Lyric Opera of Kansas City brings the best the opera world has to offer to Kansas City.


Deborah SandlerDeborah Sandler

General Director and CEO

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Finance, Administration and Building Services

  • Jeffrey Walker, Chief Financial Officer
  • Amy Peak, Human Resources and Accounting Manager
  • Danny Boteler, Controller
  • Kim Hentges, Executive Assistant to the General Director
  • Melissa Roberts, Accounting Associate

Artistic Administration

  • Vinson Cole, Creative Consultant, Director, Resident Artists Program
  • Brad Trexell, Director of Artistic Administration
  • Piotr Wisniewski, Head of Music Staff/Chorus Master


  • Tracy Davis-Singh, Director of Production
  • Brad Kanouse, Technical Director
  • Sarah Zsohar, Artist Services Manager
  • Mario Raymond, Assistant Technical Director and Lighting Supervisor


  • Joe Bellinger, Chief Development Officer
  • Nicole Eubanks, Individual Giving Director
  • Ed Matheny, Manager of Institutional Giving
  • Shannon Rolle, Manager of Development Operations
  • Ashley Benes, Manager of Corporate and Partnership Giving
  • Mariah Gregg-Fling, Campaign Manager and Development Associate

Marketing & Communications

  • Debra Bell, Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Ellen McDonald, Publicity Consultant
  • Catie Pedersen, Senior Manager of Ticketing & Patron Services
  • Noelle Talbot, Marketing Operations Manager
  • Olivia Blackman, Marketing Communications Manager
  • Codashti McAllister, Joie Meyers, and Tracy Bass, Ticketing & Patron Services Representatives


  • Ashley Beth Burnett, Education Assistant
  • LaTeesha M. Jackson, Education Assistant

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