Alumni of the Fullerton College Fine Arts Division

The success and experiences of our alumni are two of our most treasured resources and give our current students permission to dream. We hope we instilled in our alums the capacity for working hard, enhanced their appreciation for art making and artists, and created a supportive environment in which they could develop their skills and attitudes about art. Lastly we hope they were proud of the work you accomplished at Fullerton College.

Featured:

Patrick  Gwaltney
Patrick Gwaltney
directed and starred in "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" in Switzerland in November 2000, and has directed numerous productions at Stages in Fullerton. He and Traci Perdue were wed in New York City in the winter of 2003.

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Denise (Landes) Losey
Denise (Landes) Losey

Denise graduated from Chapman University Film School in 1998 and is currently using every ounce of her theatre and film background to entertain and educate her two children Mary(2002) and Sarah(2007). She is joyfully married(1995) to Patrick and living in Buena Park.

Christine D. (McDonald) Jeffrey
Christine D. (McDonald) Jeffrey
After leaving Fulleton College. Christine graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in Comparative Literature and taught High School English for 11 years. She recently earned her masters degree from Cal State San Bernardino and is currently a School Counselor at Chaffey High School. She is married and has two children. In 2007 she performed as Mrs. Bucket in the world premier of the musical Willy Wonka at Chaffey High School.
Bidalia Albanese
Bidalia Albanese

Bidalia Albanese is a performer, choreographer and director.  Born and raised in New York, she trained at the School of American Ballet, the High School Of Performing Arts, Fullerton College, and graduated from the Guildford School of  Acting in England.  Her directing credits include Private Wars and The Unspeakable Act which premiered at The New York Fringe Festival.  Bidalia's choreography has been seen at Guildford, Fullerton College, Wagner College, and The Hell Festival in NYC. She has performed in the UK west end, NYC (off off Broadway) and all around the States.

Bidalia is now living in San Francisco she was last seen in Shopping The Musical. Her and her husband Steven (A bay area nominated performer) teach and work as a team on musicals for The Marin Youth Performers  at 142 Throckmorten Theatre in Mill valley. They have a son Monterey now 6. 

Chris  Allison
Chris Allison
Chris Allison works as a customer rep for Kaiser Permanente and performs voice over work. http://www.chrisallison.voice123.com
Randy  Allison
Randy Allison
After Leaving FC,Tech Director for Medieval Times ,Then Wild Bills ,Came to Vegas ,Worked for Pirates at TI,Legends in Concert.helped build the Freemont Street experiance 5 years At Flying By Foy, Got one of the first Master of Theatre Technology Degrees at UNLV,Now working As A freelance consultant on Theatre systems design, To quote Mr. Jensen''I design''
Renee Allman
Renee Allman

Renee Allman was born and raised in Long Beach, California, where she attended Kennedy High School.  She studied drama at Fullerton College, where she appeared on stage in "Crimes of the Heart," "Philadelphia Story" and "The Star Spangled Girl."

Her film credits include "Encino Man," and "The Stoned Age." She enjoyed shooting her most recent film, "Criminal Affairs," on location in Ireland, the home of her ancestors.  On television, she has appeared on "High Tide," "Dangerous Women" and "Eye on L.A." Ms. Allman is the mother of ten year old Dustin Griffin.  She enjoys all sports including swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, skiing, tennis and golf.

