Dereth Salchak

Customer Service and Database Manager


Describe what you do for Portland Opera.

I manage the ticketing and Customer Service for Broadway In Portland.

In my free time, you can usually find me...

Baking a multitude of gluten-free treats (pies and cakes are my specialty) or playing the mandolin poorly

What is your favorite Portland Opera memory? 

It’s hard to pick one because I have so many! Moving into the Hampton Opera Center from the Morrison Street office is one of my favorites. That was such a wonderful adventure – to finally have our own space was delightful. And getting to watch the piano dress rehearsal for Galileo. Being able to watch opera history being made was truly a special time.

Do you have a hike/park/scenic view in Oregon that inspires you?

I love the view from the Heceta Head and the Yaquina Bay Lighthouses. I travel there multiple times a year!

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