218 N 7th St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601  541.884.5483

Theresa A. Silver/ Interim Executive Director

Theresa began as the Interim Executive Director July 1, 2018.  She has over 20 years experience in administrative management, including human resources, accounting, legal, and project management with a lifelong love of the performing arts. Theresa is responsible for overseeing RRT’s operational and artistic direction.

director@rrtheater.org  / 541.884.0651 ext. 116

Samantha Burris / Education Director & Programs/Box Office Manager

Sam joined the Ragland staff in 2015 after spending several years as a Youth StARTS artist, choreographer and camp counselor for the Ragland Summer Youth Camp. Sam has over 20 years’ experience in dance and theater. 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.

education@rrtheater.org  / 541.884.0651 ext. 113

Deborah Jones / Programs Coordinator & Office Manager

Deborah joined the Ragland staff in 2013. As Programs Coordinator & Office Manager for RRT her primary responsibility is to coordinate a smooth transition from the planning phase of events and rentals to the production and follow up.

office@rrtheater.org  / 541.884.0651 ext. 110

Christy Ruegger / Facility & House Manager

Christy has worked in almost every aspect of the performing arts over the past 22 years. As the 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.

facility@rrtheater.org  / 541.884.0651 ext. 122

Bonnie Sims / Office Assistant & Guild Liaison

Bonnie started 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 bit of everything around the RRT.

volunteers@rrtheater.org  / 541.884.0651 ext. 118

Steve 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.

nohats121@aol.com  / 541.884.0651 ext. 112

Phyllis 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!

Terra Russo/ Director of  Development & Marketing

development@rrtheater.org / 541.884.0651 ext. 123


Board of Directors

Janine Henry / Chair
George Rogers/ Vice Chair
George Rogers / Interim Treasurer
Josie Hudspeth / Secretary
Todd Christian / Past Chair
Kim Abel
Jeni Adkisson
Jessie DuBose
Bernice Hantzmon
Mary Hurley
Jeanne LaHaie
Janet Larson
Lynne LeBlanc
Tamra Narramore
Molly O’Keeffe
Kelly Patterson
Linda Riley
Ryan Russel
Amanda Squibb
Sam Stewart
Joe Wall
Jean Pinniger / Director Emerita
Joan Staunton / Director Emerita
Kate Marquez / Ragland Rife
Rhonda Frakes / Ragland Guild

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