Pfundsteinhs Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Melinda Pfundstein

Executive Director and co-founder of StateraArts, Melinda is a director, actor, educator, arts administrator, speaker, creative consultant and coach, advocate for women in the arts, and mother of three daughters.

Melinda travels the country to speak, consult, and facilitate workshops for convenings, and for leaders and their organizations. She loves to lead people to their most authentic, aligned, and purpose driven work and lives. Her own creative work is especially nourishing to her, and a most favorite recent project was directing The Book of Will at the Utah Shakespeare Festival where she has been a company member for over 20 seasons.

She holds an M.A. in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University, where she also obtained undergraduate degrees in Theatre and Dance Performance and served on faculty as Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts.A certified Laser Coach, Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and certified Pilates instructor, Melinda is an insatiable student. Melinda formerly owned and operated Breathe Pilates and Wellness in downtown Milwaukee. She is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and Actor’s Equity Association.