David is thrilled to be celebrating the 22nd Anniversary of the Orlando Fringe Festival and is very excited about all of the new opportunities that this years Fringe has in store.
With a passion for supporting the development and presentation of new works for the stage, David believes the Fringe Festival provides such a rare vehicle for bringing talented artists and diverse audiences together to experience theatre without limitations.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre from Mars Hill College and a Masters of Science in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. Originally from Shelby, North Carolina, David began his career as a performer in repertory and regional theatres throughout the Southeast before exiting the stage for the production and management side of the business.
David has lived in Orlando for the past 17 years and is currently the Producer for Disney Cruise Line Entertainment, where he splits his time between Orlando, Toronto and where ever in the world the Disney fleet may be. His travels have empowered his love of good food; good wine and good theatre and they have sparked a new fascination with the Toronto Maple Leafs and all things Canadian.
Art & History Museums – Maitland, Director of DevelopmentDevin Dominguez is a native Floridian who has made Orlando her home for the last decade largely due to its vibrant arts community. She studied Humanities at the University of Central Florida and is currently Director of Development at the Art & History Museums – Maitland.
Devin brings to the Orlando Fringe several years of experience from the Central Florida cultural community including the Orlando Museum of Art, Orange County Library System, Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, and most recently headed up the Hope and Help Center’s Headdress Ball. She was a nominee for the Orlando Business Journal’s 2011 40 under 40, and is actively involved in numerous community organizations.
With all the great arts in this community, Devin still claims Fringe as her favorite 12 days of the whole year. “I have an immense sense of pride in the Orlando Fringe. It is my favorite time of the whole year – I absolutely love the Fringe community.”
Doug Davis is a lifelong resident of Central Florida and long time patron and volunteer of the Orlando Fringe. Doug is a current employee of WellCare Health Plans of Florida. Doug has a background in non-profit management with a focus on development, community relations and services. In addition, Doug was a small business owner for a tour company that focused on bringing performing groups to Walt Disney World and other venues.
Doug attended the University of Central Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1989. Doug also studied at the University of Oviedo in northern Spain and is fluent in Spanish. Doug’s wife, Jeri and his son, Cameron both volunteer annually at the Orlando Fringe. Volunteer work is important to Doug as he has volunteered for the Heart of Florida United Way as well as the Central Florida Aging in Place Chapter, of which he is the current chair.
Matt McGrath is thrilled to be on the Fringe board. He has been an avid Orlando Fringe Festival attendee for many years. He has attended the festival since it was located downtown and has watched it grow to its current location at Loch Have Park.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Matt has lived in the Orlando area for over 20 years. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1998 with a B.A. in Accounting. Matt is the Vice President of lease administration for a commercial aircraft leasing company, where he has been employed for 16 years.
Each year, Matt has found himself going to more and more shows and doesn’t miss a day during the week the festival is in town. He encourages not only those who are already “fringers” to attend shows, but he also promotes Orlando Fringe to newcomers. As a neighbor to the festival, he is honored to be a part of the board and looks forward to working with such an amazing organization.
Heather Wilkie is honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Orlando Fringe Board of Directors. The theater community is a familiar place for Heather, who grew up performing in local theater in the small town of Meadowview, Virginia. Heather received a scholarship to pursue Musical Theatre at Mars Hill College, where she spent the first year of her college career. Heather later made the decision to work toward another dream and changed paths to study Psychology and Sociology at the University of North Carolina-at Asheville. She later moved to Orlando, Florida and earned a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College.
Heather was instantly drawn to the Orlando Fringe because of the incredibly talented artists and the excitement that the festival brings to the Central Florida community. She discovered the Fringe Festival several years ago and has worked as a volunteer in numerous capacities over the past few years. Spending the past nine years working for a non-profit agency, she realizes the positive impact an organization such as the Fringe Festival can have on the community.
Disney Theatrical GroupOriginally from the Lone Star State, Kevin has been an avid Orlando Fringe Fan for most of the festival’s history and still remembers looking for venues in vacant downtown Orlando storefronts. What a difference Ivanhoe Village and Loch Haven Park make!
