Our Staff

Our Staff


Cynthia Rider, Managing Director
Melia Bensussen
, Artistic Director
(Position permanently endowed by Janet S. Suisman)


Rachel Alderman, Artistic Associate
Artists Currently Under Commission:
Christina Anderson, Marcus Gardley, Kimber Lee, Will Power, Mfoniso Udofia


Jennifer Roberts, Director of Education
Nina Pinchin, Associate Director of Education
Robert Reader, Education Programs Manager
Emely Larson, Studio Manager
Krista DeVellis, Education Associate
Natalie Pertz, Education Associate
Carly Oliver, Resident Teaching Artist


Emily Van Scoy, General Manager
Nina Greene, Associate General Manager
Scott Bartelson, Management Associate
Sara Walnum, Business Manager
Abbie George, Bookkeeper


Bryan T. Holcombe, Production Manager
Samantha Donnelly, Company Manager
Athena Ellis, Associate of Facilities and Operations/Stage Supervisor
Rachel Canowitz, Lizzy Gordon, Production Assistants

Set Construction & Scenic Art

Aaron D. Bleck, Technical Director
Mike Beschta, Assistant Technical Director
Ian Sweeney, Master Carpenter
Gino Costable, Rose Musto, Carpenter
Curt Tomczyk, Charge Scenic Artist
Nathalie Schlosser, Scenic Painter

Costumes & Wardrobe

Blair Gulledge, Costume Shop Manager
Elinor (Brit) Watts,  Assistant Costume Shop Manager
Anna Blankenberger, Wardrobe Supervisor
Jacqui Pomeranski, Draper
Matt Dettmer, First Hand
Michele Sansone, Stitcher
Molly Doan, Costume Crafts Artisan
Jodi Stone, Wig Supervisor


Erin Keller, Properties Manager
Sara Morand, Assistant Properties Manager


Aaron Hochheiser, Master Electrician
Jackie Hecker, Assistant Master Electrician


Lucas Clopton, Audio/Visual Supervisor
Darren Alley, Audio/Video Engineer


Jennifer Levine, Manager of Donor Events & Corporate Relations
Kati Hensel, Manager of Major Gifts & Planned Giving
Samantha Campbell, Annual Fund Coordinator

Marketing, Sales & Communications

Todd M. Brandt, Interim Director of Marketing
Charles MacNaughton, Digital Media Manager
T. Charles Erickson, Company Photographer

Sales Center

Mike Davirro, Call Center Manager
Darlene Herrick, Administrative Assistant/Sales Representative
Sales Center Representatives: Todd Merrell, Linda Young

Patron Services

Lindsey Hoffman, Box Office Manager
Oliver Kochol and Corey Welden, Box Office Supervisors
Customer Service Representatives: Laura Gurry, Jessica MacLean, Briana Maia, Bilqis Muhammad, Sadeja Sherwood

House Management

Patron Services Manager: Margie Glick
House Managers: W. Scott McEver, Cady Michaels, Aarron Schuelke, Jennifer Weston
House Operations Staff: Tanya Bermudez, Maritza Braithwaite, Drew Breault, Nellie Caraballo, Sam Chiasson, Makela Harris, Peta-Gaye Manuel, Karen Kudish, Alexis Kurtz, Andrew Mentus, Cady Michaels, Joan Ouellette, Nefris Quiterio, Marisol Rodriguez, Aaron Schuelke, Preeti Tiwari

Volunteer Advisory Board

Michael Brezel, Ann Cooke, Doug Cooke, Cindy Curry, Daniel Fox, Joe Marino, Sandy Matteson, Michele Mueller, Martha Schwartz, Jill Sorgio, Ann Trambert, Pat Tyson