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.

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. 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 Communicationsccarter@lvpac.org
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.

Ed Estrada

Director of Productioneestrada@lvpac.org
Mr. Estrada has more than 27 years of professional experience in production management and technical direction in a Performing Arts Center setting. He has successfully applied leadership skills in training, supervising, and motivating production teams, both as a PAC and touring Production Manager for Diavolo Dance Theatre and the East County Performing Arts Center. Estrada is adept at interpreting contract riders, advancing and negotiating terms with artists, artist representatives, and venues, and has years of experience in developing accurate department budgets, with a firm understanding of structure and business pertaining to the entertainment industry. He has built a solid professional reputation with accolades from various renowned artists, artist representatives, and community performance groups. He has a Masters in Science, Arts Administration from Drexel University.

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.

Dennis Keefe

Ticket Office Managerdkeefe@lvpac.org
Mr. Keefe joined LVPAC in January 2015 from Team San Jose where, as director of ticketing he was responsible for overseeing all ticketing for the city’s four major theaters: the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, City National Civic, the California Theater and the Montgomery Theater. Keefe makes dedication to superior customer service a priority and has extensive experience managing complex database systems, creating standards and procedures, and providing comprehensive sales analysis. Prior to Team San Jose, he worked for nearly a decade in the area, first as ticket services manager for American Musical Theater and then as box office manager for Ballet San Jose, where he oversaw a major data system conversion. Before moving to San Jose, Keefe worked in the Washington D.C. area managing ticket operations for Woolly Mammoth Theater Company and for Studio Theater, as well as in retail management.

Arthur Barinque

Concessions 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.

Denise Bridges

Donor Relations Officerdbridges@lvpac.org
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 — 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

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 — 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.

Brittany Mulgrew

Development Associatebmulgrew@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.

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

Director of Production
Ed Estrada
eestrada@lvpac.org

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

Ticket Office Manager
Dennis Keefe
dkeefe@lvpac.org

Manager, Bothwell Arts Center
Linda Ryan

Concessions Manager
Arthur Barinque
abarinque@lvpac.org

Donor Relations Officer
Denise Bridges
dbridges@lvpac.org

Front of House Supervising Manager/Volunteer Coordinator/Downtown Art Studios Manager
Carol Edwards
cedwards@lvpac.org

Graphic Designer
Bernice LaRosa
blarosa@lvpac.org

Development Associate
Brittany Mulgrew
bmulgrew@lvpac.org