Kregg Arntson

Kregg Arntson

Vice President; Director, Community Impact | Executive Director, PGE Foundation


Describe your role with Portland Opera

I've been a board member since 2016 and currently serve as the chair of the Board Development Committee. We build relationships and cultivate potential board and committee members who bring a diversity of backgrounds, skills, and expertise to lead Portland Opera into the future. 

How did you get involved with the opera?

I served on the Oregon Children's Theatre board for six years and was ready for a new experience with one of our region's largest and most respected arts organizations. I was approached. by Sue Dixon about joining the board, and have learned so much from her leadership, and my fellow board members. 

What is your favorite Portland Opera memory?

Prior to Portland Opera's groundbreaking production of As One, I was moved by the members of Portland's transgender community who shared their stories and beautiful portraits taken by Gia Goodrich from VEV Studios. 

What would you like audience members to know?

You don't have to be a die-hard opera fan to get involved. We are an organization intent on bringing the community together through the power of music and storytelling, so that we can reflect on our humanity and open ourselves up to new possibilities. 

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