Door Community Auditorium Hires New Executive Director

Cari Lewis McMahon will assume the role of executive director of the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) on December 6, 2010. Lewis McMahon joins DCA following six years working as executive director of The Ross Ragland Theater & Cultural Center in Klamath Falls, OR.

Lewis McMahon has been an active member of Klamath County Rotary, Discover Klamath’s Board of Directors and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (Arts Presenters). Lewis McMahon is a current participant in a Leadership Development Institute led by Arts Presenters and the Research Center for Leadership in Action at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University. The institute is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Express Foundation.

Before joining The Ross Ragland Theater in 2004, Lewis McMahon worked for Cleveland Opera’s education department as a project coordinator and the Interlochen Center for the Arts Alumni Office as an events and communications coordinator.

Originally hailing from Howard’s Ridge, Missouri – an Ozarks community without a store, stoplight or unique zip code – Lewis McMahon graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy as a trumpet major before completing an arts management program at Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. As part of Baldwin Wallace’s arts management program, Lewis McMahon interned with many Cleveland area arts organizations including Cleveland Ballet, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Akron Symphony and The Old Stone Singers.

In addition to her passion for the arts, Lewis McMahon’s interests include cooking, yoga, cross-country skiing and being outdoors with Maizy, her trusty Springer-spaniel. Lewis McMahon is eager to make Door County her new home.