Ms. Riska holds a degree in Marketing from Millikin University and in Education from UWSP. She is the customer service specialist at the Conservatory. She created the popular Christmas Cabaret Concert which annually showcases the talents of 100 musicians/students from the Conservatory and with partnerships with other area performing ensembles. She developed the Conservatory’s Musical Theatre Voice Camps for both Middle Level and High School students, as well as the curriculum for each camp. Her connections to the performing arts community include being a charter board member and active participant with the Central Wisconsin Educational Theatre Alliance and Assistant Director for the Wausau East High School theater program-The East End Players. Previously, she has been on the Board of Directors for Central Wisconsin Children’s Theatre and served as the Board President and Vice President. In 2004 she was awarded the Friend of Education Award by the Wausau School District.