Board of Directors and Committees
We have a 13 member Board of Directors which meets monthly during the summer at Pinewood and a minimum of three times in Phoenix during the off season.
Board members and their areas of responsibility are as follows:
Dan Slocum – President*
Dan is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA. He retired from a thirty-seven year career in the semiconductor industry, initially as a product engineer then moving into marketing and sales for the majority of his career after discovering that he preferred working with people more than widgets. In the 2013 and 2014 seasons, he served a 2 year term on Pinewood Players Board of Directors. During his term on the board he was responsible for marketing and publicity. He also served as Treasurer for the 2014 season.
Lori Prescott – Vice President*
Lori was born in Connecticut, traveled abroad being raised as a “Navy Brat”, the daughter of a Naval Officer, before settling in Arizona in 1977. She and John have been married since 1980 and have 3 children, 2 grandsons and a shihtzu-poodle, Molly. Lori worked 12 years as an Accounting Controller for a builder/developer keeping 35 sets of construction books, job costing, and payroll for over 200 employees as well as on-site supervision of sub-contractors. Lori and John own the family owned business, PRS Property Management, which they began together in 1979. The company is responsible for the management of 1,000 single family home investment properties. Lori obtained her Real Estate Sales License in 1979, followed by an Arizona Real Estate Broker’s License in 1988.
Lori has volunteered in many different areas: a Tempe Pop Warner Baseball Coach, Kyrene Middle School softball coach for 6 years, and math tutor at Kyrene Middle School. She now volunteers her time as the Treasurer of the Pinewood Ladies Golf Leagues, 9 and 18 holes, San Marcos Women’s Golf League, and is also the Vice President of the Northern Arizona Women’s Golf Association. She enjoys golf a lot! And spends her summers playing in the many different leagues Pinewood has to offer. Lori also enjoys playing pickle ball, tennis, scuba diving, making dichroic glass jewelry, making ceramic pottery and traveling the world.
Lori became active in Pinewood Players in Cabaret Nights in 2013, advancing to the “Main Stage” in 2014 where she played Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit, 2015 as Crystal in Hallelujah Girls, a dual role of Tina Jo and Gina Jo in Dearly Beloved in 2016, and will have her first major role in 2017 starring as Jenna in The Education of Angels.
Lori currently splits year by residing in Munds Park during the summer months and Tempe during the winter.
Andy Harper – Secretary*
Andy Harper was born and raised in Andover, Massachusetts. After graduating from college, Andy moved to Phoenix to explore a new part of the country. She enjoyed a successful and rewarding career working for Salt River Project, a local utility company, for 25 years. Andy became involved in volunteer work through SRP, which has a vast presence with numerous charities throughout the Valley. The Phoenix Zoo offered multiple volunteer opportunities, and she has dedicated countless hours at the zoo over the last 35 years. In 2002, Andy became a co-founder and charter member of Arizona’s Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) chapter. Canine Companions is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. She loves to travel with her husband, Gary. Gary introduced Andy to Pinewood in 2003, although his family has owned a home here since 1973. Andy and Gary have enjoyed becoming engaged with Pinewood Players over the past 5 years. She looks forward to bringing her organizational skills to the Social Committee.
Chris Murphy – Treasurer*
Chris was born in London, England, spending her childhood/school years in a small country town near Brighton in Sussex. After an amazing 38 years working in Finance at American Express Travel Related Services in UK/Europe, Florida, New York and Phoenix, she retired from corporate life in 2006.
Chris and her husband, Chip, moved to Phoenix in 1996 with Amex until they retired. Then they both worked for a further 5 years in less stressful ‘rewirement’ roles. Chris had a major a health scare 17 years ago inspiring her to move into health & fitness where she certified as a Personal Trainer. Her focus was in helping her ‘mature’ clients to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.
Chris and Chip moved to Munds Park in spring 2013 as year round residents. They both volunteer with CERT here in Munds Park and in Flagstaff. Chris serves as treasurer on the boards of the Pinewood Lady Putters at PWCC and the Munds Park CERT group.
The Murphy kids and grandkids live in Florida which gives Chris and Chip the opportunity to cruise in their RV with their two fur-kids who love to travel too!
