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Jan Traughber
- Director
Kirkland, Rm 113
(217) 424-3925

Jan has over twenty-five years of experience as a business manager and supervisor. Before becoming Director, Jan held the position of Box Office and Patrons Relations Manager where she was responsible for subscription and single ticket sales for the Series, as well as handling ticket sales for the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra and College of Fine Arts productions. Additionally, she spearheaded Kirkland’s patron relations area by organizing and hosting the handful of customer appreciation events the Center holds annually. Jan holds a BS in Management and Organizational Leadership from Millikin University.




Bryan Diver- Technical Director
Kirkland, Room 205
(217) 424-6341

Bryan has facilitated and produced over 650 events since becoming the Technical Director (TD) for Kirkland Fine Arts Center. In his capacity as TD, he serves as chief resident technician for all Fine Arts and Series events and is also responsible for maintaining the physical plant of the Center. A theatrical designer, Diver received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Scenic Design from the University of Illinois and an Associate Arts degree from Illinois Central College. He was an assistant designer with the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.






Mary Lynn Arnold
- Events Coordinator
Kirkland, Room 115
(217) 424-6227

Mary Lynn is responsible for scheduling the many and varied facilities housed within the Kirkland Fine Arts Center. She tracks all events, schedules rooms, and interfaces with outside clients to insure clients’ needs are met. Mary Lynn handles over 1,000 building uses per year, and maintains the information flow for all users of the Center. Mrs. Arnold also maintains budgeting for the half-dozen accounts under the jurisdiction of the Kirkland Fine Arts Center. She also holds the position of Administrative Assistant for the Art Department at Millikin.






Sean Deener- Assistant Technical Director 
Kirkland, Room 202
(217) 424-6224

Sean's responsibilities help support the technical functions of Kirkland for all performances including the Performing Arts Series, College of Fine Arts events, and other community uses. He also coordinates events between Kirkland and all of Millikin departmental organizations. He has held positions in sound design, engineering, and lighting, and  years of freelance theatrical work throughout central Illinois. Aside from the ATD position, Sean also helps with planning for the marketing of Kirkland as he holds a BS in Marketing from Millikin University.

Melissa Lindow- Patron Relations Manager
Kirkland, Box Office
(217) 424-3932

Melissa brings four years theatre administration experience to this position.  Her experiences have taken her to companies in Chicago, Utah and Minnesota, working with multiple ticketing systems.  Ms. Lindow’s responsibilities include supervising student employees, interns, managing subscription and single ticket sales, sales for the Performing Arts series, and other ticked events in conjunction with Millikin University. She also maintains the Kirkland website and all Kirkland social media outlets.  Melissa holds a BFA in Theatre Administration from Millikin University.