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. Joyce loves serving on the Orlando Fringe board, and being part of an event that is so closely associated with creating exciting opportunities for the arts community. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Orlando Fringe as a patron, a performer, an artist, a volunteer and a board member. Her son and his friends look forward to participating in Kids Fringe each year.
When not hanging around a theater, Alyson practices her skills in a courtroom as a civil litigation attorney and mediator at Morgan & Morgan, PA (www.forthepeople.com).
Orlando Fringe is a unique event where all walks of life and members of the community come together for two weeks to share common interests, theater, art, music and an understanding of expression. Orlando Fringe has grown so much since Alyson has joined the board, and she is looking forward to future Orlando Fringe developments as the festival continues to expand its audience base and performances.
Brian Sikorski 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. 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, 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.
Doug Davis is a lifelong resident of Central Florida and long time patron and volunteer of the Orlando Fringe. He is a current employee of WellCare Health Plans of Florida. He also 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.
He believes that Fringe is an amazing outlet for expression without borders or boundaries. He is proud to have introduced others to the Fringe along with the support of his wife, Jeri & his son, Cameron.
David is thrilled to be celebrating the 24th Annual 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 theaters throughout the Southeast before exiting the stage for the production and management side of the business.
David has lived in Orlando for the past 20 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.
Zac Alfson wants to live in a world where music is great, theatre is are brave and every “thank you” note is scribbled by hand.
As an audience development professional, he’s been honored by Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project as an emerging leader, and has worked locally with Orlando Shakes, and Mad Cow Theatre.
When he’s not building new audiences for the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, you can find volunteering in the Mills50 District, watching obscene amounts of television without a trace of shame, and optimistically checking his email for foreign investment opportunities.
Having studied Stage Management at the University of Central Florida, this is Zac’s first Fringe as a board member, and ninth as a patron.
Daniel Blumberg fell in love with the Fringe in 1996 and has been an avid participant, volunteer, producer, enthusiast and self-described Fringe “Addict” ever since. Having missed the festival the last 5 years due to an overseas seas assignment, he is very excited to be back in Central Florida.
Daniel is a US based costume designer and entertainment professional, presently partnering with Norwegian Creative Studios where he manages the fleet wide creative costume content for over 50 productions
What an honor and a real privilege to participate with this successful festival at the board level and to see first-hand the mechanics and choreography of what makes this special festival tick
Kenny Howard is currently the Artistic Director of The Abbey and Education Director for Florida Theatrical Association, the non-profit presenter of the Broadway Series in Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami. He was also co-founder of The Broadway Consortium, LLC which produced 8 Broadway Shows, garnishing 4 Tony Award nominations, including a win for The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess. Executive Producer of the 2011 Grammy Nominated Cast Album for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; he co-founded Broadway Records which releases Broadway and cabaret albums, and was last nominated for a Grammy for the Broadway Cast Recording of Matilda. He has produced and directed for over 20 years countless numbers of plays and musicals in Orlando. He is a graduate of UCF.
Matt McGrath has served terms as Vice President and Treasurer in the past,. He is proud of how this festival has grown to be the premier cultural event of Orlando and he is looking forward to continuing that path.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Matt has lived in the Orlando area for over 20 years. Having graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1998 with a B.A. in Accounting, Matt is the Vice President of a commercial aircraft leasing company, where he has been employed for 20 years.
While he thoroughly enjoys seeing the amazing and talented artists perform at the Fringe; it’s the support of people who attend where the Fringe derives it’s greatest strength… Living up to it’s tagline: “Creativity Creating Community”.
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.
Neal Renuart is a certified public accountant and is a partner at the Winter Park-based accounting firm, BKHM CPAs. He first attended the Orlando Fringe 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 board. Neal particularly enjoys the camaraderie of the performers and patrons at the Fringe, and looks forward to meeting new people each year. He is excited help the Orlando Fringe celebrate its 24th 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.
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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 more than ten years working for a non-profit agency, she realizes the positive impact an organization such as the Orlando Fringe can have on the community.
Alina Williams holds a BFA in Stage Management from the
University of Central Florida. Her vast experience covers the
gamut from theater, concerts, award shows, convention events
and product launches to “live” television.
For the past five years Alina has been production managing
Business Theater for FORTUNE 500 clients and charitable
organizations. She has stage-managed shows for The Walt
Disney Company and live television broadcast for the Miss
America system. Her live broadcasts included: Miss Florida,
Miss Colorado and Miss Bahamas, an official preliminary to Miss
As Production Manager for launch!, Alina works as part of the
Creative Team. She oversees the design, implantation and then
manages all elements including budget, schedules and
logistics on the event site. Alina continues to exceed client’s
expectation with creating flawless events by the aid of her
experience, passion and attention to details.