MEET THE TEAM
Michael Sackett - CEO
Michael Sackett is the heart of INSPIRE. He is currently the CEO of INSPIRE Entertainment and INSPIRE Music Service Hope, a Performing Arts Studio and Nonprofit based in Gilbert, AZ. He loves educating youth about the benefits of music and the arts in their lives. He hopes his efforts will provide the opportunity for many people to be touched by the power of music and the performing arts, both as performers and supportive audience members. In his spare time, Michael likes to read, travel, play soccer, and spend time with his two cute kids, Sadie and Pearson.
Kathleen Frantz - Sr Development Director
Kathleen has a passion for fundraising that’s spread over the last 20 years. She is accomplished at win-win negotiations and closing complex contracts to achieve objectives. Kathleen knows how to cultivate and steward prospects for private and corporate giving. Skilled in all areas of fundraising from annual giving, events, major gifts and capital campaigns, her favorite areas are major gifts and developing strong relationships with new and established donors. She has completed five capital campaigns, developed a successful Planned Giving program and increased Annual Giving participation rates from 28% to 88%. She was instrumental in securing a $3M gift from Nevada’s Attorney General for a Veteran’s program and responsible for several multimillion dollar gifts from individuals and corporations. She looks forward to the wonderful opportunities at INSPIRE Music Service Hope and helping the organization rise to new heights.
Julie Plotz - Tour Director
Julie has worked in sales and recruiting for the past 15 years. She has also been an event planner for several years specializing in entertainment and foodie events. Julie has always been passionate about meeting new people and making connections with people from all over the world. Her claim to fame was when Donny Osmond called her out of the audience at his Vegas show and invited her to meet him backstage! She hopes to inspire youth and adults to live their dreams whether it be on or off the stage. She is always ready for a new adventure. She loves traveling the globe, making music videos, hosting parties, laughing at memes, and eating peanut butter and chocolate.