Board of Directors

Board of Directors

We have a 10 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.

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!

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.

Board of Directors

Dan Slocum – President

Lori Prescott – Vice President

Chris Murphy – Treasurer

Andy Harper – Secretary

Betsy Froderman – Historian

Les Maurseth – Play Selection Chair

Carlos Navarrete – Playhouse Construction and Maintenance Chair

Cheryl Parker – Housekeeping Chair

Pam Solace – Club Liaison/Past President Adviser/Joint Committee

Elyse Webber – Social Chair/Joint Committee

Non-Board Committee Chairs

Drama Camp Administrator: Susan Liberty

Membership: Anne Hess

Scholarship: Betsy Froderman/Kassie Walters (Co-Chairs)

Set Building: Open

Sunshine: Donna Slocum

Ushers: Open

Web Site: Phil Howard

 

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