board of directors


mark terry, president



Cathy Redman, vice president

My professional career began in Banking. That short career lasted over 20 years. In 2003 my late husband and I followed our passion to grow our own grapes and produce Redman Wine. I own Redman Wines, farm 30 acres and produce Arneis, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. I am a Native Oregonian, raised in Portland. Enjoy my two grown daughters; more importantly, I savor the moments and memories with my four grandchildren! ART, in all mediums. I gain knowledge from the Art talks and Lectures. I take pleasure in all the activities for the young and young at heart, including Children Spring and Summer Art Camps. I marvel at the diversity of our people and programs. The future for the Chehalem Cultural Center is infinite as we grow to serve the wine industry, the youth and adults in our community and the state.

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Mary martin miller, treasurer


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Barbara Palmer

Financial Services - I am currently the Regional Manager of First Republic Bank in Portland; having spent over 40 years in the banking industry with Bank of America and U.S. Trust. I live in Newberg and appreciate that our community has a strong business and arts culture and I’ve seen how important those go hand in hand to enrich lives and build strong and attractive places for people to live and work. The Cultural center values diversity and is sensitive to our roots and I’m proud to be a part of the friend raising elements of this wonderful asset that so many people use.

Dennis lewis

President, Lewis Audio Video, Inc. I was part of the early Cultural Center organizational team and original board member. My passion is to make sure all of our community has a place to gather and enjoy theater, arts and cultural activities.

Richard Lee

35 years in banking, including 26 with Bank of America. My passion has centered around the building, wanting to fully realize the potential of the unfinished spaces.

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Kris Horn

Real Estate Principal Broker, Artist and Community Activist. Live very near the Center. I had a dream for the Cultural Center (then Central School) which began as soon as I found out that the property had been transferred from School District to Chehalem Park and Recreation Dist. We put together a group of people with a similar vision, a passion for the arts and there has been no looking back. Sixteen years later we have nearly half of the building completed and we are on our way to making that dream a reality. My passion for this project will keep me engaged until we have our beautiful building finished and accessible to everyone of our region

Stan Halle

Stan serves on two other Boards – Ladd Hill Neighborhood Association and Triple Dragon Communications. He has worked in change management, strategic planning and organizational effectiveness over 36 years. He was a founding partner and Managing Director of Heifetz, Halle Consulting Group from 1987-2015 – a leading pioneer in change management working with an extensive array of government, military, commercial and private clients. Stan also held positions as: Associate Director, Bear Stearns & Co Inc.; Unit Manager & Practice Leader, Arthur D. Little, Inc.; Managing Consultant, Cresap, McCormick & Paget; Assistant to the Comptroller, City of New York; Engineering Liaison, NASA. Stan was featured on Forbes Sky Radio's Best Consultants in America in 2003. His education includes a BEE from Pratt Institute and an MBA from Harvard University. His passion is to help bring the CCC’s vision to fruition especially in the performing arts.

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David Harrelson

David Harrelson is an enrolled member of The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. He is Kalapuya. He serves as the Cultural Resources Department Manager and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for his Tribe. David directs development of the Tribe's Museum and Cultural Center as well as cultural education, interpretation, and cultural resource consultation operations on behalf of the Tribe. Prior to being Department Manager he worked in various positions for the tribe doing Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources consultation work. His professional life began as a Wildland Firefighter for eight seasons. The first four of these seasons coincided with acquiring a B.A. in History from Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR. Provide facilities and programs that spark engagement, ensure accessibility, and create a sense of unity and belonging among many.

Allyn Brown

I officially joined the Chehalem Cultural Center Board in September of 2016 after retiring from the practice of law in Newberg Oregon on December 31 2015. The Newberg law firm of Brown, Tarlow, Bridges & Palmer PC is the firm I founded in 1970. The Chehalem Park and Recreation District was a client of mine since 1982 and I was part of the team who purchased what is now our Cultural Center form the Newberg School District. I have had a life long interest in pottery and the Ceramics Studio at the Cultural Center is my main passion and is what brought me back to the Center during retirement.

Ashley Lippard

Graphic Designer (18 years) Chicago/NY/Oregon; Design Professor at GFU and Linefield; Boutique Owner. I'm passionate about connecting our community to culture and to each other.

Pierre Zreik

Hotelier. Be part of the local cultural committee and ensuring to share and support the growth and vision of the Cultural Center.

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Karen Halliday

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Jody Kropf


Mike Ragsdale

Deborah Stevenson

After attending SWOCC, I was employed as Loan Assistant/Secretary to Manager of a Bank, followed by ten years as a Legal Assistant in a law firm. As Co-Founder/President of an employment company, my focus was on management, marketing and sales. After selling the employment company, my time was devoted to family, community service, raising Morgan horses and family business interests which included small real estate development projects and investments. As a volunteer in my children’s schools, I was very involved in the Literary Arts programs. I was instrumental in establishing the Sherwood Education Foundation and served as President for five years. I currently serve on the board of the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show. For six years, I have had the pleasure of co-chairing the Night of the Moon gala event for the cultural center. Being a small part of the development and growth of the Chehalem Cultural Center is so exciting. I am a firm believer in the need of all human beings to have access to art and cultural experiences. The completion of the theater and kitchen will further expand the reach of the center while attracting new participants, supporters and members.

Deb Clagett