Bill Heckman – Marketing and Publicity
Cheryl Parker – Play Selection
Betsy Froderman – Historian/Photographer
Elizabeth “Betsy” Froderman grew up as the daughter of an Air Force pilot. After graduating from DePauw University in 1986 with a degree in computer science, she moved with her husband to Nashville, Tennessee for three years before moving to Phoenix in 1989. They have a daughter, Lauren (25), and a son, Bryan (21). A huge part of her daily parenting was spent being a Dance Mom (and a football Mom) and she continues to follow dance. She enjoys theatrical performances of all genres.
Betsy enjoys spending as much time as possible in Munds Park, including many weekends during the winter months. During the country club season, she plays in the card groups, especially the hand & foot Thursday groups. She also enjoys walking their 5 dogs. They also have two cats.
Dee Spain – Social
Eileen Jones – Ticket Committee
Eileen Jones was born and raised in New Holstein, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin for three years and moved to Arizona to finish her degree in education at Arizona State University. She taught for 25 years in the Madison School District in Phoenix. She then became the Madison District Science Coordinator for 13 years.
Eileen and her husband, Jim, have been Munds Park residents since 2000. They have two children, Christine and Bobby, and five grandchildren. The grandchildren participate in the youth drama camps. Eileen has volunteered her time ushering for the Pinewood Players for several years.
Eileen feels blessed to be part of the Pinewood Country Club, the Pinewood Players, Munds Park Community Church and this small and wonderful community.
Carlos Navarrette –House Management/Playhouse Maintenance
Dovie Templin – House Management/Housekeeping
Georgia Osborne – Club Liaison
Georgia retired from Farmer’s Insurance as a Supervisor of Personal Lines Underwriting.
She and husband Tom and their family have been coming to Munds Park on weekends since 1980 and have been spending the summers here since 2001.
Georgia has primarily been involved in the back stage crew for Pinewood Players productions. Duties included serving as a co-stage manager for “Bells are Ringing” and stage manager for “Cactus Flower”. She has also helped with theater maintenance, painted sets and assisted with the kids in Drama Camp. In addition, she’s been involved in the cast of various skits presented the past two years by our Cabaret Players and finally made “the big stage” in the 2015 production of “Whose Wives are They Anyway”.
Georgia and Tom have 3 sons, 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren
Pam Solace – Past President/Advisor
Pam was born and raised in northern Illinois, but has been an Arizona resident since 1972. In 1997, she and her late husband Keith, purchased a lot in Munds Park and spent weekends for the next 10 years, building their cabin. Following a 23 year career with Mayo Clinic, she retired in 2010 and was finally able to become a summer resident.
Pam first became involved with PWP as a member of Readers Cabaret Theater, playing a small part in “Dixie Swim Club”, and portraying Gracie Allen in the “George and Gracie Radio Hour”. It was during that time she developed an interest in directing by taking on a few small skits under the tutelage of Doug Pusateri. She served as co-stage manager for “Bells are Ringing” and will be assistant director to Doug for the 2016 production of “Said the Spider to the Spy”.
Pam is excited to be part of this talented community theater group and is hoping to help grow the organization by being a member of the board.
* Executive Committee Member
Standing Committee List
Communications/Publicity/Marketing: Bill Heckman
Construction/Playhouse Maintenance: Carlos Navarrete
Historian: Betsy Froderman
House Management: Dovie Templin
Insurance: Joe Burton (Consultant) (Board Liaison – Lori Prescott)
Membership: Anne Hess (Board Liaison – Chris Murphy)
Play Selection: Cheryl Parker
Social: Dee Spain
Ticket/Box Office: Eileen Jones
Youth Drama Camp: Susan Liberty (Board Liaison – Georgia Osborne)
Country Club Liaison: Georgia Osborne
Scholarship Fund: Nancy Del Duca (Board Liaison Dee Spain)
Set Building: Co-chair: Jim Schurz, Co-chair: Roy Moloney (Board Liaison – Carlos Navarrete)
Sunshine: Donna Slocum (Board Liaison – Dan Slocum)
Ushers: Marsha Propps (Board Liaison – Eileen Jones)
Web Site: Co-chair: Phil Howard, Co-chair: Bill Treblehorn, Ed Werzyn (Technical Consultant) (Board Liaison – Bill Heckman)
Long Range Planning