Executive Office

Ellen Walker

Executive Director

Ellen Walker

Ellen Walker served eleven seasons as Director of Marketing & Communications for Pacific Northwest Ballet. She is also a member of the faculty for Seattle University’s MFA program where she teaches arts marketing. Prior to joining PNB, she was a marketing and sponsorship consultant to arts and civic organizations, and managed a number of projects for Seattle Center and Seattle Center Foundation. From 1988 to 2000 Ms. Walker was Director of Marketing for Seattle Children’s Theatre. Ms. Walker is a native of Seattle, Washington with degrees from the University of Washington and Trinity College, Dublin.

Senior Administrative Staff Biographies

Terrie Flaming, Human Resources Director

Ms. Flaming brings 16 years of experience in Human Resources leadership and development, in diverse industries including Architecture and Engineering, Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Non-Profits Arts. She holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources Development from Hawaii Pacific University and has earned her Senior Professional Human Resources credentials from the Human Resource Certification Institute. Her primary areas of expertise include Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Leadership Coaching and Development, HR Administration and Project Management.

Michael Ann Mullikin, Company Manager

Michael Ann Mullikin, a native of Maryland, relocated to the West Coast to join Pacific Northwest Ballet as Company Manager in July 2012. Previously, Michael Ann served as Manager of Dance Programming and General Manager of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Michael Ann studied Arts Management and Dance at the College of Charleston where she also performed with the Robert Ivey Ballet, including performances during Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, South Carolina. Michael Ann taught ballet, jazz, and tap for three years at Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary, a South Carolina Blue Ribbon School. Michael Ann is active with Dance/USA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and is a Maryland 4-H All-Star.

David Thorpe, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Thorpe was a senior manager at the accounting firm Bader Martin, PS before joining PNB in 2010. He is a CPA and received his B.A. in business from the University of Washington.

Human Resources

Terrie Flaming, Director of Human Resources


David Thorpe, Chief Financial Officer, DThorpe@pnb.org
Karen Portzer, Accounting Analyst
Kaleriya Maslyak, Accounting/Payroll Associate

Information Technology

Craig Big Eagle, IT Manager
Jason Darland , Desktop Technician
Doug Jones, Report Developer


Serni Reeves, Office Manager, Serni@pnb.org
Brian Zenk, Maintenance Supervisor
Cheryl Gunder, Receptionist
Diane Sardeson, Saturday Receptionist

Company Management and Touring

Michael Ann Mullikin, Director of Company Operations, MAMullikin@pnb.org

Marketing and Communications

Lia Chiarelli, Marketing Director, Lia@pnb.org
Josh TerAvest, Associate Director
Gary Tucker, Media Relations Manager
Marsha Bennion, Publications Manager
Cassandra Lea-Saxton, Marketing Coordinator
Kristen Ramer Liang, Engagement Manager, KLiang@pnb.org
Lindsay Thomas, Videographer
Jamon Siefert, Webmaster/Digital Media Specialist
Doug Fullington, Assistant to Peter Boal/Audience Education Manager
Kayti Bouljon, Director of Community Education
Shannon Barnes, Curriculum Manager
Ana Maria Campoy, Community Education Programs Assistant
Jennifer Shealy, Senior Manager of Ticket Operations
John Tangeman, Manager of Audience Services
Megan Weigley, Customer Service Manager
Julie Jamieson, Group Sales
Andy Frank and Max Frauel, Customer Service Representatives
Shaliese Rogers, Telesales Campaign Manager


Carolyn Black, Director of Development
Lilah Helton, Associate Director of Development, LHelton@pnb.org
Geri Morris, Annual Fund Manager, GMorris@pnb.org
Erin Hulme, Corporate Relations Manager, EHulme@pnb.org
Suzanne Erickson, Foundation & Government Relations Manager, SErickson@pnb.org
Kristin Price, Special Events Manager
Matthew Echert, Research Manager
Carrie Mood, Major Gifts Officer, CMood@pnb.org
Carolyn Radakovich, Major Gifts and Planned Giving Manager, CRadakovich@pnb.org
Sarah Hassen, Board Liaison and Individual Giving Manager, SHassen@pnb.org
Erin Richmond, Development Coordinator
Nicole Song, Donor Information Coordinator

Special Counsel

Valerie Hughes, Perkins Coie, Employment Law
Amy M. Royalty, MacDonald Hoague & Bayless, Immigration Law
Moss Adams LLP, Auditors

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