Board of Directors

PAE is run by an enthusiastic, dedicated volunteer board

Sherry Ostendorf

Board Chair

Sherry has served as the costume designer or assistant designer for multiple PAE showsand has worked with various companies and schools in the Portland area, most notably Northwest Classical Theatre Company and Circle Theatre. In addition to her theatrical experience, Sherry was involved in a number of non-profit endeavors and non-governmental organizations including event organization for Familia Salud and corporate liaison for the Loreto Vietnam-Australia Program. Sherry served as costume designer, wardrobe manager, board member and producer for Lyric Theater of San Jose for many years prior to relocating to the land of Shakespeare and still holds a particular fondness for the Gilbert and Sullivan lexicon.


Dennis Fitzpatrick

Board Member
Mr. Fitzpatrick’s involvement with the performing arts has spanned more than 40 years. He is an actor, voice actor, director, producer working in film, TV, radio and theatre. He was a member of a repertory company in Bucks County, PA for several years, worked Off Broadway, London, San Francisco and N.W. Arkansas. He received 2013 Best Actor in the NW Short Film Festival and is also a Board Member of APP-NW, in Portland, OR.

Krista Harmon

Board Member, Access Coordinator
Krista also serves as Access Coordinator, arranging both ASL interpretation and Audio-description for our performances and promoting those events to appropriate groups.  Krista is also a dragon boat racer and a loving mom.


Jill Murray

Board member, Administrative and Development Director
Jill has enjoyed our shows with her family for many years and comes to us with a background in fundraising and development. Currently the Director of Development at CODA, Inc., Jill previously served as Director of Foundation & Corporate Relations at Concordia University. Linking positive social change to the power of words carries into her work, whether she’s fundraising, advocating for education, or capturing a client’s story.


Heather Godsey

Board Member
Heather has been a fan of Shakespeare-in-the-Parks for many years, and has loved watching her husband and daughter in PAE performances. She is also a school nurse, and loves to sing and ride horses, but not at the same time.



Future Board Member
We have a few positions available on the board.  Are you interested in helping PAE bring accessible classical theatre to area communities?  Are you willing to put in some effort towards that mission? Business skills, theatre skills, resources and connections are great, but enthusiasm trumps them all!  Drop us a line at