Theater Department Directors

Kelly Lovall

Kelly Lovall

Director (Drama, General)

Kelly Lovall received her undergraduate degree in English and Theatre Arts, with dual emphasis in Acting and Directing, from Western Washington University. She received her Master in Teaching, with an emphasis in social justice, from Evergreen State College. She has been the Drama Coach, Director, and Advisor here at Port Angeles High School since 2002 and has directed over 45 plays at the high school and the surrounding community. She considers herself privileged to have had the opportunity to teach what she loves while working with such amazing students of drama.

With the growing student interest in the Theatre Arts, Kelly looks forward to working with other faculty to grow the performing arts program here at Port Angeles High School. She envisions a thriving cross-curricular program that includes students in acting, music, technical theatre, and art and design that encompasses all student interests.

One of her greatest joys is spending time with her husband, two children, three dogs, and three cats. She loves to hike around the Peninsula, ride her bike, cook new and unusual food dishes, movie nights with her family, and writing. She loves teaching English to 10th and 11th graders and has immense admiration and respect for the level of care and commitment of the teachers and staff with whom she works

Jolene Dalton Gailey

Jolene Dalton Gailey

Musical Director

Jolene Dalton Gailey is the choral director at Port Angeles High School. She is currently in her 33rd year of teaching having spent the past 24 years at Port Angeles High School. Mrs. Gailey received her Master’s Degree in Music Education with a Choral Emphasis from the University of Utah. Mrs. Gailey has traveled extensively with her students. They have performed in New York, Washington D.C., Florida, Colorado, Utah, British Columbia, and China. In addition to teaching choral music, she is also a private voice and piano instructor. Mrs. Gailey has been involved in Musical Theatre since college where she was Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. In addition, Mrs. Gailey was the Musical Director for the Sundance Summer Theatre owned and directed by Robert Redford.


Anna Pederson


Anna begin dancing at the age of three in her hometown of Exeter California where she studied ballet, tap, and jazz. Since moving to Port Angeles in 2011 and discovering her love of theater she has brought her 23 years of dance experience to various musicals on the peninsula. Show credits include A Chorus Line, Irving Berlin‘s White Christmas, Titanic: The Musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and most recently directed and choreographed Annie Jr. for Ghostlight Productions. She has also worked with the Port Angeles Community Playhouse, Peninsula College, Olympic Theatre Arts, and Sequim High School.

Anna currently teaches ballet for The Ballet Workshop and musical theater jazz for Ghostlight Productions. She has a passion for sharing her love of movement and musical theater with people of all ages and artistic backgrounds. She would like to thank Port Angeles High School and Kelly for trusting her with their dance needs! And her husband Jeremy for his unwavering support. And her theater dog, Arrow, who adores the Little Shop cast almost as much as she does!

Patric McInnis

Patric McInnis

Technical Director

Patric McInnis is an award-winning producer & filmmaker. His films have been featured at the LA Independent Film Festival, Bare Bones International Film Festival, LA Mosaic Film Festival and across various web platforms. He is formerly the Board President of Peninsula Area Public Access and established the “Communications Technology” Program (currently teaching classes in Video Production, Video Game Programming, Broadcast Journalism and Theatre Tech) for Port Angeles High School. His students have been nominated for multiple Northwest Regional Student-Emmy Awards the past two years. Patric has a great deal of experience producing in the digital and television marketplaces – having pitched and developed shows for E!, Esquire, G4, Style & NBC Universal, as well as several established television production companies in Hollywood. With a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from California State University Northridge, Patric looks forward to work as Technical Director for Little Shop of Horrors and future MainStage plays hosted in the PAHS PAC