BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Managing Director, acting Historical Director
Gina received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Fordham University, with a concentration in Entrepreneurship (2009). She went on to receive her Masters in Library and Information Science from SUNY Buffalo (2016) and is a NYS certified teacher and currently works as a Library Media Specialist in a public school, 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!
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.
Fundraising Director, Acting Marketing Director
Phil received his Bachelor’s Degree in American History and Political Science from Skidmore College (2009). While at Skidmore, Phil served as Vice-President and was a frequent performer in a student-run musical theater group. Phil currently works as the Communications Manager in the Development Office at a non-profit private school serving students with language-based learning disabilities. As Communications Manager, he is responsible for the overall messaging and advertising for all marketing and fundraising purposes. He has experience stage managing for a youth theater group and has performed with numerous theatrical groups throughout the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.
Amanda has been involved in theater and the arts since she was a toddler. Throughout most of her childhood, her family was a part of the now defunct Pawling Theatre Company. She not only performed on stage but she also assisted her father and brother with set construction, along with lights and sound. She took a break from the stage for most of her twenties to pursue her Associate of Science in the Visual Arts. Much Ado About Nothing was the first show where she designed the set and found it was like returning home. She hopes to bring her love of the arts to a whole new generation with PTAC.
John Isabella III
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!
Member at Large
Outreach Director, acting Membership Director
Sam is a middle school social studies and language arts teacher in Westchester county. She has experience both onstage and off working as a stage manager, producer, director, and actor over the course of many productions. She is particularly proud of her work with the St. Lawrence Children’s Theatre in Brewster as well as her time spent as a stage manager and director with the Miami Theatre Players in New Paltz, NY. Sam was also the stage manager for Brewster Theatre Company’s 2018 & 2019 seasons. Sam has met most of her closest friends through her participation in theatre, and she feels very lucky for the opportunity to work with such amazing people.