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Meet The Team

board of directors

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Board President

GLORIA HALL

Originally from Oklahoma, Gloria and husband Mike have lived in New Mexico and then Denver for over 30 years. Gloria worked as a business analyst in the computer manufacturing industry for Storage Technology Corp. and Sun Microsystems. After moving to Trinidad in 2009, she was thrilled to find live theatre in the community and is now determined to keep the experience available for others. Over the past six years Gloria has volunteered her time and energy to the marketing committee, fundraisers, financial reporting, and previously as Board Secretary.

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Secretary

Sharon Sorenson

Sharon moved to Trinidad from Houston, TX in 2011 and was delighted to discover live theatre in Trinidad. She and her husband have been avid supporters of SCRT/MSL. Before retiring in 2016, she worked as a business analyst on a variety of e-commerce and web portal projects (translation: she is a “techie”). Those analytical skills serve her well as a member of the SCRT Board. As the President of the Trinidad Music Association, she serves as a liaison between SCRT and the TMA. Recently she has taken on the responsibility of managing the snack bar for the theatre.

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Grant Writing Advisor

RANDY HOEPKER

Randy is a professional musician, having spent a career as a high school band director, and conducting ensembles and music exchanges all over the world. He is currently the bassist for the national touring band Miguel Espinoza Fusion, and is the co-founder and former Music Director of the Colorado Brass, and other regional ensembles. He has participated in dozens of productions as an award-winning pit orchestra director, musical co-director and actor. He loves the Trinidad area, where he lives with his wife Markie.

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Vice President

ernie parker

Ernie has been a resident of Trinidad since 2007 and a patron of SCRT/MSL since its second season.  During his tour of duty in the US Navy, he was an electronics technician.  After separation, he spent his entire career in the computer industry, with the last 17 years at Compaq/HP.  Extra-curricular activities include SCUBA diving, bicycling, hot-air ballooning, woodworking and astronomy. He uses his computer skills to maintain the MSL Web site and provide various graphics and videos.

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Treasurer

Barbara privitt

Barbara was a Choreographer and featured dancer/singer in musical theatre productions in her native Fort Worth, Texas. She has trained with the Memphis Preparatory Ballet, Margo Dean School of Dance, Creative Arts Theatre School, Schaffenburg Ballet Academy and Bruce Lea’s Dance Factory. In Trinidad, Barbara has acted with both the Trinidad Community Theatre and the SCRT Professional company and has taught ballet through Dance Connection. With a background in accounting and financial planning, Barbara serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors.

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Community Liaison

Jay VIGIL

Jay, an avid lover of theatre, is new to Trinidad. Jay grew up in nearby Aguilar but resided in Los Angeles for most of her life. Jay has been in several plays in the LA area over the years. Jay was exposed to performing early by singing with her father's band as a child. Jay has worked in the mortgage inidustry and was most recently the COO at a mortgage company. Jay loves to write and dance and has a passion for flamenco. She also dabbles in both photography and filmmaking. Jay and her family are looking forward to engaging with the many artistic opportunities in the Trinidad area.

our staff

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Office Administrator

BERNADINE TORRES

Bernadine is a native of Trinidad. She has worked for credit unions, a US Senator in Cody, Wyoming, Las Animas County Government and volunteered for organizations such as the National Alliance of Business, Junior Achievement, United Negro College Fund, League of Latin American Citizens, Mi Casa, and United Way. Bernadine works as an Administrative Assistant for SCRT, training and supervising box office volunteers, among many other critical projects. She loves fishing/camping, traveling and spending time with her family.

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Technical Director / Facility Manager

jc pico

JC moved his family to the Trinidad area more than four years ago after spending 20 years in Key West, FL. Since his teen years, JC has been running sound and lights as well as playing drums in a number of bands over the years. Currently he can be seen playing drums for the Trinidad progressive metal band TRiP and is the percussionist for TrinAcoustic. His passion for live music and theatre brought him to Main Street LIVE in early 2022 where he fulfills the role of Tech Director.

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Website and Technology Management Advisor

Ren Vaugeois

A 10+ year resident of Trinidad, by way of Southern California, Ren has worked in professional theatre starting at the wee age of 3 and a half weeks! Having worked professionally both on stage as an actor and off stage (sound technician, lighting technician, scenic painter, stage technician, and fly operator) life wouldn't feel normal for Ren without the arts being a part of it. With over four years of experience as an online Support Manager, 5+ years running his own technology management business, and a previous 3 years as the Director of Technology for SCRT, Ren continues to provide Main Street LIVE his talents in any and all technical needs.

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Office Assistant

katherine Agnello

Katherine first appeared on-stage at age 5 in a theater camp and has conmtinued to engage in the performing arts, both onstage and backstage almost every year since. Outside of the theater, she spent 10 years 4-H. She is exceited to now be a part of the front office!

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Facebook Manager

Vicki kirschman

Vicki moved to Trinidad in 2022. About a year later, she joined the Main Street LIVE volunteer force and immersed herslef in organizing the basement. She has given many volunteer hours helping with various prjects around the community. She has now taken over the position of Facebook manager at MSL and excited to be on board!

founders

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Director Emerita

harriet vaugeois

Harriet has 50 years of experience in professional theatre as a Director, Choreographer, Actor, Writer, and grant writer. A life long educator & creative, Harriet has degrees in both Theatre and Education from Michigan State University and an MFA from Wayne State University. Having retired in Las Animas County, Harriet continues to pour herself into civic and philanthropic passions.

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Director Emeritus

fred vaugeois

Fred has worked for over 50 years as a Lighting Designer, Scenic Designer, Technical Director, Actor and Director. He has three degrees in the performing arts, a degree from The Pasadena Playhouse School for the Performing Arts, a B.A. from Cal State Fullerton and an MFA from Wayne State University where he acted with the prestigious Hilberry Repertory Company. Fred works year-round promoting the reputation of SCRT in the national theater community, especially through his efforts with the United Professional Theatre Association.

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