SPAC Board of Directors
Ruben Muller: President
Ruben Muller is a New Mexico actor. He's been seen on many New Mexico stages doing “Bless Me Ultima” (touring), La Dolorosa”, and “Farilitos of Christmas” at the National Hispanic Cultural Center; “Bus Stop” at the Adobe Rose Theater in Santa Fe; “The Miracle Worker” at the Albuquerque Little Theater; and “Shadow Box” at the Adobe Theater in Albuquerque. On television he's had a recurring role on “Better Call Saul” and was the lead actor for “Arrest and Trial”. He’s also appeared on the set of “Roswell”. Other film credits include “Michael and Jack”, a short film written and directed by Morse Bicknell; and in Patricia Crespin's “Land of Heirs” directed by Rowyn Louise. He’s written a children’s play that was seen at the NHCC called “Rosalie’s Magic Rocks”. He’s also written a feature film called “Reasons”, which premiered at NHCC and is now being shown on Community Cable Access Channel 27. He was invited to the prestigious Stowe Labs seminar in Taos for his screenplay titled “Freedom”. He has trained with Frederick Ponzlov, Marcos Martinez, Valli Rivera, Vic Browder, Kristin Loree and Salome Martinez-Lutz. He has an associates degree in Business Administration, is a United States Marine Corps veteran, and is now retired from the United States Postal Service. He is a SAG-AFTRA union member. Loves to bowl, bicycle, play guitar and paint.
Lacey Bingham: Treasurer
Lacey Bingham started taking performing seriously at Manzano High School under the tutelage of Howard Mensch, Carolyn Sirkel, and Carol Wade, lettering in theater and becoming a lifetime Thespian of Troupe 286. She completed her BFA with a full scholarship at UNM in Theater Arts with an English minor, followed by a BA at the College of Santa Fe in Elementary Education, and an MALA in Liberal Arts from St. Johns College. Her public school teaching career included students from Belen, Jemez Valley, and Albuquerque, where she produced annual talent shows, monthly assemblies, and other creative performances for children ages Kindergarten through 8th grade. Lacey has played on many Albuquerque community stages in various roles including most recently, Joveeta in Honky Tonk Hissy Fit at the Adobe and as A in Three Tall Women at the Aux Dog Theater. She is currently represented as an actress by Phirgun Mair Worldwide. Lacey Bingham currently serves on the board as Treasurer.
Rhonda Backinoff: Member
Rhonda Backinoff has done costumes for various theaters in the Albuquerque area. She has costumed and designed for Sandia Performing Arts Company, Aux Dog, Vortex, Adobe Theater and West End Productions. She also makes clothes and costumes for her grandchildren. She has been a Board member of the Sandia Performing Arts Company since 2016.
María Teresa Herrera: Member
Julie Nelson: Secretary
Julie has been involved with the Sandia Performing Arts Company (SPAC) for many years. She was stage manager for SPAC's talent show and Peril on the High Seas. She was the widow in the melodrama, In Old New Mexico. She played the part of the delivery person (and ghoul!) in SPAC's film EXTINCT: The Trilogy. Currently, she is stage manager for The Gin Game. She has performed with other theaters in the Albuquerque area.
Julie is a retired nurse educator and a junk dealer at an indoor flea market.
Tim Maxell: Member