Meet Our Board

Gregg Foster – President

Gregg Foster remembers fondly coming to the Eureka Theater as a kid. Born in Southern Humboldt, Gregg is currently the executive director of the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission and serves on on boards of directors of a number of local organizations.

He is passionate about contributing to the local community and opening up the theater to the public.

Alex Stillman – Secretary

Alex has a passion for older buildings which brought her to the Eureka Theater which is a gem wanting and waiting to once again be in its 1939 glory. She has extensive experience in purchasing and restoring historic buildings, both commercial and residential. She is also a member of the Arcata City Council.

Nate Adams – Events Chair
Nate is a seventeen-year resident of Humboldt county. Hailing from smack dab in the middle of Iowa, he made his way steadily westward over a couple decades. After a brief stint in Denver, he called Taos in the mountains of NM his home for nearly 10 years, where he ran successful tattoo and piercing businesses, promoted and DJed electronic music events, and co-hosted a popular radio show on KTAO. Once he made the move to Eureka, he shifted careers to film after graduating from College of the Redwoods’ Digital Media program. He worked for the Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission as their Deputy Director assisting all types of productions filming here in the Redwood Region, as well as creating and coordinating the popular Movies in the Park summer screenings in Sequoia Park. He has since moved on and now is the Chief Creative Officer at, one of the oldest internet radio stations. In addition to volunteering his time for community events here at home, he is a Program Director of Burning Man Information Radio (BMIR) in Nevada’s Black Rock desert. Nate brings his technical expertise and passion for film and music to the theater’s Board, as Events Chair, and at theater events, as his way of giving back to the communities he has grown to love.

Nick Bown-Crawford

Nick brings a wealth of experience to Humboldt Made, including food service management, special event coordination, brand development and marketing. With time spent in the hospitality sector in France, as well as, managing large operations in Atlanta, Georgia.

Cassandra Hesseltine

Cassandra became the region’s Film Commissioner in fall of 2010. Prior to the role of Film Commissioner, she worked in film & theater. Cassandra is a past president of Film Liaisons In California Film (FLICS) as well as an Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) certified film commissioner. As Film Commissioner, Cassandra believes with capable, experienced crew base, accommodating vendors, and film-friendly locations, the region can shine as “the place to film.”

Sam Safier

Sam is owner of Universal Balance Productions in Arcata.  Universal Balance Productions is the premier live event production company on the north coast providing the highest level of service, staff and equipment! They are one of the largest sound and lighting companies in Northern California providing the best in event production services.  Sam has been a long-time friend of the theater, having produced many events over the years.