Meet The Board
The Valley Performing Arts Center is a newly tax-exempt non-profit organization with a board of directors. Currently we are beginning to build our board. Check back for updates.
  1. Founding Director
    Founding Director
    Erin Martin
    Has toured and performed in shows from a young age. She grew up singing with the Opera West Children’s Choir and went on to dance with BYU Theatre Ballet Company while still in high school. She received a B.F.A. in Music, Dance, and Theatre from BYU then went on to perform in two New York City Broadway productions of The Phantom of the Opera and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Later on, Erin attended grad school in Choreography and Dance at Shenandoah University in Virginia. Erin has 4 beautiful children, one with special needs, and is a strong advocate for people with disabilities. She resides in Sunnyside with her family and hopes to bring more of the fine arts to this wonderful community.
  2. Founding Director
    Founding Director
    Elizabeth Moss
    A classical pianist, bred in the Northwest, and refined in the South. She received a Master’s Degree in Piano Pedagogy at the University of Tennessee in 2010. While in Tennessee, she worked at the University, teaching undergraduate group piano and individual lessons. From 2008 to 2010, she helped create and run the Oakridge Summer Music Conservatory for string and piano students. In 2008, Elizabeth completed a B.A. in Piano Performance from Southern Oregon University, where she was involved in accompanying and singing in multiple choirs. She enjoys adjudicating, conducting, and performing throughout the Northwest. She now resides in Sunnyside WA with her husband, Brady, and two emerging musical children, where she runs a teaching studio. Her most recent project has been to help create the Valley Performing Arts Center, which she hopes will fill the Lower Valley with music!
  3. Secretary
    Ryan Blodgett J.D., LL.M.
    Grew up in Kennewick. Ryan practices law and assists a regional CPA firm in its tax practice. Ryan serves the ag. industry, local businesses, nonprofit organizations, trusts and estates, and individuals in legal and matters. He earned his law degree and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Denver. Prior to law school, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from BYU. He began his career as a tax lawyer in the Denver metro area with a boutique tax and estate planning firm that served clients in CO and CA. He served as legal counsel to various families and closely-held companies in tax, estate, corporate, and succession planning matters. Ryan is currently licensed to practice law in WA and CO. When he is not practicing law, he most enjoys exercise, playing the guitar, serving in various local organizations, and spending time with his family.