Our Staff

Samantha Burris / Executive Director

Samantha is stepping in as Executive Director based on her experience with management, knowledge of the theater, and ability to work with the staff.  Samantha has over 30 years’ experience in dance and theater. After joining the Ragland staff in 2014, and spending several years as a Youth StARTS artist, and choreographer for the Ragland Summer Youth Camps since 2012.  She took over as Education director in 2017 and has worked side by side with the executive directors to learn all the ins and outs of the Ross Ragland.

exec.director@ragland.org  /  541.887.8632

Christy Ruegger / Chief Operations & House Manager

Christy has worked in almost every aspect of the performing arts over the past 31 years. As the Facility and House Manager for the RRT her responsibilities include the operation of the physical plant, safety, permits and logistics. You will also see Christy organizing the front of house to ensure audiences have a safe and enjoyable time.

operations@ragland.org  / 541.887.8634

Natalie Postles / Marketing Director

Natalie Postles was brought on by the Ragland as Marketing Director at the end of October 2021. She grew up in the Klamath Basin and has been a part of the theater community here since her childhood. Natalie is passionate about enriching community life in the basin through her work with the Ragland. She believes that exposure to the performing arts is a transformative experience at any age. She worked with KOTI-TV NBC2 in marketing and sales prior to accepting her position. She has a background in digital marketing and managing promotional events. Even when she’s not working at the Ragland she likes to stay involved in the community, act in local productions at the Linkville Playhouse, and she loves enjoying the outdoors with friend and family.

development@ragland.org  / 541.887.8638

Patrick Jaross/ Interim Education Director



education@ragland.org  / 541.887.8637

Deborah Jones / Programs Coordinator & Office Manager

Deborah joined the Ragland staff in 2013. As Programs Coordinator & Office Manager for RRT her primary responsibility is to coordinate a smooth transition from the planning phase of events and rentals to the production and follow up.

office@ragland.org  / 541.887.8630

Erik Flores / Technical Director

Erik moved to Klamath from Texas back in 2019 and joined up with the Ross Ragland working for Steve Ayola. Since joining the Ragland team he has worked on every production in one way or another. With 10 years of technical experience, he is excited to be part of the theater and continue to learn.

tech@ragland.org/ 541.887.8636

Phyllis Faries / Technical Assistant

Phyllis started working at the theater in 2011 as a stage hand and quickly became interested in lighting design. She had a background in sound engineering for the Klamath Blues Society and worked for a local radio station for years. She has effectively been the theaters main lighting designer for the past 8 years and Steve’s second in command for about 4 years. She recently became a full time employee as the official “Assistant Technical Director” and the “Ragland Big Screen Coordinator.” When she’s not running light or sound you can find her kayaking local rivers or camping with her dogs, kids and grandkids.

adt.tech@ragland.org / 541.887.8635

Corey Stamper / Box Office Manager

After moving to Klamath Falls when he was 18 Corey became involved with the local theaters. Having experience both on stage as an actor and dancer, as well as back stage, he has grown to love learning about the multiple facets of live theater. 


boxoffice@ragland.org / 541.887.8631

Will McKillip / Financial Advisor

Will has been a resident of Klamath Falls since 1967, a graduate from Klamath Community College, married to his amazing wife of 34 years with 2 children and six grandchildren. He is the most recent member of the Ross Ragland family.

finance@ragland.org / 541.887.8640

Ruth Olsen / Volunteer Coordinator

Ruth wears several hats here at the Ross Ragland.  She joined the Guild in 2011 and works as part of the facility crew, as well as being the Volunteer Coordinator.  Ruth has had a life-long love of music and played the accordion, piano, guitar, and marimba, as well singing in multiple choirs.  She also has a long history of community volunteerism and feels that it is a true honor to assist with the volunteers that are responsible for the long tradition of success at the Ross Ragland Theater.  The Guild plays a vital role at the Theater, literally, the show couldn’t go on without them!  She also loves dogs and chocolate.

volunteer@ragland.org / 541.887.8639



Board of Directors

Sam Stewart / Chair
Amanda Squibb / Vice Chair
Linda Riley / Treasurer
TBD  / Secretary

Lynne LeBlanc / Past Chair
Jessie DuBose
Kelly Armijo 
Josh Guest
Nic Phair
Chandra Awbrey 
Sandra Bailey
Gary Turner
Jean Pinniger / Director Emerita
Joan Staunton / Director Emerita
Gerald Freschi / Ragland Rife
Regina Morris / Ragland Guild


Upcoming Events

  1. Space Oddity- David Bowie Tribute

    Saturday, May 21 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Sarah Hagen

    Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Klamath Dance Presents: Fanta-sea

    Saturday, June 4 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Klamath Dance Presents: Fanta-sea

    Saturday, June 4 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Exhibition On Screen: Sunflowers/Van Gogh- Film

    Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  6. Retro Room Records Presents – Ragland Comedy Night Featuring Jamie Kennedy

    Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  7. Ragland Film Series: Rigoletto on the Lake – Film

    Thursday, June 30 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Summer Community Musical “Once Upon a Mattress”

    Friday, July 8 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm