Mike is a native of Wenatchee and a graduate of Washington State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications specializing in cinematography and business. For the past 42 years, he has run a local retail business and been a commercial property owner. Mike is active in the Wenatchee community and has served on many boards and community organizations, including Quest for Economic Development, Garden Terrace, Wenatchee Downtown Association Economic Development Committee, and Wenatchee Exchange.
Mike is the President of the Numerica Performing Arts Center board and is passionate about its mission “to develop an exceptional center that celebrates the arts and educates, inspires and entertains our community.”
Steve is a retired newspaper executive from The (Tacoma) News Tribune and The Wenatchee World and former executive director of Pybus Public Market. He is a graduate of Washington State University and Gonzaga School of Law. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards of directors in Tacoma and Wenatchee.
Steve enjoys serving on the Numerica Performing Arts Center board because he believes that the arts can help make a better person and a better community.
Jessica is the Corporate and External Relations Manager for Numerica Credit Union, the Performing Arts Center’s naming sponsor. In her role, she works with nonprofits, public entities, and local businesses to enhance their financial well-being. She loves connecting people to contacts, products, and services that will help them live well. Prior to Numerica, Jessica spent 20 years in the radio broadcast industry working as a certified radio and digital marketing consultant, program director, and on-air talent.
Jessica loves Wenatchee. She serves on the promotions committee for the Wenatchee Downtown Association, the community council for Children’s Home Society, and the board for the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. She is also secretary of the SAGE executive board.
Passionate about the arts, Jessica once acted, sang, and danced across stages in Seattle, Bellevue, and Leavenworth. While a busy life raising kids flipped that script, she feels at home at the Numerica Performing Arts Center and invites you to join her in support of this vital community asset.
Rick graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in Accounting, and is licensed in the State of Washington as a Certified Public Accountant since 1977. He practiced in the Wenatchee area for over 45 years before retiring in 2020.
Rick is a member of the WSCPA and AICPA professional organizations and has served on numerous non-profit and civic organization boards over the years. He is currently the Treasurer for three different non-profit organizations, including the Numerica Performing Arts Center.
Rick and his wife Susan have two grown daughters and six grandchildren. His hobbies include golf and traveling.
Kathy joined the Numerica Performing Arts Center (PAC) board in 2018 and is in her second year as board secretary. Until recently, she was in charge of the Numerica PAC monthly Memory Care Movies and hopes that one day — post-COVID — she will be able to continue this heartwarming event for our adults with memory loss. Kathy was a member of the Wenatchee Valley Follies Guild for 18 years and is a past board member of Music Theater of Wenatchee. Presently, she is on the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival board of directors and is a third-year Jr. Royalty Chaperone. She also serves as a board member for the Wenatchee Valley Enological Society. Kathy is a retired teacher of 38 years from the Wenatchee School District and is enjoying the opportunity to volunteer and spend time with her 6 grandchildren and her husband Bruce.
Robin Hansen is the fourth generation of her family to grow, pack, and ship apples and cherries in Washington state. After five years as a practicing attorney, she returned to work in the family business, Columbia Fruit Packers, Inc., in Wenatchee. Along with her JD, she also earned her MBA, focusing on agricultural business and trade. She is on the board of directors of U.S. Apple and serves as a board member of the Numerica Performing Arts Center in Wenatchee. She is also Vice President of the Wenatchee Valley Follies Guild and Children’s Foundation.
She and her husband, Justin, have two children.
David has been the General Manager and Partner of RESORT RADIO, SUNNY FM, KCSY FM since 2007. Dave also hosts live radio as “Dave In The Morning” 6am to 10am on the station. Dave is celebrating his 45th anniversary in broadcasting in the Wenatchee Valley. He is the previous Sales Manager, General Manager, co-owner, and morning personality of KW3 AM/FM, which he and Jim Corcoran started in 1976.
Dave serves as the current Chairman of the Board at the Washington State Association of Broadcasters. He has served as a Wenatchee Applarian since 1988 and was the 2015 Director General of the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival. Dave has served on the Numerica Performing Arts Center board of directors since 2016.