David  Amitin
David Amitin
Wed Burom Pradon in Thailand on January 2, 2004. David is a ninth grade English literature teacher and an advisor to the United Nations youth program. He is recently directed a Children's theatre Christmas play.
Rebecca Amsterdam Reuben
Rebecca Amsterdam Reuben
In 2002, Rebecca moved to NYC where she completed her degree in English at the City College of New York (CCNY). She married in March of 2008 and obtained an event planning position with the National Kidney Foundation.
Simran  and Ed Garcia
Simran and Ed Garcia
are the proud parents of Kareena Maria Kaur Garcia, 7lbs 2ozs 20 inches long, born 11/17/03 at 8:11am.
Michelle  Appezzato
Michelle Appezzato
Michelle is a graduate of Fullerton College where she obtained her AA in Theatre Arts and is successfully transferring to USC in the fall of 2007 where she will be studying with the USC School of Theatre and working towards her BA in Theatre, with an emphasis on Performance studies. While at USC she plans to nurture her hunger for making art while using it to promote social, cultural and educational awareness in an ever-changing and diverse world. Michelle was the 2007 recepient of the Bronwyn Dodson Scholarship at Fullerton College.
Mo  Arii
Mo Arii
one of the leaders at Stages, recently appeared in "Quills", "A Fist Full of Christmas", and "Rumors" there, as well as "Steel Magnolias" and "Unrelenting Relaxation" at the Chance Theatre. Mo is an English teacher at Connelly High School.
Danielle Brown Augustin
Danielle Brown Augustin
(CSUF BFA Theatre, Western State University- Law ) spent four years as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Orange. Danielle was the Domestic Violence Deputy at the Central Justice Center handling more than five hundred cases throughout her year assignment. She has conducted trainings on Domestic Violence and Driving Under the Influence cases to numerous police departments throughout Orange County. She has also trained most Orange County School Districts and numerous police officers on Education Law, specifically Truancy. She helped start the Truancy Response Project within the District Attorney's office. Through her nearly two year assignment as the Truancy Deputy, she conducted parent and student meetings with hundreds of families throughout Orange County dealing with the effects of truancy and education. She was also named Outstanding Prosecutor Of The Year by MADD in 2000. While studying law at Western State University, Danielle graduated within the top 7% of her class with Cum Laude honors. She was also the recipient of the Wallace R. Davis graduation award for her excellence in Public Service, Leadership and Academics. As an attorney Ms. Augustin is dedicated to juvenile justice and related educational issues affecting California children and families. Ms. Augustin currently focuses her legal attention in the following areas: Juvenile Offenses / Delinquency . General Education Law / Special Education , Criminal Law / Criminal Defense , DUI-DWI Law / Traffic Violations. For more information on her law practice see http://www.ockidslaw.com/
Ernie  Avila
Ernie Avila
graduated from CAL ARTS and is a free-lance set designer and scenic artist. One of Ernie's most beautiful set designs remains his first, Roosters by Milcha Sanchez Scott, in the Bronwyn Dodson Theatre in 1997. Audience members frequently lingered after the performance to admire his painstakingly realistic rendering of the home and yard he created.
Sasanna  Babashoff
Sasanna Babashoff
is currently doing shows for the Gourmet Detective as Madam in Murder at the Café Noir. In January Sansa will be attending AMDA (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy) in Los Angeles transfering to the New York AMDA in the fall.
Nathan  Baesel
Nathan Baesel
(FC, UCLA, Julliard) appeared in "Last Night of the Ballyhoo" at South Coast Repertory in September 2003 and appeared as a guest star on The District and Cold Case. His most recent television credits include a continuing role on the ABC series Invasion. He and his wife Kim (Jones) celebrated the birth of their first child, Nathaniel, in June 2003. Nathan is a founding member of Theatre Mitu.
Ben  Baird
Ben Baird
(FC, Stephens College) lives in Seattle and works as the Technical Director of Cabaret Productions.
Heather Baker
Heather Baker

Heather Baker is a songwriter, vocalist, session and touring guitarist out of Orange County, California. Beginning guitar lessons at the age of eleven, Heather excelled in songwriting and her guitar playing abilities and began playing live in the school jazz band and an original punk band. Over time, consistent performing and recording lead her to be well versed in a variety of styles. Later after touring worldwide she began to study music and music technology at Fullerton College.

The bands that have thus far filled her time include As Night Falls (The Agency Records), Porpoise, Atreyu (Hollywood Records), The Afterlife (The Agency Records), The Iron Maidens (Powerslave Records), and Kerli (Island Def Jam Records) at the Hollywood premier of "Alice in Wonderland."

Heather has done session work for The Afterlife, As Night Falls, The Iron Maidens, Porpoise, and What's Fair whose latest LP was licensed to MTV Networks for television placement. She is currently doing all instrumentation and writing featuring drummer Jarrod Alexander (Death By Stereo, Dead Country) on The AfterlifeÂ’s E.P. with producer/engineer Sergio Chavez (P.O.D., Silverstein, Alien Ant Farm, Underminded) and touring part-time with The Iron Maidens.

Heather has found teaching the guitar a rewarding experience for several years. She finds importance in conveying her experiences on stage and in the studio to enlighten and teach new generations of musicians.

Kelly   Baldwin
Kelly Baldwin
graduated from San Diego State University with an MFA in Musical Theatre. He did his undergraduate studies in directing at Cal State Long Beach.
Ryan Baldwin
Ryan Baldwin

Graduated from UCI with a BA in Drama in 2006. Currently, I am an Entertainment Manager for Shows and Atmosphere Talent Operations for the Disneyland Resort.

Ryan  Baldwin
Ryan Baldwin
graduated from UCI with a degree in Theatre.
Joel  Beers
Joel Beers
latest play "Rube", which opened at Stages in Fullerton was a nearly all FC alumni production, directed by Patrick Gwaltney and starring Brad Whitfield, Nick Boicort and Steve Lamprinos. Joel is the theatre critic for OC Weekly and creator of the OC Weekly Awards.
Jason R. Beghtol
Jason R. Beghtol
was a Technical Theatre major at Fullerton College, and has worked as a Technical Director, audio and lighting designer, electrician, follow spot operator, rigging supervisor, and as a Stage and Set Construction consultant. He was tech director for the Dancing Waters show at the Disneyland Hotel, for The Pearson Park Amphitheater and for Medieval Times, Buena Park, California. He did the audio system and lighting design and installation for Life and Times- Old West Dinner Shows in Kanab, Utah.
Aja  Bell
Aja Bell

Aja Bell, Resident Costume Designer of One More Productions.

