Staff & Volunteers

J. Woody Lotts | Executive Director

A veteran producer of live theater, festivals, concerts, and other cultural events, Woody has served as a tour manager for Seattle’s Book-It Repertory Theatre and as a producer for the Driftwood Players Theatre and Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds. He holds a master’s degree in arts leadership from Seattle University. In addition to his arts leadership work, Lotts’ varied career has included numerous professional acting credits and a stint coordinating a drama program at a school in Peru. He speaks English and Spanish, and he looks forward to opportunities to bring that diversity to the Wenatchee stage.

Alex Haley | Director of Programming & Marketing 

Although technically born in California, Alex is often mistaken for a Wenatchee native. He returned to the land of apples after graduating from Western Washington University in 2011 with a degree in Marketing. He has been involved with the Apple Blossom Festival since 2012 as the chairperson (Beer Garden Commissioner) for the Blossoms & Brews Festival. Alex also currently works with the Pybus Public Market as their Development Specialist and sits on the Wenatchee Downtown Association Board of Directors. Overall, he tries to be as active in the community as possible and loves contributing to anything that makes Wenatchee exceptional.

Mike Locke | Operations Manager

Mike is a theatre designer and technician working in the Northwest. Mike holds a Bachelors of Music Performance and a Masters of Fine Art in Theatre Design and Technology from the University of Idaho. His lighting and sound designs can be found at numerous theatres in Central Washington.

When not in the theatre, Mike performs with the Wenatchee Valley Symphony and enjoys spending time with this wife Andrea and daughters, Kelly and Nicole.

Zach Missal | Box Office Manager

Zach started at the Numerica Performing Arts Center by lending his tech skills to enhance our NPAC shows. In his nine years with us, Zach has moved into overseeing the front of house for the Numerica PAC. Not only does he manage the box office. He also organizes all the lovely volunteers who sell you tickets and those who usher our shows. Zach oversees our concessions too, so if you have a request, let him know! Zach lends his production skills to other community shows at Cashmere, Eastmont, and Cascade high schools. In addition to Leavenworth Summer Theater, Riverside Playhouse, Upper Valley Connect, and Fabulous Feet.  In his off time, you can find him working hard in his family orchard. 

Marissa Collins | Development Director

From Festival of Trees Assistant to Box Office Manager to Marketing Director, Marissa has been employed by the Numerica PAC for over 8 years in various roles – culminating in her current role as Development Director (otherwise known as fundraising). Her diverse background of education and experience includes a Social Science degree from WSU, Graphic Design certificate from WVC, over a decade of marketing and fundraising experience for nonprofits, and several years of nonprofit consulting. Marissa is a Wenatchee native, passionate about the community, occasional thespian, cancer survivor and advocate, and determined to dance through her life’s bucket list with her favorite Person.

 

 

Sharon Petit | Accounts Manager

Sharon has worked in finance and accounting for over 30 years, including an accounting and tax practice with her husband, Todd.  .  Sharon has a BA from the University of Washington, a CFP from The College of Financial Planning. She has also performed with Sabah Performing Arts as a Middle Eastern dancer, and with Mission Creek Players both backstage and on.  Sharon, (Zen name, Meho)  was ordained a Zen sensei in 2018 by her long time teacher, Genjo Marienllo Roshi.  You can verify this at her Rinzai Zen temple, choboji.org, located in Seattle.  She and her husband, Todd Daiko, have led the local Zen sangha, Stone Blossom Sangha, for 21 years.

 

Althea Castro | Graphic Designer

 

 
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