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 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.
Jason Patrick Harris
Jason Patrick Harris
Jason Harris is the Director of Production and Operations at the Pablo Center at the Confluence. A transplant from Kansas City, he’s married to Michelle and has four kids – Josh, Ginger, Kelly, and Jack – that range from college to elementary-aged. He was previously the Director of Theatre Design/Technology and an Associate Professor at Avila University and Technical Director of the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center; and he’s been working in theatre production the past 25 years.
Derek joined Pablo Center with over 20 years of arts administration experience. A proud Blugold, Derek also holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University. Before returning to Eau Claire, 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.
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. His positive approach and drive led to him working for LOUD Technologies; founding Driftless Artist Management and Pine Hollow Audio; touring with The National, EL VY, and Big Thief as an audio engineer; stage managing the Eaux Claires and Boston Calling music festivals; performing with countless bands across many genres; and composing music for theatres nationally. He also funnels his desire to help others by volunteering to speak with students about life in the entertainment and music industries. Outside of entertainment, Middlesworth is passionate about aviation and received his pilots license in August 2018. Exploring from the air and taking his wife Laura on fly-dates acts as a form of relaxation and continued learning.
Rose Dolan-Neill believes engagement in the arts strengthens a community by providing a common appreciation, understanding, and experience. As Visual & Literary Arts Manager, 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.
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.
Dr. Michael Lee is a graduate of UW-Stout, having earned degrees in Career and Technical Education and Business Administration. For the past seven years, he has been serving international students and developing international partnerships while working in UW-Stout’s Office of International Education. Michael is a Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer (Azerbaijan, 2006-2008).