Staff/Instructors

Amber Wojciechowski, Executive Director

Email: amber@thejunebugcenter.com

Amber is a Floyd native and has a deep appreciation for the Arts and Humanities. She holds a degree in Human Services and is furthering her education. Amber has helped to develop many of the youth programs at the June Bug Center and she has a strong sense of devotion to her community. Amber’s goal is to improve the quality of life for our region and our children; one program at a time.

Loretta Gibson, Assistant Director

Email: loretta@thejunebugcenter.com

Loretta lives and works in the Floyd area and has been in Business Management for 30 years. She holds a degree in Business Management from ECPI. Loretta has been associated with the June Bug Center since the day it was founded.

Valerie Moran, Acting Out Coach

Email: actingout@thejunebugcenter.com

Valerie Moran graduated from New River Community College in 2005 and went on to study with the New York Institute of Photography. Valerie owns a photography company and manages a small local business. She is passionate about Children's Theatre and her spare time is spent traveling with her 4 year old daughter and spoiling her puppies.

Amanda Carr, Acting Out Coach

Email: actingout@thejunebugcenter.com

Amanda grew up in Floyd and was part of the Young Actor's Co-op where she first found her passion for theatre. She then attended UVA Wise to further her theatre education and found a love for theatrical lighting and sound. She recently moved back to Floyd and is excited to be helping students find their own passion in theatre.

Deb Wildman, FloydJAMs/Strings Director

Email: jams@thejunebugcenter.com

Deb Wildman has lived in Floyd County for almost 20 years. As a homeschooling mom, her children led her to be involved in music. Music became a big part of her family’s life almost ten years ago when she and her children began music lessons together. Her children were inspired by seeing local musicians playing on the streets of Floyd on Friday nights. They have studied classical and traditional music and now play together in their family band, The Wildmans. Playing bluegrass and traditional Appalachian music is such a wonderful way to have fun, meet new people,and make friends by attending music camps, festivals and fiddlers’ conventions. Deb saysThe FloydJAMs program has been a great way for her to share her experience with young people in the county, and to help keep this rich tradition alive.

Rebbecca Jackson, Fun Fridays Director

Email: funfriday@thejunebugcenter.com

Salutations, as Charlotte the Spider would say. When Rebbecca is not teaching preschool, being an Assistant Cub Master, or emceeing at Oak Grove Pavilion, she enjoys great cinema (and prefers Texas Pete on her popcorn). A mom of two boys, Rebbecca loves kicking off the weekend in a super fun way. As the Fun Friday Director at the June Bug Center, Rebbecca selects movies that inspire young children to think outside the black box theater. Each month is themed to explore favorite authors, famous directors, empowering ideas, and set the tone for further visual arts appreciation. Please join her each Friday afternoon for popcorn and a film.

Alma Baker, JBC Intern

Email: intern@thejunebugcenter.com

Alma is a Floyd County High School freshman. She has recently developed an interest in photography and will be documenting JBC events and posting on the JBC blog. Look for her at our events and smile for the camera!


Elizabeth Matheson, Blue Ridge Strings Instrucor

Email: strings@thejunebugcenter.com

Elizabeth Matheson is an active free-lance violinist and maintains a private studio at the Floyd Center for the Arts. She has certification with the Suzuki Association of the Americas in violin instruction. Her goals are to provide students with the tools and technique of violin playing and help them find their unique musical voice to express themselves through their instrument. She performs with the Valley Chamber Orchestra at Hollins University, Radford University Festival Orchestra and the Wytheville Community College Festival Orchestra and was a finalist at the state level of the James Bland Music Competition.