Board of Directors

Frank Katasse
Frank Katasse, President (President since 2015, at large since 2013)

Frank was born mid-backflip on the shortest day of the year in Petersburg, Alaska. He grew keeping it real on the mean streets of South Douglas. His island lifestyle continued across the Pacific where he attended the University of Hawaii: Manoa, where he studied Theatre and advanced tanning. There he met his wife, co-board member Stacy Katasse, and convinced her to move back to Juneau. They then married, adopted dogs and started their family. Frank is happy to join Juneau Douglas Little Theatre’s board, and is excited to keep live theatre in Juneau flourishing!  Boom!

Heather LaVerne, Vice-President (VP since 2015, at large since 2013)
Heather LaVerne is a tall and anxious twenty-something with a love for Spongebob, Rebel Wilson, and Nutella. She has been a theatre advocate since her first stage performance at age four, leading her to grow up doing community theatre, both as an actor and director. Heather studied theatre in Chicago and creative writing in Juneau. She is active in improv, and by "active" we mean she thinks about getting around to rehearsing with her new group. Heather has a DVD collection of over 1200 and counts The Goonies as one of the greatest movies ever made. When she isn't watching movies, Heather can be found writing, singing in an a capella group, and gathering her friends together for adventures involving pop and locking, Rock Band, and boxed wine. Heather grew up in a small town and considers large crowds to be intimidating. She had a really bad headache whilst writing this bio. 

Grace Lee, Treasurer (treasurer since 2017) 

Richard Carter, Secretary (since 2017)

Evgenia Golofeeva, At Large (since 2017)

Karen Allen, At Large (since 2015)