MTVarts is governed by an all-volunteer, non-rotating Board; an operating board is appointed annually to oversee day-to-day operations.
Our board members include the managers of non-profit organizations, educators, actors, directors, business owners, and entrepreneurs; all with either formal or experiential arts/theatre education. Our artistic director is an art educator with MBA, military service, and an artistic resume which includes film,stage, directing, administration, and more. Our business director has an associate degree in business and 40+ years experience in successful business management. Our volunteers are rich with education and experiential knowledge; very serious amateurs who perform as professionals.
Our Executive Board:
Susan Moreland, President
Susan Moreland has been involved with MTVarts since the beginning. She has volunteers as a director, choreographers, actress, and all around whenever needed. She is our Ohio Community Theater Association representative and was honored as State delegate of the year in 2019.
Susan and her husband Bob are retired and live in Mount Vernon are proud grandparents to six children. She is very honored and proud to be President of the MTVarts family.
Carrie Haver, Vice President
Carrie Haver is the marketing manager for the Mount Vernon Arts Consortium and the media manager for the Knox County Foundation. She holds a BA in English from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and an MA in graphic communication from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She serves on the marketing committee for the Knox County CVB and the design committee for Main Street Mount Vernon. She lives in Mount Vernon with her husband and son.
Leah Miller, Secretary
Leah Miller is the Assistant Director of Human Resources at Kenyon College. She serves on the boards for Knox County Head Start and MTVarts, Inc. Leah holds an Undergrad in Theatre from Ashland University and a masters degree from LSU in Leadership and Workforce Development. She lives in Mt Vernon with her husband and daughter,
Janis Stone, Treasurer, Business Director
Janis Stone holds an Associate Degree in Applied Business from Jefferson College. She has served as producer, treasurer, and business director for MTVarts since its inception in 2006. She recently retired after a career in retail managment, training, and co-owner of a Manufacturer's Representative Firm. She lives in Mount Vernon with her husband, Steve.
Bruce Jacklin, Artistic Director
Bruce Jacklin is the elementary art teacher at Centerburg City Schools. He serves on the Event committee for the Knox County Memorial Theatre. He lives in Mount Vernon with his wife.
Bruce Jacklin has directed and acted in more than 150 productions over the last 35 years. This includes professional, summer stock, collegian and community theater productions. He has received awards in acting and directing at both regional and state festivals. Bruce has appeared in national and local television films and commercials. He won Best Supporting Actor at the San Francisco Actor's Film Festival for the film “Nietzsche Ate Here”. He is the recipient of the 2014 Red Cross Education Hero Award. PCG Talent and Docherty Casting Agency represent Bruce. He holds a bachelors and a Master’s degree in art education and curriculum instruction. Bruce is the artistic director for MTVarts and the Alcove Dinner Theater.
Core volunteers work together to maintain the day-to-day operation of our organization:
Susan Brown, Costumes
Rodney Cheek, Promotional Events
Diane Dingler, Music
Megan Evans, Props
Ian & Kate Ernsberger, Stage Management
Ruth Frady, Wigs and Hair
Kerri Mahan, Makeup
Deborah Reidmiller, Costumes
Scott Swingle, Information Management
Joseph Bell, Scene Shop Manager/Master Carpenter
James Frady, Facilities/ Database Manager