Who are we?

6 out of 10 of our hard working board of directors!

Call us crazy. . . maybe.

This group of dedicated volunteers has a crystal clear vision. We seen an opportunity to promote vibrant and diverse entertainment to our beloved community. We are business and community leaders, and when we roll up our sleeves, there is nothing we cannot accomplish.

Our Vision

The Arcadia was a natural fit for our team of volunteers when local businessman Steve Huser decided to gift the theater to us in late 2018

With the historic theatre now in our hands, we have initiated a capital campaign with local foundations, businesses, and individuals to breathe life back into our downtown district nestled along the Guadalupe River.

Meet our Board:

Our Board of Directors consists of business and community leaders.
We are proud of the diversity and experience of this talented and dedicated group of people.

Please read below to learn a little more about who we are!


Larry Howard

President

Larry Howard joined our board in 2017 and has many years of community leadership under his belt. Larry is a local business owner and developer with various companies ranging from property management, restaurants, and hospitality. His natural leadership skills, charisma, and dedication to the Kerrville community made him the best choice to lead our cause.

Kyle Bond

Vice President

Kyle Bond has been a member of the board since it’s inception in 2011. Kyle holds a BBA in Management from SFA and he owns and operates the Central Texas Terminix franchise. Kyle has a long list of community leadership engagements ranging from Economic Development and the Kerr County Leadership program to the Chamber of Commerce, 4th of July celebration and community Christmas Lighting efforts.

Steve Schulte

Secretary

Steve Schulte joined the board in 2019 but has worked as a volunteer with the organization for many years. Steve is General Counsel for the MacDonald Companies and his practice focuses on real estate acquisition and development, human resources, and landlord/tenant issues. Steve has a natural affinity for music and entertainment and was a natural fit for our board.Accounting and provides leadership in all the financial matters of the organization.

Michael Burniston

Director

(Stay tuned- Bio coming soon!)

Blake Smith

Director

Blake Smith joined the board in 2019 and serves as our Operations Chairperson. Blake and his family have been an integral part of the Camp La Junta organization in Hunt, Texas, since 1984 when he was named their Director of Programming. Blake is naturally suited for his role on our board and provides a wealth of knowledge to help keep our venue operating smoothly.

Wes Lane

Director

Wes Lane joined the board in 2020. With over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry, including his current 23 year tenure with international brand experience company, Freeman, Wes brings a wealth of industry knowledge and technical expertise to the board of The Arcadia Live. He was responsible for coordinating the specification, purchase, and installation process of the lighting and sound systems at The Arcadia Live.

Scott Stumbo

Director

Scott Stumbo joined our board in 2020 and serves alongside Sara McKeon with a focus on finance. Scott’s resume includes over 30 years of financial management at the highest levels ranging from healthcare organizations to non-profits. Scott holds an accounting degree from Abilene Christian University.

Scott Herman

Director

Scott joined the board in 2019. He and his wife, Stephanie, have lived in Kerrville for 13 years, and have two children. Scott holds a B.S. from Texas Tech University. He has worked as a healthcare executive in Central Texas for seven years, and in the healthcare sector for 15 years. Scott’s love of music and community is an added asset to our board.

David Wampler

Director

David Wampler joined our board in 2020. He is the owner/operator of Heritage Investments in Kerrville.

Shari Addington Borchers, MD

Director

Shari Addington is a local physician and she and her husband, Dr. Michael Borchers, have lived in the Kerrville/Fredericksburg area for the last 35 years. It is her enthusiasm for music, comedy, and all entertainment avenues that prompted her to join board.


Connect with Our Team

Michael Kelliher

Executive Director

Michael started in January of 2020, he has over 35 years of hospitality and venue management experience and also been a Kerrville resident since 2002. He is a graduate of the Hilton college hotel and restaurant management. Michael started his professional career in junior high school working Country Club coat rooms and today can be seen with his hands full of all things Arcadia.

Anne Overby

Chief of FUNdraising

Anne joined the team in March of 2019 and is responsible for fundraising. Her early background was in sales in the banking business and she has also worked for the U.S. Congressman in District 21 for 16 years. She graduated from UT with a degree in Finance and Marketing and has been in Kerrville since 1990.

Stacie Leporati

Events & Venue Manager

Stacie secured her position as the Events Manager in late October 2020. Stacie graduated from Rowan University with her BA in Theatre Arts: Technical Design with a focus in Production Management. She recently moved to Kerrville from Las Vegas, NV where she spent 4 years as a Production Stage Manager on the strip. Stacie is excited to bring her passion and experience to the Arcadia Live. 

Phoebe Green

Box Office Manager

Phoebe was born and raised near Seattle, Washington, and relocated to Kerrville in January 2021. She has been loving this Texas sunshine and Southern Hospitality! Her fondest childhood memories are seeing stage productions of musicals and plays with her grandmother and older brother. When she’s not answering the phones and selling tickets, Phoebe enjoys singing and playing her guitar.

Shelby Ligon

Membership Coordinator

Shelby is a native of the Texas Hill Country. She graduated from Schreiner University with a BA in English, and joined the Arcadia Live team in October of 2021. Happy to see the theatre given a new life, Shelby is excited to be a part of the endeavor to bring more vitality to downtown Kerrville.

Contact us to find out how you can be a part of the Arcadia theatre’s success!
Email Michael Kelliher at director@thearcadialive.org for more information.