Legal, fiduciary and policy oversight of The Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation (LTCF) is maintained by a volunteer Board of Directors, who generally meet the second Thursday of each month at 5pm at the Pine Square Conference Room. The public is welcome to attend meetings of the Board of Directors.
The LTCF is committed to creating a theatre that holds anti-racism and anti-bias as core values and strives to reflect the community’s needs for board diversity as well as educating the community about racism, diversity, inclusion & equality to broaden awareness on the importance of these issues as reflected in cinematic and performing arts.
Lincoln Theatre Members In Good Standing interested in joining the Board or any of its committees, or attend a meeting are encouraged to contact the theatre's administrative office or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The day to day operations of the Lincoln Theatre is handled by full and part time staff.
Foundation Board of Directors
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Dan loves the Lincoln Theatre and, as Vice President of the Board of Directors, enjoys overseeing the facilities and improvements of the Lincoln. Dan’s wife, Lisa Bliven, spent 7 years as a board member and President and was very instrumental in the theater’s success. Dan plans to carry that success forward. Dan says: There is a lot of hard work that needs to be done in life, but being part of the Lincoln family and perpetuating the long term success of this community jewel is an honor.
A life-long Western Washingtonian, Elizabeth moved to Skagit 6 years ago with the dream of being a sustainable farmer. While she quickly realized it was not to be for her, she has passed on her 15-acre farmland to more competent (and younger) folk. Now she lives in Anacortes, doing consulting work with agencies and corporations, exploring the precious forests, mountains and sea, and enjoying the local arts and culture scene. She is thrilled to serve on the Board for the Lincoln community and support its mission.
Duncan 'retired' from a career in tech in Western Washington and Skagit County. After 'retiring' he substitute taught in several middle and high schools in Mount Vernon and Sedro Woolley before returning to a job focused on his first loves, data analysis. He loves the Lincoln for its role in introducing the 4 generations and counting of North Sound youth to the performing arts in a classic venue. He and his wife live on the hill above MV, less than a mile from the Lincoln Theatre.
Teacher | Marysville Middle School
A lifelong lover and student of film, Nathan lives with his family on the hill in Mount Vernon. He has taught technology classes, including film and digital design since 2009. Currently, he works as a teacher in Snohomish County and locally as a freelance graphic designer. Nathan is passionate about The Lincoln’s continued work in growing the theater’s reach for the Valley’s diverse population and always looking forward to expanding the opportunities for young people and families to fall in love with the theater.
Alice Collingwood has spent more than three decades managing marketing communications for leading public-sector and non-profit agencies. She has applied her communications and management skills to diverse industries including marine transportation, conventions and tourism, public transit, air quality, clean vehicles and service dogs for people with disabilities. She also has offered her expertise to several non-profits both as a volunteer and board president.
Alice’s passions are strategic planning, message strategy and communications planning. She also is passionate about dogs and the Skagit Valley, where she serves on the board of the Tulip Festival. She is also president of the La Conner Rotary Club.
Photographer | OverSkagit
Pat Marker is a twenty year resident of Mount Vernon. He has created keepsake DVDs for dozens of performances at the Lincoln. Someday he hopes to watch a school performance without his cameras and audio gear. Pat works part-time in the Mount Vernon School District as an instructor at the Skagit Academy. The rest of his time is spent homeschooling his two daughters and capturing the sights and sounds of the Skagit Valley as the owner of OverSkagit.com.
Teacher | Immaculate Conception
Retired from teaching for 37 years at Mount Vernon High School, then retired again from teaching French & Spanish at Immaculate Conception Regional School for twelve years, Susan is a fan of live theatre and foreign cinema. Susan has survived seventeen study trips to France, eight to Quebec Province, three to Spain, four to Mexico. She is also passionate about travel and studies of WWII and the Holocaust’s impact in Poland, the Czech Republic, Israel, and France. The Lincoln Theatre has been part of Susan’s life since 1971.
Attorney | Retired (mostly)
Margot has lived in La Conner since 2015, moving here from 35 years in Juneau, Alaska. Margot is a mostly-retired Alaska attorney who loves historic theatres and independent films, which means she loves the Lincoln Theatre! Margot has noticed that this country seems a bit divided these days and she suggests that the only way we are going to get back together is to start appreciating our differences the way we appreciate the differences in a garden of flowers. She believes that this is what the Arts do for us, making the Arts all the more indispensable now -- even as Covid 19 has presented us with challenge after challenge in how to do that.
Roger began his career at the Lincoln in 1999 as a volunteer and worked his way through most every theatre position before becoming the Lincoln’s Executive Director in 2014. He thanks the Lincoln’s previous ED’s for their dedication, encouragement and insight. As a lifelong patron of the arts, the Lincoln was one of the determining factors of his move from Seattle to the Skagit Valley in 1993.
Public Communications Manager & Volunteer Coordinator
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Brandy has been employed with the Lincoln Theatre for over 8 years. She loves the Lincoln because even though she’s not a performer, she loves the Arts. Being involved in this community theatre has allowed her to experience many fantastic performances as well as meet many amazing people in the Skagit community.
Peggy has been with the Lincoln since 2006. She has seen the Lincoln go through many changes in her 12 years, from the struggles to the successes. She believes that the struggles have only made our organization stronger and made everyone able to appreciate the success that is The Lincoln Theatre. Peggy loves the Lincoln because of the many opportunities it affords our very diverse community.
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Taylor has been with the Lincoln since February 2018, but has spent the majority of her life involved in some aspect of the theatre arts and non-profit work. She loves the Lincoln for its vast history within Skagit County, and for its ability to bring different generations together to experience the arts together.
Mike M. Marlin
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Mike Marlin loves the Lincoln because (like Dr. Who) it is his inter-galactic spaceship from where he travels through space and time. In 1999, Mike volunteered at the Lincoln as a designer, actor and technical director for local theatre non-profits. Mike became the Lincoln’s stage manager and restoration specialist and worked as staff for three years. He received a master’s degree in theater at Western Washington University then worked in the entertainment industry in New York. In 2015, Mike returned to Mount Vernon, and the Lincoln welcomed him back as Production/ Facilities Manager to get the spaceship Lincoln tuned up for its next hundred years voyage through the cosmos.
Pirjo Pasanen (Lead)
Pirjo has been a House Manager with the Lincoln Theatre for almost two decades and currently serves as the Lead House Manager. She loves the Lincoln because it brings people together.
Level 2 Tech
Volunteer Box Officers
Past Lincoln Theatre Board Members
Over nearly 30 years, the Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation board has had a variety of community leaders helping out to achieve the theatre's mission. We thank all of them for their efforts and contributions to this important institution.
This list is by no means exhaustive, and if you know someone who was on the board in the past, please let us know!
Dr. Ronald Guttu
Meg (Pederson) Kershaw
Helen Kimsey Plowman
Ann C. Reid