Staff

OUR CORE DESIGN TEAM

Deb Belquist

Managing Director
was part of the group that founded DPRCA in 1991. Throughout the last 25 years she has continued to spearhead the development of the company.

Elliott Schwab

Artistic Director, Marketing Team
grew up in West Fargo, ND. He discovered his love for singing in his sixth grade music class, under the tutelage of Sandy Wohlfeil. Having performed in choirs throughout junior high and high school, Schwab continued his musical education at North Dakota State University – from which he received both a Bachelor’s degree in Music and a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Elliott joined the DPRCA’s rep company as the villainous Caldwell B. Cladwell in the 2012 summer production of “Urinetown.” He entered the fold full-time in the summer of 2014 when he became Artistic Director. As AD, he directs all of, and acts in most of, the DPRCA’s productions.                                                                                                                                                                       Mr. Schwab resides in a posh New Rockford flat where he watches movies, plays video games, drinks sparkling wine, and pursues numerous unfinished creative endeavors. He fancies himself a screenwriter and is an avid lover of other people’s cats.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             For show information or to chat about auditioning for future productions, please feel free to contact him at: elliott.r.schwab@gmail.com.

Jared Kolles

Techinal Director
grew up in Albertville, MN. As one of eight children, he learned at an early age what it meant to be a team player. He attended Minnesota State University of Moorhead, where he pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. It was during his time at MSUM that Kolles met his future wife, Natasha.

After receiving his BA from MSUM in 2003 Jared began working in the theatrical arena as an intern at the Illusion Theatre in Minneapolis. Upon completion of this internship, he worked as a stagehand at the Chester Fritz Auditorium and the Parmount Theatre.

In 2009 Jared and Natasha set down roots in Sheyenne, ND where she accepted her calling as a pastor to the Sheyenne Oberon Area Ministries. Shortly after the move, Kolles began working behind the scenes for DPRCA productions. It didn't take long for him to transition into an onstage persona, however, and he remains a pivotal member of the rep company to this day.

As technical director, Jared's duties include designing and building the sets for all of the DPRCA's productions. He also helps to maintain and preserve the various buildings comprising the historic Opera House complex.

In his rare bouts of down time, Kolles enjoys spending time with his three kids, providing percussion lessons to area students, and is a resident artist for the Art for Life program.

Erin Greiner

Marketing Team, Latte Lobby Manager
was born in the Chicago area, but as a child of a minister, spent her childhood virtually criss-crossing between the upper midwest and the east coast. It wasn't until her high school years, that Erin was able to settle down in Brookings, SD. It was during these years that she discovered her love of the theatre.                                                                                                                                                                                After high school she went on to Oak Hills Christian College in Bemidji, MN where she pursured a Worship Arts degree with an emphasis on music. It was also at Oak Hills that she met Joe Greiner, whom she would end up marrying.                                                                                                                               In 2010 Joe received his first pastoral position at the New Rockford Evangelical Free Church. That fall, Erin started working at the Latte Lobby and in 2012 she began managing it. It wasn't until 2013, however, that she joined the onstage personalities, thereby cementing herself as an official member of the DPRCA's rep company.                                                                                                                                                                                               As manager of the Latte Lobby, she is in charge of inventory and scheduling. As a member of the marketing team, she works with Elliott Schwab to write press releases and creatively promote all of DPRCA's productions and events.When not managing the Latte Lobby, working on a marketing campaign, or singing and dancing for a sold out audience, Erin enjoys spending time at home with her husband and four kids.                                                                                                                                                                   For information regarding various goings on at the Latte Lobby or marketing inquiries, please feel free to contact Erin at ering.dprca@gmail.com.