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

Alauna Friskics
Executive Director


Melissa Fritzinger
Operations Director


Desiree Montes
Artistic and Marketing Director 


Emma Parker Webber
Development Manager

Yanely Aguilar
Communications Manager

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Genevieve Bernard
Program Manager

Tempestt Halstead
Festival Producer 

Jennifer Thibodeau

Jennifer Thibodeau 
Front of House Manager 

Chris Trovador

Chris Trovador
Associate Producer


Scott Browning
Operations Assistant


Clark Levi
Development Assistant


Kylee Taylor
Technical Facility Coordinator

Mallory Vance

Mallory Vance
Education Coordinator 

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Becky Cassidy

Melanie Leon
Visual Fringe Producer

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Amy Hadley
Technical Director

Armando Morales

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Denna Beena
Volunteer Coordinator

Jae Nale
Outdoor Events Coordinator

Amber Schoenwald
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Carla Davis
Audience Services Manager


Joshian Morales 
Fringe ArtSpace Booking Partner/Outdoor Stage Producer 


Kayla Kelsay Morales 
Fringe ArtSpace Booking Partner/Outdoor Stage Producer 

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Thomas Poltz
Lawn and Recycling Manager

board of directors

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Doug Davis


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Daniel Blumberg

Universal Studios Bejing

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George Fender

Grennan Fender, LLP

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Matt Broffman
Immediate Past-President


Matt Soss

City of Orlando

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Joyce Arbucias
Board Member

The Imagination House

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Wayne Dictor
Board Member

Dictor Financial

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Jason Flowers
Board Member

Ernst and Young

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Katie Hanewall
Board Member

Walt Disney World

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Robert Hertenstein
Board Member

Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings Ltd.

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Amelia McLeod
Board Member

Universal Orlando

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Leah Patterson
Board Member

City Beverages

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Dr. Cheryl Robinson
Board Member

Valencia College

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John Payne-Rios
Board Member

Howard Middle School

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Vince Taylor
Board Member

Comedian & Community Organizer

Marcus Williams
Board Member

Seminole State College

festival staff

additional staff

Anna McCambridge – Visual Fringe Assistant

Vadim Malkin – Visual Fringe Assistant

Nick Gissal – Visual Fringe Assistant

Alex Hehr – Kids Fringe Stage Manager/Ringmaster

Melanis Micale– Visual Fringe Assistant 

Mallory Vance – Kids Fringe Associate Producer

Megan Markham – Visual Fringe Assistant

Jennifer Thibodeau – Assistant Box Office Manager

Ashley Peters – Box Office Lead

John Crosby – Box Office Lead

Steven Hall – Box Office Lead

Caitlin Eccher – Box Office Lead

Brian Rangell – Box Office Lead

Brian Harris – Lead Photographer

Gontran Durocher – Photographer

Stephen Cramer – Medic

Lewis Johnston – Tech Guru

Emily Padden  – Ops Assistant 

Kris Hunter– Ops Assistant 

Ray Christianna – Courtyard Audio and Lighting

Linda Gilbert– Assistant Volunteer Coordinator 



Amanda Hadix 

Joe Beaver 

Ryan Breyer 

Chander Caroccio

Vanessa Hill 

Charlie Jones 

Ashlee Lee 

Seth Pisano

Zack Scarpetti

Monica Rodriguez

Michael (Max) Morris 

Kiara Ayala
Julia Cantore
Amelia Haig
Samantha Huntington
Anecia Inbornone
Willow Moskowitz
Tim Watt
Ainsley Elgin
Marisa Dean 

office pets

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Millie Whigham
Executive Barker

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Kramer Friskics
Chief Financial Feline

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Echo Whigham
Lead Zoom Crasher

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Lil’ Sebastian Taylor
Production Pooch

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Moxie Cassidy
Accounting Cutie