The all-volunteer Board of Directors lead the ownership and restoration of the Theatre and encompass a wide range of talents. More than 200 volunteers will be serving in a wide variety of key roles in this community-wide initiative.



President: Nic Novaczyk


Evidence Development Companies


Vice President: Kine Torinus

BA, Biology, Denison University

MA, UW-EC, Communication Disorders; past President Ozaukee Washington Land Trust and 1000 Friends of Wisconsin; former trustee, Northland College; director, West Bend Friends of Sculpture


Secretary: John B. Torinus Jr.

Chairman, Serigraph Inc. CEO for 20 years

Founding partner Milwaukee Super Angel Fund

BS in Industrial Administration, Yale University

Master’s Degree in International Relations, University of Stockholm.

Chaired numerous non profits

Inducted Milwaukee Press Club Hall of Fame 2016


Treasurer: Pat O’Connor

Senior Vice President BMO Harris Bank – retired 2018

MBA Cardinal Stritch

BA Business Administration, St. Norbert’s College

Community: Menomonee Valley Partners Treasurer/Predevelopment Chair (2015-Present), West Bend County Club Treasurer (2014-Present), United Way of Washington County, Treasurer/Volunteer (1996-2006).


Assistant Treasurer: John Sancomb

BA, UW-Milwaukee, Political Science and History

Pointer Marketing Group Inc.



Barry Bertram

BS, BA, Cardinal Stritch University

Direct Sales Manager, Serigraph Inc.

Bill Buettner

BS UW Stout in Industrial Technology, former Building Construction

Division Sales Director, Specialty Division, Serigraph Inc.

Erin Burgess

BA, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Theatre Arts and Performance

Milwaukee Repertory Theater, former Administrative Assistant, Director of Access Program, Friends of Milwaukee Repertory Theater Board of Directors, Current Secretary Northwestern Mutual, current Administrative Assistant, Public Investments,

Owner Confetti Meadowlark

Dan Dineen

Marquette University, B.A.; and Marquette University Law School, J.D.

President of the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, Inc; Member of Door County Land Trust; Past President of Honours, Inc.; Former Vice President of Washington County Agriculture & Industrial Society (AIS); Current Board Member of (AIS); Former Board Member of the United Way of Washington County; Past President of Slinger Soccer Club

Rick Fox

BS Honors Mathematics - University of Michigan.

Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary & Chief Risk Officer, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. Fellow - Casualty Actuarial Society and American Academy of Actuaries. Ozaukee Washington Land Trust and the Washington County Humane Society board of directors.


Teri Milligan

Marketing/ Fashion Design & Merchandising- Moraine Park Technical College

Psychology Studies-UW-Washington County

Kathleen Menter

BBA San Diego State; worked - marketing and promotions professional for musicians/artists, Marketing Associate Strong Fund; director 12 years Boys and Girls Club Washington County, (now trustee), chaired Taste of Washington County
Owner Menter Interiors, LLC

Brooke Ziegler Novaczyk

MA, Education, University St. Thomas,

Director, West Bend YMCA

Brooke Ziegler Novaczyk

MA, Education, University St. Thomas,

Director, West Bend YMCA

Jeffrey Packee

Marquette University: BS - Business Administration Marketing. Executive for private corporations -- provided leadership, marketing, strategic plans. Chaired numerous non-profit organizations.

Jay Tamez

Owner Academy of Music on Main Street, owner-operator of EXTENDED PLAY MUSIC, Manager and Entertainment Director of Brewhaus Theater, original live music venue, in West Bend.

Degree in electrical and sound systems

In 2008 Jay was named one of the 100 most influential people in Washington County in a Conley Newspaper publication.

Chris Wenzel:

Founded and CEO of Alexssa Enterprises, Ltd. established 1997 Past President of Rotary Club of West Bend.

Community leader and entrepreneur.

Previous experience includes management in various industries, photofinishing, electronic design, manufacturing, and distribution


Christopher Yogerst

Associate Professor of Communication UW-Milwaukee (Washington County campus)

2021-2022 Fellow at UW Madison's Institute for Research in the Humanities

Ph.D., Regent University, Communication

Media/Grant Writer

Author, film historian


Advisory Council

Shawn Graff

MS Art History Oshkosh

Former executive Director, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, past Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation, current Vice President American Bird Society

Tonnie Schmidt

Sharon Ziegler

Peg Ziegler

It's ours! 
The Historic landmark is saved for posterity!