2019/2020 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.

Current openings include: Executive Director. For more information, please click on the job description below:


Our Current Board

Heather Irvin  Interim Executive Director

Heather Irvin
Interim Executive Director

Bob Kempf  Artistic Director

Bob Kempf
Artistic Director

Kristina Saldaña  Financial Director

Kristina Saldaña
Financial Director

Michael Pawloski  Operations Director

Michael Pawloski
Operations Director

Kayleigh Peaker  Communications Director

Kayleigh Peaker
Communications Director

Mystie Peters  Marketing Director

Mystie Peters
Marketing Director

Jesus Fidel  Gallery Director

Jesus Fidel
Gallery Director

John Buford  Gallery Curator

John Buford
Gallery Curator

Claire Rock  Personnel Director

Claire Rock
Personnel Director

Brian Purcell  Technical Director

Brian Purcell
Technical Director

Trenton Benet  Technical Director

Trenton Benet
Technical Director

Kristina Treadwell  Facilities Director

Kristina Treadwell
Facilities Director

Matthew Borton  Late-Night Director

Matthew Borton
Late-Night Director

Danielle Rodriguez  Director-at-large

Danielle Rodriguez
Director-at-large

Michelle Guerrero  Director-at-Large

Michelle Guerrero
Director-at-Large

Dakota Nash  Director-at-Large

Dakota Nash
Director-at-Large

Nolan Long  Director-at-large

Nolan Long
Director-at-large

Jolie Roberson  Director-at-Large

Jolie Roberson
Director-at-Large

Alison Irvin  Director-at-Large

Alison Irvin
Director-at-Large