OUR TEAM MEMBERS
Laurie Schotz - Executive Director
Laurie came to us from Indiana where she was the Director of the Warsaw Performing Arts Center, Director of Operations at Amish Acres LLC and Artistic Director at Bearcreek Farms Country Resort, respectively. Laurie is originally from Lorain, Ohio and has traveled the United States and Abroad as a singer/dancer, actress, and stunt women. She has run two very successful companies: THE CHICAGO STUNT TEAM & THE WINDY CITY 2-STEPPERS and BEST SCHOTZ PRODUCTIONS LLC.
Lauren Austin - Education Director
Lauren has loved theatre from a young age and has cultivated her love of theatre into a full-time career. She participated in many productions in high school and after graduating she was accepted into San Francisco State University where she received a Bachelor's of Arts in Theatre. After graduating from college Lauren started teaching theatre classes and costume designing for the Woodland Opera House in Woodland, CA and it was here that she was nominated and won a Sacramento Regional Theatre Elly Award for Best Costume Design. She worked at the Woodland Opera House for many years but felt that she was ready for a new challenge so she moved to Artesia, NM. She brings a great amount of knowledge, experience, and love of theatre to the children and adults of the community.
Max Salgado - Technical Director