Staff & Board of Directors

Opera Colorado enriches the quality of life through the presentation of opera performances that inspire our audiences and serves the community through education and cultural programs.

OPERA COLORADO STAFF

Greg Carpenter, General Director

ADMINISTRATION
Darrel Curtice, Director of Finance & Administration

Julie Nowasell, Staff Accountant

ARTISTIC
Ari Pelto, Artistic Advisor

DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING
Camille Spaccavento, Director of External Affairs & Marketing
Ed Mickens, Associate Patron Services Manager
Joyce de Roos, Volunteer Coordinator
Leah Podzimek, Individual Giving and Grants Manager
Molly Epstein, Group Sales Associate
Nicholas Geyer, Development and Marketing Assistant
Rachel Perez, Marketing Manager
Suzanne Mulvaney, Special Events Assistant
Resnicow, Schroeder Associates, Public Relations

EDUCATION
Cherity Koepke, Director of Education & Community Engagement
Julie Nowasell, Education Assistant
Betsy Schwarm, Pre-Performance Lecturer
Elena Kalahar, Intern

PRODUCTION
Katie Preissner, Production Manager
Ann Piano, Costume Director

YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM
Cherity Koepke, Director
Allan Armstrong, Resident Coach Accompanist

OPERA COLORADO’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers
Michael Bock, Chairman
Marcia Robinson, President
Michael Hughes, Chair Emeritus
Martha Tracey, Treasurer
Carol Crossin Whitley, Secretary and Vice President
Dirk deRoos, Vice President

Directors
Bruce Allen
Kenneth Barrow
Suzanne Dost Bucy
Ellie Caulkins, Lifetime Honorary Chair
Dr. Larry Chan
Mary Conroy
Craig Johnson
The Honorable Kenneth M. Laff
William Maniatis
Tracy McCarthy
Muffy French Moore
Kevin D. O’Connor
Kent Rice, Ex-Officio
Gerald Saul
Merrill Shields
Shirley Smith
Byron Watson
Britney Weil
Larry Zimmer

Honorary Directors
Susan Adams
Jill Irvine Crow
Nellie Mae Duman
Jack Finlaw
Hugh Grant
Michael Hughes
Dr. Charles Kafadar
Jeremy Kinney
Loring W. Knoblauch, Lifetime Honorary Director
Pamela Merrill
Jeremy Shamos
Susan Shamos
Harry Sterling