Van Wert Live Team

Jarin Hart

Executive Director

Jarin Hart always knew she wanted a career in the music and live entertainment industry. Attending shows at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and other venues in the area, she was enamored by the productions she saw. Going on to intern at a record label in Chicago, she came back to Fort Wayne where she served in leadership roles with the Fort Wayne Dance Collective and the Embassy Theatre, among others. Jarin is excited to bring her passion and experience to her role as Executive Director and is looking forward to continuing to develop and grow Van Wert Live with diverse and inclusive programming and new exciting opportunities.

Hugh Saunier

Technical Director

Hugh has been involved from the very beginning as the technical director. He executes all aspects of the tech side of any production. This can range from setting up a microphone for a speaking guest to facilitating the installation of 5 semi trucks of equipment and scenery. 

Quincy Thompson

Marketing Director

Quincy adds her own flare of fun to the Van Wert LIVE brand. She is a Van Wert native who is fully vested in impacting the community with the live performing arts. As the Marketing Director, Quincy manages communication touchpoints that share the good news of entertainment opportunities at Van Wert Live's venues. She also builds relationships and engagement opportunities for Members, Media Partners, Advertisers, and Patrons. If you've been to a Van Wert Live pre-show party, you've seen Quincy at work making SO GOOD experiences for all!

Matt Saunier

Operations Steward

Matt has grown up around the stage, directing lights for his first show at age 6. With his father Hugh they know every aspect of backstage and put their knowledge to good use for Van Wert LIVE. Matt recently took up Finances for the Team, one of the many hats he wears when requested of him. His knowledge of the building, stage, and industry is always a valued asset.

Michelle Agler

Hospitality & Facilities Director

Michelle finds great joy in serving others. This passion fits well as she takes care of the Artists and handles the numerous behind-the-scenes details; even the unusual requests. She also manages rental events and other facilities-related details. She is often found spinning numerous plates without dropping a single one and watering the flowers so that the venues are beautiful when guests arrive. Michelle's specialty is making everything special for others.

Weston Thompson

Creatives + Media Director

Weston's position at Van Wert Live is a marriage of his design skills and his passion for jazz performance. He controls the visual touchpoints– print, digital, signage, and whatever comes next. Weston believes in the power of art to connect, heal, and excite real positive progress.

Amy McGovern

Box Office Director

Amy is the Box Office Director and Front of House Volunteer Coordinator.  Originally from Pennsylvania, she is thrilled to connect to the midwest through such a gem as Van Wert Live! Theater and live performing arts have been a passion of hers since she was an usher as a teenager in a small playhouse in rural PA.