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.
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!
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.
Maria comes to the Pablo Center with over 30 years of experience as a certified Human Resources Professional. Maria is a graduate of UW-Eau Claire with a degree in Organizational Communications and a minor in Human Resources Studies. She also holds a Masters of Science in Management (MSM) degree from Cardinal Stritch University.
Establishing, organizing and developing HR programs has been her niche since early on in her career. With experience in retail settings, medical offices and industry, her experience and background is diverse. Her most recent experiences include the role of HR Manager at Choice Products USA, LLC here in Eau Claire and prior to that as the Vice President of Operations and Human Resources for Remedy Medical Services, LLC.
Maria and her husband are great supporters of the Arts and love the resurgence of downtown Eau Claire. Maria is excited to be part of the Arts community and Downtown here at Pablo Center.
Mary LaVenture received a M.S. in Telecommunications at IU-Bloomington and a BFA from UWEC. She has an interest in art, education, and technology.
In her current role as the STEAM Programs Manager, Mary is responsible for creating and implementing educational opportunities covering science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Some of her previous work experience includes Education Outreach Coordinator at the University of Michigan Museum of Art and Volunteer Services as well as Power of Children Awards Coordinator at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
She believes in creating accessible opportunities for people of all ages to learn and grow. She is excited to work with the community in her position at Pablo Center.
In her spare time, Mary is an artist who enjoys volleyball (watching and playing), traveling, and walking her dog. She also likes reading, baking, and eating cheese curds among about 300 other things she finds interesting.
Bridget graduated with a business degree from UW-Stout with a concentration in East Asia. Her background is in executing contracts and business development. She has a love for the arts and is very excited to bring her knowledge to her position at Pablo Center.
A Chippewa Valley native, Bridget loves to read, host bonfire movie nights, and travel the globe. Her favorite destination so far has been South Korea.
Abby graduated with a bachelor's degree in Marketing Communications from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2016. Prior to joining the Pablo Center team, Abby worked in Digital Marketing, Customer Service, and Continuing Education at PESI, Inc.
She has a passion for supportive mental health treatment, LGBTQIA rights, and racial equity. She believes that the Arts are central to each of these and looks forward to her work at Pablo Center in advancing these causes.
When she isn’t marketing, she’s exploring the world with her wife, volunteering in the Chippewa Valley, reading, and hanging out with her pets.
Eau Claire has been a great landing spot for Hannah and her family since they relocated here in the fall of 2020. They can often be found enjoying the abundant outdoor offerings from the farmer’s market to summer concert series to cross-country skiing – and of course, at the Pablo Center for a family-friendly event or a date night.
Hannah holds an MA in Art History from U.M.K.C and a BA in Art Therapy from Kansas State University.