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 responsibilites.

 Ellie Sivesind  Executive Director

Ellie Sivesind
Executive Director

 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

 Alison Irvin  Facilities Director

Alison Irvin
Facilities Director

 Michael Pawloski  Late-Night Director

Michael Pawloski
Late-Night Director

 Victoria Lusk  Director-at-large

Victoria Lusk
Director-at-large

 Brian Purcell  Director-at-large

Brian Purcell
Director-at-large

 Danielle Rodriguez  Director-at-large

Danielle Rodriguez
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

 Nolan Long  Director-at-large

Nolan Long
Director-at-large

 Kristina Treadwell  Director-at-large

Kristina Treadwell
Director-at-large