ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

STEVE AIKEN is the General & Artistic Director for Shreveport Opera. He was raised in Anchorage, Alaska and studied at the University of Alaska and Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He enjoyed nearly twenty years of performing as an operatic baritone prior to settling into the administrative side of the opera world. He is the former General Director for Opera Memphis, and General Director for Advancement for Nashville Opera. Steve is honored to be serving in his 11th Season as General & Artistic Director with Shreveport Opera. 

email - saiken@shreveportopera.org

phone - 318-227-9503 

JENNIFER MCMENAMIN, CFRE, is the Executive Director & COO for Shreveport Opera. After 11 years working in a science museum, she made the change to the arts. Originally from the suburbs of Atlanta, Jennifer graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and from Florida State University with a Master of Science in Applied American Politics and Policy. After a brief stint as a lobbyist for corporate America, Jennifer realized her passion was in nonprofit fundraising and administration.

 

email - jennifer@shreveportopera.org

phone - 318-227-9503 

CATHEY SHOLAR, is the Director of Patron Services for Shreveport Opera.  She is a long-time member of the Shreveport area. She is active in her church, her community, and certainly Shreveport Opera. She, and her husband Steve, are proud parents of  Ashley & Jeffrey, and their most admired family member...Maggie, the much loved four-legged canine!  Cathey has been long associated with both the Shreveport Opera, and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra.  She is a former teacher with the Caddo Parish School District, and an indispensable part of the Shreveport Opera Team! 

email - cathey@shreveportopera.org

phone - 318-227-9503 

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