Board of Directors

Richard R. Norgrove, President and Chairman of the Board

Mr. Norgrove is CEO and founder of Bear Republic Brewing Company, Inc. in Healdsburg/Cloverdale, and a long-time resident of Windsor. He joined the Raven board in 2004 and is committed to supporting the Arts in our local community.

Elise Bulger

Ms. Bulger raised her family in Healdsburg, and has spent the bulk of her years here devoted to helping local nonprofit organizations raise funds, particularly through events and auctions. In addition to helping the Raven, she currently devotes much of her time to the Healdsburg Boys & Girls Club.

Paul Frechette

Paul Frechette is originally from Rhode Island. His career in banking and equipment financing caused him and his wife, Cher, to happily locate to California. After living for many years in Marin County, with a bit of a detour to Boulder, CO, Paul and Cher moved to Healdsburg in 2010. With a lifelong interest in the theater, Paul was attracted to the Raven, and joined the Board in 2011.

Joe Gellura

Mr. Gellura is the Raven’s Artistic Director. He has done just about every job there is in theater in his four decades of teaching theater and performing it. Joe spent the first thirty years of theater working first with Community Theater, then teaching in a New Jersey high school. Since retiring from teaching, Joe has devoted much of his time toward bringing high-quality theater to the Raven. Most recently, Joe directed Wait Until Dark at the Raven. He is also a member of the Raven Players Board of Directors.

Carol Noack

Ms. Noack spent the bulk of her career in marketing communications at high-tech companies based in Silicon Valley and Santa Rosa. As residents of Healdsburg since 1997, she and her husband devote their energies to helping a variety of community nonprofit organizations. She has been overseeing marketing at the Raven Performing Arts Theater since 2002. She produces the Raven’s wildly popular and quirky annual fundraiser, the Mr. Healdsburg Pageant, and occasionally can be spotted singing at community events.

Henk Peeters

Mr. Peeters was born and educated in Europe. After a long career as a senior executive in international agri-business, he and his wife Carol moved to Healdsburg in 2005. He is a Rotarian, much involved with the Raven Theater as well as other community organizations.

Mary Anne Turbeville