Meet Our Executive Director

Jeff Lockhart

“KPC is striving to continually improve. Along with our foundational programming, we are discovering a new role in our community. KPC is excited to be learning new ways to engage our community by initiating opportunities that connect communities and individuals through creative expression together. Not just for entertainment…but as a holistic part of life.” – Jeff Lockhart

KPC’s Executive Director, Jeff Lockhart, is a rockstar in education and organizational leadership experience, and he possesses a rockstar mentality and attitude when it comes to life…including when it comes to leading the KPC team.  He’s super passionate about music and the arts, is down-to-earth, and is honored to work alongside the creative people who make KPC happen every day. One of the highlights of his tenure at KPC has been spearheading the initiative of KPC Studios with our KPC Studios Director,  Aaron Sternke. Jeff and Aaron launched this endeavor during the pandemic to keep people connected to the arts during the shutdown, which not only resulted in the continuation of KPC during the shutdowns but ultimately laid the foundation for the new outreach and education work coming from  KPC going forward.  More on that later…

Keen insight and the ability to execute well don’t happen overnight. They come with hard-earned experience and 25+ years in the music industry. Before joining KPC Jeff served as Executive Director, Professor, and founder of Creatio Institute at Northwest University and developed and launched two fully accredited B.A. degrees, as well as implemented music industry-level recording studios, (and earned an MBA along the way). His experience is invaluable and we’re grateful he also teaches Music Business 101 as part of our KPC Studios Education series.

Jeff founded and currently leads music performance/artist management/event production collective Live Vinyl Productions LLC. Through Live Vinyl he co-founded, manages, and plays drums in Good Day Sunshine, Laurel Canyon Legacy, Analog Catalog, and Long Live Rock. He also records drums for original music by local musicians as well as occasionally performing with several other Seattle area bands. For over a decade he promoted, co-founded/managed, and played drums in Creme Tangerine. He’s honored these bands have performed (…and often sold out!) at KPC.  Get tickets to see Laurel Canyon Legacy at KPC coming up next month!

With all of Jeff’s accomplishments and enthusiasm for what he does, nothing makes his heart beat more than his family (from L to R… Jeff, Ethan, Andrea, Olivia). Married to Andrea for 33 years, they have lived in Western WA for most of their lives. Andrea is also responsible for the beautiful interior design of KPC Studios, and each year the KPC gala décor. Olivia and Ethan also helped with the Studio remodel and installation, (at your next visit to KPC Studios you can see Olivia’s rad hand-painted upstairs lounge mural!)