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The CD Players Theater Board of Directors

Our mission: The purpose of the Cambridge/Deerfield Players Theater is to inspire, stimulate, promote, teach, and develop interest in the dramatic arts in Cambridge, Deerfield and surrounding communities.

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Barbara St. John


Barbara joined the CD Players Theater Board in 2023. She has seven years of costuming experience with the St. Bernard Players Theatre in Madison. She also has 501 (c) 3 non-profit experience with marketing, fundraising and event planning. 


Barbara is passionate about community theatre while embracing and supporting the creative talents of actors of all ages.  She lives in  Cambridge.

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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Peggy Punsel

Vice President

Peggy has served on the Board for a number of years, and is a force of nature! Her insight and business sense is a critical skill in helping CDP bring you our performances.

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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, as well as balancing the organization's checkbook.

Brittany Smith

Board Member

Brittany has been a part of CD Players since the 2013 production of “Beauty and the Beast” as part of the cast. She has been involved with theater constantly since then, including as president of her college’s drama club freshman and sophomore year of college.

Brittany has returned, working as an educator in Cottage Grove and joining the CD Players Board in 2023.

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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.

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.


Rachel Holmquist

Board Member

Rachel grew up in Deerfield and currently is living there with her family. She is a proud mom of triplet daughters. Her children were part of both CDP productions in 2022, and her husband has joined the CD Players family as an actor in 2023.

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Deanne Herrling

Past president and current board member

Deanne served the CD Players as Vice President from 2007-2013 and then President from 2013 until 2024. She had the pleasure of being an actor in many productions, along with her two daughters, over the years. She co-directed Mary Poppins (2019), Addams Family (2021), Frozen, Jr. (2021), Beauty and the Beast (2022) and was the Producer for Little Mermaid, Jr in 2022.


Deanne enjoyed watching people of all ages enjoy the live theater experience, making new friends and having fun.

Sarah Olson

Board Member

Sarah joined the CD Players in 2023 when her daughters joined the cast of the Little Mermaid, Jr.  She has helped as costume mom on several shows in Marshall before coming to CD players and in her full time career she is an educator of 20+ years.  Her passion is for teaching, watercolor art, crafting, and creating memories with her family. 


Stephanie Blaser

Board Member

Stephanie grew up in Cambridge and joined CD Players in 2022, when her daughter joined the cast for The Addams Family. She loves the confidence and community CD brings to kids and adults alike. Stephanie was welcomed to the Board in 2023.


Nikolay Vechinski

Board Member

Nikolay has appeared in previous CD Players performances, and has assisted in technical tasks for our shows as well. He joined the board in 2023.

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