A professional staff manages Starlight year-round, and we're bolstered by hundreds of seasonal associates.


Richard Baker
President & CEO

Lindsey Rood-Clifford
V.P. of Philanthropy + COO

Community Engagement

Alex Jones
Vice President of Community Engagement

Katie McKernan
Community Engagement Coordinator

Lorenzo Harrison
Community Engagement Coordinator

Dr. Andy Pierce 
Community Engagement Manager

Katherine Tolbert

Community Engagement Manager

Concert + IS Department

Bill Waugh
Vice President of Concerts & Information Systems (IS)

Owain Howell 
Information Systems (IS) Manager

Finance Department

Mandi Wright 
Vice President of Finance & CFO

Baylee McMillin
Accounting Manager

Human Resources

Jacques' Hassen
Director of Human Resources

Marketing Department

Bess Wallerstein Huff
Vice President of Marketing & Sales

Jeff Miller
Sponsorship and Premium Sales Manager

Emily Leritz
Marketing Subscription Coordinator

Jodi Olson Kidney
Content Marketing Coordinator

Kayla Zack
Digital Marketing Coordinator

Rachel Bliss
Communications Manager

Bryce Jones

Multimedia Design Coordinator

Grace Linn
Graphic Designer

Gabriel Van Dyne
Group Sales Coordinator

Operations Department

Deb Churchill
Vice President of Operations

Kayla van Thullenar
House Manager

Molly Flanery
House Manager

Clayton Williams
Horticulture Supervisor

Rori DeFoor
Volunteer Coordinator

Phil Butler
Facilities Manager

Archie George
Facilities Technician

Nick King
Facilities Technician

Chris Kindell
Horticulture & Facilities Technician

Philanthropy Department

Andrew Lang 
Director of Philanthropy

Sydney Slavin
Grants and Donor Communications Manager

Claire McEwen
Philanthropy Coordinator

Erin Olm-Shipman
Donor Relations Manager

Megan McCranie
Donor Information Specialist

Anna Gicinto
Private Events Coordinator

Production Department

Kent Andel 
Vice President of Production

Aaron Clark 
Technical Production Manager

Kerstin Messmer
Audio + Video Technician

Caroline Gibel
Director of Programming

Ryan Britton
Production Coordinator

Ticket Services Department

Ken McClain
Director of Ticket Services

Genie Haggard 
Ticket Services Concerts Manager

Teva Spencer
Senior Ticket Services Representative

Cindy Clark
Ticket Services Manager

Tanis Ham
Ticket Services Coordinator

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