Kevin graduated from Texas A&M University Commerce with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. After spending 11 years in retail in Dallas, he made the move to Florida to work for Disney. Disney turned into a career and has taken him from a Walt Disney World Attractions Host in 1989 literally around the world and now to Director of Synergy and Partnership Marketing for Disney’s Broadway and Touring Shows.
Kevin currently resides in New York City and when not at work, he tries to take in as many Broadway shows as possible, and continues to enjoy exploring the city he now calls home. Most days, you can find Kevin on a morning jog around Central Park, exploring the Brooklyn Flea, or trying out a new restaurant.
In his 6th and final year on the Board of Directors, Kevin remains excited about the tremendous growth and change he has seen in the Orlando Fringe over the last few years. “Orlando Fringe continues to be a huge cultural highlight for Central Florida each year and I am proud to play a small part in the festival’s continued evolution. I strongly encourage everyone in the Central Florida community to not only come out and enjoy the Fringe, but take the next step and become part of Fringe Family by volunteering your time, make a financial contribution, or donate your services. You’ll be amazed at how much fun “giving back” can be!
Alyson has always enjoyed and been a supporter and patron of local theater, music, and the arts. Over the last several years, Alyson has participated in Fringe as a patron and a performer. Her son and his friends look forward to participating in Kid’s Fringe each year.
She is ecstatic to be part of the Fringe planning. When not hanging around a theater, Alyson practices her skills in a courtroom as a commercial litigation attorney and mediator for Cole, Scott & Kissane.
Terry Thorspecken is excited to join the Orlando Fringe Board. She currently works for Merrill Lynch as a Financial Adviser, Vice President. She previously served on the board of the Orlando Philharmonic. Terry lives in Orlando with her husband, Thomas (Thor) Thorspecken, an illustrator and blogger.
Brian Sikorski is immensely honored to become one of the newest members of the Fringe Board of Directors. Brian grew up in the Central Florida theater scene, has been a proud patron of the Fringe Festival since it’s inception, and looks forward to helping the Fringe grow to an even larger audience. A Fringe Volunteer for the last five years, he looks forward to the homecoming of artists each year and to reconnecting with all of the talented performers from around the world.
Brian holds two B.F.A. degrees from the Savannah College of Art and Design, which is also where he met his wife Melissa. He currently works in the restaurant industry as an Assistant General Manager for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers in Winter Garden, while also shooting weddings & local events as the owner of Wonderful Time Photography. A resident of Audubon Park in Orlando, he can often be found riding his bike around the city, stopping to enjoy a great craft beer or savor one of Orlando’s great restaurants, and generally living life to the fullest.
Raised in the Orlando area, Joyce has spent the last 25 years focused on the entertainment industry. Her background ranges from live theatre to video and media production, and includes a well-balanced mix of creative design, performing, directing, and producing. As co-founder of The Imagination House, Joyce’s role includes overseeing creative and production teams, art direction, corporate identity projects, and development of new show concepts and creative projects.
When not working, this self-described “creative nerd” loves books, music, and just about any kind of theatre, as well as spending time with her husband and daughter. As a long time fan of the Fringe, Joyce is excited to serve on the Orlando Fringe Board, and be part of an event that is so closely associated with creating exciting opportunities for the arts community.
Neal Renuart is a certified public accountant and is a partner at the Winter Park-based accounting firm, BKHM CPAs. He first attended the Fringe Festival in 2007 and was so captivated by the shows and atmosphere that he knew he had to become more involved with the Festival and joined the Fringe Festival’s Board of Directors. Neal particularly enjoys the camaraderie of the performers and patrons at the Fringe, and looks forward to meeting new people each year. After taking a one year hiatus from the Board for the birth of his son, he is excited to rejoin the Board and help the Fringe celebrate its 23rd year and support its international reputation for fun and culture.
When not working on audits, catching a comedy performance or chasing his new born around, Neal is active with the American Institute of CPAs and the Florida Institute of CPAs, where he served as former chair of the local young CPAs committee.
Neal holds a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. In addition to the local arts community, he is an avid fan of UCF football.