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Theatre Professional Advisory Board

Theatre UCF’s Professional Advisory Board is a volunteer committee comprised of Entertainment Industry professionals representing all aspects of theatrical work in the central Florida region including Walt Disney Entertainment, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, touring companies, private production companies and more. They are committed to helping our students move forward in their chosen careers after college life.

The board meets regularly to discuss opportunities to assist Theatre UCF in its mission of educating tomorrows Entertainment Industry professionals. They also conduct workshops throughout the year with students on topics such as networking, interview skills and presenting portfolios.

Ben Adams

Glenn Anderson
Sr. Designer and Design Manager
FX Design Group

Chris Brown

Art Bundey
Walt Disney World

Gene Columbus
Executive Director
Orlando Repertory Theatre

Max Croft
UCF Digital Media

Sheri Croft

Michael Fletcher
Sea World

Lawrence Haber
Entertainment Lawyer

Tim Hamilton

Jim Helsinger
Artistic Director
Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Tad Ingram
Professional Actor

Vicki Landon
Development Director Orlando Repertory Theatre

Ron Legler
Florida Theatrical Association

Jessica Leiby
Universal Studios Full-Time Scenic Painter

Robbi Lepre
Director of Theatrical Services
Busch Gardens Tampa

T.J. Mannarino
Director of Art & Design
Universal Orlando

Mack McLaughlin
CEO / Creative Director
FX Design Group

Ern Messina
Entertainment Manager (retired)
Walt Disney World

Lyle Moon
Universal Orlando

Mark Nichols
VP of Design & Development

Jim Ohrberg
Candela Controls, Inc.

Guy Petty
Walt Disney World

Grace Richardson

Marc Rothschild
Walt Disney World

Rich Taylor

Art Thomas
Freelance Producer and Business Consultant

Jim Timon
Universal Orlando Resort

Dale Ward
Ward Entertainment Services

Alisa Schwartz Zinovoy
Event Producer