About / Staff


Thank you for your interest in Carolina Performing Arts. Below is the full staff listing (includes full- and part-time staff). To contact an individual department, click here.

Emil J. Kang, Executive and Artistic Director
Chancellor James Moeser, Interim Executive and Artistic Director

Mike Johnson, Associate Director
Mary Dahlsten, Business Manager
Annette Strom, Associate Business Manager
Dani Callahan, Business Operations Assistant
Courtney Melvin, Business Intelligence Analyst
Haley Smyser, Executive Assistant
Hannah Ford, Post-Graduate Leadership Fellow

Susin Seow, Director of Development
Ketura Parker, Associate Director of Development
Betsy Busald, Assistant Director of Development
Laura Pinto-Coelho, Development Manager
Tatjana Zimbelius-Klem, Development Assistant

Marketing & Communications
Jana Jackson, Director of Marketing and Communications
Christina Rodriguez, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
Jessica Abel, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Venue Operations
Angela Brickley, Production Manager
Brad Munda, Production Manager
Aaron Pickett, Production Manager
Mark Steffen, Events Manager
Rebecca Black, Audience Services Manager
Ashli York, Ticket Services Manager
Idalis Payne, Patron Services Coordinator

Programming, Artistic, and Engagement Services
Amy Russell, Director of Programming
Amanda Graham, Associate Director of Engagement
Chris Pendergrass, Artistic Planning Manager
Megan Whitaker, Artist Services Manager
Caitlin Poole, Artistic Coordinator
Ellie Pate, Artistic Coordinator

Carolina Performing Arts Student Staff
Carolina Performing Arts is grateful for the more than 100 students who work on our Ticket Services, Administrative, Artistic, Development, House, and Production staffs, including Audience Services Coordinators Brandon Bent, Kolby Hines, Sanjana Subramanium, and Jess Wangler, and Ticket Services Coordinators Dakota Evans, Julia Slawek, and Greer Taylor. It is their hard work and dedication that make every performance a success.