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Management Team

MARK FRIE (Email)
Chief Executive Officer

A Certified Performing Arts Executive with broad experience in performance, directing and theatrical management, Mark joined the team in 2017. Previously, he served as the executive director of the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center and the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre. He has also worked with the Radio City Music Hall, North Shore Music Theatre (Boston), Music Theatre Wichita, Dallas Theatre Center, Casa Manana Theatre in Ft. Worth, The Majestic, Bass Hall, Fair Park Music Hall and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

Mark's performance experience spans the nation and includes musicals, operas and concerts. He made his solo debut at Carnegie Hall in 2006 and has enjoyed performing with symphonies across the country. He is also incredibly proud of the partnership he created with Kristin Chenoweth. Together, through the Kristin Chenoweth Arts and Education Fund, along with a host of volunteers and staff, they impact students on a global level by giving kids opportunities to hone their crafts, find their passions, and reach for their dreams. The TPAC has been an important place to Mark throughout his life and helping to lead the organization to a better future is a dream come true for him.

JEN ALDEN (Email)
Chief Financial Officer

Jen became TPAC CFO in 2019. Her professional and artistic background is incredibly diverse; she studied ballet at State Ballet of Oregon, University of Oregon, Eugene Ballet and the Danskervelt School of Dance in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since graduating with an accounting degree from the University of Oregon, Jen worked as a senior at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Portland and received the Chairman’s award. After relocating to Tulsa, she worked for Williams Company as a financial reporting senior before accepting a position with ETX Energy, where she served as the controller. Jen has choreographed for Oklahoma Movement, Theatre Tulsa, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Symphony and TPAC’s Orbit program. She served on the board as treasurer for the Living Arts of Tulsa and was the chair of the Arts and Entertainment Crew of Tulsa Young Professionals (TYPROs). Jen has received awards for 40 under 40 for both Tulsa People and Tulsa Business and Legal News.

Though she has centered her career on accounting, Jen is still passionate about the arts. As someone who directs, choreographs and produces local shows, the TPAC’s mission of being the catalyst to give local talent a platform to grow is near to her heart and something she takes great pride in being a part of. It's important to Jen that performing arts thrive in Tulsa not only personally but as a benefit to the character of the community.


Sara Phoenix (Email)
VP of Development and Engagement

Since earning her BFA in theatre from the University of Oklahoma, Sara has never stopped working with and for the arts. An accomplished theatre director and choreographer, she has been involved with multiple nonprofit arts organizations over the last 20 years — both nationally and in Tulsa — serving on boards and working in development, fundraising, education and strategic planning. She has worked as a certified theatre teacher for several years in public schools and served as the content manager for fine arts for Tulsa Public Schools. She also spent the last nine years as the executive director and artistic director for Theatre Tulsa.

Growing up attending and performing in productions at the TPAC, it is like a second home to her. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to help see the TPAC through its next phase of development and outreach and to support bringing world-class performing arts to Tulsa.


BRYAN CLEMONS (Email)
VP of Operations

Bryan came to the Tulsa PAC in September of 2010, following a successful 32-year career in the United States Coast Guard. He served in several key leadership positions; he is a graduate of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer’s Academy (Class XXIV); and held Senior Enlisted Advisor positions in the Atlantic Theater, the Northern borders, and CG Headquarters Washington DC. His experience with people, large and complex systems, and attention to detail make him perfect for his current position.

With his understanding of systems and his desire to ensure everything is exactly where it needs to be at all times, Bryan and his team endeavor to have every detail in place for every show, helping to provide performers, patrons, staff and crew the best possible experience.

TERRI McGILBRA (Email)
Director of Programming

Terri graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in music and theatre and has been with the TPAC since 1993. She began her career as a ticket office cashier and worked her way up to Ticket Office Manager, receiving city and national awards for her incredible leadership. In her current position, Terri works with TPAC’s community partners and new rental clients to plan and coordinate all their event needs from start to finish. She also programs the TPAC Trust Imagination/Young at Art Series and Brown Bag It Series.

