding board member for the Eating Disorders Resource Center.

Andrew Edwards

Graphic Designer and Print Manager — aedwards@lvpac.org
Mr. Edwards started with Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center at a young age as a volunteer, then joined us as an intern in high school. Now he has grown into a robust designer in print, digital, and video marketing as part of our core staff. He brings creativity and out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to design. As a freelance graphic designer, he has created multiple websites, marketing campaigns, print and digital ads, and many other projects.  He also works as an independent photographer.

Carol Edwards

Front of House Supervising Manager/Volunteer Coordinator — cedwards@lvpac.org
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 — agiancola@lvpac.org

Anne brings strong expertise and experience in community collaboration and arts communication to the Bothwell Arts Center. Prior to joining the Bothwell, she 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 the New England mill town of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. A working artist, Anne has run a mural painting business for more than 18 years. Combining her skills as a community collaborator with her affinity for working artists, Anne 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. Anne completed her master’s degree with distinction in Applied Communications from Fitchburg State University in 2013.

Mike Johnson

Production Manager — mjohnson@lvpac.org

Mr. Johnson joined LVPAC in January 2008 shortly after the opening of the Bankhead Theater in late 2007. Prior to joining LVPAC, Mike worked for 10 years in production work ranging from Community Theater to rock shows. His experience is primarily in audio, but he also has significant experience in lighting, staging & rigging. Growing up with a technical background from his father, who worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and an appreciation of music from his mother, who taught music in elementary schools, this line of work just seemed to fit. Mike enjoys learning about new technology and implementing those technologies to the theater.

Bernice LaRosa

Graphic Designer — blarosa@lvpac.org
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.

Debra Olson

Box Office Managerdolson@lvpac.org
Mrs. Olson has been a resident of the Tri-Valley for over 40 years and in Livermore since 2001.  Before joining Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Debra was an active volunteer in the local schools for many years. Passionate about theater and music, Debra is a strong advocate for local theater and is a true “people person” who enjoys working with our patrons and volunteers.

Brittany Mulgrew

Member Services Manager — bmulgrew@lvpac.org
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.

Treg Van Dyke

Program Coordinator — tvandyke@lvpac.org

Mr Van Dyke was first drawn to the arts at age seven playing Jack in a stage production of Jack in the Beanstalk. He graduated from Las Positas College in 2011 with a AA degree in Theatre Arts. He founded his film company, Way Up There Productions on June 14, 2011, where he oversaw funding, software donations, and production of their first short film, Obsession (2012).  Their next film, tentatively titled Project Z is in pre-production. He has worked backstage for the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center at the Bankhead Theater and for the city of Pleasanton at the Amador Theatre and Firehouse Arts Center.  He has been a part of hundreds of live theatre productions.

Directory

Executive Director
Scott Kenison
skenison@lvpac.org

Director of Finance
Reanna Bradford
rbradford@lvpac.org

Director of Development and Communications
Chris Carter
ccarter@lvpac.org

Production Manager
Mike Johnson
mjohnson@lvpac.org

Facility Manager and IT Coordinator
Julio Gomez
jgomez@lvpac.org

Box Office Manager
Debra Olson
dolson@lvpac.org

Events Manager/Food & Beverage Manager
Arthur Barinque
abarinque@lvpac.org

Donor Relations Officer
Denise Bridges
dbridges@lvpac.org

Development Associate
Brittany Mulgrew
bmulgrew@lvpac.org

Front of House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Carol Edwards
cedwards@lvpac.org

Graphic Designer
Bernice LaRosa
blarosa@lvpac.org

Graphic Designer/Print Manager
Andrew Edwards
aedwards@lvpac.org

Programs Coordinator
Treg Van Dyke
tvandyke@lvpac.org