PCP Board of Directors

President – Mary Teachout



Vice President – Sara Pohl

Secretary – Laurie Reeves

Treasurer – Laurie Thelen


   Co-Treasurer – Louise Hill

Louise is widowed and has five grown children, fifteen grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. She currently works as the secretary (since 1998) and Adult Choir Director (since 1980) at Portland United Methodist Church. She is very involved in her church.  When her family moved to the Portland area in 1972 she immediately became involved in “The Music Man” the next spring, and has been involved in some capacity or other within the Portland Civic Players as well as onstage or behind the scenes ever since.  The last show she was onstage for was PCP’s 2nd production of “Joseph” in 2005.  The last one she directed music for was PCP’s musical show in Nov. 2009, along with her daughter, Charlene Hans, at the piano.

Louise enjoys gardening and quilting in her free time.  She has made a bed-sized quilt for her grandchildren as they have graduated from high school, and for most as they have married and began their own homes.  She also likes to make small quilts she calls ‘table-toppers’ which can be used as decor for various holiday times of the year.

Theater Manager –  Shelley Perry

Shelley and her husband, Tim, have five grown children, Sarah, Erin, Benjamin, Emily, and Kayla (all of which have been in a play or two directed by Mom) and six grandchildren. She has been involved with theater for many years, starting in 1975 with Portland High School’s production of  “Arsenic and Old Lace” (the school used the playhouse back in the day). For most of the past twenty-five years, Shelley has worked as a K-12 tutor.  Since 2006, Shelley has been teaching Jr. and Sr. High Drama at Teenworks, Inc. in Grand Ledge, where she has directed nine plays with Rosemary Wolthuis, including, “Little Women,” “The Importance of Being Earnest,” and her personal favorite, “Everyman”.  She has worked in most aspects of theater production and appreciates the opportunities to learn from the PCP veterans!


Board Trustees –

Roger Miller

Mattie Timmer

Deb Hattis


Erin Hoard

Erin started in the PCP Summer Theater program at the age of 10. After graduating from Portland High School, she embarked on her collegiate journey and took a break from acting. Being a Surgical Services nurse for the past 20 years has left her little time to pursue her acting passions, but now that she’s teaching for the nursing programs at Michigan State University, Grand Valley University and Montcalm Community College her schedule is more amenable to practices. She has had roles in two PCP productions- most recently as John Dickinson in “1776”. She and her husband live in Carson City with their two dogs and cat and is happy to be back in the PCP family.


Jessica Bigelow

Jessica is a new addition to the PCP family, having joined in 2021, but she already can’t imagine a better place to be! She has performed in three PCP productions so far, and assistant directed for the Spring 2022 production of Clue.