Our board of directors

Megan Belll

Bell has starred in productions for West Bend Theatre Company, Musical Masquers, Kettle Moraine Playhouse and Theater on the Hill. Her first performance was with Theater on the Hill in 2015, starring as Villian/Marcy in “Almost, Maine.” In all, Bell has performed in 14 productions, including four times in “A Christmas Carol.” She is the training coordinator for Ellsworth Adhesives in Germantown. Her hobbies include reading, running, acting and playing games.

Nicholas Dettmann

Dettmann is the former sports editor and managing editor of the Daily News in West Bend. Currently, he is the social and digital media specialist for Milwaukee Center for Independence, a nonprofit that assists people with disabilities, disadvantages, serious mental illness, and employment barriers to better live, work and be a part of the community. He is also the marketing/communications manager for the West Bend Theatre Company.

Rick Jensen

Jensen is the morning show host for 101.3FM (WIBD) in West Bend. He also serves as the group news director for Magnum Communications, which serves 21 radio stations throughout Wisconsin. Jensen has been involved in radio since 1994. He’s been at WIBD since 2014. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Thomas Kelly

Kelly brings a deep background in video, editing and overall video production, stemming from five years of working at CBS Channel 58 in Milwaukee as video editor and at Poseidon Hydro Excavation as communications director. Since 2015, Kelly owns his own business – Thomas Kelly Productions – a photography and video production business. Kelly, a West Bend native, has a pair of bachelor degrees – history and journalism – from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Kaitlyn Kropidlowski

Kropidlowski brings a wealth of experience to the organization. She has performed on stage in several productions at Grafton High School as well as Port Washington Community Theatre. She has also held several roles behind the scenes, including makeup, set painter, costumes and choreography. She was due to play the role of Mrs. Cratchit for the West Bend Theatre Company’s production of “A Christmas Carol” in 2020 before the show’s cancelation. When not involved in theater, Kropidlowski has an associate’s degree in human services with an emphasis in alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA). Currently, she’s an employment coach with Achieved Employment.

Naomi Tiefel

Tiefel has been involved in theater since 2002 and has starred in several productions during that time. In 2021, she is to direct “Beauty and the Beast” at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School and “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” for Kettle Moraine Playhouse. She has performed for Wisconsin Lutheran College, Peter Quince Performing Company, Acacia Theatre Milwaukee and Kettle Moraine Players. She has bachelor’s degree in communication and theater and a master’s in student personnel administration. Tiefel is an enrollment services CRM administrator at Concordia University in Mequon.

Viney Pheng

Pheng made his West Bend Theatre Company debut in July 2019 with “South Pacific.” Then in December, he returned to the stage with “A Christmas Carol.” When not on stage, Pheng works as a domestic purchaser with Custom Service Hardware in Cedarburg. Pheng is originally from Cambodia and immigrated to San Francisco when he was 10 years old. He also served 10 years in the Army.

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