Meet the Team

OnStage Board & Staff


James P. Darvas

Artistic Director

With a lifelong passion for theatre and vision for serving the community through art, James brings an innovative and professional style to OnStage. 


Kelsie R. Morris

Managing Director

Kelsie can often be seen behind the scenes as Stage Manager for many of our productions.  She brings her energy and love of all things theatre to OSP.


MaeAnn Ross

Technical Director

MaeAnn is a local Texas transplant and  has been Sound Designing for almost ten years. She a degree in Technical Production and brings fresh technical ideas to the Onstage community. 


Greg Newman

Member at Large

Greg is excited to join OnStage Playhouse after recently moving to Chula Vista from Los Angeles, where he was involved in live improv and online marketing.


M.G. Perez

Publicity Partner

M.G. is well known in San Diego theatre community as the founder and director at San Diego Theatre Connection.


Holly Stephenson

Member at Large

A San Diego native, Holly has spent the past 20+ years involved in the region’s theatre as an actor, director, producer and stage manager. With previous OSP board service and past experience as President of the board for Executive Women International - San Diego Chapter, Holly brings with her a unique set of leadership skills to put to good use for OSP’s theatre worth talking about.


Lynne Batchelor

Board President

Lynne has been part of OnStage Playhouse for over 10 years and works closely with our ushers and house management. 

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Ashley Gardner

Board Vice President

Ashley leads the marketing and volunteer effort at the theatre. Her background is in radio, television, and non-profit management.


Desiree Peters

Board Treasurer

Desiree has contributed to OnStage by managing finances for the theatre for 10 years. She also produces and helps to staff the box office.


Stacey Sutich

Board Secretary

Stacey hails from Ohio and relocated to San Diego 10 years ago.  She is an all around theatre supporter working in box office and production.


Sandra Ruiz

Member at Large

For over 20 years, Sandra Ruiz has been part of the theatre world in San Diego working as an actor, director, costume designer, casting assistant and teaching artist. Born & raised in San Diego, a graduate of UCSD, she is proud to be a part of the next generation of theatre makers here in Chula Vista.

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Open Position

Board Member

We're looking for a new Board Member, reach out if your interested. Email




291 Third Ave

Chula Vista, 

91910, CA