Catherine Rickbone

Executive Director OCCA/PAC/VAC/Lincoln County Arts/Oregon Coast Cultural Alliance

Catherine Rickbone is the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts Executive Director. As executive director of OCCA, her job entails developing and presenting new and existing initiatives along with handling board support, community relations, resource development, and day-to-day management of the arts council. The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts has a great board, great volunteers and great staff, as they all work together to get it all done.

Rickbone has held other arts management positions, including executive director of the Emporia (KS) Art Council, and executive director of the Grants Pass Museum of Art. As an independent contractor, she has conducted public relations, marketing, writing, business management, speaking, copy editing for a variety of clients including Hallmark Cards, the County Club Plaza Merchants Association, Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, and Living Opportunities, to name a few.

She serves as Chair of the Public Art Committee for the City of Newport, Oregon, as treasurer and grants administrator of the Lincoln County Cultural Coalition, on the board of the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, on the Yaquina Bay Economic Foundation and in Newport Rotary. Reach her at 541-574-2652.

Bonnie Prater

OCCA Assistant Director/Business Manager

Bonnie Prater is the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts Business Manager. Reach her at 541-574-2655.

Tom Webb

Visual Arts Center Director

Tom Webb has joined the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) team as the new Visual Arts Center (VAC) Director. OCCA Executive Director Catherine Rickbone says “Tom is a great fit with his background in nonprofit leadership and arts programming, as well as his more recent experiences in education.” Raised in Portland, Tom has served as executive director for Orlo, a nonprofit organization that explores place-based issues through the creative arts, and as editor for Orlo’s award-winning publication, The Bear Deluxe Magazine. Tom notes, “Orlo presents a full spectrum of arts programming, including publications, exhibitions, film and video series, educational road shows and numerous community-based arts events.” Orlo and The Bear Deluxe magazine have been recognized by the Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, Literary Arts, Print magazine, the Bumpershoot Arts Festival, and High County News, among others, for editorial and design excellence. Tom’s other recent roles include outreach coordinator for the Honoring Our Rivers project, a program to encourage and publish student work related to rivers and watersheds, and editor at Portland State University. For the past three years, Tom has served as associate professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, teaching a master’s level class in magazine development. “With Tom’s background, we look forward to his creative energies in helping OCCA manage the VAC, create stimulating exhibitions and develop our arts learning program,” says Rickbone. Tom is no stranger to Newport and he admits, “I’ve been looking for an opportunity to relocate to the Oregon coast. I’m more than excited to be here.” In thinking about being the first male to fill the VAC manager position, he replies: “It’s good to know that there aren’t any glass ceilings at the VAC, at least not any more.” Tom is a published author (poetry and creative nonfiction) and an award-winning magazine editor. View Tom’s LinkedIn profile at He enjoys cycling and tennis and even a bit of competitive duplicate bridge. OCCA encourages readers to stop by the VAC and welcome Tom or contact him at or 541-265-6569.

Randy Storms

PAC Operations Manager/Technical Director

Randy is a theatre professional with decades of experience in a variety of venues. Most recently he served as Lead Technician for the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA; located roughly halfway between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C.

Randy has worked as a union stagehand (IATSE Local #15) since 1996, working shows and events in the greater Seattle area; including many stadium concert events. He was also employed for 15 years as the Technical Director for a large high School theatre, with a busy schedule of plays, concerts, lectures, assemblies, and other performances and events. Reach him it 541-574-3362 or

Justin Gleeson

PAC Sound & Acoustic Technician and IT Manager

Justin Gleeson is the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) sound and acoustic technician.

Justin Received his Associate of Applied Arts Degree in Audio Production from the Art Institute of Seattle. While attending school, Gleeson interned at a cultural arts center. He later become technical manager of this facility and operated sound, lights and video. He also managed their internship program.

Also during this time Gleeson started working as a stagehand, deckhand and audio technician for Rhino Staging.

When he moved to the Oregon coast, he quickly got involved in the local music scene mixing sound for local events. Justin eventually found himself at the PAC. Justin began helping with PAC capital campaign efforts on sound and acoustics.

“Justin has been invaluable to OCCA as we installed the PAC’s new sound equipment,” says OCCA executive director Catherine Rickbone. “Then he joined the installation team and spent many days helping the Meyer technicians install the new Meyer Constellation acoustic system in the Alice Silverman Theatre.

