Contact Us


Mailing and shipping address:
Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts
108 Spencer Road
Alto, New Mexico 88312

Main phone numbers (and BOX OFFICE NUMBERS) answered 9-5 M-F and 9 until intermission on performance days:
(888) 818-7872 toll free
(575) 336-4800 local
(575) 336-0055 box office fax

Charles Centilli, Spencer Theater Executive Director  Executive Director Charles Centilli has 25 years of experience in performing arts management. He graduated from the University of Texas with a business degree majoring in finance. Centilli was the Business Manager of the University of Texas Performing Arts Center in Austin and resided there for sixteen years. He oversaw the finances and accounting systems of five performance venues ranging from 500 to 3,000 seats. Centilli joined the Spencer Theater in December 1996 as the Director of Business Affairs. He was appointed as the Executive Director in January 2000. Centilli is responsible for the budget, the accounting/finance systems, the automation of financial reports, the payroll and he oversees personnel. Centilli reviews, negotiates, and finalizes the booking of performances, artists and rentals. E-mail to 
Donna Clarke, Spencer Theater Box Office Manager  Box Office Manager Donna Clarke oversees all box office accounts, ticket sales and Founders Club dinner ticket sales. She oversees the printing and mailing of tickets to patrons, as well as ticket arrangements for large groups. On performance nights Donna manages the sales of artist materials (CD’s, posters, etc.). Together with her staff, Donna maintains theater mailing lists and processes many of the major mailings of theater literature to patrons and schools (season brochures, contributor information and Class Acts brochures). Before joining the staff of the Spencer Theater in July 2001, Donna worked as an account manager for a major crop insurance agency. She is a native of Ruidoso. She can be reached by e-mail at Her direct phone connection is 575.336.0023. 
Bob Phaup  Technical Director/Stage Manager Robert Phaup brings more than 24 years of experience in stage direction, set construction and lighting design with him to the Spencer, including 15 years of national tours with major performing artists like Yanni, the Black Crows and Billy Joel. Robert is the contact for all technical and staging aspects. His direct line is 575.336.0018. His email address is 
Kathleen McDonald  Publicist Kathleen McDonald fields all media requests for information about the theater, and the shows that are performed at the theater. A former news reporter and free-lance writer, McDonald handles all publicity matters, marketing materials, brochure and program copy, press interviews, and the theater’s monthly newsletter, Facets. McDonald has served as theater publicist since June, 1999, after first joining the staff as sponsorship coordinator. Kat volunteers with the Lincoln County Humane Society doing radio spots about shelter animals and taking photos at the annual LCHS fundraiser called the Furrr Ball. McDonald may be reached at 575.336-0016. Her email address is 
  Marketing Coordinator Lauren Bergeron handles all graphic design for the theater, including all print advertisements, image design and layout for the season performance brochures. She also oversees distribution of the brochures to lodges, hotels, chambers of commerce, etc. Lauren creates the event posters, banners, light boards, table tents, visual submissions for grants and is the in-house computer technician, helping staff with incidental computer snafus. Previously working for a private printing operation in Ruidoso, Lauren rose to the level of Large Format Printing & Graphic Designer before joining the staff at the Spencer Theater in 2011. Lauren originally hails from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and has lived in Ruidoso for eight years. She is the mother of a 3-year-old boy named Asher. Bergeron may be reached at 575.336-0020. Her email address is
Spencer Theater House Manager Sharon Davis  House Manager Sharon Davis is the point person at all Spencer Theater performances for patron concerns. She is the public’s liaison to the Spencer Theater executive director, technical director, patron service manager, box office and marketing personnel; she coordinates valet and usher services, and assists both patrons and artists with transportation food and first aid services. Sharon began serving the theater as house manager in August 2002 after having previously served as the Spencer Theater Bar Manager. She first joined the staff as a bartender in 1997 and has regularly been on hand to assist operations in various departments. Sharon is the mother of two, is a former model and lives in Ruidoso. Her direct phone number is 575.336.0029. Her email address is
Simone Keith  Hospitality Manager Simone Keith enjoys providing superior food service for the Spencer Theater.  Her tasks involve event evaluation, menu planning, food purchasing, food preparation and the management of skilled staff members to coordinate the hospitality for every theater event. The Spencer Theater provides hospitality for the Founders Room patrons, Crystal Lobby buffet guests, backstage traveling artist & crew members as well as private parties, weddings and gala events. Since 2001, Simone feels challenged, privileged and proud to be a part of the Spencer Theater team. Simone can be reached at 575.336.0017 or via email at 
  Physical Plant Manager Duston Busby. 575.336.0025 or via email:
  Accountant Sandy Whitt handles all accounting transactions for the theater, including payroll, payables & receivables, and reconciles bank statements. She also maintains contributor information and is a valued hand at all Spencer’s fundraising events. She is a wizard at QuickBooks and a lifelong lover of numbers, especially when they crunch right. "There's definitely a high when there's an issue in balancing and suddenly I find it. Yes!" She holds a bachelor degree in accounting from ENMU, and is bubbly and energetic with a knack for crafts. Sandy is a mother and grandmother. She relocated to Alto from Roswell with her husband John. Prior to joining the Spencer staff in 2014, Sandy worked as an accountant for the Roswell Schools.  Her direct phone is 575.336.0015 and email is 

Spencer Theater Board of Directors

Frank Sayner, Trustee, President
Ronnie Hemphill, Treasurer, Trustee, Inc. Member
Wanda Harmon, Secretary
Bruce Morgan, Director
Joan Tucker, Director
Tom Battin, Director
Leon Kranz, Director

Suzanne O’Malley, Director


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