Board of Directors


Stacey Ardelean, Founding Artistic Director

Stacey is the founding Artistic Director of Fuse Theatre. Her work includes theatre for social justice projects with local partners and creating collaborative performative experiences in and with the community.  Prior to founding Fuse Theatre in 2015, she served as the elementary drama teacher for a Bay Area private school for seventeen years.  Stacey also currently serves as the Board Chair of AATE, American Alliance for Theatre and Education.  

Rick has over 30 years in hi-tech marketing and management.  He is an avid lover of theatre and music, starting with frequent visits to Broadway as a child.  Rick is thrilled to support Fuse Theatre and serves as a member of the board providing marketing, IT and management direction.

Rick Freedman, Founding Board Member
Terry Sturtevant, Board Member

Terry is a native Californian, loves the Theater, and has over 20 years experience in Human Resources at JP Morgan and IBM. Since her college days as an English major at UCLA , Terry has been a passionate theater goer. She believes in supporting local and regional theaters .

Dr. Joanne Schultz is a licensed CPA and served as Vice President of Administrative Services at Merced College and Dean of Business Services for Ohlone College.  She has been a long-time patron and supporter of the arts in her community and currently serves as Treasurer for Fuse Theatre.

Joanne Schultz, Founding Board Member


Matthew W. Jower-Ho, Board Member

Matt has worked a plethora of shows on stage and backstage for theatre companies in Atlanta, San Francisco and New York. Some of Matthews stage management credits include, Atlanta: Jekyll & Hyde (Atlanta Lyric), “Baby That Is Rock ‘N Roll, The Lieber Stoller Era”, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow: The music of Harold Arlen” (Theatrical Outfit), San Francisco: “Nan and the Lower Body” (TheatreWorks | Silicon Valley) “Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure” & “Fifty Million Frenchmen” (42nd St. Moon) “Grease”, “Hairspray” & “Sound of Music” (Broadway By the Bay), New York: “Kedagawan” (NY Fringe Festival), National Tours: “Wizard of Oz”, “Hairspray” USA and Japan Engagement (Networks Presentations) “Evita” (Theater League), Matthew also worked as a Stage & Production Manager for Celebrity Cruises. He is a graduate from UC Santa Barbara in Stage Management.