OCCA welcomes Gleeson as PAC sound and acoustic technician. He can be reached at or 541-574-2651.

Barbara Berge

PAC Capital Campaign Assistant

Barbara Berge is the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts’ “Entertain the Future” Performing Arts Center (PAC) Capital Campaign assistant, and works with the OCCA staff and Capital Campaign Chair Mark McConnell.

“Working for the capital campaign is both challenging and rewarding,” says Berge. “It certainly utilizes my experience as well as allows me to hone new skills.” Berge has collaborated with McConnell to develop and assist with campaign communications, public relations outreach and fundraising events. She has developed a grant reporting schedule and is responsible for getting out the interim and final grant reports in a timely manner as well as managing campaign record keeping and note-taking at all the Capital Campaign Committee meetings.

OCCA Executive Director Catherine Rickbone notes that “an important aspect of Barbara’s work has been to research and recommend donor management software that would reflect not just the capital campaign but all aspects of OCCA’s revenue streams.”

Berge is no stranger to the non-profit world, having co-founded a non-profit organization in New Mexico and worked for two others here in Oregon. Her background experience runs the gamut from grant management and reporting to overseeing donor databases as well as publicity, fundraising and general secretarial skills. She brings knowledge and dedication to OCCA and the capital campaign.

Berge grew up in the UK and trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. As a professional actress, she worked for 12 years in London, New York, and in regional theater and, given her background, she says, “I feel right at home at the PAC.”

Reach her at or at 541-574-5460

Jamie Reel

Volunteer Coordinator

OCCA welcomes Jamie Reel as the organization’s new volunteer coordinator.

Jamie graduated from Newport High School in 2007 and has been a life long resident of the Newport area. She has volunteered with Lincoln County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), My Sisters’ Place, Lincoln County District Attorney’s office, Project Homeless Connect, and the Lincoln County School District.

She has also worked as the outreach/volunteer coordinator for My Sisters’ Place as well as youth activities leader for Oregon Family Support Network.

Jamie and her husband have a nine-year-old son who is an avid sports player and Cub Scout. They spend their spare time traveling for sporting events and enjoying the outdoors.

Reach her at 541-574-2653 or at

Sara Siggelkow

VAC Youth Arts Coordinator, NPBAF Coordinator

Sara Siggelkow serves as youth arts coordinator at the Newport Visual Arts Center.

“The part-time position increases OCCA resources in the area of visual arts programming for youth and is geared toward additional program growth,” says OCCA Executive Director Catherine Rickbone. Sara’s initial focus areas were planning summer art camps, instructor outreach and registration processes.

Besides her role as youth arts coordinator, Sara is also the coordinator for OCCA’s Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival. She works at the Breach the Moon Gallery in Newport.

“Sara brings to her positions a strong background in project management and training, and creative entrepreneurship,” says OCCA VAC Director Tom Webb.

Charlotte Dinolt

VAC Rental Manager

Charlotte Dinolt serves as the rentals coordinator at the Newport Visual Arts Center. Dinolt is working 10 hours per week handling rental reservations, contracts and follow up with the many community members and organizations that utilize the VAC for various events and workshops. She focuses on community outreach to increase rental usage.

“Charlotte’s skills align with the position; she is very well respected around town; and she shares a passion for the arts,” said OCCA VAC Director Tom Webb.

As a long-time manager at the nearby Sylvia Beach Hotel, Charlotte Dinolt has demonstrated experienced in customer service, public relations, concierge, financial management and facility maintenance. She has strong skills in communication, office administration and project management. Her community involvement includes volunteer work with the Newport Symphony, the Newport Public Library, Writers on the Edge, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center and the Seal Rock Garden Club.

“I’ve known Charlotte for the last dozen years in her capacity at the Sylvia Beach Hotel, and her customer service skills are a great help for us at the VAC,” says OCCA Executive Director Catherine Rickbone.

Dinolt’s work schedule includes Tuesdays (2-6pm), Thursdays (3-6pm) and Saturdays (3-6pm). These will be the VAC’s primary rental staff hours, though Webb is available to assist renters with calendar reservations on weekdays as well.

Dinolt can be reached at 541-265-6540 or by email at

Rhodd Caldwell

PAC Box Office & Administrative Staff

Judy Murphy

PAC Box Office & Administrative Staff


PAC Custodian