ABOUT US
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. Board Member
    Board Member
    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.
  4. Board Chair
    Board Chair
    Brittany Weaver
    Brittany Weaver has Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and has used her education to promote health and wellness. She is currently a certified Spinning instructor. In 2013-14 Brittany worked on a team to develop a non-profit organization whose purpose was to improve education for K-8 students in the Lower Valley whilst serving as the Board Chair. Brittany and her husband, who are Colorado natives, came to the Lower Valley in 2010 so that he could practice full-scope family medicine. Since then, they have worked together to open a Rural Health Clinic with the aim of improving health and well-being of body, mind and spirit both through medical practice as well as community involvement. They love exploring the Pacific Northwest and can be found running and biking in the summer or skiing in the winter with their six children.
  5. Secretary
    Secretary
    Lindsee Curfman
    Lindsee Curfman is a native of Sunnyside. She has planned baby showers, parties, and weddings and found that she shines best when she is organizing and designing an event no matter how big or small. Her goal is to help people have a good time and transform them for a couple of hours to somewhere else. In 2001 she served as Miss Sunnyside and learned that a community can only thrive when the people volunteer their time to make that community better. She has volunteered for the United Methodist Preschool, Hilton Elementary School PTA, Zillah Intermediate School PTA, and has served as the Sunnyside Swim Team secretary for 3 years. She is also a member of the Sunnyside Rotary Club. Lindsee's oldest daughter joined VCC in 2017 and upon seeing an immediate transformation, Lindsee knew this would be a great program. Lindsee currently resides in Sunnyside with her husband and three children.
  6. Treasurer
    Treasurer
    Lydia Moyer
    Lydia grew up in a family where the arts were appreciated, pursued and celebrated. She is one of 4 siblings where each one studied music and participated in an elite high school program. As a result of those experiences in music she has learned a great appreciation for the arts which she desires to instill in her own family and throughout the lower valley. In 2010 she earned her bookkeeping degree at CBC while raising her 5 children. Her education has continued to be a blessing to her and her family. With her skills she has been able to serve a wide range of businesses including non-profit organizations, farming and local entrepreneurs. Now Lydia is excited to lend her skills and passion to Valley Performing Arts in its growth.