Q: What does theatre mean to you?
Theatre means to me community, a group of people doing something they feel very passionate about for the benefit and enjoyment of other people.
Q: How did you get involved in VOS?
I got involved in VOS in the fall of 2010. My daughter Jenna had already participated in VOS Theatre productions “Seussical the Musical” & “Oliver”. I was thinking I would love to be part of this, I had been asked a couple of times by Alan Fletcher to come out and participate, but I felt because I worked shift work for Ambulance that I would not have the time. In the early fall of 2010 Anne Burnham approached me about participating in “Fiddler on the Roof” I agreed if my daughter Jenna could be in the production with me. I also said I just wanted a very small role to learn the ropes. Well the rest is history, 6 shows later, I am hooked!!
Q: What does it mean to be President of VOS?
Being President of VOS Theatre is a privilege!! A privilege and a job I take very seriously! I purposely took this fall production off, I wanted to spend some time with my wife Kimberly but also to take a good look at the organization from a non-stage perspective. My eyes have been opened widely and I have an increased respect for each and every member of this organization. It is absolutely incredible the amount of effort that is put forth to stage a VOS Production.
Q: Do you have any goals for next year?
Yes lots of goals! I am one year closer to retirement. Goals for VOS Theatre would be to keep providing the top level of musical and non-musical theatre that our patrons have become accustomed to over the last few years! I want the organization to keep having fun!!
Q: What is the most rewarding experience in theatre so far?
My most rewarding experience in theatre so far is “VIMY” I could never tell you enough about my journey during the production of “VIMY” Please if you ever get the chance ask me!!! I have another rewarding experience and that is to work with such wonderful, talented people within the VOS organization on stage and off!!
Q: What is your biggest on-stage blooper?
Aside from forgetting a line, I don’t have one. I take my time on stage very seriously, so I don’t have bloopers!!! Any one that knows me well knows that I usually learn everyone’s lines, because you never know when someone might forget a line and you have to jump in!!
Q: What would we never know about you if didn’t tell us?
Well if I told you then you would know wouldn’t you, so lets just keep it unknown!!