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Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Staff

For immediate assistance please call our main line: (802) 760-4634
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Hope Sullivan
Executive Director
Phone: (802) 760-4635
A transplant to Stowe from (most recently) the Berkshires, Hope has an extensive background in fundraising, program development, finance, marketing, and advertising from her years as Executive Director at IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, and from prior work at Barrington Stage Company, Goldman Sachs, Sharpe Partners, and Second Stage Theatre. She holds a BS from Ithaca College and an MFA from Columbia University.  She serves as Treasurer for the Racial Equity Alliance of Stowe (REAL), is Clerk for the Stowe Arts & Culture Council, and is a member of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals of Northern New England, and New England Presenters. 


Photo of Belinda Emerson wearing a sleeveless black top, green lawn, blue skies and billowing clouds behind herBelinda Emerson
Technical Director
Phone: (802) 760-4634
Belinda grew up in Vermont and has been involved with the technical side of theater for over 30 years. She has worked for Spruce Peak Arts since opening day! She loves the technical side of theater, and her experience has been all hands-on learning. She earned a degree from the University of VT in education with post-graduate work in Exercise Physiology. What she loves about lighting is how subtle visual changes can profoundly affect how the viewer responds to and experiences an event and the physical sensation when the lights “feel right.” Her favorite role is Technical Director and finding resolutions to the many issues that arise during a live production. Belinda has worked as over Hire for the Flynn Center and as a volunteer with Lyric Theater Company, Girls Night Out Productions, and Stowe Theater Guild.


Hayley Fien
Marketing Manager 
Phone:  (802) 760-4638

After living in the Midwest and graduating from Indiana University- Bloomington studying Arts Administration, Hayley spent the summer of 2017 living in Vermont on her uncle’s farm. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love, and she knew one day she’d be back. Fast-forward to November 2019 and she made the decision to call the Green Mountain State home. Within the week, as luck would have it, she found her home at Spruce Peak Arts and has been with the team ever since. She’s grateful to be a part of this incredible, resilient team and have been lucky enough to assist in a little bit of everything with her new focus being marketing. She looks forward to furthering our mission and fostering our impact with the wonderful town of Stowe. When not at work, Hayley enjoys long walks over mountains, skiing, running, and lake days. If she’s in nature, she’s (usually) happy. 

Alex Kauffman
Membership Coordinator
Phone: (802) 760-4648


Katya Luchanskaya, white woman, long brown hair, thin necklace, close mouthed smile and bright eyes, in v neck floral blouse in front of a white brick wall and windowKatya Luchanskaya
Director of Development
Phone: (802) 760-4648
An arts non-profit professional with over 14 years of experience, Katya serves as the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center’s Director of Development. Katya has worked in institutional and individual fundraising at top arts institutions, including BRIC Arts Media, the PROTOTYPE Festival, Cal Performances at UC Berkeley, the MacDowell Colony, and the New York Philharmonic. She has also worked as a grantmaker at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. An erstwhile pianist, Katya received her B.A. in Music and Russian Studies from Bucknell University and M.A. in Music History from Hunter College, CUNY. She loves to explore the outdoors with her family and is thrilled to make her home in beautiful Vermont. 


Linda Hunter
Deputy Director
Phone:  (802) 760-4647

Photo of Julianne Nickerson wearing a blue flannel shirt and vest, green lawn, blue skies and billowing clouds behind herJulianne Nickerson
Director of Education
Phone: (802) 760-4637
Julianne brings her passion for theater, arts and education to the position. She is developing the Education aspects of the arts for all ages and always looking for new, create ways to engage our audiences.  As the Director of Services, she is happy to help patrons with any part of their theatrical experience to make for a great show; and to welcome any volunteers who wish to join our team. Julianne volunteers with Lyric Theatre Company in many roles including Production Supervisor, Assistant Stage Manager, Technical Director and Special affects co-chair. She is the mother of two young adults- James and Madeline who each have had a hand in the theatre world as well.

Rosalie Wasser
Box Office Associate
Phone: (802) 760-4634

Adlai Waxman
Tech Assistant
Phone: (802) 760-4634