Board of Directors

Robert Karazim

President/CEO

Arts Commissioner, City of Pontiac
Vice Chair, Pontiac Historic Commission
CEO, K and R Studios, Pontiac
Partner, 47 North, LLC
Past Member, Community Development Team, Detroit Institute of Arts
Founder, Canvas Pontiac
Pontiac Resident

Glen Konopaskie

Vice President

Strategy Consultant
Pontiac Main Street Director 2011-2017
Pontiac Resident

Lisa G. Mohler

Treasurer

PLAT Co-Founder
Legal Assistant - Ufer, Spaniola and Frost
Owner - Relhom Marketing & Management Services, LLC
Partner, 47 North, LLC
Past Co-Chair Canvas Pontiac
Lifetime Member, Past Board Member, Lakeland Players Community Theater
Auburn Hills Resident

Karen Jorgensen

Secretary

Occupational Therapist Registered, Certified Case Manager
Certified Environmental Access Consultant, Certified Aging in Place Specialist
Partner, 47 North, LLC
Past Co-Chair, Canvas Pontiac
Past Secretary, Pontiac DBA
Pontiac Resident

Nancy Oeswein

Trustee

Owner, Producer, Screenwriter, Auburn Moon Productions
Past Board Member, Ohio Arts Presenters Network
Past Board Member, National Association Campus Activities Magazine (NACA)
Past Conference Committee Member, Arts Midwest
Awarded 18 national and international awards for production and screenwriting
Eight-time recipient Agent of the Year award
Six-time recipient Agency of the Year from NACA - performing arts association for over 3000 colleges and over 2000 artists and agencies
Rochester Hills Resident

Key Staff, Cultural Workers, & Artists

Lisa Mohler

Board Treasurer, Operations Manager – contract
PLAT Co-Founder with 40+ years in theater, 30+ years business experience in start-ups/managerial human resources/accounting, small and corporate – retail to international. Mohler has worked as a legal secretary for over 20 years. She is actively involved in downtown Pontiac’s development.
Legal Assistant – Ufer, Spaniola and Frost
Owner / Operator – Relhom Marketing & Management Services, LLC
Partner, 47 North, LLC
Past Co-Chair of Canvas Pontiac
Lifetime Member, Past Board Member, Lakeland Players Community Theater
Auburn Hills Resident
Part-time volunteer and some commission earnings, 20 hours

John Zielinski, M.B.A.

igital Media & Design – Project digital media artist and film editor – contract
Owner & Digital Media Artist, Lakehouse Studios, Brighton, MI 2010 – Present; Technical Support StarTrax Entertainment, Birmingham, MI 2013 – Present
John, aka “JJ”, has served the graphic and digital design community since 2011. He holds a BFA from College for Creative Studies, Entertainment Arts, 2010, Specialization: Animation and Video Production. He holds an MBA from South University, 2012. His professional skills include: Designing and marketing promotional pieces for corporate clients, developing graphics and digital media throughout the Metro Detroit area. JJ brings vast knowledge of film production, software and editing to the project.
Subcontractor

Eric Brunk

Project technical facilitator (lights, sound) – contract
IT Manager at City of Birmingham, MI. Brunk (2016-current) – server, network, desktop, and user support for the entire City, as well as the department budget, project coordination and implementation, Video Productions and online meeting management for the City and management of IT staff. Eric has supported his sons’ community theater involvement for 15 years, working either backstage or with theater tech, lighting, sound. Prior to parenthood he served as a student stage manager / technician in college. He has also volunteered as a sound and lighting tech for a few churches off and on for about 25 years. His wealth of experience includes:-P.C. installation, repair and upgrade – 29 years
-Network Administrator – multi-server, multi-location LAN/WAN environments – 25 years
-Microsoft Networking – 24 years industry experience; Supporting and implementing cisco environments
-Theater Experience: Production team member, running sound and assisting in lighting design for Lakeland Players Community Theatre – 6 years to current; Pontiac’s Little Arts Theater– 3 years to current; Starlight Theatre – 2 years to current; Pontiac Theatre IV; Kathy Marra Productions; Farmington Hills Youth Theater – Production team member (past), sound tech
Subcontractor

Robert Karazim

CEO and Co-Founder PLAT; Film editing – contract
Robert is an Arts Commissioner for the City of Pontiac (6 years) and is Vice Chair of the Pontiac Historic Commission. He is also CEO and building professional for K and R Studios, Pontiac, specializing in historic restoration and architecture of yesteryear.
Partner, 47 North, LLC
Past Member, Community Development Team, Detroit Institute of Arts
Founder, and Past-Director, Canvas Pontiac
Robert is a resident of Pontiac.
Full-time volunteer

Steven Childs

Website / Social Media Coordinator; Digital Media & Design – contract
Dorsay Creative – Founder / Creative Director 2016 – Present
Steven is a digital marketing specialist, website designer, and professional photographer. In addition to his design experience, Steven is a certified Google AdWords Specialist, and his business focus is on website design and digital marketing. He holds an education in marketing and vast experience in the business operations – including Lean Management. Since starting Dorsay Creative he has served some of the best businesses in Oakland County, including: Energy Shield, Goldner Walsh Nursery, Telly’s Greenhouse, Wilson Design Associates, Dynamic Display Media, and many others. Steven is a resident of Pontiac.
Subcontractor

Nancy Oeswein

Board Member, Application/Audition Reviewer; Drama Free Director – contract
Nancy is an experienced entrepreneur and leader in college entertainment and performing arts touring industry, and an expert in youth market entertainment for performing arts industry. Her credentials and affiliations are:
Owner, Producer, Screenwriter, Auburn Moon Productions
Past Board Member, Ohio Arts Presenters Network; NACA Activities Magazine
Past Conference Committee Member, Arts Midwest
Awarded 18 national and international awards for production and screenwriting
Eight-time recipient Agent of the Year award
Six-time recipient Agency of the Year from National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) performing arts association for over 3000 colleges and over 2000 artists and agencies
Nancy is a resident of Rochester Hills
Part-time

Karen Jorgensen

Board Secretary, Administrative volunteer; Promotions; Community Outreach; Fund Development; Accessibility Coordinator
Karen is a licensed Occupational Therapist Registered, Certified Case Manager, a Certified Environmental Access Consultant, and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist. She is one of three PLAT CoFounders. Karen is also Partner at K and R Studios, Pontiac, specializing in architecture of yester-year.
Partner, 47 North, LLC
Past Co-Chair, Canvas Pontiac
Past Secretary, Pontiac DBA
Pontiac Resident
Part-time volunteer

Nicole Hardin

Bookkeeper – contract
Baker College Student, Bachelors of Accounting, GPA 3.85 – May 2021
Will pursue master’s program at the University of Michigan after graduation. Plans to pursue CPA certification. Employable skills include: journal entries, general ledger reconciliation, financial statement preparation, bank reconciliation, tax experience, QuickBooks, accounts payable/receivable, auditing, payroll, GAAP.