Ross Ragland Theater Staff

Staffrr-9874Mark R. McCrary, MBA, CAE
Executive Director

Mark began as the Executive Director in May, 2011. With over 25 years working with nonprofit organizations, he is a nationally certified association executive and responsible for directing the overall operational and artistic direction of the Theater.
541.884.0651 ext. 16

Staffrr-0082-editMichael B. Miles  
Associate Director

Michael joined the Ross Ragland team in 2017. A University of Texas graduate in accounting; he brings more than 15 years experience in fundraising, marketing and business risk management to our team. As the Associate Director for RRT his responsibilities include marketing, fundraising and assisting in the overall operational direction of the Theater.
541.884.0651 ext. 23

Christy_ruegger_2016Christy Ruegger 
Facility Manager & House Manager

Christy has worked in almost every aspect of the performing arts in the past 22 years. As th Facility and House Manager for the RRT her responsibilities include the operation of the physical plant, safety, permits and logistics. You will also see Christy organizing the front of house to ensure audiences have a safe and enjoyable time.
541.884.0651 ext. 22

Staffrr-9952-editSteve Ayola  
Technical Director 

Steve has been involved with performing arts as a performer since the early 1960's; and has been the theater's Technical Director since 1990. He is responsible for maintaining the theater's stage and technical systems and planning for technical needs of all stage events.
541.884.0651 ext. 12

Bonnie_sims_2016Bonnie Sims  
Office Assistant & Guild Liaison

Bonnie started working as a volunteer at the Theater in September of 2003. In November of 2004 she was offered a part time position as Office Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator. Bonnie can be seen doing a little of everything around the RRT.
541.884.0651 ext. 18

Helen_bivens_2016Helen Bivens  
Bookkeeper & HR

Helen has been a longtime fan of the Arts. A graduate of Oregon Tech with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology with the Accounting Option, she was excited when the opportunity to work in her chosen field for the Ragland became a reality.
541.884.0651 ext. 17

Staffrr-9689Samantha Burris
Programs Manager

Sam has over 20 years experience in dance and theater. She joined the Ross Ragland staff in 2015 after spending several years as a Youth StARTS artist and working as a choreographer and camp counselor for the Ragland Summer Youth Camp. You will see Sam's smiling face when you order or pick up tickets or if you need help navigating any of our extensive youth programming.
541.884.0651 ext. 11

Staffrr-9992-editPhyllis Faries
Technical Assistant

Phyllis has been a member of our seasonal staff and crew for many years but she is excited to officially be an employee of the Ross Ragland.  As Steve's second in command, Phyllis is incredibly talented, adaptable and very good under pressure!  When not designing lights and sound, you can hear her smooth voice on the radio at Sunny 107 and The Eagle!



Board of Directors

Theresa Silver - Chair
Janine Henry - Vice Chair
Ed Cunion - Treasurer
Josie Hudspeth - Secretary
Nancy Warrington - Past Chair

Todd Christian
Rhonda Frakes
Bernice Hantzmon
Mary Hurley
Janet Larson
Tamra Narramore
Pam Olsen
Molly O’Keeffe
Jean Pinniger, Director Emerita
George Rogers
Amanda Squibb
Joan Staunton, Director Emerita
Joe Wall

Teaching Artists

To learn more about our Youth StARTS Artists click here