Joan Sampieri is president of a consulting firm that specializes in building sustainable organizations by helping them develop strong organizational management (business planning, scaling out and scaling deeper, fund and program development), and highly effective boards. She's excited to be a working member of Pencilpoint Theatreworks' board as it introduces the joy of theater to a wider audience.
Ms. Sampieri's only opportunity to act was in second grade where she was cast as a tree. Unfortunately, she acquired a major case of poison ivy and had to be replaced by a shrub at the last minute.
Brian Cox is the editor of the Detroit Legal News. His full-length play CLUTTER received a staged reading in 2013 through From Around Here Productions (FAHP) and a full production at Theatre Nova in Ann Arbor in 2017. CLUTTER garnered Wilde Award nominations for Best Performance-Original Production or One-Act and for Best New Script. His one-act play STUCK was produced by Oakland Community College in April 2015. NYCPlaywrights selected his monologue SABOTAGE as its “Play of the Month” for June 2013. His one-act play THE VOICES IN MARTY’S HEAD MEET THE VOICES IN MARY’S AND FALL IN LOVE was produced by TLC Productions in January 2014. He co-wrote FAHP’s productions of SUSPICIONS AN INVESTIGATION OF MONOLOGUES and 7 DEADLY SCENES, and wrote MATING CALLS. He has published a handful of short stories, including "The Frozen Fiske," in "Alfred Htichcock's Mystery Magazine." And, on July 26, 2017, his crossword puzzle appeared in the New York Times!
Bob Galardi retired from the Ann Arbor Public Schools now works a consultant for public schools. He has a degree from EMU in Speech and Drama and loves performing in local theater. He has appeared in over 20 productions with the Burns Park Players, several local training videos, and in two plays with the From Around Here Productions theater company. He is excited about being part of this new company, Pencilpoint Theaterworks.
Cameron R. Getto is an attorney with Zausmer, August & Caldwell in Farmington Hills. He focuses his practice on representing individuals, non-profits and businesses in professional negligence, complex tort, commercial and health care litigation. Cam is also a musician and photographer.
Cameron R. Getto
Heather LaDuke has 15 years experience in communications, a BFA from EMU and an MSW from UM. She joined Margie Bovee and Brian Cox as they led From Around Here Productions' 9 staged readings and plays from 2013-2016. Heather is co-writer of the play WOMAN NUDE, produced by FAHP in 2014. She is also Director and Co-producer of the web series Books Over Beer.
Catherine Pappas has more than twenty years experience in the fundraising field. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. She has worked for Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor and Detroit Public Television. Currently, Catherine is the Major Gifts Officer for the Humane Society of Huron Valley.
Kelly Rose Voigt is an actor from Farmington, MI. She studied at Albion College and the Lee Strasberg Institute, and is currently working on becoming a certified ASL interpreter. She spends her days performing and educating at the Michigan Science Center and teaching with Drama Kids International. She is passionate about theatre education, young adult literature, and red pandas, nerdy about Harry Potter, Star Wars, and linguistics, and an avid eater of tacos.