Pablo Center Staff
Jason Jon Anderson
Jason Jon Anderson
Jason holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and an MFA in Lighting Design from Northern Illinois University.
He has an extensive rock & roll rolodex having worked for Upstaging Lighting Design and Transport, Inc. and serving as Bon Ivers Production Manager from 2012 – 2017. Jason worked at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire from 2007-2018 concluding his service on campus as the Assistant Director of Conferences and Event Services in March of 2018. Jason became involved in the Confluence project officially in March 2015 as a member of the Confluence Council.
On October 23, 2017, he became the Interim Director and oversaw the completion of the construction of this project as well as the selection/formation of the staff. In February of 2018 he was chosen from a national search as the Executive Director. Jason is also the Production Director of the Boston Calling Music Festival. He also volunteers his time designing, programming, and lighting the landmarks of the region (Phoenix Park Bridge, Haymarket Crossing Bridge, Haymarket Plaza, Grand Avenue Bridge, and Chippewa Falls Xcel Energy Hydroelectric Dam).
He is a native of Chippewa Falls and a caretaker of a family Century Farm.
Email: Monica Frederick
Monica Frederick comes to Pablo Center with a strong background in business development and marketing.
She received a B.S. in political science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and has built a 20-year-career focusing on business development in Eau Claire.
Her previous positions include Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Royal Construction from June 2015 to September 2018 and more recently from September 2018 and May 2019, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Tradesman, Inc.
Derek joined Pablo Center in the summer of 2018 with over 20 years of arts administration experience. With a Comprehensive Theatre Arts degree and Arts Administration Certificate from UW-Eau Claire, Derek also holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Cardinal Stritch University.
No stranger to the stage, Derek has performed on and been a technician and volunteer for many productions with multiple theatre groups including Local Favorites such as the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, Eau Claire Children’s Theatre, and BareBones Theatre Company. Before returning to Eau Claire to work at Pablo Center, Derek was the Box Office Manager with Madison Ticket Agency overseeing ticketing at the Alliant Energy Center, Breese Stevens Field, and multiple other venues in Madison.
At Pablo Center, Derek oversees the Front of House team (Ushers, Bartenders, Security, and Box Office) and collaborates with other departments to ensure all business operations run smoothly.
While studying for his bachelor of arts in sound design at Purdue University, Middlesworth started building a diversified career around various avenues of the entertainment industry, both on stage and behind the scenes by being open to and accepting any opportunity based around music, audio, or theatre.
Past creative experience with the Eaux Claires and Boston Calling Festivals has prepared Sarah for her role as Pablo Center's Junior Talent Buyer. A member of the Programming team, she helps to book/contract shows and artistic content and manages the building calendar, which includes both theaters, rehearsal rooms, and all other spaces.
Sarah graduated from UW-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, studying both Strategic Communications and Spanish. She’s currently working towards a master’s degree in Arts Management from Colorado State University.
Having grown up in Eau Claire, Sarah is passionate about the arts and the positive impact they can have on a community.
Rose Dolan-Neill believes engagement in the arts strengthens a community by providing a common appreciation, understanding, and experience. As Assistant Director of Artistic Programming, Rose advocates for the arts in her community and helps to foster a welcoming community for both artists and patrons of the arts.
Rose is tasked with curation and installation for Pablo Center’s three galleries and the Laurie Bieze Permanent Art Collection. Rose serves on the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library’s Visual Arts Committee, the Chippewa Valley Book Festival Steering Committee, and also facilitates GO Paint Chippewa Valley, the region’s premier plein air paint competition.
Rose enjoys acting in plays and musicals in her community and experiences the great outdoors as much as possible with her family.
Carole is the Special Events Manager for Pablo Center and she is responsible for the coordination and execution of events outside of the artistic programmed season.
Prior to Pablo Center, Carole worked as the Group Sales & Events Manager at Visit Eau Claire and as a Special Event Coordinator for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.
She holds a Bachelors in Hospitality and Restaurant Management from Western Illinois University as well as a Masters of Tourism Administration from George Washington University.
Steve graduated from Winona State University with a degree in Theatre in 1977. He previously worked at the State Theatre where he was the facilities manager for three and a half years.
Heidi is one of Pablo’s most recent hires as the Executive Coordinator to the Executive Director as well as the other members of the executive team.
Heidi graduated from UW-Whitewater with a Marketing degree and brings with her over 25 years of customer service in retail and restaurant management and, most recently, 13 years in the travel industry.
She is looking forward to helping the team with daily tasks as well as improving the overall customer experience at Pablo.
In her free time, Heidi enjoys live music, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Melissa comes to Pablo Center after working in the Box Office at the State Theatre for 11 years. With a passion for theatre since age 7, Melissa has spent time working in many different aspects of theatres.
At Pablo Center, Melissa oversees the Box Office, aiding patrons in locating great seats for a performance and problem solving on the spot.
When she’s not at Pablo Center, you’ll likely find Melissa doing something outside with her family or running.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Kirsten joined Pablo Center in the fall of 2019 as an intern. She specializes in print and digital multimedia design with a dedicated interest and passion for effective public communication.
From conceptual development to final print, Kirsten aspires to contribute her skills and knowledge to further benefit Pablo Center and enrich the Eau Claire community through the literary, performing, and visual arts.
Outside of work Kirsten enjoys traveling to new places, spending time at coffee shops, and obsessing over whatever book she is currently reading.
Nicole is self-proclaimed "Eau Claire's Biggest Fan" who was raised in the Chippewa Valley Arts community and dreamt about having a position at the Pablo Center ever since she first watched the building be constructed.
As a passionate recent college graduate, she received a B.A. in Fine Arts Administration, Music Liberal Arts, and Recording Arts from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in May 2020 and has been involved in numerous music organizations in town for the last 7 years working closely with local and international artists. She has held positions such as the communications intern for the Eau Claire Jazz Festival from 2015 to 2020, the curator of the Eau Claire chapter of Sofar Sounds (a global live music movement), the Music and Event Liaison at the Oxbow Hotel and Lakely from 2018 to 2020, and she enjoys playing trumpet regularly in the Chippewa Valley's voted #1 Best Cover Band called Uncommon Denominator.
As an artist herself, she is passionate about ensuring artists are well taken care of and welcomed warmly to the Pablo Center and to the amazing city of Eau Claire!
Chelsey is Pablo Center’s Marketing Assistant and is currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Chelsey has worked for Pablo Center for two years, starting as a facilitator of the Pablo Pods Program; a safe and socially distant resource for students and families in our community from 2020-2021.
When Chelsey is not at work she enjoys skiing, hiking, and thrifting.
Ally has been with Pablo Center since the beginning, having started as a Box Office Attendant and now as Box Office Assistant Manager.
Ally helps Melissa with day-to-day operations of the Box Office, helps to oversee the Front of House Part Time Staff, and the floor on show nights. Ally was born and raised in Eau Claire and is glad to see the arts community grow in the Chippewa Valley. She enjoys being behind the scenes and does so by helping with production at Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild. Ally attends Chippewa Valley Technical College for Business Management and looks forward to her continued time at Pablo Center.
Outside of work, Ally enjoys listening to music and spending time with friends, making coffee at Caribou, and hanging out with her cat.