Board of Directors Election Candidates

Voting for three positions of the next Board of Directors will occur at the 2016 PSP Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, July 16 at 11am.

If you will not be able to attend the Annual Membership Meeting, there are two other ways to vote:

1) You may vote online.

2) You may download and submit an absentee ballot. For your absentee ballot to be counted, print your name legibly and sign the back of your envelope. The ballot must arrive BEFORE the election (11 am, Saturday, July 16). Please allow up to 3 business days to arrive in the local mail. Mail your ballot to Pacifica Spindrift Players, 1050 Crespi Dr, Pacifica CA, 94044. You can also drop your ballot off at the theater.


Ruth Amber

Ruth Amber

Ruth Amber

Candidate Statement: 
PSP is a gem. I am thankful to be part of this amazing organization, which my late husband, Allan, enjoyed so much.
A. How have you been involved with PSP in the past?

Became an audience member in 1989 and then began volunteering in box office and hospitality. Have been the Box Office Manager since 2008.

B. Have you been part of a board/committee/leadership group in the past? If so, explain what role you played.

Secretary from 2008 through 2014. 1st Vice President of Facilities & Maintenance 2015 through the present.

C. Which position(s) listed in the PSP Bylaws are you interested in serving as? For each position listed, explain your qualifications/skills that lend themselves to that position.

5th VP of Building and Maintenance – this has been my first year in this position and I feel that I have provided service to keep the building in excellent shape.

D. If elected, what goals do you have for your time on the PSP board?

I will continue to ensure that the theatre is kept up in order to provide safety and comfort to our patrons, as well as to our actors and other volunteers.


Gary Craig Schoenfeld Jr.

Gary Craig Schoenfeld Jr.

Gary Craig Schoenfeld Jr.

Candidate Statement: 
I love this theater. I though that is was beautiful the first movement I walked up the steps. I have enjoyed my time here very much and I truly want the best for the theater. I would love help be a part of making the theater the best it can be. I also think that it is in the best interest of all parties to try and sooth relations with SSPA. I think that a strong relationship with mutual respect would do nothing but benefit both parties. A partnership could open many doors.
A. How have you been involved with PSP in the past?

I have been doing shows with PSP. for a little over a year now. I started by playing Finch in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. I then played “Myself” in the Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. I assistant directed Harvey. I did sound design and board op for that show. After that I was lucky enough to direct our production of 4000 Miles. I am now playing the role of Bert in Marry Poppins and we are preparing for I Hate Hamlet coming in a couple months. I have volunteered for our wine and snacks and been a fan of our shows since I’ve been here.

B. Have you been part of a board/committee/leadership group in the past? If so, explain what role you played.

I have been in the leadership role of Director in PSP. productions. I have been in charge on many children’s theater productions. They involved organizing groups of up to 70 people. I have been in many theater oriented committee’s all through high school and college on many different productions and performances. In these positions I made master calendars, sent out emails to cast and crew on a regular basis, dealt with parents of children and helped solve domestic issues, I organized the building and painting of sets, and had and lead production meetings.

C. Which position(s) listed in the PSP Bylaws are you interested in serving as? For each position listed, explain your qualifications/skills that lend themselves to that position.

I was thinking I might be a good fit in the role of Marking and Communication. I have been saying for a long time that I feel like we could benefit a lot from trying to put the word out to schools that we have shows. I think the more we limit our reliance on “Goldstar” the better. I believe the goal should be to try and fill the house without it. I think it’s a wonderful tool and should NOT be fazed our until the extreme and large goal or completely self sustaining ourselves is reached. It’s a pie in the sky kinda idea but I think that if we don’t dreams big then we will become stagnate. A theater has to always strive for better to stay alive.

I also think it would be fun to help with “Sales and Fundraising”. I don’t have as much experience in that area but I do think I could thrive at the public relations aspect of the job. I also think I could be good as setting specific fundraising goals applying them. I would love to organize and run a large event to help the theater.

In reality I am OK with any job. I just want to be in the room where it happens and help discuss and move the theater forward to the best feature possible. Anyway I can help do that sounds wonderful to me.

D. If elected, what goals do you have for your time on the PSP board?

Healthy communication. I would love to make sure that our communication with each other, our communication between boards, communication with SSPA, and communication with our public is more stream lined and efficient. There is a lot of hard work to be done and a lot of wonderful people are volunteering there time to do it. I think we have to make sure we make sure the process is as clear and enjoyable for everyone as possible. That’s how we will keep people around, get more people, and create the best art. We cannot create great art without the organization and we cannot have organization among our people without communication.

I also think that we have to connect to our audiences more on things like the true mathematical benefits of a season ticket, board of director openings, fundraising, casting and direction opportunists, what we need, and what they want. If we can do that then will see the theater grow and keep growing.


Lindsay Schulz

Lindsay Schulz

Lindsay Schulz

Candidate Statement: 
In the past year or so, PSP has essentially become my second home. I love spending time with the people and on the stage. Now, I am interested in becoming a more influential member of the theatre to help make it as strong and successful as it can be. This theatre has so much potential and I would love to explore new options, take some risks, and expand our reach in the community.
A. How have you been involved with PSP in the past?

I have been in many PSP shows in the past year and half including How to Succeed, 4000 Miles, Little Shop of Horrors, and Inherit the Wind. I am also currently rehearsing for Mary Poppins!

B. Have you been part of a board/committee/leadership group in the past? If so, explain what role you played.

I have not yet been a member of the board; however, in speaking with individuals on the board for the past year, I am very interested in being part of the leadership community at PSP.

C. Which position(s) listed in the PSP Bylaws are you interested in serving as? For each position listed, explain your qualifications/skills that lend themselves to that position.

I would be very interested in the Finance, or Sales/Fundraising roles. I feel that I would a great fit for the finance position as my day job involves working as a vendor manager for a large corporation. As part of my job, I help provide cost savings to our client by managing their contingent workforce. In addition, I have experience working with 1099 workers and contracts. I would also be interested in the Sales position. I previously worked on the Open House Committee in college where I led a subcommittee for Community Outreach so I have some experience working with program sponsors.

D. If elected, what goals do you have for your time on the PSP board?

My biggest goal as a member of the board would be to help strategize on increasing patronage and season subscriptions for the theatre. There are so many opportunities to get our name out there and get the community involved. I would love to bring some of my ideas to the table and work on putting them into action. I am also interested in helping with the organization of our finances and files so we have detailed listings of all our records in one place that is easy to access. Finally, I would like come up with solutions to increase member participation and events. We have a strong community of members and I would like to find better ways that we can partner with them to strengthen the theatre.