Meet The Team
board of directors
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.
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.
Social Media Manager / Graphics Designer
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 doesn’t ever expect to be bored!). He uses his computer skills to maintain the MSL Facebook page and provide various graphics and videos.
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. 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.
Kris has sustained a 40-year career in the entertainment industry. After several appearances on stage as an actor in the early 70’s, Kris focused his talents on the management side of show business. A Personal Talent Manager and Booking Agent in Dallas, Texas from 1978 – 1985, Kris worked independently and by contract with The Allen Agency and Cabaret Attractions. He managed The Amarillo Civic Center and The Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts in Amarillo, Texas from 1986 – 2009, and in 2009 he retired officially. During his 23 years of service to the City of Amarillo, he produced over 300 shows, concerts and events. After retiring he returned to the stage as the popular comedic character, Tucker Yelldell, in the musical drama TEXAS in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Kris was appointed Executive Director of the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation, the non-profit organization that produces TEXAS in 2011 and retired in 2016. In 2017 he moved to Trinidad and joined SCRT. Kris now returns with excitement to join the team at Main Street LIVE.
Paul was exposed to performing arts at an early age, and he has continued to pursue various arts throughout his life: playing the viola; discovering wood working that led to building flats, risers & sets in high school; a 36-year career in silk screen printing and graphic arts; showing his Fine Art in galleries. In January 2022 Paul auditioned for Maybe Baby, It’s You and has been involved in nearly all of MSL’s 2022 plays as either actor, stage manager, or assistant director. Paul currently works in healthcare as a Personal Care Provider here in Trinidad.
Alison ‘Ali’ joined Main Street LIVE as Executive Director in November 2022. She studied at Juilliard, received her BA at Cal Arts and her MA at UCLA. She has starred in multiple stage and television productions; traveled 11 years internationally as an opera singer; and has taught vocal production and voice, languages in song, musical theatre voice, movement for stage, acting, scene study, and audition technique throughout the US. Ali continues to provide online acting classes, private vocal coaching, and ongoing professional workshops both here and abroad. For MSL, Ali provides an exceptional level of expertise to guide our community theatre production activities to a greater level of quality, creativeness, and overall artistic capabilities. With Ali guiding our educational opportunities, classes for all ages have been developed for acting, music fundamentals, theatre basics, improv and vocal training. Ali is leading the way in collaborating with local businesses and organizations and creating events that will bring “the best” live entertainment to MSL, to the community, and to the region!
Technical Director / Facility Manager
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.
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.
Website and Technology Management Advisor
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.
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.
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.