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The Production Alliance
Leads non-profit organizations, local businesses, and public agencies in collaboratively planning events for the benefit of the community. Each event is designed by public/private partnerships to inspire civic engagement, volunteerism, and a sense of place.
To uphold cultural traditions and strengthen resilience through inclusive, annual gatherings that celebrate community and improve quality of life in Jefferson County.
- 37 local businesses
- 32 non-profit organizations
- 12 public agencies
- 125 regional vendors
- 250+ adult and youth volunteers
Our 2020 Season
In order to promote socially responsible practices all events are “To Be Determined” at this time. However, The Production Alliance maintains a positive outlook that these annual traditions and community celebrations may still be executed (in a fashion) and are diligently exploring opportunities for innovative gatherings that can nurture social solidarity while physical distancing is in effect.
About The Production Alliance
Established in June 2019, The Production Alliance will build upon the successful foundation of Thunderbull Productions and work to uphold cultural traditions and strengthen resiliency through inclusive, annual gatherings that celebrate community and improve quality of life in Jefferson County.
In partnership with StrongerTowns, The Production Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Sponsorships, donations, in-kind services and goods are tax deductible. .
Our goal in 2020 is to unify new and established celebrations under one cohesive identity—The Production Alliance—so that the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts. It’s our hope that this coalescence will inspire a sense of ownership among community members and collaborators, thus enabling The Production Alliance to bring new concepts to fruition with fresh energy and enthusiasm.
Our Leadership Team
Daniel MilhollandDirector of Operations
Daniel is the owner and creator of Thunderbull Productions, publisher of Strait Up Magazine, manager and booking agent for the performing arts group NANDA, and a founding member and producer of five annual traditions on the Quimper Peninsula including: Cake Picnic, Old School 4th of July, All County Picnic, Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival and PT Parkways. He was nominated for the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year in 2016 and Citizen of the Year in 2017. A lifelong resident of Port Townsend, Daniel comes from a line of active community members; his sister Amanda is the Executive Director of the Jefferson County Farmers Market; his parents Doug and Nancy have initiated numerous community led endeavors. He represents The Production Alliance on the StrongerTowns Board of Directors.
Justine Gonzalez-BergDirector of Community Engagement
Justine is a community organizer and journalist proud to call the Olympic Peninsula her home. After graduating from Hampshire College with a BA in Political Science and Non-Fiction Creative Writing, she returned to the Northwest. Here, her passions for social justice and community resiliency have led Justine to work as a campaign organizer for equitable taxes in Washington State, serve on the Board of Trustees for Homeward Bound Community Land Trust, and become the lead coordinator for the Jefferson County Farm Tour. She is also the co-founder of Strait Up Magazine. Justine has partnered with Thunderbull Productions since 2016.
Megan ClaflinDirector of Development
A Pacific Northwest native, Megan is passionate about community engagement and public discourse around social justice, human rights, environmental stewardship, and the arts. A graduate of Western Washington University, she worked for 10 years as an award-winning journalist and photographer before transitioning into fundraising and development in 2014. Today, Megan works predominantly for non-profits and public corporations pursuing funding for capital projects and program development. She has raised more than $14 million to date via federal, state and philanthropic sources and has effectively advocated for campaigns at the local and state level. Megan has served on multiple nonprofit boards in Jefferson County, most recently for KPTZ 91.9FM, co-chairing a special committee to raise $750,000 for a new station and broadcasting studio. She has partnered with Thunderbull Productions since 2013.
Kiyota SageChief Technology Officer
Kiyota has spent the last decade working in web development and database architecture and management. An independently contracted full stack software engineer with a lean towards front end systems, he also serves on a team building and maintaining a proprietary CMS and event ticketing framework specializing in seminars and registered events for nonprofit organizations. A founding member of the performing arts group NANDA, Kiyota has partnered with Daniel Milholland to produce numerous events up and down the West Coast.
Dan AndersonDirector of Equipment & Public Safety
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Dan has more than 20 years of professional experience in electrical systems, construction, and carpentry. He an avid environmentalist and is thankful to be part of the Power Trip Energy team, which shares his views on creating renewable energy for future generations. Dan has partnered with Daniel Milholland since before the founding of Thunderbull Productions and specializes in event logistics and traffic management. He is an active community volunteer, from Kitsap County Search & Rescue to the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and more. He is proud to call Port Townsend home along with his wife and two daughters.