Meet Our Staff
Sean Wright Executive Director
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Merry Little General Manager
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Gail Bayer Custodian
Joel Freiberg Director of Ticketing & Analytics
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Scott Fritsche Director of Food & Beverage
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Scott worked as a part-time stage-hand at The Grand for more than a decade before becoming Assistant Technical Director and then moving into his current role as Director of Food and Beverage Services in November 2021. As a key front-of-house executive, he works closely with the Director of Guest Services to plan and execute all events and performances at The Grand. Scott has worked in a technical capacity for Wausau East High School, Wausau West High School, Wausau Community Theater, and was a co-founder of The Artista! Players. He is currently striving to earn a B.A. in English Composition.
Anja Hanington Marketing and Communications Coordinator
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Anja joined The Grand in March of 2022. A graduate of Hollins University, Anja brings extensive audio-visual experience to her role as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Originally from the west coast of Canada, Anja lived in the Washington DC area for the past seven years before coming to Wausau. She is excited to be back in the cold and to watch some local hockey.
Katy Lang Director of Development & Community Engagement
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A Central Wisconsin native, Katy grew up attending Arts In Education Series shows at The Grand. After graduating from UW-Madison in 2017, she was thrilled to return to the Wausau area and begin facilitating meaningful arts experiences for future generations. She is responsible for managing the Arts In Education Series, the Community Engagement Series, artist residency programs, and the Central Wisconsin Jerry Ensemble. She also manages all fundraising efforts for the Performing Arts Foundation.
Danielle Marsceau Ticket Office
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Danielle joined The Grand in November 2021, bringing several years of customer service expertise from her previous job as manager of Dave’s County Market in Merrill. She has an associate’s degree in veterinary science from Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, but veterinary work turned out to be not “people-y” enough for Danielle! She enjoys helping our patrons experience The Grand, and learning a little bit about them whenever they call or visit the Ticket Office.
Misty Pfantz Custodian
Vicky Rice-Bricko Director of Guest Services
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Vicky has worked at The Grand since 2017 in many capacities; House Manager, Wedding Coordinator, and Event Coordinator. As of November 2021, she has expanded her role as Director of Guest Services. She is responsible for all front-of-house staff and services, and coordinates with staff, volunteers, clients and artists to plan and run all events at The Grand smoothly and efficiently. Vicky came to The Grand with over 30 years of customer service experience, along with a background in space planning, merchandising and event planning. Along with our public events, Vicky also coordinates weddings and private event services for any of the five venue spaces available.
Tammy Stezenski Director of Marketing
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Tammy joined the Performing Arts Foundation in September 2021, after working closely with the organization for 25 years as a community partner in her previous role as Publisher/Editor of Wausau’s weekly newspaper City Pages. She has a background in business management and development, as well as journalism and community events. As The Grand’s Director of Marketing, Tammy develops strategies and campaigns, oversees print, digital and media communications, and manages marketing partnerships with the many organizations that help sustain The Grand Theater.
Mark Weiss Technical Director
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