Aspen Community Theatre is governed by a volunteer board of directors that oversees all aspects of the business and production of live, non-profit theater. We are an eclectic mix of locals who endeavor to further the mission of ACT, coming from all corners of life in the Roaring Fork Valley. We are construction professionals, restaurant and retail workers, lawyers, dot com-ers, teachers and service industry professionals. We’re always looking to grow our ranks. If joining our board is something that may interest you, please reach out to any of us! Take a look below to see how many of us you may already know…

Christy Garfield

Christy has grown up with ACT: Mom Rita is famed ACT Producer. Christy cherishes ACT for giving our community a reason to act, dance, sing, laugh and work together to achieve tremendous artistic excellence. She works for Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Company in Basalt, lives in Missouri Heights with her wonderful husband Nathan and dog, Gray, and is expecting her first child: a future ACT performer!

Bryan Gonzales

Bryan is a high school teacher in the Roaring Fork School District. He has served on the ACT Board since the late 1990s, and has been onstage several times, but prefers to work behind-the-scenes. He likes foreign travel, cooking, reading, hiking, playing hockey and tennis. It’s Aspen Community Theatre that has given him much joy throughout his tenure in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Jody Hecht

Having lived in Aspen since 1968, Jody has a long list of past occupations and interests, has served on various boards and committees, and been involved in countless volunteer activities. ACT has been, and continues to be, the heart of her outside interests. These days you can find Jody on the golf course, or hiking, and most importantly, spending as much time with her seven grandkids as possible.

Jason Burns

A Colorado native, Jason moved to Aspen in 2006 and owns the event planning company, Burns & Madsen, based at Aspen Highlands.  Appearing onstage in the ACT productions of “Chicago,” “Evita,” and “40 Years of Laughter & Tears,” Jason immersed himself in the study of Theatre from adolescence through college.  This pursuit has now evolved into a fulfilling pastime.  He and his partner of 17 years, Sean Madsen, love to spend time in the out-of-doors around Aspen and traveling to warmer climates as their schedules allow.

Rita Hunter

Rita has been a volunteer ACT board member since 1980 producing more than twenty-seven shows. Her day job of twenty-three years is retail sales at Pitkin County Dry Goods. Her interests include reading, cooking, sewing costumes, theater and time spent with her family.

Anthony B. Hall

Anthony Bonea’Tai Hall started performing at a very young age, with his first performance at Thompson’s Corral in Cameo Colorado, at age 4 he recited Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to a group of Truck drivers who were stranded at his families restaurant over Christmas.  From that moment on he knew that he had a great love for the Performing Arts and theater.  Anthony has been an active member in the Aspen Community for 18 years and has performed in 7 ACT productions. As one of the newest board members Anthony looks forward to bringing some fresh energy to the Aspen valley.

Brad Moore

Brad is the Technical Director Production Manager and an Adjunct Faculty member of Colorado Mountain College Theatre. He is a member of the Thunder River Theatre Company and is their resident lighting and sound designer. Brad played the Tin Man in ACT’s very first production. Since then he has directed eight productions, acted in nine, and has been involved in nearly every aspect of ACT. Brad also serves on the boards of Aspen Stage and the Colorado Community Theatre Coalition.

Kathy Gibson

Kathy first started working backstage with Aspen Community Theatre on the 2006 production of Fiddler on the Roof. Since then she’s been the Assistant or Props Coordinator for Crazy for You, The Producers, and Beauty and the Beast. Being a long time valley local helps her network and find those unusual & interesting props! Kathy is thrilled to be on the Board of ACT! She enjoys hiking, biking, gardening, skiing and water-color painting. She also volunteers with Shining Stars Foundation.

Lynnette Schlepp

Lynnette was cast in her first ACT show one week after she moved here in 1988 with her husband, Jeff. She started working at Maroon Creek Club that same week and is still there. She and Jeff have four children and four grandchildren.

Travis McDiffett

Travis Lane came to the RFV to work for the Crystal Palace in 2002, but quickly got involved with ACT during his first off-season. Upon his return to the valley in 2014 to join the program team at the Aspen Historical society, he jumped at the chance to join the ACT board and help behind the scenes, as well as on stage, to bring the high quality, professional caliber performances to which the patrons have become accustomed. He feels truly lucky to have the opportunity to spend so much of his free time performing, both for ACT and for several of the professional theater companies in the area.

Rachel Levy

Rachel grew up in Aspen and has always loved performing (she was Annie in ACT’s production). She went on to become a lawyer and then a touring musician, making music all over the world. Keeping up with the eclectic theme, she is now a mediator and bookkeeper and lives in Aspen with her husband and son. She loves travelling and spending as much time as possible outdoors, skiing, hiking, biking and playing in the backyard.