Bill Blake is AMS’s West Coast Director. He has returned to AMS after having been with the firm previously as a Project Manager from 2000-2005. Prior to rejoining AMS, Bill was the Managing Director of the B Street Theatre in Sacramento. The B Street Theatre produces over 450 performances a year with an emphasis on new plays, provides educational programs reaching dozens of schools and school districts, and offers theatre arts classes in the community. In addition to managing these diverse activities of the company, Bill led B Street in the planning, fundraising, design and development of its new $25 million mixed-use performing arts complex that opened in February 2018.
Bill has been involved in over 60 consulting and planning projects with clients ranging from federal agencies and municipal governments, to small and large not-for-profit organizations; he has developed strategic plans, business plans and feasibility studies for cultural facilities and organizations, including performing arts centers, theaters, museums and interpretive centers, as well as historic theaters.
Prior to joining AMS in 2000, Bill was the General Manager of the Everett Performing Arts Center and served as an administrator at the Village Theatre, both located in Washington State. Bill also worked as an arts educator at the Seattle Children’s Theatre and the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Southern California.