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Woman in red sari being carried with chorus, Pearl Fishers

Staff Directory


This list includes select full-time staff members. For additional contact information by department, you may also visit Contact Us.

General Director

Robert K. Meya

Music Director

Harry Bicket

Endowed by the Wyncote Foundation, as recommended by Frederick R. Haas & Rafael Gomez

Artistic Administration

Chief Artistic Officer: David Lomelí
Artistic Administrator: Adam Franklin
Artistic Services Associate: Alyssa Dessoye

Box Office

Audience Services Director: Julie Wheeler505-986-5950
Box Office Manager: Birgitte Ginge, 505-986-5951
Group Sales Manager: Aimee Adamek505-986-5958

Community Engagement

Director: Andrea Fellows Fineberg505-986-5928
Audience Engagement Manager: Alvaro Quintanar505-946-2404
Administrative Coordinator: Anna Garcia505-946-2423
Volunteer Liaison: Rebecca Jensen505-946-2407
Manager of Community Relations & Government Affairs: Kyle Gray 505-920-0071

Executive Office

External Affairs Manager: Sullivan Peraino
Executive Office Assistant: Kristin Hullihan, 505-986-5919


Director of Development: Allison Swenson505-995-3020
Director of Institutional Giving: Michael Gary505-986-5914
Director of Annual Fund: Kate Erda Smith505-986-5913
Major Gifts Officer: Amanda Thomas, 505-995-3021
Individual Gifts Officer: Connor Howard505-986-5918
Business Campaign Manager: Paula Hunter505-986-5929
Donor Records Administrator: Denise J. Romero505-986-5915
Development Assistant: Jessica Orona, 505-986-5927

Finance & Accounting

Chief Financial Officer: Heather Kemp
Accounting Manager: Cindy Stults

Health & Safety

Director of Safety, Wellness and Occupational Health: Mike VanAartsen


Director: Gina Dennis
Housing Associate: Yvette De La O
Housing Assistant: Tanya Gallegos

Human Resources

Director: Liz Kellogg

Information Technology

Director of Information Technology: John Brandt


Facilities Manager: Dan Miller, 505-986-5997


Director: Tim Hill
Marketing & Advertising Associate: Nelida Griego

Media and Public Relations

Director: Emily Doyle Moore, 505-986-5908

Opera Shop

Director of Operations: Christopher Hufnagel, 505-986-5925


Director: Chelsea Antrim Dennis, 505-986-5970
Production Administrator: Andi Bishofberger, 505-986-5971
Technical Director: Mike Ortiz
Costume Director: Blair Gulledge
Production & Recruiting Coordinator: Tracy Armagost, 505-986-5973
Properties Director: Eileen Garcia
Assistant Properties Director: Amaris Puzak, 505-995-3027
Costume Collections Manager & Outreach Coordinator: Brianna Fristoe, 505-986-5980

Character running from a canon and gun, Grand Duchess of Gerolstein

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