2017/2018 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 responsibilites.

 Bob Kempf  Artistic Director

Bob Kempf
Artistic Director

 Kristina Saldaña  Financial Director

Kristina Saldaña
Financial Director

 Ellie Sivesind  Operations Director

Ellie Sivesind
Operations Director

 Mystie Peters  Communications Director

Mystie Peters
Communications Director

 Michelle Guerrero  Marketing Director

Michelle Guerrero
Marketing Director

 Jesus Fidel  Gallery Director

Jesus Fidel
Gallery Director

 Claire Rock  Personnel Director

Claire Rock
Personnel Director

 Alison Irvin  Facilities Director

Alison Irvin
Facilities Director

 Victoria Lusk  Director-at-large

Victoria Lusk
Director-at-large

 Carlos A. Vera  Director-at-large

Carlos A. Vera
Director-at-large

 Daniel Korth  Director-at-large

Daniel Korth
Director-at-large

 Jolie Roberson  Facilities Director

Jolie Roberson
Facilities Director

 Brian Purcell  Director-at-large

Brian Purcell
Director-at-large

 Ron Warren  Technical Director

Ron Warren
Technical Director

 Danielle Rodriguez  Director-at-large

Danielle Rodriguez
Director-at-large

 Michael Pawloski  Director-at-large

Michael Pawloski
Director-at-large

 Trayvon Trimble Fletcher  Director-at-large

Trayvon Trimble Fletcher
Director-at-large