Board of Directors

 


Richard Steinberg -- Executive Director

Professional Experience: Since studying at UNLV (formerly NSU) and Oregon, Richard's business experience has centered around Operations and Management.  He's held just about every position in the retail industry -- and has now worked for the same company, where he's received national recognition, for the last 33 years.

Theatrical Experience: Richard has been active at Conejo Players Theatre since 1981, and has since worked on 40-plus productions. He's directed and appeared on many stages around Southern California over the years ... but considers CPT his home. A longtime board member, Richard currently serves as the theatre's Executive Director.


Beth Glasner -- Executive Producer

Professional Experience: Beth received her Masters in Elementary Education in 1988, and taught fourth grade for 17 years; she also worked as the administrator of a legal office for seven years. Beth recently received a BFA in Fashion Design (Emphasis in Costume), and is currently a professional Costume Designer around Southern California.

Theatrical Experience: Beth has been active at Conejo Players since 2005, and has served as its Costume Custodian since 2007. She is a proud Honorary Life Member of CPT, and a winner of the Golden Sweatshirt Award. Beth costume designs; stage-manages; produces; has run lights and sound; has worked as the House Manager Coordinator; and often teaches workshops.


Jeremy Zeller -- Executive Technical Director

Professional Experience: Jeremy holds a degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has worked in the Newspaper industry for more than six years. He currently works as a specialties editor for the Ventura County Star. His duties have included writing, editing, print and web design and photography among others. He also has worked for a local Electrical Contractor and spent time with the facilities at his church.

Theatrical Experience: Jeremy caught the theater bug at age seven and has been involved either on or off stage ever since. His first involvement at CPT was as an usher in 2010 and he has designed and run sound on numerous productions since.


Deidre Parmenter -- President

Professional Experience: Deidre holds a degree in Health Administration and has spent the last 18 years working at a local biotechnology company. Duties have included clinical research operations, supplier management, contract negotiations, sourcing, procurement, financial analysis, and project management.

Theatrical Experience: Deidre is an Honorary Life Member and Golden Sweatshirt recipient at Conejo Players Theatre, where she's been active since 2004. While she has some stage and film credits prior to that time, the bulk of her experience has been both on and off stage at CPT and other local theaters. She directs, acts, stage manages, produces, has been a board member twice, and works in the Box Office.


Amie Woolweber -- Vice President

Professional Experience: Amie has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre from the University of Wisconsin -- Stevens Point. After four years of teaching high school English in Wisconsin, Amie moved to L.A. and has worked in different areas of the Entertainment Industry ever since. She served as Head of the Youth Division at a reputable talent management company until moving on to positions in both Business and Legal Affairs at Hollywood movie studios. Amie is currently a Senior Contract Administrator with The Walt Disney Company.

Theatrical Experience: Amie comes from a strong theatrical family and has been performing in theatre since the age of three. In addition to being "in the spotlight," Amie is also a seasoned choreographer and director, having done both at high schools and community theatres. Through CPT's wonderful reputation via word of mouth, Amie knew she wanted to get involved there -- and became a member in 2013. To date, she's been fortunate enough to receive her first Harlequin pin and was honored as a Four Star Theater Alliance Award recipient for her performance in CPT's 2014 production of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE. Amie is now proud to be serving as Vice President on the Board of Directors.


Stephanie Harris -- Secretary

Professional Experience: With a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from UCLA, Stephanie is in her 29th year at The Walt Disney Studios as Vice President of Credits & Title Administration, the department responsible for the legal side of screen credits, advertising, and publicity for all live action and animated films released by the various Disney brands.

Theatrical Experience: Stephanie’s love of theatre started at a young age with trips to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to see many of the classic musicals -- as well as putting on plays with her friends in her backyard. After raising her two children (now 21 and 25) and her husband of 30-plus years, Stephanie finally got back into live theatre in 2012 and has since performed on stage at High Street Arts Center, Camarillo Skyway Playhouse, and Conejo Players Theatre. This is her first experience on the Board of Directors, and Stephanie is very happy to serve as Secretary.


Tim Holtwick -- Treasurer

Professional Experience: Tim holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from University of Redlands. He spent 40 years in sales and management in the print communications field and now owns and operates his own company, specializing in printing and ad specialties. Prior to coming to the Board of Directors at Conejo Players, he served in various volunteer capacities on the boards of two homeowners associations.

Theatrical Experience: At the tender age of 52, Tim went with a theatrically minded friend just to watch him audition for a show -- and in spite of having no experience on the stage, Tim himself ended up being cast as HC in THE RAINMAKER at a local theater in Thousand Oaks! Since that time, 20 years ago, he has appeared on various stages throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Tim currently lives in Simi Valley with his wife Barb and teenage grandkids Haylee and Timothy. He is proud to be a part of the Conejo Players Theatre management team.


Tami Keaton -- Business Director

Professional Experience: Tami has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA and an associate’s degree in Theatre Arts from Santa Monica College.

Theatrical Experience: Tami started dancing as a child and studied extensively for over 20 years; her theatrical life began while attending Santa Monica College. She is a director, choreographer, and performer throughout Ventura County. She’s been involved at Conejo Players since 1996 and is an Honorary Life Member. Tami joined the Board of Directors as Treasurer in 2010, and was elected as Business Advisor in 2016.


Jim Bukowski -- Facilities Director

Professional Experience: Jim has an M.A. (UC Santa Barbara), Ph.D. (Indiana University - History), and MBA (Thunderbird School) -- and taught at colleges in Illinois before returning to Los Angeles to work for 30+ years in corporate insurance brokering and risk consulting. He currently works as insurance risk manager for a construction management firm. He also served on a Las Virgenes Unified School District oversight committee (regarding the building of its two Performing Arts Education Centers), and as board member of the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center (AHCCC).

Theatrical Experience: Jim is a long-time volunteer and Golden Sweatshirt recipient at Conejo Players Theatre, and previously managed their snack bar operations. He first performed in 12 ANGRY MEN while in college. Over the past 20 years, he’s performed in over 25 local shows, including numerous musicals by the Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company (at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts) and four shows at CPT.  He is proud to serve on the CPT management team.


Courtney Potter -- Media Director

Professional Experience: After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Film from UC Santa Cruz, Courtney spent several years working behind-the-scenes in network television before transitioning into creating content for print and digital media ... most recently as a writer for several Disney publications and websites, including D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.

Theatrical Experience: Born into a creative family (father Brian is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer), Courtney has been performing throughout California -- both professionally and avocationally -- since the age of 6; happily, her theatrical adventures brought her to Conejo Players Theatre in 2007. Besides treading the CPT boards, Courtney has directed or produced several of the theatre's most acclaimed recent productions; was Vice President on the Board for five years; received both a Golden Sweatshirt award and an Honorary Life Membership; and is proud to have assumed the mantle of CPT Media Director.