Board of Directors

Our governing board is elected each January and serves terms of one year.

Quentin Rund, President

Quentin runs a local business and has been involved in community theatre (in Villa Grove) for a long time. His stage experience includes: Aunt Tilly Goes to Town, Oklahoma, Li'l Abner, and South Pacific. He brings organizational skills to the board and helps to grow membership. "It's a great way to give back to a great community."

Kelly Nowlin, Past-President

Kelly brings a strong organizational talent to our board. She is working to revitalize and inspire our membership. Her experience on stage and her ability to inspire people to excel brings new life to our organization.

Kari Keating, Vice President

Kari Keating made her acting debut in MTA’s production of Dearly Departed and later played in Love, Loss, and What I Wore. She also played M’Lynn in Parkland Theatre’s production of Steel Magnolias. Kari is a Teaching Associate in Agricultural Leadership Education at the University of Illinois. Kari holds a Ph.D. in community development and views MTA as a community asset — she encourages friends and families to get involved!

Lana Ross, Treasurer

Lana is a long-time member of the Monticello Theatre Association. She appeared in Tunnel of Love, the first play the MTA presented at the Community Building in 1976. Her favorite roles include Mary in Mary, Mary and Betty Meeks in The Foreigner. Lana remembers the day she found the Camp Creek Playhouse still smoldering from the fire which destroyed it in 1999. She is confined to directing and producing plays nowadays, since there are very few roles for 60 year ingénues. Lana has served the MTA in several offices and is currently the treasurer.

Carl Sebens, Building Trustee

Carl is a long-time member of MTA, beginning with his first show in November of 1978. In addition to working with MTA, he has worked with Decatur’s Theatre 7 and Richland Community College. Favorite directing efforts include The Nerd, The Glass Menagerie, Steel Magnolias, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe. Favorite onstage credits include ‘Norman’ in On Golden Pond, and ‘Matthew Harrison Brady’ in Inherit the Wind.  He enjoyed assuming multiple personalities in the MTA production of Greater Tuna.  

Barb Lintner, Secretary

Gil Yohnka, Board Member

Gil Yohnka is a recently retired Champaign Police Lieutenant and has lived in Monticello with his family for more than 20 years. His wife Peg is also a MTA member and a frequent volunteer. Gil became involved in community theater in 2011 and has since appeared in several shows in the Champaign area, including Miracle on 34th St., Les MiserablesHow to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingLegally BlondeThe ProducersBleacher Bums, and 1787. His favorite role was as ‘Froggy LeSuer’ in the MTA production of The Foreigner.

Scott Burnsmeier, Board Member

Craig Myers, Board Member