BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Gina Stanton

Managing Director, acting Historical Director

Gina received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Fordham University, with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. She went on to receive her Masters in Library and Information Science from SUNY Buffalo and is a NYS certified teacher. She currently works as a Library Media Specialist, as well as serving as a theatrical director and choreographer. Gina has served on the Board of other community theatres in the region, and is an actor and singer who has performed throughout the Hudson Valley since elementary school. She also has experience starting and running a successful small business, as well as several years of experience managing local businesses. Fun fact - Gina is also a trained pastry chef!

Jenna Isabella

Artistic Director, acting Education Director

Jenna received her Bachelor of Arts in English as well as her Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham University. She is a NYS certified teacher and currently works as a secondary English teacher, as well as serving as a theatrical director of student productions, in the NYS public school system. Jenna has served on the Board of other community theatres in the region, and is an actor and singer. While attending Fordham University, Jenna was a contributing performer for a student-run theatre group and served as the outreach/ education coordinator for two years and then served as the president of the organization for one year. She has collaborated on numerous creative theatrical projects in the community since and plans to incorporate that knowledge in this new business venture. 

John Isabella III

Technical Director

John graduated college with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has always had a passion to build things and improve on existing designs from a technical standpoint.  John’s passion for building and design extends to his passion of theater where he enjoys diving into the offbeat characters he often portrays on the stage.  John has also had an abundance of experience working with children as a camp counselor and as the event manager of a hobby store.  In John’s mind, every experience that is worth having should be a fun one and John plans to bring his Technical expertise to PTAC to ensure each experience is amazing, safe, and fun for everyone involved! 

Mike Stanton

Innovation Director

Mike is a resident of Wappingers Falls, NY. He joined PTAC’s Board of Directors in September 2021. Professionally, Mike works as a Software Developer. In fact, he is currently writing new software to control smart light bulbs on stage in SPECTRES (part of his original work, spooks & SPECTRES, that PTAC is currently rehearsing. Mike also pursues various creative endeavors, including game design, original painting sales, and, of course, serving on the board of directors for PTAC.

Laura Braun

Resident Stage Manager

Laura is excited to be the Resident Stage Managing for Phoenix Theatre & Arts Company! She has also stage managed for several local community theater companies including ForAll Theater (Macbeth and The Incorruptibles), Spotlight Theater Productions NY (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Mamma Mia, Avenue Q, and The Producers.) Past New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater productions include Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, As You Like It, and Cuba and the Teddy Bear. Laura has really enjoyed working with PTAC and wants to say thank you to everyone and looks forward to many more collaborations with this amazing company. As always a special thanks to her family for all of their support.

Naomi Hanson

Member at Large

Sharon Wolff

Member at Large

Sharon minored in theatre at SUNY Albany, completing the degree in 2015, and is happy to be lending a hand to a company once more. She enjoys lifting pallets and wielding a hammer, wrench, or paint brush when not spiking couches and moving ladders. They look forward to working with PTAC, and are delighted to have the opportunity to work in theatre in a new way. Past credits include "As You Like It," "Spring Awakening," "Eurydice," and "Curtains."