Board of Trustees

Mike Ash – President 

“I am proud to lead an organization that brings top quality performing arts to thousands of people each year. For many, this may be the only opportunity to experience this caliber of theatre at an affordable price.”

Dana Clark – President Elect

“I am involved with the Owosso Community Players because I love theatre and feel fortunate to be part of an organization that brings culture, artistic expression and entertainment to a community that wishes to grow and prosper. Community theatre is a place where diversity of age, culture, thought and life experience comes together and offers opportunities for anyone who has the time to give.”

Matt Hufnagel – Treasurer

“I serve as a Trustee because I care about our community and its future. For actors, audience, and advocates, OCP is a cultural resource without compare in the Shiawassee region. This organization changes and enriches lives, opening the door to a whole new world of creative outlets for people with precious few artistic opportunities.”

Mandy Bashore – Secretary

“I am a part of OCP because it stands for everything that I hold dear – community, artistry, creativity, and celebrating each person’s unique talents.  I am passionate about being a part of an organization that seeks to expand it’s community, celebrate the arts and do it all with excellence.  OCP is a wonderful family and I feel so blessed to be a part of it!”

Dr. Doug Strong – Past President


Quentin Brainerd 

“I joined the players because I saw a community I wanted to be a part… a group of people I wanted to get to know and call my friends, and I have not been disappointed!  When offered the opportunity, I joined the board because I wanted to make a real difference in the organization, not just on stage, but behind the scenes, helping plan and execute sustainability for the years to come!”

Eric Davis

“I enjoy participating in all phases of the performing arts because it allows me to step out of my box.  I have enjoyed the increased responsibility and contribution that started with volunteering and became Committee Chair work followed by Board of Trustees work.  The enhancement and value brought to the community are hard to measure and extensive.”

Jerry Frezon

“I have been with the Owosso Community Players since 1994—acting, directing, sitting on a myriad of committees, serving on the Board of Trustees, and as the current box office manager. I continue to invest my time and energies with OCP because I believe that both the city of Owosso and Shiawassee county are much the better for having this group as one of their two resident Arts organizations. Civic pride and quality of life —concepts hard to define but easy to recognize!—are just two of many reasons why this organization deserves to be supported and encouraged to grow.”

Josh Holliday

“I serve as a member of the Board of Directors because I believe in the transformative power the arts have on creating a stronger, more prosperous community!”

Tom Kurtz

“Theatre is vitally important in a community to promote and foster creativity, culture, expression and art.  Especially in a small community, theatre may be one of the few opportunities to perform, share and grow in the arts. I am involved in the Owosso Community Players for the quality, culture, and experience that is second to none in community theater.”

Sue Ludington

“Being involved with Owosso Community Players for the past 20 years has been something that I am very proud of. Owosso Comunity Players has been an integral part of my family.  It is very exciting to see the continued growth of our theater and to be the cornerstone of our communities growth.”

Paul Peters

“Theater is a passion in my family.  We love the immersive experience when seeing a show.  And my family enjoys helping others experience being immersed in the play/story, that is why we volunteer.”

Cheryl Peterson

“Supporting and volunteering with the Lebowsky Theater is a privilege because the theater is a tremendous community asset and adds to the vibrancy of our downtown.”

Guy Salander

” I joined the OCP board because it’s a staple in our community and truly demonstrates the talent and commitment in our community.  I wanted to be involved in an organization that make a difference every day.”

Dr. Dan Williams

“Since high school, I have been enthralled with live stage performances and over the past 25 years have enjoyed the productions put on by the Owosso Community Players.  As a board member, I want to be a part of sustaining and continuing development of the Lebowsky Theater and OCP .”