Engaging, enriching, and encouraging our community through shared experiences in theatre arts.
Board of Directors
Stephen is excited to be working with such an amazing group of theatre-makers at WTC. In his 18 years with the company, he's served in any role he could get his hands on. Through experiencing all aspects of theatre production, he found his niche as actor, designer, and director. Stephen teaches Theatre Design and Film at Eisenhower High School.
1st Vice President
Bio is coming soon!
2nd Vice President
Aimee has been with WTC for ten years as a performer, director, and music director. In her spare time when she's not at the theater, Aimee teaches English and Drama at Highland High School. "Since WTC has given me many of the most memorable and joyous experiences in my life, I was honored with the chance to be on the board and give back. Interacting with our audiences, I have seen the love and excitement that we have in the Yakima Valley toward the dramatic arts, and the profound effect that a moving, thought-provoking play can bring or the joy that an exuberant musical can have on us all."
Treasurer/Box Office Mngr.
On stage, backstage, box office, producer and board member are among the many experiences Pat has enjoyed by being involved with WTC for over 35 years. Away from the theatre fun, Pat is a retired elementary school teacher having taught kindergarten, music and special education. Marriage to Bill for 51 years has produced a lot of wonderful blessings, three marvelous children and five amazing grandchildren. The entire family are avid sports fans with an undying loyalty to BYU.
Cindi joined the WTC Board because she wanted to be involved with the inner-workings of the theatre. Serving on the Board has allowed her to see the operations side of things. "It
gives me the privilege to be surrounded by like-minded people who are passionate about the Arts and their impact on the community. I feel that this is a wonderful way to give back to the theatre that gives me so much joy!"
Julianne Van Dyke
Julianne has been a member of the Warehouse Theatre Company since 1987. She has shared her many talents on stage as well as behind the scenes and loves all aspects of putting on a show. She has enjoyed her theatre family over these many years and looks forward to what this company will do in the future!
"We have such talented people in our company and I feel blessed that we have had such wonderful support from our community over these past 75 plus years!"
Position No. 1
Renae Powers is an English and Theatre Arts teacher at West Valley High School. Her theatre experience began working tech and backstage in high school, progressing into a Theatre Arts minor from CWU, and eventually onto the stage at WTC in 2018. Her hobbies include community service, sleeping, and spending time with her husband and their pets. She’s serving on the board to give back to the community and keep the spirit of servant leadership alive! Her earliest memory of the Warehouse Theatre was at four years old (and needing a booster cushion), being scared by the human spider in the 96-97 season’s production of Babes in Toyland.
Position No. 2
Corie is relatively new to the Yakima area. As a realtor and productivity coach at Keller Williams she is working hard to get involved in the community she serves. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre with minors in Public Relations and Communications. She most recently worked for MSU Summer Theatre for four years and was a board member for the Mouse River Players in Minot, ND. New theatre and experimental theatre are particular passions of hers. She enjoys theatre, volleyball, softball, and spending time with her husband and their dog (Mulder) and cat (Scully.) Corie is excited to get more involved in the Yakima theatre community and meet more participants and patrons.
Position No. 3
With over 16 years of experience in state service, Kristen brings considerable management and team-building expertise to The WTC Board. Her involvement in theatre extends back to 8th grade with Kathy Long as her instructor. This led her to a role in Brighton Beach Memoirs which sparked a lifelong friendship with Walt Sauve. She has produced, stage managed, directed, and managed props for WTC. She now serves on the board to promote the arts in our beautiful valley. Kristen lives in Yakima with her partner James and their five children and four dogs. When not working, Kristen likes to garden, is a live performance enthusiast, and enjoys restoring their mid-century modern home.
Position No. 4
Teri works as a medical coder for Virginia Mason Memorial, is a mother to 2 theatre-loving kids, and wife of a husband that patiently tolerates all of their loves of theatre. She has been part of a number of shows in backstage roles such as stage manager, props, and producer. When not working or at the theatre, Teri plays in a brass band and teaches choir, brass, timbrels, and drama through her church. "One of the many things I love about Yakima is that there are many wonderful and caring people that are willing to give of their time and talents in many ways. I am hoping that my time serving on the board helps to build a sense of community in our wonderful valley.
Position No. 5
Hannah Pollard is from Santa Fe, New Mexico and moved to Yakima four years ago. She has a degree in Theatre from University of North Carolina at Asheville and during the day works at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences as a medical librarian. She loves all types of art, from writing to watercolors to cross stitch, and is happy to give back to the community by serving on the board.
Allen Van Vleck
Position No. 6
Allen has been a part of WTC since 2009 where he played an ensemble
member in the company’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Since then, after falling in love with theatre, he has played a multitude of different roles, directed a show and helped in many other capacities. He is excited to be a part of this board and help keep theatre a vibrant and inclusive presence in our valley. When he is not involved in theatre he works as an accountant for a
local fruit warehouse and spends time with his amazing wife, wonderful daughter and two adoring little dogs named Gigi and Sherman.
Position No. 7
Kristen has been active with WTC since 2013 and is serving her 2nd year on the WTC board. With a BFA in theater arts, she enjoys all technical theater elements and primarily focuses on set and light design. She teaches 6th grade English and has her hands full with her toddler twin boys. Some of her favorite WTC memories are designing the set and lights for Into the Woods at The Capitol Theater, being a foley artists in WTC’s War of the Worlds and of course, meeting her wife!
Position No. 8
Ray has been a part of the Yakima Valley Community for the past 4 years. He is currently an adjunct instructor of Drama at Yakima Valley College as well as the Drama Teacher for La Salle High School. Ray loves working with WTC and is very honored to serve as a board member. He is often asked which he prefers, acting or directing and he honestly can't imagine his life without being able to do both, that is one of the reasons he has enjoyed his time with WTC so much! He truly has found a family with WTC and very much looks forward to the future with this amazing theatre company.
Position No. 9
Chelle is delighted to join the WTC Board this season. An avid supporter of the arts, she regularly attends professional, regional, community and high school theater productions. Chelle has played stage roles in local shows and has made herself useful backstage in high school and community productions by helping with props and costumes.
Chelle and her husband Dave live in the Zillah-Granger area and enjoy the views and vibes of country living. They have two adult daughters and one above-average grandson. When she is not pursuing her interests in family and theater (sometimes simultaneously), Chelle runs an independent law practice as a registered patent attorney. She focuses on the protection of new plant varieties, and enjoys working with clients from around the world.
Staff (Paid and Volunteer)
Vance has been a member of the WTC since the fall of 1991 in the role of Axel Hammond in The Nerd. Since then, he has played many roles in the Company, both on stage and off. He has served as president of the board of directors twice, and was chosen to serve as the Company’s first executive director in
2018. All things considered though, his favorite role is that of “husband” to his wife Sandy.