The EPTC Board of Directors

Meet the Enchanted Playhouse's all volunteer board. These are the magic makers. These are the dreamers of dreams.
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Who's Who

If you see one of these people in the lobby before a show, be sure to tell them thank you for all that they do!
Board Member

Laurel Barton

Director

Laurel has been an Enchanted Playhouse board member since her son was in "The Velveteen Rabbit" in 3rd grade. He's now almost 25! She has committed to writing grant applications for the Playhouse because she thinks it's important that local, live theater is made accessible to children, whether as the audience or cast memebers. " Live theater spurs children to indulge in more reading, writing, and critical thinking, plus builds their oral language skills and self confidence."

Board Member

Joanne Cook

Director

Joanne has served on the Board of Directors for over 10 years and has co-directed five productions for the EPTC including the award winning Charlotte's Web and the Adventures of Peter Cottontail. When not directing or acting onstage, Joanne can be found choreographing, stage managing, leading workshops, or teching third grade at Grace Christian School.

Board Member

Amy Fortin

Director

Bio coming soon...

Debbie Hardin

Debbie Hardin

President

The EPTC has been a passion for Debbie since 1992, when founder Susan Sluka cast Debbie and her son as King Arthur and his mother. Because of the family friendly nature of Enchanted, Debbie has been a board member for over 20 years. Live theater at Enchanted Playhouse, specifically geared for children, has been very close to her heart...as a teacher, actress, board member, and director. Her favorites-- Role: The Witch "A Walk in the Woods" - Director: "The Truest Story of the Big Bad Wolf" -- both written by board member, Debbie Metzler.

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Brandi Martin

Director

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Robert Meier

Director

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Shanna Meier

Public Information Officer

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Debbie Metzler

Directort

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Alex Quezada

Director

Alex is a 22 year old Visalia native and has been actively involved in theatre since the 3rd grade. To date, he has been involved in 19 theatrical performances as well as co-directed several shows. Alex has performed in every theatre venue in Visalia, but considers the Enchanted Playhouse his home. Alex is a member of the International Thespian Society recruited by his high school drama teacher, Mike Wilson. If he’s not onstage, you can find him at a coffee shop sipping iced coffee.

Board Member

Susan Richardson

Director

Susan is an advocate for children and a patron of the arts. Her daughter’s passion for theater is what led her to the EPTC in 2011 and in 2013 she joined the Board. A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner by profession, she values community programs for children that are confidence building and available to all ages, advantages and academic ability. Susan is also a figure skating instructor and VP of the Ice Skating Club of Fresno.

Board Member

John Rozum

Director

John Rozum is a Chief Deputy at Tulare County Counsel, representing Child Welfare Services and the Public Guardian and Mental Health. John joined the board of the Enchanted Playhouse after seeing how fulfilling and rewarding the Playhouse has been for his son and daughter. There is a true sense of community that focuses on wholesome values.

Board Member

Debbie Terry

Director

Debbie became a board member of the EPTC in 1999 in an effort to support her children's love of all things theater. Their time there helped mold them into the amazing adults they are today. She recently accepted a position as Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance for Tulare City Schools after holding the same position with Visalia Unified for 22 years. She brings her expertise in costuming, community outreach and teaching to the Playhouse. She served the Board as VP for two years and Secretary for 12.

Kelly Ventura

Kelly Ventura

Director

Kelly’s family has called Visalia home for four generations. For 15 years, Kelly travelled full time throughout the US, speaking to churches across a spectrum of denominations, as well as nonprofit organizations. Kelly now works in the downtown Visalia offices of Arthur J. Gallagher (formerly Lewis & Associates), the fourth largest insurance brokerage firm in the world. In his spare time, he enjoys working with the EPTC by creating new ways for audience members to connect with the live theatre experience.

Board Member

Kay Whistler

Director

Bio coming soon...

Donald Williams

Donald Williams

Director

Donald is a certified public accountant with Sciacca & Company, CPAs for 32 years. He became involved with the EPTC in 1998 when he was encouraged by his nephews to audition for the Playhouse’s production of Robin Hood. Cast in the role of the Bishop of Hereford, he fell in love with the Playhouse. In 2002 he co-direct the Playhouse’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. In 2008, Donald had the privilege of directing a stage play he wrote especially for the Enchanted Playhouse entitled “Return to Where the Wild Things Are” a sequel to “Where the Wild Things Are”. He joined the Board in 1999. He currently serves as treasurer.