2018/2019 Board of Directors

Run by a board of directors consisting of dedicated members of the community, The Empty Space has grown into one of the premiere places to view live theatre in Kern County. Our all-volunteer Board is comprised of experienced individuals who support TES with their time and talents. We are dedicated to bringing the experience of live theatre to as many people as possible, along with the help of our supportive and generous community.

Our board of directors holds yearly elections for new board members. Beginning each year in April, a call to new board members will be released through our public relations outlets. All applicants must submit a letter of intent along with a professional resume. Final candidates will be asked to attend a board meeting in May or June before the board makes their final selections. Tenures run for a period of one year from July-June and include a variety of positions and responsibilities.


Executive Director Needed

Empty Space Productions (also known as The Empty Space), an established non-profit theatre, is seeking a visionary leader to serve as the Executive Director.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors in all matters related to the administrative and operational aspects of The Empty Space. The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring the company’s operations meet and exceed expectations, seeks ways to expand and improve business results, and enhances the vision of the organization to achieve growth. The role works in partnership and collaboration with the board of directors. The Executive Director must possess strong leadership and organizational skills, be an excellent communicator and fundraiser with sound fiscal management skills, demonstrate the ability to build collaborative relationships with key stakeholders in both the public and private sectors, and exhibit a passion for creating experiences that enlighten, entertain, and enrich the lives of audiences.

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Our Current Board

Bob Kempf  Artistic Director

Bob Kempf
Artistic Director

Kristina Saldaña  Financial Director

Kristina Saldaña
Financial Director

Mystie Peters  Communications Director

Mystie Peters
Communications Director

Michelle Guerrero  Operations Director

Michelle Guerrero
Operations Director

Jolie Roberson  Marketing Director

Jolie Roberson
Marketing Director

Claire Rock  Personnel Director

Claire Rock
Personnel Director

Jesus Fidel  Gallery Director

Jesus Fidel
Gallery Director

Michael Pawloski  Late-Night Director

Michael Pawloski
Late-Night Director

Alison Irvin  Facilities Director

Alison Irvin
Facilities Director

Kayleigh Peaker  Director-at-large

Kayleigh Peaker
Director-at-large

Brian Purcell  Director-at-large

Brian Purcell
Director-at-large

Carlos A. Vera  Director-at-large

Carlos A. Vera
Director-at-large

Danielle Rodriguez  Director-at-large

Danielle Rodriguez
Director-at-large

John Buford  Gallery Curator

John Buford
Gallery Curator

Daniel Korth  Director-at-large

Daniel Korth
Director-at-large

Nolan Long  Director-at-large

Nolan Long
Director-at-large

Kristina Treadwell  Director-at-large

Kristina Treadwell
Director-at-large