The Board 2017-06-29T20:22:21+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

Matt has been in theatre work for the past 10 years. He joined with PACT in December of 2015. He has participated with multiple plays through PACT including: Bye Bye Birdie, Disney’s Lion King Jr., Arsenic and Old Lace, Elf Jr., and has helped with the bits and pieces of others. He also runs the shop at the theatre. He is a back stage person and enjoys helping with the tech work. He has been working on improving the conditions of the shop and the use of the shop. He has big ideas to keep the PACT running the way it is and improve aspects of it to keep it competitive with surrounding theaters. He has always enjoyed being a part of the theatre and looks forward to what the future has to hold with the theatre.

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.