board of directors

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mark terry, president

Board member since ####

A three-decade veteran educator, Mark is the Chair of the Department of Art & Design at George Fox University where he teaches Art History, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Senior Thesis courses to undergraduates. His own work is widely exhibited and can be found in a number of collections and galleries. 

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Cathy Redman, vice president

Board member since ####

Following Cathy's 20-year career in banking, she and her late husband founded Redman Wines in 2003. Today she farms 30 acres of vineyard and produces Arneis, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Enjoying art in a variety of mediums, Cathy's passion for the Cultural Center is focused on arts-related education for both children and adults. She is eager for the Center to continue its growth and service to the wine industry, the community, and the state of Oregon. 


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Mary martin miller, treasurer

Board member since ####

Mary's bio here. 

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ALLYN BROWN

Board member since 2017

Allyn founded the Newberg law firm of Brown, Tarlow, Bridges & Palmer PC in 1970 and served the Chehalem Park and Recreation District as a client since 1982. He was part of the team who oversaw CPRD's purchase of the Cultural Center building from the Newberg School District. Having had a life-long interest in pottery, Allyn is passionate about the Cultural Center's Ceramics Studio and has frequented the facility since his retirement from law practice in 2015. 

DeB CLAGETT

Board member since ####

Deb's bio here. 

STAN HALLE

Board member since 2014

Stan 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 serving government, military, commercial, and private clients. Stan also held positions at Bear Stearns & Co Inc., Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cresap, McCormick & Paget; the City of New York, and NASA. His priority as a member of the Cultural Center Board is to help bring the organization's vision to fruition - especially in the performing arts.

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Karen Halliday

Board member since ####

Karen's bio here.

David Harrelson

Board member since 2017

David Harrelson is an enrolled member of The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. He is Kalapuya and 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 operations. David's vision for the Cultural Center is that it will provide facilities and programs that spark engagement, ensure accessibility, and create a sense of unity and belonging among many.

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Kris Horn

Board member since 2009

Kris is a Real Estate Principal Broker, Artist, and Community Activist. Living in close proximity to the Cultural Center, her dream for its development began when CPRD purchased the property from the school district. She served with the original group of visionary arts advocates who set the former Central School on its path to becoming a thriving Cultural Center. Kris knows that her passion for the ongoing project will keep her engaged until the building is fully renovated and accessible to everyone in the region. 

JODY KROPF

Board member since ####

Jody's bio here

RICK LEE

Board member since 2008

Rick's career in banking spanned 35 years, 26 of which he spent with Bank of America. His involvement with the Cultural Center has focused on facility development; over the years he has been instrumental in helping the organization to fully realize the potential of the building's unfinished spaces. Visitors who tour the Cultural Center with Rick marvel at both his vast knowledge of the facility's history and his enthusiasm for the organization's future. 

DENNIS LEWIS

Board member since 2009

Dennis is the President of Lewis Audio Video, Inc. in Newberg. He was part of the early Cultural Center organizational team and is an original board member. Dennis's continuing vision for the Center is to ensure that it will provide the entire community with a place to gather and enjoy theater, arts, and cultural activities.

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ASHLEY LIPPARD

Board member since ###

Ashley is a Graphic Designer whose career has included work in Chicago, New York, and Oregon. In addition to owning the Pulp & Circumstance boutique in Newberg, Ashley also teaches design at George Fox University and Linfield College. She is passionate about connecting members of the community to culture and to each other.

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BARBARA PALMER

Board member since ###

Barb is currently the Regional Manager of First Republic Bank in Portland; her banking industry career includes over 40 years with Bank of America and U.S. Trust. A Newberg resident, Barb appreciates the community's strong business and arts cultures and believes that collaboration between them can enrich lives and build strong and attractive places for people to live and work. Barb truly enjoys raising awareness of an organization which serves such a diverse cross-section of the community.

Mike Ragsdale

Board member since ###

Mike's bio here

Deborah Stevenson

Board member since ###

In her vibrant professional life Deb co-founded and operated an employment company, worked in the banking, legal, real estate industries, and raised Morgan horses. As the multi-year co-chair of the Cultural Center's Night of the Moon event committee, she was integral to the organization's continued growth. Deb believes that all human beings need and deserve access to art and cultural experiences and hopes that the completion of the Cultural Center's theater and kitchen will further expand its reach and attract new participants, supporters, and members.

PIERRE ZREIK

Board member since ###

Pierre is a noted hotelier who presently serves as Managing Director of the Allison Inn and Spa in Newberg. When asked in a 2016 interview to recommend the best non-touristy activity in the area, Pierre said, “Visit our Cultural Center. They have varying art displays, events for kids and a wide selection of arts and crafts classes.” As a Board Member, Pierre's passions are to serve on the cultural committee and to foster the continued growth and vision of the organization.