Chris Scholl, Managing Director. Photo by Twin Cities Headshots.

Chris Scholl, Managing Director. Photo by Twin Cities Headshots.

Chris Scholl

Managing Director

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Chris joined Ashland Productions in September 2018. His role as Managing Director is to ensure the continued financial strength of the theater and assist in leading the institution into the future, managing its growth and meeting its mission in ever more impactful ways. He is responsible for the financial, development, marketing, box office and HR aspects of Ashland’s management.

W H Y A S H L A N D ?

“I am so inspired by our participants and participant families! They are a daily reminder that Ashland exists to serve these young people, and it’s truly a rare and special treat to be afforded the opportunity to see a nonprofit’s mission brought to life so dramatically.”

W H O I S C H R I S ?

Chris is originally from Pennsylvania, where he attended Stage Door Workshop as a child and it changed his life. He studied Civil Engineering and Theater at Bucknell University before earning an MFA in Scene Design from the North Carolina School of the Arts. He married a Minnesota girl and moved here with his family from Chicago in 2011. He spent a decade in fundraising with Goodman Theater, DePaul University and the University of Minnesota, where he completed an MBA in Strategic Planning. He was most recently the Managing Director of the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis before joining Ashland. He has two children, one of whom recently became an Ashland participant!