The Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center (PAC) Volunteer Community Advisory Board members share inspiration, advise, and collaborate in strategic planning, fund raising, research and development, marketing, and execution of the presentation of performing arts events appealing to the educational, recreational, and entertainment needs and desires of the greater Ashwaubenon community.
The sole purpose of the Advisory Board is to collaborate with, offer insight, and support the PAC’s Executive Director with planning and implementation activities related to the PAC and the community’s performing arts events to be hosted at the Ashwaubenon PAC. The Advisory Board operates strategically to support programming, research and development, marketing, and fundraising to ensure the offering of highly desirable, affordable, educational and entertaining events for our community.
While the PAC supports the curricular and recreational performing arts events for the schools and community alike, the Ashwaubenon PAC Advisory Board focuses its time and effort on collaboration with the PAC Executive Director for the provision of community event offerings and the needs of the PAC.
Board Chair Emeritus
With passion for professional development, community service, and the Arts, Lissa Marth earned her MBA-Corporate Communication from Concordia University WI, BA-Communication from St. Norbert College, and has a 30+ year background serving in sales, marketing, education, and leadership roles. For the last decade, she has provided custom professional development seminars and consults with organizations to strategically plan and implement business development initiatives. As a recipient of the Concordia University Wisconsin 2016 Top 10 Faculty award, she enjoys instructing communication skills and leadership courses for their graduate programs. Equally passionate about physical fitness, she is a NETAÒ certified group fitness instructor and leads fitness classes daily. Ms. Marth was a recipient of the 2016 Ashwaubenon Exemplary Community Service Award, the 2012 WASDA Student Advocate Award, and has served on the Advisory Boards for Ashwaubenon Education Foundation, Ashwaubenon Music Parents Association, Forward Ashwaubenon, Ashwaubenon Facilities Steering Committee, Ashwaubenon Community Facilities Fundraising Committee, Auditorium Project & Design Committee, Greater Green Bay Area Destination Imagination Region, and Wisconsin Destination Imagination. As a child of a choral music educator, Ms. Marth’s love for the performing arts has been life long. She and her husband, Tom, are also the proud parents of two AHS music alums: Jessilyn (’10) and Alex (’12).
Immediate Past Board Chair
John is a 1990 graduate of the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor’s Degree in both Political Science and Criminal Justice, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota law school in 1992. For the past 18 years he has been an attorney focusing on regulatory and compliance matters as well as having served in a prior role for litigation and risk management. Prior to his current roles, Mr. Filcher was an attorney with CNA Surety. In 2013, he became a member of the Wisconsin pro bono honor society for providing pro bono legal services to benefit low income Wisconsin residents, and was quoted by the Association of Corporate Counsel Docket magazine regarding his participation in Wills for Heroes to help provide local first responders with wills and financial/health care powers of attorney. In addition to serving as co-chair of Incinerator Free Brown County, John was previously chairman of Forward Ashwaubenon, which advocated for construction of the new Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center, aquatic center and village community center. A father of three Ashwaubenon high school graduates, John has a long background in music as a choir member and instrumentalist, which fostered his love of the performing arts. When he is off duty, he can be found enjoying bike rides on our local roads and trails.
Ashwaubenon High School alum, Tami Witter is a choir director at Bay Port High School in the neighboring Howard-Suamico School District. Having spent her career dedicated to the Arts, Ms. Witter is involved in music throughout the community. She directs the children’s choir at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, is a cantor and flautist at the St. Norbert Abbey, and sings with the Dudley Birder Chorale. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Director’s for the chorale. Having performed many times on the original Ashwaubenon High School Stage, she is excited to be a part of the performing arts center leadership for the bright future of AHS students in the arts.
Greg Sauve completed his BA in music from UW Green Bay in 1971 and his Masters in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago in 1978. Upon returning from US Army Reserve training, he was hired midyear of the ’72-73 school year in Ashwaubenon, where he spent the next 39 years teaching music, first at Parkview, then at AHS. In 2001, he was awarded a Golden Apple, and was selected by School Band and Orchestra Magazine as “One of 50 Teachers who make a difference”. Greg and his wife of 44 years, Pat, have two children, Brian and Ellen, who both attended AHS. He is currently retired and performs with the St Norbert Community Band, the Green Bay Civic Symphony and a Neil Diamond tribute group. Greg was a 21-year member of the Green Bay Packer Band, has been the Green Bay City Band Director for the past 29 years, and is a Master Judge for the Wisconsin State Music Association.
Julie Wagnitz is a 1997 Ashwaubenon High School graduate and a 2007 Fox Valley Technical College graduate with a degree in Interior Design. Julie has been involved in the Arts throughout the community starting at a very young age. She is an established musician who has performed 20 plus years in the local music scene. In 1998, she joined the Heid Music team, where her focus is serving young musicians. Currently, her role is the Director of School Music Services in which she helps service school music programs throughout the state of Wisconsin and part of the Upper Peninsula. Julie is very excited to help support the Arts in the community she calls “home.”
Shelly is the Vice President of Video and Animation at KHROME Agency and past Series Film Producer at Wisconsin Public Television-PBS, possessing over 25 years of experience as a video producer of local, regional, and national broadcast programs.