fringe is a family

Meet the team

when work doesn't feel like work

These amazing and dedicated people work to make the arts accessible and inclusive for everyone no matter what.

fringe staff

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Alauna Friskics
Executive Director

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Lisa Hardt
Development Director

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Brian Sikorski
Marketing Director

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Paula Whigham
Director of Corporate Sponsorship

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Genevieve Bernard
Education Coordinator

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Lindsay Taylor
Theatre Producer

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Becky Cassidy
Accountant

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Denna Beena
Volunteer Coordinator

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Alauna Friskics
Executive Director

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Lisa Hardt
Development Director

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Brian Sikorski
Marketing Director

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Paula Whigham
Director of Corporate Sponsorship

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Genevieve Bernard
Education Coordinator

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Lindsay Taylor
Theatre Producer

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Becky Cassidy
Accountant

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Denna Beena
Volunteer Coordinator

board of directors

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Matt Broffman
President

City of Orlando

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Doug Davis
Vice-President/ President-Elect

Wellcare

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George Fender
Treasurer

Grennan Fender Hess and Poparad, LLP

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Dr. Cheryl Robinson
Secretary

Valencia College

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Kenny Howard
Immediate
Past-President

Florida Theatrical Association

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Joyce Arbucias
Board Member

The Imagination House

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Daniel Blumberg
Board Member

Universal Studios Bejing

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Wayne Dictor
Board Member

Dictor Financial

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Jason Flowers
Board Member

Herring CPAs & Consultants

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Katie Hanewall
Board Member

Walt Disney World

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Robert Hertenstein
Board Member

Norwegian Cuise Lines Holdings

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Morgan Lewis
Board Member

Orlando Shakes

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Amelia McLeod
Board Member

Universal Orlando

Matt Soss
Board Member

City of Orlando

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Vince Taylor
Board Member

Comedian & Community Organizer

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Michael Ussery
Board Member

Waterstone Mortgage

Photo of Matt Broffman

Matt Broffman
President

City of Orlando

Photo of Doug Davis

Doug Davis
Vice-President/ President-Elect

Wellcare

Photo of George Fender

George Fender
Treasurer

Grennan Fender Hess and Poparad, LLP

Photo of Cheryl Robinson

Dr. Cheryl Robinson
Secretary

Valencia College

Photo of Kenny Howard

Kenny Howard
Immediate
Past-President

Florida Theatrical Association

Photo of Joyce Arbucias

Joyce Arbucias
Board Member

The Imagination House

Photo of Daniel Blumberg

Daniel Blumberg
Board Member

Universal Studios Bejing

Photo of Wayne Dictor

Wayne Dictor
Board Member

Dictor Financial

Photo of Jason Flowers

Jason Flowers
Board Member

Herring CPAs & Consultants

Photo of Karie Hanewall wearing a Disney World nametag

Katie Hanewall
Board Member

Walt Disney World

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Robert Hertenstein
Board Member

Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings

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Morgan Lewis
Board Member

WUCF

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Amelia McLeod
Board Member

Universal Orlando

Matt Soss
Board Member

City of Orlando

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Vince Taylor
Board Member

Comedian & Community Organizer

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Michael Ussery
Board Member

Waterstone Mortgage

festival staff

Gina Barone
Outdoor Stage Producer

Carla Davis
Audience Services Manager

Jessica Doten
Beverage
Co-Manager

Melissa Fritzinger
Operations Manager

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Amy Hadley
Technical Director

Tempestt Halstead
Associate Producer

Melanie Leon
Visual Fringe Producer

Armando Morales
Beverage
Co-Manager

Jae Nale
Outdoor Events Coordinator

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Thomas Poltz
Lawn and Recycling Manager

Amber Schoenwald
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

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Evan Valle
Box Office Manager

Anna McCambridge – Visual Fringe Assistant
Vadim Malkin – Visual Fringe Assistant
Nick Gissal – Visual Fringe Assistant
Alex Hehr – Kids Fringe Associate Producer
Jenn Thibodeau – Assistant Box Office Manager
Nicole Ginebra – Box Office Lead
John Crosby – Box Office Lead
Steven Hall – Box Office Lead
Krystal Rajkowski – Box Office Lead
Brian Rangell – Box Office Lead/Concierge
Brian Harris – Lead Photographer
Gontran Durocher – Photographer
Daniel Woodard – Photographer
Stephen Cramer – Medic
Lewis Johnston – Tech Guru
Emily Padden  – Clean Team
Mel Sikorski – Environmental Marketing
Ray Christianna – Courtyard Audio and Lighting

TECHS
Marley Griggs – Assistant Technical Director
Amanda Simmons
Aneil Rampersad
Heather Sladick
Jamie Knoepfler
Jon Whiteley
Paul Tran
Sabrina Wertman

FRINGETERNS
Abby Meyer
Anecia Inbormone
Caitlin Eriser
Gabi Hockensmith

Jessie Ciotto
Jordan Lewis
Julie Berman
Lauren Herwitz
Lindey Bowman
Megan Markham
Samantha O’Donnell


BAR TEAM
Amanda Otto

Angela Rizzo
Angela Swink
Chris Fee
Chris Sheehan
Ed Irish
Joe Beaver
John Parisi
Jorge Aguilar
Keya Bonnette
Laurel Gentes
Mike Elbrecht
Mike Volpe
Page Tannenbaum
Tom Kuhn
Vanessa Hill

SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM
Brenna Douglas
Clark Levi

Hunter Heath
Jen Vargas
Julie Berman
Lindsey Bowman
Monica Rodriguez
Tala Malfard

office pets

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Millie Whigham
Executive Barker

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Brubeck Bernard
Lead Kitty Dancer

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Kramer Friskics
Chief Financial Feline

Photo of a black and white cat.

Echo Whigham
Lead Zoom Crasher

Photo of a Chihuahua wearing a batman costume.

Lil’ Sebastian Taylor
Production Pooch

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Cleo Hardt
Development Doggo

Photo of Moxie, a black and brown dachshund dog wearing a glittery collar, sitting on a sofa and looking at the camera.

Moxie Cassidy
Accounting Cutie

Photo of a fluffy grey haired dog wearing a blue Orlando Fringe Volunteer shirt

Millie Whigham
Executive Barker

Photo of Cleo the pitbull

Cleo Hardt
Development Doggo

Photo of a fluffy tan cat lying on its back

Kramer Friskics
Chief Financial Feline

Photo of a black and white cat.

Echo Whigham
Lead Zoom Crasher

Photo of a Chihuahua wearing a batman costume.

Lil’ Sebastian Taylor
Production Pooch

Photo of Moxie, a black and brown dachshund dog wearing a glittery collar, sitting on a sofa and looking at the camera.

Moxie Cassidy
Accounting Cutie