We are a staff five members strong – yes five! We all wear multiple hats, bang the creative drum and are expert multitaskers. And we all love what we do! We do it for the kids, the community and our souls. Take a read below to learn more about us and what makes us tick. If you see as running around the DL Parsons Theatre, its mezzanine, the Northglenn Recreation Center, or at EB Rains Memorial Park – take a minute and say hello. We’d love to meet you!
Kimberly Jongejan is the Cultural Programs Coordinator for Northglenn Arts. She has been with the City of Northglenn in the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department since 1996. She wears many hats as the programming and scope of the department grow from year to year – from concerts to productions, classes, events, workshops, and countless other projects. Kimberly has directed over 80 productions in the past two decades and has had thousands of aspiring young actors participate in the art classes. Her work with the Northglenn Youth Theatre (NYT) and the NYT Academy has garnered both local and national honors.
Kimberly has served on a variety of boards and committees including the Colorado Community Theatre Coalition (current BOD), Colorado Theatre Guild, and Theatre for Youth Coalition. She also is an adjudicator for the Bobby G Awards (DCPA), Henry Awards (CTG), and the National Youth Arts. Kimberly has a BFA in Theatre Arts and a BA in Communications from Dordt University (Sioux Center, IA). She is thrilled to be part of the Northglenn Arts team.
When not at the theatre, you can probably find her out shopping, on picnics with her family, serving up a fondue feast, collecting oddities or kicking cancer’s tush.
Candice Marchese-Duke is the Patron Experience and Theatre Volunteer Coordinator for Northglenn Arts. After spending a decade in the pragmatic world of hotel management, she followed her passion and changed career paths by moving into the colorful world of arts administration. In January 2016, she joined the already successful Northglenn Arts team. As a member that wears many hats, Candice partners with the creative artistic teams, ticketing/front desk staff, and theatre volunteers to create an exceptional patron experience.
Candice successfully launched and manages the online group and individual ticketing systems, created the survey management protocols for NYT Academy class participants and theatre patrons, and recruits and coordinates arts volunteers – all with a focus on our patrons and students.
When Candice is not creating exceptional patron experiences, you can find her baking new confections, re-organizing the house, painting thrift furniture, or grilling out with her husband and teenage kids in their backyard retreat.
Linda Skaufel is the Marketing Coordinator for Northglenn Arts. She has worked with the theatre group since 2013 and loves the variety and creative bent of her job (coupled with the amazing people she has the pleasure to sit next to!). She has a BA in English from the University of Colorado/Boulder, a BFA in Digital Design from Metropolitan State University of Denver, and has been working in graphic design and marketing for 18 years. Previous to the world of design, she worked in the radio and records industry in Baltimore and Los Angeles.
On a typical day, you may find her adding event listings to the website, laying out bios for the Northglenn Youth Theatre’s production program, creating designs for the summer concert t-shirt, and wrangling details together for the Northglenn Recreation Guide. When not playing with Adobe software or in the car commuting from Aurora, you can find her laying flagstone in her backyard oasis, binge-watching Netflix with her husband and daughter), cooking a mean pot of soup, or walking her new puppy Ollie to the park.
Michael Stricker is the Director of the Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation, and the Cultural Programs and Senior Center Supervisor for the City of Northglenn. He has worked in the performing arts for nearly 30 years as an actor, director, producer, and administrator. He attended the University of Northern Colorado where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre. He was the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the award-winning Denver-based Paragon Theatre and worked in administration at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Arvada Center.
Notable directing credits include the Henry Award winner for best play, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune at Paragon Theatre; Best of Westword for Ensemble, The Seafarer at Ashton Entertainment; and Best of Westword Best Drama, Beauty Queen of Leenane at The Edge Theatre. He has also worked in Chicago as an actor and studied with Tony Award-winner, Rondi Reed, at Steppenwolf Theatre. Michael is a member of the Front Range Executive Directors of Local Arts Agencies and the Regional Arts and Culture Committee of Adams County.
While his family and the theater are home, you can also find him at a coffee shop, ballpark, used bookstore, Colorado trail, museum or making travel plans.
Christopher Waller is the Technical Coordinator at Northglenn Arts and the DL Parsons Theatre. He is the technical director and resident designer for all the Northglenn Arts theatre programs. He has a double BA degree in Theatre Arts and Communications from Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas, and an MFA degree from the University of Georgia in Theatre Design and Technology. He designs scenery, lighting, and projections for professional theatres when not working for the city. In his precious free time, he enjoys building and driving his Jeeps (he owns four😬) and his camper converted ambulance. Fun fact: all of his vehicles have names. Can you guess any of their names?