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StageDoor Board

Board of Directors

StageDoor's board is made up of dedicated volunteers who believe in our theatre, and in making a positive, long-lasting impact in our community.  All of StageDoor's board members participate as donors.

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Dean Arniotes - President

President, StageDoor Co-founder, Tech Committee, Set Design, Facilities


Dean is a retired teacher,with a Master’s from New York University.  He is one of the founders of StageDoor Theatre, and is Board president.  Dean is active in our mountain community and, in addition to his involvement at StageDoor, he served as a board member of the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce.  Dean is an award-winning set designer, and recently won a Henry Award for his design for "Noises Off."


Mark Clate - Vice President

Vice President, Education Program Co-Director, Committee Coordinator

Mark has over 5 years of engagement in the StageDoor community. Presently serving as Vice President and a member of the Education Program Team, and brings a wealth of experience and passion to the theatre.  Mark's journey with StageDoor began as a devoted parent, and since then, he has immersed himself in all facets of the theatre, extending support to productions, creative teams, and backstage operations alike. As Vice President, Mark coordinates the activities of StageDoor’s seven operating committees.


Janice O'Grady - Secretary

Secretary, Strategic Planning, Contracts


Janice is a semi-retired attorney with a love of music and theater.  She brings her legal experience and her experience with arts non-profits to the StageDoor board.  She has served as board member and president of the Evergreen Chorale and continues to sing with the Chorale.  She has also served as a member and chair of the Jefferson County Cultural Council, overseeing the distribution of Scientific and Cultural Facilities District funds to eligible Jefferson County non-profit organizations.  Janice is an avid long-distance runner, and she has performed a number of times at StageDoor and area theatres.  


John Dobey - Treasurer

Treasurer, Fundraiser


John Dobey, MBA CPA, has been a Director and Treasurer for StageDoor since May of 2013.  John has over 30 years of experience in finance, accounting, process improvement and the design and implementation of financial systems and internal controls.  He is a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation by the AICPA, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor.  His not-for-profit experience includes consulting work for AARP and the Screen Actors Guild. He has his MBA from the College of William & Mary in Virginia.  John has participated onstage in two StageDoor productions, as Mr. Brownlow in the 2010 production of Oliver! and as the delivery man in Barefoot in the Park in 2013.

Beth Campbell
Education Director-Community outreach, Student Scholarships; Programming

Beth has served in a variety of roles in her 10+ years at StageDoor Theatre.  She has 20 years of experience in alternative education and holds a Master's degree in Mental Health and Wellness, with an emphasis in Life Coaching and Family Dynamics. Beth values community and is inspired to help StageDoor serve as family and second home for our students and parents.


Tracy Doty

Choreography Director, Creative Team, Photography, Education Production Manager

​Tracy has taught tap, jazz, and musical theater dance to all ages and levels for decades! She grew up dancing in Maryland and taught at The Olney and Wheaton Studio’s of Dance. Tracy was a dancing ballgirl for the Baltimore Orioles where she performed dances with the Oriole Bird and fielded foul balls!  Tracy can be seen dancing on the big screen in the original John Waters’ film, Hairspray!  One of her favorite “gigs” was performing at The White House as Papa Smurf!  Her dance career moved her to California, where she was a featured dancer/singer  for Paramount Studio’s, Great America.  Her choreography brought top honors to both Carlsbad Dance Centre’s and California Elite’s competitive dance programs. Since moving to Colorado in 2014, Tracy has choreographed musicals throughout the Denver area including many Adult Company and Senior Company shows at StageDoor, Conifer High School, Evergreen High School, Inspire Creative, Alameda High School, Littleton High School, CU Boulder, Regis University and PACE/Sasquatch Productions. Tracy is a professional photographer and a Henry Award Judge for The Colorado Theatre Guild.   

Gavin Maurer

Strategic Planning, Marketing, Programming, Grant Writer, Webmaster

Gavin Maurer, MBA, has served on the StageDoor Theatre board since 2010.  He was a marketing and strategic executive, as VP of Marketing at National Geographic, MapQuest, and Thomas Bros. Maps.  Gavin served on several non-profit boards, including the International Map Trade Association (board member for five years, and President from 1997 to 1998); Colorado Mountain Club (board member for three years, and Secretary from 2003 to 2004); the Mountain Area Music Association (President 2006-2008); and the Colorado Art Ranch (board member for three years, and Treasurer from 2009-2010). He also volunteers at StageDoor Theatre, and has appeared in many adult productions beginning in 2005. He is also producer for StageDoor's live music events, and as a singer-songwriter, has appeared in many local venues. He has his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.


Sara Miller

Fundraising, Marketing, Grants

Sara Miller has more than 25 years of marketing, fundraising, and program experience in the nonprofit sector. The beginning of her professional career was with a major arts organization in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She spent ten years writing a weekly performing and visual arts column in the local newspaper, the Canyon Courier. Sara has been fortunate to work in marketing, development and administration for Goodwill Industries of Denver, the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado, Bluff Lake Nature Center, and Dinosaur Ridge. For the last 5 years, she has worked as the Senior Director of exhibitions and operations for Center for the Arts Evergreen. Sara has lived in Evergreen for more than 20 years with her husband and their two sons. As a StageDoor mom, she’s thrilled to serve on the SDT board!


Laura Trefethen 

Community Outreach, Fundraising, Creative Team


Laura Trefethen has been a part of StageDoor Theatre since 2015, first as a parent, and then as a musical director for several Senior Company (Grades 9-12) shows.  She has a passion for the performing arts and loves helping the community increase their opportunities and exposure in this area.  She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts Administration and Cultural Management from CSU, and is a professional accompanist, director/teacher, and educational coordinator. She comes with a variety of experience through professional music programs, previous nonprofit boards, and her commitment to education and volunteer work.  Laura and her husband have three kids who have all loved being a part of StageDoor, whether on the stage or behind it.  In her free time, she loves traveling, enjoying the outdoors, and checking out the next cultural event!  

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