The CD Players Theater Board of Directors

Meet the team behind our performances

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Deanne Herrling


Deanne joined CD Players in 2007 as vice president, and has played roles (with her two daughters) in many CDP productions. She became president in 2013 and directed "Mary Poppins" in 2019. Deanne enjoys watching people of all ages enjoy the live theater experience, making new friends and having fun.

Peggy Punsel

Vice President

Peggy is amazing, a miracle maker! We don't know what we'd do without her support.

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Lisa Moen

Board Secretary

Lisa has been active on the board for several years. Her children have participated in numerous CD Players performances.

Ken Smith


Ken began his journey with CDP as a parent volunteer in 2013. He's performed in several of our shows, and helps with set design too.

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Jo Matheson

Board Member

Jo has been active in the organization since 2004, first becoming involved when her grandchildren began acting in our performances. Today Jo helps out with costuming for CDP shows.

Gwen Schneider

Board Member

Gwen is an invaluable member of the team, helping out in many roles in CD Players productions.

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Tim Reichert

Board Member

Tim has been active with CDP since 2018, first as a parent of his children in our productions, then as a board member. He sees theater as an important character building activity which brings diversity to our communities.

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Les Williams

Board Member

Les has been involved with the organization since our 2013 production of "Music Man." He's in charge of set building and fixing things the rest of us don't know how to.

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John Scott

Board Member

John assists the group with marketing, events and the website. John is the president and founder of John Scott Media, a local web design and marketing company. He lives in Oakland with his wife Cyndi.

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Emily Holtan

Board Member

Emily is from Deerfield. She has lived there for most of her life. She graduated from Deerfield High School in 2003. She has 2 children, a 7 year old son and a 12 year old daughter who both attend Deerfield schools. 


Emily has a huge love and passion with music and musical plays. This love came from her choir teacher Judy Brandt. The love of music came from Judy and Emily is passing that love on to her children. 


In her free time Emily enjoys camping, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.