The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's professional staff are here to make your visit to the Cultural Arts Center a memorable one. Please feel free to contact them with any questions or special requests.
Fred Helsel | Acting General Manager
With a Masters in Theater Management from Penn State University, Fred has served as Assistant Manager for SVCAC since their opening in November of 1995 and is now Acting General Manager. During that time he has also appeared both onstage in such roles as Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof", ZaZa in "La Cage Aux Folles" and Lenny in "Of Mice and Men" as well as directing such SVCAC audience favorites as "Hairspray", "Pippin", "bare: a pop opera", “Sister Act” and more. An award winning producer, actor, director and designer, Fred has been directing and producing theater in the Los Angeles area for over 25 years.
Phone: (805) 583-7902
Bets E Lastort | Office Manager
A former graphic designer and newspaper columnist, Bets hails from Altoona, Pennsylvania. She has been the box office manager and graphic artist for the CAC for the past 10 years and worked in the box office previous to that. Her experience in theater includes a very brief stint on stage, a long time member of the Board of Directors for the Santa Paula Theater Center, and some costume design work as well as encouraging her two daughters, son-in-law and brothers in their theatrical endeavors.
Phone: (805) 583-7905
Linda Sanhamel | Box Office Manager
Linda has been making people smile as part of the Cultural Arts Center staff for over five years. She is the coordinator for the theater’s volunteer usher program, and is your point of contact for any assistance with reservations and group sales. You will often see Linda in the lobby during intermission interacting with guests. A long time Simi Valley resident, Linda served for many years as a volunteer at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, and is a past recipient of the SVCAC Volunteer of the Year award.
Phone: (805) 583-7905
Seth Kamenow | Technical Director
Seth has been working behind the scenes at the Cultural Arts Center since 2012 and is currently the Center’s Technical Director. With a technical theater degree from California Lutheran University, Seth brings with him years of experience as a scenic designer, lighting designer and stage technician. Seth designs and builds most of the sets for SVCAC productions as well as some other theaters in the Ventura County area. He has also appeared onstage at the Cultural Arts Center in such roles as Motel in “Fiddler on the Roof”, Woof in “HAIR”, Bazzard in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” and more. Seth is also an accomplished dancer and choreographer.
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Administrative Office (805) 5830-7905
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