MADCO Board Of Directors
Ken Tucker, Board President
Ken serves as the chief marketing strategist for Changescape Web, which he founded in 2005. Changescape Web is a Digital Marketing and Website Design Agency specializing in comprehensive integrated marketing strategies and campaigns for small and mid-sized businesses. Specialties include search engine optimization, website design, reputation management, social media marketing, lead generation, and marketing automation. He has several marketing certifications, and was an adjunct professor at the St Charles Community College where he taught one of the first social media marketing classes for college credit.
He has written several books available on Amazon on reputation management, social media, and content marketing. He served as Co-Chair of the St. Charles County Chambers of Commerce Technology Committee, and also served on the Board of Directors for the Greater St. Charles County Chamber and the Cottleville-Weldon Spring Chamber. He has a BA in Philosophy and an Master of Public Administration from Missouri State, where he also served as a graduate assistant in the Student Activities Department. Prior to starting Changescape Web, he served as Vice President of Solutions for Rose International.
David Lancaster, Treasurer
David was editor/photographer for Where Magazine for 32 years, and has since started his own photography business and works at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Visitor and Member Services.
A native St. Louisan, David attended the Washington University School of Fine Arts and has produced art his entire adult life, exhibiting work in St. Louis, Chicago, San Francisco and Kentucky. He has also been active in writing: a biography of Martin Luther King Jr. for David Colbert’s 10 Days series for young readers; jokes for Joan Rivers; humor for the American Bystander; most recently a play about Louis IX, the 13th century king of France whose name was given to our city, called “Louis in Chains.”
David has been a board member and photographer for Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) since 1993. David and his wife, Mary, have three daughters and three grandson.
Lynne Brandt - Board Member
A St. Louis native, I’ve always been interested in our community and finding ways to give back. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Accounting at the University of Missouri – Columbia. I had a 40 year career in Finance at The Boeing Company where I began volunteering for a variety of organizations. Growing up, I was involved in dance and cheerleading and I raised 3 daughters who were also involved in dance, gymnastics & team sports.
My love of dance and my professional background In Finance brought me to MADCO where I initially served as Treasurer. I am currently an active member of the Board of MADCO and have been involved in creating robust accounting practices and increasing their fundraising reach. I am inspired every day by the energy this organization brings to our community.
Bill Otto - Board Member
Bill and Kathy Otto have been married almost 25 years and share 6 children & 6 grandchildren including a granddaughter who is on a full dance scholarship to Simpson College in Iowa. They both grew up in St Louis County and have owned a home in St Charles City for the last 20 years.
Bill is a retired air traffic controller serving 7 years in the US Navy where he learned the trade and working at Lambert Airport for the last 20 years of his career. Bill was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012 where he served for 2 terms(4 years) before an unsuccessful race for US Congress in 2016. Bill is currently an advisory member to the Muslims for a Better America Board, VP of a local Chapter of the National Association of Active & Retired Federal Employees, and a committeeman for a St Charles Democratic Township. Bill is very active in the metropolitan political scene managing campaigns and advising political groups. Kathy is a decorative artist painting murals, home wall designs, and furniture.
Reena Venkatesan - Board Member
Namaste! Hello! from Reena Venkatesan. Reena was born & brought up in North India. She did her schooling & undergraduate studies in Science in North India. She received her professional degree in Occupational Therapy from Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore and thereafter got the privilege to pioneer the Occupational Therapy Department at a mission hospital in North India.
Tied the knot in 1993 to Dr Arun Venkatesan & moved to U.S.A in 1994. Worked as an Occupational therapist in a health care setting until 1997 and chose to pursue the joy of motherhood for her three children including a son with Down Syndrome & Autism. Being a parent & a therapist has been the greatest adventure of her life & an asset to help support educate & advocate families for their special child. She stays current with her OT license & has been a member of Missouri Occupational Therapy Association.
Apart from above she served as a Coordinator for the Early Childhood Program at MPC Church for over 10 yrs (2007 - 2017) In 2017 she stepped into the role of serving as a full time case manager for her son with special need to coach & train him in vocational skills until a program became available in 2018 at Bloom Cafe. She continues to serve the special need program for adults by volunteering & providing resources as they become available for community/vocational opportunities.
Some of her favorite interests are inspiring healthy eating & writing inspirational posts, advocating for awareness, acceptance and inclusion at any opportunity she gets for individuals with disabilities. Along with her family she is an avid outdoor enthusiast & loves hitting the road at any opportunity, and of course, travelling abroad. She loves a good laugh and believes that one must make an intentional effort to make our world a better place.
Tricia Zweier - Board Member
Tricia is an Associate Professor of Dance at Lindenwood University, where she teaches mostly contemporary and jazz techniques, dance history, dance & technology, and dance science courses. She earned a Master of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance, with a concentration in choreography, from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Zweier performed with Leverage Dance Theater, The Atlantic City Ballet and Flatlands Dance Theatre, as well as international tours in the cruise line industry as a lead dancer and dance captain. Other performance credits include the works of Hanya Holm, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Sean Curran, Mark Dendy, and Nejla Yatkin.
Her recent creative works seek to embody historical people, places, and events in an effort to bring underrepresented, forgotten, or misinterpreted historical narratives to the dancing body. These works have been showcased in national festivals including The Boston Contemporary Dance Festival and The Detroit Dance City Festival. She has also been commissioned to create original work for The Center for Contemporary Dance Pre-professional Student Intensive (Orlando, FL), The College of Lake County (Grayslake, IL), and Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX), amongst others. Zweier’s scholarly research focuses on integrating kinesiology with dance to promote healthy training practices. She regularly presents her research at conferences including The National Dance Education Organization, The Missouri Dance Organization, The International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, and serves as the Operations Coordinator for The Dance Science and Somatics Educators.