BOARD OF DIRECTORS


 

Michelle Raskey, President

Michelle has spent the last 20 years in theatre, working with and teaching students of all ages. After spending a decade and a half as the Director of Education for the second-largest non-profit community theatre in Northern California, she, Jennifer Vaughn, and the Board of Directors founded Roseville Theatre Arts Academy in 2011. She has a passion for working with teens because it was a high-school drama teacher that inspired her to pursue theatre arts as a career. She teaches teen improv, Master programs, a play-reading class and directs the mainstage shows. Her passion is the Treehouse Players, the fractured fairytale portion of RTAA. She is very proud of the theatre's field trip program which annually introduces about 20,000 students to the excitement of live theatre! She also enjoys acting, directing and writing her own fairytale shows like Rapunzel (of the Bayou), Fairytale Idol, Fairytale Survivor for which she received an Elly award win for Best Director and nomination for writing Best Original New Work play. She graduated Summa cum Laude from Sacramento State University with her degree in English, Creative Writing in 2008. 

Jennifer Vaughn, Vice President

Elly award winning (Pirates of Penzance, Les Miserables, Seussical, Children of Eden) Jennifer brings 30 years of musical theatre teaching and directing to her position as RTAA's Musical director and Vice-President. Both onstage and off, she has devoted herself to this genre. After moving from L.A. to Roseville at the age of 19 (you do the math on her age), she has worked with various theatrical groups in the Sacramento area as well as numerous elementary, middle and high schools. She found her niche with the Roseville Theater and Woodcreek High School. Founded over 20 years ago, the Youth and Little Ones programs and Master Series are her passion. She is thrilled to be able to continue working with the children and young adults of Placer County with Roseville Theatre Arts Academy and excited for the future programs to be offered. 

 


 

Christian Baldree, Secretary

Christian has been involved with programs at the Roseville Theater since 1999, when he began playing the drums for their musicals. He holds a B.S. in Finance, Risk management and Insurance from CSUS, graduating top of his class. He also holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, earning certificates in both business and tax law. Christian is a graduate of the Leadership Roseville program, sponsored by the Roseville Chamber of Commerce and is active in community service. 

Christian works as an independent financial advisor with GFBB Benefits and Insurance Services in Roseville. He and his wife Rachel have two children who love to participate at RTAA! In addition to serving as RTAA’s corporate secretary, Christian assists with financial management, legal oversight, and he loves to jump into the pit and play whenever possible! 



 

Renee Nash, Of Council

Renee C. Nash is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and McGeorge School of Law. She began her career as a newspaper reporter for several daily newspapers in Northern California before becoming Legislative Advocate and Legal Counsel for the California Newspaper Publishers Association. She also served as Corporate Counsel for McClatchy Newspapers, Inc. and as General Counsel for News & Review Publishing. She served as Adjunct Professor of Law at McGeorge School of Law for 14 years where she specialized in Employment and Media Law. She now serves as General Counsel for Professional Education Services in Granite Bay, where she lives with her husband and four children. Renee also has extensive involvement in several area charities, most related to serving children. She is a part president of the Eureka Schools Foundation and was one of the founders of the Roseville Theatre Arts ACademy. In November 2012, Renee was elected to the Eureka Union School District Board of Trustees
 

Annette Stalker, Treasurer/CFO

Annette Stalker is a CPA and owner of Stalker Forensics ~ Forensic Accounting and Consulting firm. Annette is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Annette began her career in "Big 4" public accounting after graduating from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. She later owned a successful international consulting firm for over ten years. In 2002, Annette moved with her husband, Jim, and son, Riley, to the Gold Country from Redondo Beach. Riley's enthusiasm for performing arts led her to volunteer for her role as Treasurer / CFO of RTAA. She is charged with the preparation of a budget and overseeing the finances of the theatre. 
 

Stephen Hatcher, Member

An experienced Entertainment Field and Business professional with expertise as a Choregrapher. Stephen began performing at the age of 13. With over 20 years of performing arts experience in Dance and Choreography. A former Dance Studio Owner from the Bay Area. Stephen has choreographed numerous Musicals for Local Theatres and High Schools. Stephen has a wide range of expertise working on both small and large scale productions at a Professional, Regional Community Theater and Education levels. As well as experience in Direction, Production and Stage Management.