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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Lindsay Taylor
Theatre Producer

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Brian Sikorski
Marketing Director

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Paula Whigham
Director of Corporate Sponsorship

Emma Parker
Development Manager

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Genevieve Bernard
Education Coordinator / Kids Fringe Producer

Melissa Fritzinger
Operations Manager

Jordan Lewis
Accessibility Coordinator &  World Fringe Congress Associate Producer

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Evan Valle
Box Office Manager

Marlon Burnley
DigiFringe Associate Producer

Yanely Aguilar
Social Media Coordinator

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Becky Cassidy

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Denna Beena
Volunteer Coordinator

Melanie Leon
Visual Fringe Producer

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Amy Hadley
Technical Director

Tempestt Halstead
Associate Producer

board of directors

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Matt Broffman


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Doug Davis
Vice-President/ President-Elect


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George Fender

Grennan Fender Hess and Poparad, LLP

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Morgan Lewis


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Kenny Howard

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 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

Matt Soss
Board Member

City of Orlando

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Vince Taylor
Board Member

Comedian & Community Organizer

Marcus Williams
Board Member

Seminole State College

festival staff

additional staff

Jae Nale
Outdoor Events Coordinator

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Thomas Poltz
Lawn and Recycling Manager

Amber Schoenwald
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Jessica Doten

Melanie Leon
Visual Fringe Producer

Carla Davis
Audience Services Manager

Armando Morales

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

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

Abby Meyer
Anecia Inbormone
Caitlin Eriser
Gabi Hockensmith

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

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

Hunter Heath
Tala Malfard

Mallory Vance – Kids Fringe Assistant

Megan Markham – Visual Fringe Assistant

Jennifer Thibodeau – Assistant Box Office Manager

Steven Hall – Box Office Lead

Tala Amalfard
Julia Cantore
Hunter Heath
Samantha Huntington


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