Carl has lived in the Wenatchee area his whole life. He spent his childhood working on his family’s wheat farm in Waterville. He works as a Network Engineer for Poly (a global video conferencing and collaboration technology company) and is involved in the ownership of multiple businesses in entertainment, technology, and real estate. Carl has an MBA in Information Technology Management and an MS in Management and Leadership. He’s passionate about our community and excited to assist in enhancing the Arts and Theatre in the Wenatchee Valley. Carl is currently a board member for Lake Chelan Yacht Club, KORE Community Radio, and is a member of the Wenatchee Confluence Rotary. Carl has a daughter, Kendall, in their free time, they enjoy being outdoors, skiing, boating, camping, hiking, and traveling.
Lisa has lived in Wenatchee for 29 years, originating from the Bay Area in California. She has spent her career working in Human Resources. She was the HR Manager at Dolco Packaging for 16 years and the Executive Director of HR for the Wenatchee School District for 12 years. In 2018 she and her husband, Travis Turner, bought Community Glass Co, and have been running the business together. She was a charter member of the local Human Resource Association (AVHRA) and served on their board for 6 years. She also served on the Washington State Personnel Association’s board as the treasurer for 3 years, and served on the Girls Softball Association (GWGSA) Board. Lisa and her husband have raised their three girls in the Wenatchee Valley and love this community. When she is not busy with her children and running the family business, she enjoys camping, golfing and the performing arts. She holds a BS in Business Administration from Central Washington University.
Marlys Jo (Nelson) Barrett was born in Minneapolis, MN, on October 1, 1940, to Ellsworth Gerald Nelson and Mabel Lucille (Johnson) Nelson. During the war, the family moved to Wyoming, Butte, MT, and Ramsey, MT, before settling down in Spokane, WA. Marlys and her younger sister, Linda Nelson Rossmann, attended Jefferson Grade School and Lewis and Clark High School, before returning to Missoula to attend the University of Montana. She loved being a Grizz and especially loved being a Kappa Kappa Gamma, where she was the house president. She has maintained lifelong, special friendships with these sisters. During this time, she honed her skills for polite society (which she later attempted to instill in her children) while simultaneously participating in memorable antics with her friends. She then traveled throughout the U.S. assisting KKG chapters as a field secretary, before marrying her husband of 57+ years, Ford H. “Barry” Barrett, on November 2, 1963.
They moved 14 times throughout Ford’s 29-year Air Force career including: Mather AFB, CA; Castle AFB, CA; Westover AFB, MA; Williams AFB, AZ; Tyndall AFB, FL; Randolph AFB, TX; Hurlburt AFB, FL; Griffis AFB, NV; Offutt AFB, NE; Laughlin AFB, TX; Randolph AFB, TX; Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea; and Reese AFB, TX; before retiring to Wenatchee, WA. Ford would describe her as not only patient, organized, and resilient while enduring all of those moves, but also extremely thoughtful, loving, and beautiful. Marlys was still in contact with friends from each of these places. Her Christmas card list couldn’t be any longer or her cards more perfectly written!
Marlys and Ford have lived in Wenatchee for the past 29 years, where she loved participating in and assisting community groups. She absolutely loved teaching at WVCC in both the English department and with the Hispanic Orchard Employee Education Program. She has supported and served on numerous boards including the Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties, the Numerica Performing Arts Center, the University of Montana Foundation Board, and the Wenatchee branch of the American Association of University Women. She also truly enjoyed her involvement in and friendships made in the Women’s Service League of Wenatchee, Bookworms book club and PEO.
She was the most fabulous mother to Andrew Nelson Barrett and Melinda Ann “Mindy” Barrett Smith and an amazing mother-in-law to Elizabeth Barnecut Barrett and Steve Edward Smith. She has five grandchildren who she spoiled with books, ornaments, grammatically correct cards and letters, and most importantly, her love. As labeled in one of her picture files, her “five beautiful grandchildren” are Madeline Alice Barrett, Luke Nelson Barrett, Jack Warren Barrett, Max Nelson Smith, and Josie Marie Smith. She was also fortunate to have a great relationship with her younger sister, Linda Nelson Rossman of San Diego, CA. They both cherished their summers together at Newman Lake and enjoying the summer theater in Leavenworth, WA.
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