Board of Directors
Linda Spuck – Principal, Linda Spuck Consulting. Formerly Vice President/Senior Trust Officer at Union Bank. Past President, Junior League of San Diego. A.B. – Music, Occidental College.
DR. BARBARA BRODERICK
Dr. Barbara Broderick is a fundraising professional specializing in grant writing and program development. Doctorate San Diego State University.
Ross Porter is the Executive Director of Spreckels Organ Society. A third-generation native of San Diego, his career in marketing has included promotion of cross-border relations, clean air and lung health, and San Diego’s hard-working non-profit sector. As one who appreciates the performing arts “from the secure darkness of the audience,” he is familiar with the challenges of leading and running non-profit cultural organizations. BA Yale University.
James Pascarella is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Technical Coordinator in Chemistry and Hematology Scripps Mercy Medical Center Retired. BA University of California San Diego (Revelle). Currently magician, Dr. Zoolittle and Santa Claus at San Diego Zoo.
Christopher Redo, MBA, CFRE is Senior Philanthropic Advisor for the National Foundation of the Boy Scouts of America. BA/MBA University of San Diego.
Executive Director, Co-Founder
and Board Member
Walter Ritter, International Manufacturing, Retired.
BFA Theatre Arts, United States International University.
DR. LYNNE THROPE
Dr. Lynne Thrope, Clinical Reading Therapist, Founder of The Reading Room in La Mesa, CA, Specialist in Bibliotherapy, Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University, Honored by the International Literacy Association with the “Celebrate Literacy Award” for exemplary service in the promotion of literacy.
Co-Founders & Directors
Executive Director, Co-Founder
Walter Ritter is an actor, singer, narrator, and kamishibai storyteller whose background includes 27 years as a business owner/manager. He has performed extensively throughout the San Diego region.
Artistic Director, Co-Founder
Veronica Murphy has been performing on San Diego area stages for over 20 years. Her work with local companies includes Cygnet Theatre Company, Ion Theatre Company, Lamb’s Players Theatre, Lynx Performance, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Pam Turner Dance and Tonic Productions.
Veronica’s recordings of audio books for children are available at hovelaudio.com.
An Actor, Teaching Artist, and Arts Education Administrator, Rachael manages Write Out Loud’s Education Department, directs and performs. She has also appeared at Cygnet Theatre, Diversionary Theatre, San Diego Rep, and others. Directing credits include The Laramie Project, The Secret Garden, Yo Vikings! and most recently, La Llorona for PoeFest.
Her Arts Education work includes positions for The Playwrights Project, Arts for Learning San Diego, and Canyon Crest Academy.
As a playwright, she has had plays produced by the Fritz Theatre, Playwrights Project, as well as several self-produced workshops and readings. She was the recipient of the Bill and Judy Garret Finish Line Commission at Cygnet Theatre in 2016.
Charles Evans Jr.
Rachael Van Wormer