Meet the Staff and Board!

Dear Enlightened Theatrics Supporters, 

As you may have noticed we have yet to announce our 2024 season. Regional theaters across the country are facing many challenges in terms of funding and support; Enlightened Theatrics is certainly not immune to these challenges. We have been fortunate to have continued to serve the Salem community through the leadership of Jessica Peterson, completing our 2022 season and delivering a spectacular 2023 season, all while tirelessly working to find new avenues to fund both the productions and educational opportunities that Enlightened has offered our community. 

Both Jessica and the board have determined that it is in the organizations best interest to go dark for the time being. We want to thank Jessica for all that she has done during her tenure and the positive impact she has had on the Salem community and wish her the best in her future endeavors. We ask our supporters for their patience as the board determines how to best continue to serve Salem in theater arts and education. Stay tuned for what’s next! 

With Gratitude, 

The Enlightened Theatrics Board of Directors

Enlightened Theatrics Board

Enlightened Theatrics is fortunate to have the strategic support and guidance of a dedicated Board of Directors. These members proudly represent various industries and communities throughout the Willamette Valley.


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Tiffany Carstensen

Drama Director at McKay High School
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Josh Bailey

Aldrich CPAs and Advisors LLP
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Carole Astley

Update Management

Board Members

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Jacque Jacobs

Former Real Estate Broker
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Emilio Solano

Willamette University
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