The Board of Directors

Kristy holds college degrees in Education and Theatre and has extensive experience in both areas. She has taught in several elementary classrooms and held the position of Youth Theatre Director for many years at the SCCT. She has directed, designed sets, costumed, and acted in many productions in college, public schools, community theatres, and independent theatres.

CHRISTINE WOLF - Vice-President
Christine is mother to three children, one dog and one cat. She lives and works in Sioux City and has directed many productions in high school, church and community theatre. In her free time, she likes to paint.

TIM HESS - Secretary

Tim grew roots in Siouxland after getting involved at the Sioux City Community Theatre (SCCT) in 2004, following an award-winning 20 year career in television. Since then, he has appeared on stage in more than 50 shows around Siouxland and has directed another 40. He served as SCCT Artistic Director in 2006-2007, and has been the Drama Director at Sioux City North High School since 2010.


Tonya is a graduate of South Dakota State University with an emphasis in Secondary Education for the pure sciences. She now works as a corporate trainer and recruiter with Building Blocks Foster Care. She is a 2017/2018 graduate of Leadership Dakota County, 2019/2020 SSC Morning Optimist Club President and Co-chair of the REACT against sex trafficking group in Dakota County. She has 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren.

TIM BOTTARO - Director
Tim is a personal injury trial attorney in Sioux City. He is a co-founder of the law firm where he practices and is past President of the Iowa Trial Lawyers. Tim has served on many, many boards and commissions at the local, regional and state levels. Tim and his family were very involved at SCCT where he has appeared infrequently in productions over the years. Tim is excited about joining the New Stage Players family.

Erica teaches Reading at Lewis & Clark Elementary and is in her 19th year in the South Sioux City School District. She and her husband Jason have lived in South Sioux City since 1991. She credits her daughter's love of the Arts for her support of Theatre.


Cyndi is the owner-manager of NMC Properties. She has an extensive background in bookkeeping and accounting and has served as treasurer for several organizations. She is a former member of the Board for Lamb Arts Regional Theatre. She also assisted with costuming and props at North High where her daughters Emily, Anna and Isabel attended.


Jennifer returned to Siouxland after 20 years in the Boston MA area where she spent 12 years as the Executive Director of an art, music & theatre school. Now at Heartland Counseling Services in SSC as the Director of Development, Jennifer stays very active in the community. She lives in Akron, IA with her husband and three children and enjoys watching her middle child immerse himself in theatre!

​​HOLLY KEEGAN - Director

Holly is a graduate of Briar Cliff University with an emphasis in Social Work, as well as Boise State University where she obtained her Masters (MSW). She now works for the State of Iowa as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. She is married to Ben, and they have three children, ages 12, 9, and 5. Holly has always had a love for theatre as she has been in many productions while growing up and participated in drama in high school. She has enjoyed watching her own children have the same excitement when being involved in a show.

Deb is retired after 36 years as a music educator in the South Sioux City School System. She has a background in talented and gifted education and theater education and has directed and music directed numerous productions in South Sioux City and Sioux City.

Elissa is a wife and stay home mother of four. She is a Sioux City native but has lived and worked in multiple places before settling back where she grew up with her friends and family. Elissa found New Stage Players when her 2 youngest children were cast in their first play; from there she was able to help backstage and then moved on to participate in the Penguin Project committee. Elissa is excited for the opportunity to expand her talents & knowledge to support the community around her. 


Jessica is a lifelong citizen of South Sioux City and a 2005 graduate of SSCHS. She studied Elementary Education and Musical Theater at Wayne State College. Her time in the Siouxland theater community began when she was 10 years old and has spread to several different stages and volunteer opportunities around town. She’s been a substitute for the SSC school district and has worked for locally owned and/or operated businesses in South Sioux. Currently she splits her time between family, volunteer opportunities, and her two dogs.

Adam has worked at Thompson Electric for over 20 years where he serves as Operations Engineer. He has been involved in theatre even longer. He had been the staff technical director at SCCT for several years winning several awards from the ICTA, as well as working on productions for NSP, West High, Wayne State and Dakota Valley. Involved in more than 70 productions, he has done tech work, played in pit bands and also been on stage. As a founding member of NSP Adam has been involved since the start with the building and technical systems.