Who are we?
Call us crazy…maybe.
This group of dedicated volunteers has a crystal clear vision. We see 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.
It all starts with a vision. Our non-profit was born out of the need for more entertainment options in our community.
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 the Team
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 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 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.
Sara McKeon joined the board in 2019. She and her husband own and operate a local property management company with a dozen apartment complexes under their care. Sara graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and provides leadership in all the financial matters of the organization.
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.
As the current Director of the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation, Mary brings a wealth of programming knowledge to our board. Mary has more than two decades of experience in managing and booking over 100 live music events in various venues. As our programming chairperson Mary works directly with our board, Executive Director, and volunteers to fill our theater with incredible, vibrant entertainment events.
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.
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 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 joined our board in 2020. He is the owner/operator of Heritage Investments in Kerrville.
Anne joined the team in March of 2019 and is now 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.
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.
Box Office Manager
Katie started as an intern with Arcadia Live in August of 2019 and was recently hired to manage our ticketing and CRM program. She graduated from Trinity University with a BA in Psychology and minors in Spanish, Linguistics, and business. Katie is an artist and is excited to help bring vibrant entertainment into our community.
Race started in the Spring semester as part of the Scientific Research and Design program at Tivy High School. He joined due to a deep desire and interest in Kerrville’s roots. Race will be graduating in Tivy’s class of 2020 as Salutatorian and plans to attend UT to earn a degree in Finance and International Business.