The Board 2017-05-30T14:54:55+00:00

Kenneth Wayne Yarbrough

The Port Aransas Community Theatre…

…is a community…

…for a community…

…by a community…

  • I have been involved with PACT for 12 years – both on and off the stage
  • I served as PACT’s Artistic Director for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons
  • I have produced or directed over 35 productions and special events at PACT
  • I have worked to create a partnership between PACT and PAISD. This partnership provides students the opportunities to participate in 2-3 productions a year.
  • I researched, tested and implemented Brown Paper Tickets, the free trade ticket exchange that PACT uses to sell it’s tickets to it’s events and productions.
  • I chaired the technology committee responsible for updating the lighting and sound in the PACT Theatre.
  • I have received several Sandy Award nominations and awards including: Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Male Vocalist.

I have two daughters, Kelsea and Cathryn. My best friend of 25 years, Chelle, lives in Austin. I have three grandpups, Charlie, Ralph and Benny.

I am the Director for Youth and Family Services for the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation.

Darlene Secich

Theatre Manager

I support the Pact Mission Statement & the Board of Directors at Pact. .

My job is to make your visit to the theatre the best in the coastal bend!  

If you should have a suggestion or comment, please contact me at 361 749 6036 or email me at

Denise Keller

I moved here in 2011. I became involved with the theatre in 2013. My first play was Daddy’s Dying Who’s Got the Will. I was hooked. I love to get the laughter from the audience. I have been in Sex Please We’re Sixty, Til Beth Do Us Part, Aresenic & Old Lace. Directed 80’s Prom Gone Bad, and Co-Directed Sun, Sex and the CIA. I was elected to the PACT Board in 2016.

Margaret Price

I have been a resident of Port Aransas for 25 years and have been involved as a volunteer in numerous facets, including 12 years on the PAISD Board of Trustees, Treasurer First Baptist Church and Treasurer of PACT for the past three years. I was co-owners of Island Boat Works for 22 years and am now employed there as Office Manager. In the summer of 2016, I returned to the stage to be in the cast of Bye Bye Birdie. My previous acting experience was in 1968 in the play inherit the Wind. I really enjoyed being in BBB but also enjoy my roll behind the scenes. The first PACT production I saw was soon after we had moved to town and it w3as an outdoor venue behind Tarpon Inn. PACT has come a long way and I am very proud to be involved and serving as a Board Member.

Matt Ponder

Nicole Boyer

I am excited to be a member of PACT & to serve on the Board. I moved to Port Aransas in 2005 & have enjoyed the theatre & performances since then. My children have thrived in the children’s productions, and my youngest even took his first steps on the stage during rehearsals for Lion King Jr.!

Vivian Carlson

I am humbled to be asked to serve out an unexpired term on the board and to represent the theatre as secretary. I moved to Port Aransas in 2012 after taking an early retirement from a career as a teacher in the public schools. I became involved with PACT after attending many performances and then acting in a one-act play. I look forward to supporting the PACT’s mission and helping to expand community participation, education in the theatre arts and the variety of presentations offered.

Amanda Tipps

I am currently the Fine Arts Teacher at Olsen Elementary in Port Aransas and also a resident of Port Aransas. I am the mother of two PAISD students, ages 12 and 16. My husband and I also own The Saltwater Line, a local fishing gear store.

I have been involved in many productions at the theatre. I served as musical director and/or provided vocal coaching for the following youth productions: Fiddler on the Roof Jr, Elf Jr, Beauty and the Beast, and Disney’s The Lion King Jr. Productions I have performed in include Shrek, Godspell, Women of Classic Country, and Bye Bye Birdie. I also served as the musical director for Shrek and Bye Bye Birdie. The theatre has become one of my passions both personally and professionally.