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Board of Directors

Gina Stanton

Managing Director, Co-Founder

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, Co-Founder

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. 

Laura Braun

Stage Management Director

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.

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Sharon Wolff

Archival Director, Secretary

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."

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Nicole Stanton

Finance Director

Nicole brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise, with over 15 years of experience in business and nonprofit management. Most recently, she served as a consultant for Walkway Over the Hudson, where she focused on streamlining operations and improving efficiency. Prior to that, she held positions as a business manager and database manager, where she honed her skills in financial management and data analysis. Nicole is also a creative individual who enjoys exploring the arts in her free time. She is excited to join the board of PTAC and help support the organization's mission to bring live theatre to our community.

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Amber Layne

Member At Large

Amber earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology with a focus on Disability Studies, as well as her MEd in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Arizona State University. She is currently an Academic Advisor for W. P. Carey School of Business with ASU Online. Amber has been involved with theatre one way or another since 1995--whether acting, directing, or stage managing. She has held various leadership positions in theatrical, educational, and community service-based organizations, and is delighted to be serving in this capacity with PTAC. In her spare time, Amber is almost always crafting, reading, or taking a walk with her dog, Murphy. 

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