Staff

Staff

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Alisha Tonsic (Portland, OR)
Executive Director
[email]
Phone: 503.482.8638

Alisha Tonsic first became a NET member in 2005. She served as Board Treasurer (2006-09) before joining the NET staff as Operations & Resources Coordinator (2009-11) then Managing Director (2011-15), and now as Executive Director (2015-present). From 2003-12, she was the first Managing Director for Sojourn Theatre (now part of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice), working in partnership with the ensemble and founding Artistic Director Michael Rohd. She has over 30 years of non-profit arts administration and management experience, including positions in finance, fundraising, general management, program development, field research, and literary management/dramaturgy at American Repertory Theater (MA), Berkeley Repertory Theatre (CA), Manhattan Theatre Club (NY), McCarter Theatre (NJ), and Theatre Communications Group (NY), and as an independent arts consultant focusing on small- and mid-sized companies.

Alisha is a Board Member of the Performing Arts Alliance. She has served on Theatre Bay Area’s Theatre Services Committee, and on grant selection panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, New Dramatists, Oregon Cultural Trust, and Theatre Communications Group. She is an alumna of the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute, was selected to participate in the inaugural round of the TCG New Generations Program, and was named an Unsung Hero of Portland Theatre by the Portland Drammy Awards. A first-generation college graduate, Alisha received a BA in Theatre and in English from Barnard College, Columbia University, and makes her home in Portland, Oregon.

Nicole Shero (Pittsburgh, PA)
Finance & Operations Manager
[email]
Phone: 412.440.7650 

Nicole Shero is an administrator, project manager, and producer.  She has gained experience in a wide variety of administrative practices, including medical practice management, non-profit and for-profit marketing, arts programming, contracts management, facilities management, organizational finances, individual giving, artwork and document archiving, grantwriting, and events planning.  After receiving her bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Nicole served as a member of Public Allies Pittsburgh, a non-profit leadership development program.  In 2013, she co-founded Hatch Arts Collective, a multimedia and performance group, where she produces theater and performance workshops.  Previously, Nicole has worked with Einhorn Media Group, PearlArts Studios, Carnegie Mellon University, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, and Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation.

Consultants

Giant Rabbit (Berkeley, CA)
IT/Web/Data Management

Goma Games LLC (Seattle, WA)
Connector Mobile App/Web Platform Development

Susan Matlack Jones & Associates (Portland, OR)
Accounting/Bookkeeping