As an unpaid, completely volunteer board, we strive to keep the arts alive in Blackfoot and the historic Nuart Theater a home to the Performing arts.
Sharon Hoge first started acting with BCPs in the 1980s. A board member for 30 years, she has served as treasurer, president, and secretary. She has been instrumental in many Nuart restoration projects but most recently the Nuart’s lobby. Sharon directs many shows, produces Grandstand of Terror, and also writes grants for the BCP. She has taught school for over 30 years with a 15-year history teaching middle school drama. Presently, Sharon is the drama teacher at Blackfoot High School. She is wife to John Hoge, mother to 5 children, and grandma to 13.
Russ Cottam has a long history with BCP and has been a board member since 2000. He is responsible for the building’s maintenance and continual upgrading. He specializes in sound, lighting, and set construction. Russ has also served as a director. Born in California and raised in Phoenix Arizona, Russ is an Engineering and Project Manager for the Idaho Cleanup Project at the Idaho National Laboratory. He is married to Marilyn Cottam and together they have 5 children and 3 grandchildren.
Lauren Murdoch was born in California but grew up and graduated from law school in Texas. Blackfoot became her home in 2000. She joined the board in 2002 after accepting a role in Steel Magnolias. Presently, she serves as Secretary on the board. In her professional life, Lauren is a staff attorney for the 7th Judicial District Court and a volunteer “We the People” mentor for Blackfoot High School. She is married to Dr. Matt Mudoch and they have two children.
Nancy Lindholm has helped costume BCP shows for 30 years. She has served as a board member since 2005 and currently serves as the costume mistress. Born in California, she has called Blackfoot home since she was eight. She learned to sew out of necessity while a young mother of 4 children. She is married to Kirk Lindholm and has taught elementary school (2nd/3rd grade) for the last 20 years.
Amy Moser has been a BCP Board member since 2012 and overseas ticket sales and concessions. She has acted with the BCP since 2004 and has served as musical director and director for past shows. Raised in St. Anthony, she began singing as a child and acting in high school. Amy is a speech-language pathologist and is married to Dr. Bryce Moser. They have 5 children.
Rob Cox has been involved with theater in one form or another since his youth spent in Dayton, ID. He specializes in set construction, special effects, and the electrical/mechanical engineering; however, he has worn the director’s hat too. A member of the BCP Board since 2013, he is married to Donna Cox and father of 4 children who are also often found helping at the theater. In the “real” working world, he works for NRF.
Dane Christiansen is a native of Snake River who has a plethora of children ....and alias'! He answers to oddities such as Mufasa, Your Majesty, Captain America, Mr. Banks, Kerchak, and Father. The old song says the "heart belongs to Daddy" but for Dane, the heart belongs to the stage and costume closet. Making every production more lively and fun on a variety of levels, he traded in his acting cap to serve on the BCP board, with some pretty fabulous people, I might add, just so he could get a key to the historic Nuart Theater.... and maybe a free popcorn once in a while. The BCP is proud to add Dane to their list of credentials.
Jonathan Williams is a native of Thomas and currently lives in Groveland. He and his wife have five children — all boys. He is a Nurse Practitioner for Rocky Mountain Diabetes and Osteoporosis Center in Idaho Falls. He has loved music and theater since he was in high school. Before joining the Board of Directors for Blackfoot Community Players, he was involved as an actor in the productions of The Sound of Music, Drowsy Chaperone, and Mary Poppins. He loves serving the community in the theater and is excited to be part of this organization.