The 2019 - 2020 Riverbend Board of Directors
Jeff Slamal - President: I have been with Riverbend Players since November 2014. Since, been involved in nine productions; behind the scenes, acting in five plays and having the privilege of directing two, one of which included our musical. Serving as member of the Play Selection Committee and as a board member since April of 2017. To me it’s all about the show, the people that put on the show and the people who come to see the show. Everything else is about the show!
Mike Arseneault - V. President: I have over thirty years of on-stage performance, directing, theater board and backstage roles in regional and professional theater. I’ve appeared in close to 100 productions in Toronto, Portland and on the coast, from musical theater, to plays, to staged readings. Recent credits: George Baily Wonderful Life (RBP), Love Letters (RBP) and Stages (solo Broadway revue at NCRD).
Linda Makohon - Secretary: I have been involved with Riverbend Players since I moved to Manzanita in 2010, when we were performing reader's theater in the fireplace room at NCRD. I have been involved in 18 productions and served on the board for 3 years. I am proud to have helped our troupe grow to perform fully staged plays and cooperate with NCRD to help fund the renovation of the theater.
Tom Mock - Treasurer: Retired from Sales & Marketing career in Forest products industry . Resident of Neahkahnie for over ten years involved with RBP for 2 years and participated in reader’s theater and any other projects to support and enhance the growth and evolution of amateur community theater in the Nehalem Valley.
Stephen Clark - I have recently retired after 34 years of teaching and directing Portland-area high school drama students. I’ve also been involved with other community theaters and radio show broadcasts. I look forward to creating more live theater and radio plays with the Riverbend Players!