Board of Directors & Staff

Taming of the ShrewThe Montford Park Players are run by a volunteer board of directors, each of whom serve for a 3-year term. The board meets the first Saturday of every other month at 9:30 AM in the Wells Fargo Conference Room at the Chamber of Commerce, unless otherwise notified. Meetings are open to all, with the exception of matters affecting personnel. Organizational documents are available to the public here.

Montford Park Players Board of Directors

Board Chair – Jessica Frantz

Board Vice-Chair  – Jonathan Dunlap

Secretary – Stephanie Hickling-Beckman

Treasurer – Paul Mashburn

Governance Working Group Leader – Jessica Frantz

Internal Affairs Working Group Leader – Stephanie Hickling-Beckman

Member & External Affairs Working Group Leader – Michael Fisher

Member – Jessica Johnson

Member – John P. Mendenhall

Member – Jennifer Pearson

Member – Charles Umberger

Youth Representative – Haven Volpe

Montford Park Players Staff

Administration, Box Office, Main Offices – 828-254-5146

Executive Director & CEO – John Russell

Assistant to the Executive Director and Production Manager – Deanna Braine

Director of Donor Relations – Beth Coakley

Costume Conservator – Trinity Smith

Properties Manager – Devyn Ray

Director of Photography – Rodney Smith

Director of Facilities – Walker Linkous

Resident Lighting Designer – Abby Auman

Resident Dance Choreographer – Kristi DeVille

Advertising Sales Director – John Russell

Project Manager – Kenn Kirby

Volunteer Coordinator – John P. Mendenhall

Education Director – Cary Nichols

Marketing Director – Jeff Catanese