Growing up in the world of performing arts, Terri loves being behind the scenes, helping to make art happen. She is also a firm believer in performance, that nothing can replace the shared moment between artists and audience, and loves being part of a team that makes that magic happen.


Amanda Nichols (Email)
Director of Public Relations

With a degree in history, Amanda never saw herself in the world of marketing and public relations, but upon moving to Tulsa, she took a job as an administrative assistant at a local marketing agency and was eventually put in charge of the client services and digital departments. She discovered a love for communication she did not know existed and has not looked back since.

Amanda also ended up in the arts by accident, but it quickly became clear it would be a life-long passion. Part of her interest in the arts stems from feeling like part of a community and something bigger than herself, and she’s proud of helping as many in her community find that feeling as possible.

JEFF NEWSOME (Email)
Director of Ticketing Services

Jeff began working at the TPAC as a ticket office cashier in 2008 and became ticket office manager in 2014. He now oversees operations for the entire ticketing office.

An artist and talented musician himself, Jeff believes the TPAC was built as a place to come to be inspired. Whether that inspiration comes from seeing the depth of local talent that comes through the doors or seeing something you never thought you might see in Tulsa, it is part of what drives him in his position here. The other thing that drives him is helping our patrons and making sure everyone has an enjoyable experience once inside our doors.

SCOTT McLARTY (Email)
Technical Director

Scott is a homegrown technician who has been tailoring his craft at the TPAC since 2005. Since completing his education at the University of Oklahoma, it has been his dream to become the technical director of a high-level, multi-event theatre complex like the TPAC, which he accomplished in 2014.

For Scott, every production brings a new set of challenges and expectations, which he thrives in. But helping his team bring art to as diverse an audience as possible, bringing together communities around arts and entertainment, is also a highlight of the job for him.

Jeremy Stevens (Email)
Director of Community Engagement

Originally from Springdale, Arkansas, Jeremy earned degrees in music and theatre arts at Arkansas Tech University. A choral arts teacher for 10 years at Union Public Schools and Broken Arrow Public Schools, his 2016 eighth-grade choir was selected to perform as an Oklahoma Music Educators Association honor group at Holy Family Cathedral. After joining the TPAC, Jeremy helped to create The Orbit Initiative, a free community engagement program that offers free community arts programming and instruction in underrepresented communities and community centers across Tulsa.

Working for the TPAC has given Jeremy the artistic freedom to pursue programing and engagement activities that promote equity and inclusivity within the arts community. His job, in his eyes, is to look outside of TPAC, discovering what has failed parts of our community in the past, identifying the obstacles and clear them out of the way — ensuring all in our community have access to the arts.


Tosha Hollis (Email)
Director of Patron Services

Tosha has worked as a guest solutionist for the past 17 years, learning to anticipate guest needs before they know they need them. Working with well-known Tulsa staples — like Forest Ridge Golf Club, the Oaks Country Club, Ti Amos Ristorante Italiano, Main Event, the Oklahoma Aquarium, the Gathering Place, ahha, the Harweldon Mansion, the Philbrook Museum, the Blue Rose Cafe, and Expo Square at the Tulsa County Fair Grounds — she has managed everything from big events to VIP clients.

Of all the amazing places she’s been, nothing quite takes the cake like the TPAC for Tosha. The culture created by the leadership and the opportunity to implement positive changes that stimulate growth for our community are central to her passion in her position.


Staff Members

Danielle Williams
Finance and Business Coordinator



Lexi Sugiyama
Digital and Graphics Coordinator


Kaylee Barnes
Social Media Specialist

Zach Wheeler
Ticket Office Coordinator


Christina Henley
Ticketing Specialist

Jen Cooper
Membership and Ticketing Data Specialist

Sarah Gaddy
Executive Assistant

Nick Faith
Event Management Coordinator

Randy Milligan
Theatre Technician Coordinator


Steven Smalley
Theatre Technician

Carson Decker
Theatre Technician


James Stewart
Operations Coordinator

Juan Salas
Building Engineer

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