Passions for theatre, art and the act of creating are the driving forces behind Aja's work. In love with designing since childhood, she received an education in Fashion Design at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, in Los Angeles. She then studied Theatrical Costume Design at Fullerton College. While there she studied with renowned costume designer Mela Hoyt-Heydon learning costume and millinery design. This enriching experience with a master in the profession would become crucial to her career development. Under Mela's tutelage she acquired an outstanding theatrical education from Fullerton College and received her BA in Theatrical Costume Design from Chapman University. During her undergraduate career she was honored to be a three time Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival costume design nominee. She has continued her education with graduate studies at California State University Long Beach and California State University Fullerton.

During her ten year career Aja has been fortunate enough to design, create and collaborate with theatre companies all over Orange County and Los Angeles including; The Garage Theatre, Stages Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Fullerton Civic Light Opera, Alive Theatre, Torrance Theatre Company, and Curtis Theatre. After freelancing for years, she is thrilled to have found her creative home as the Resident Costume Designer for One More Productions at The Gem Theatre. She is backed in her work by a team of talented and competent professionals led by Damien Lorton and Nicole Cassesso. With her fearless leaders at the helm and her costume shop fairies magic they create three-dimensional existence for characters. The people she works with are her dearest allies.

Aja also utilizes her foundation in fashion design while styling for celebrities and fashion shoots. She has styled fashion editorials in such magazines as; Glitterati, 944, Brentwood, and Maxim. Although, she isn't allowed to "dress and tell" Aja has worked with numerous celebrities styling them for movie premieres and awards shows including; The Golden Globes and The Oscars. She enjoys styling fashion editorials where she strives to incorporate theatrical costuming into fashion and vice-versa.

Aja believes in changing the world through art. She thrives on the excitement and challenge of theatrical costume design. "I love creating something from essentially nothing. I am rarely as happy as I am when I am sitting on the floor surrounded by fabric, sketches and my own craziness. I love pattern drafting, reworking period patterns and basically being a costume nerd and learning everything about a period I can."

The only thing that trumps her passion for the theatre is her love of her family. When she's not styling a fashion shoot or running around a theater she enjoys spending time with her amazing son Krystian and her invaluable family. Her family's endless support and inspiration are in every sketch, every fabric, and every stitch. Their love is the gift through which she can share her dreams and create new ones.

"I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being." — Oscar Wilde

Chris  Beltran
Chris Beltran
Chris Beltran is an actor and musician from Upland, California. After touring the United States as a drummer, he became a face character at Disneyland while attending Fullerton College where he appeared as Phaeton in Metamorphosis. He has since worked as a show performer in Universal Studios Hollywood, and is currently Bitty Puppy in the Bitty Bear Matinee at American Girl Place Los Angeles. Chris appeared in Batboy, his fourth play at Glendale College, and he performed in Bus Stop as Virgil where he earned an Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship nomination for his performance. Chris plans to earn his BA in Theatre and pursue a career in TV and film.
Leah Bentley
Leah Bentley

Leah has been singing her whole life. She grew up in a musical family and had many opportunities to sing at home, church, and school. In college, she studied vocal performance and piano at Fullerton College, Cal State Long Beach, and Eastern New Mexico University. She finished summa cum laud with a B.M. in Vocal Performance and a minor in Piano. An avid performer, Leah participated in various productions with each University, was a frequent guest soloist with jazz bands and choruses, and worked as a professional swing dancer. Trained as a coloratura soprano, her solid classical technique has allowed her to achieve success in a variety of music styles from classical, to jazz, to rock and roll. With her flexible voice, Leah continues to enjoy a wide range of music by teaching voice lessons, recording character voices, and singing with jazz groups, cover bands, Full Measure Carolers, San Diego Lyric Opera, and the Bach Collegium. She has also toured through Europe and China. Locally, you can find her in venues from St. PeterÂ’s Cathedral to the Ritz in Del Mar, center stage at Sea World to behind the piano at the local Kindergarten. 

Jordan Beswick
Jordan Beswick

JORDAN BESWICK began his career in Casting as an Assistant to Douglas Aibel on James Gray's "LITTLE ODESSA", and Tim Robbins' "DEAD MAN WALKING". He also assisted Georgianne Walken and Sheila Jaffe on; "DENICE CALLS UP," "DAYTRIPPERS," "CRAZY FOR A KISS" and "CROCODILE SHOES."
As Mr. Aibel's Casting Associate his credits include; M. Night Shyamalan's "SIGNS", Tim Robbins' "CRADLE WILL ROCK", James Gray's, "THE YARDS", Boaz Yakin's, "A PRICE ABOVE RUBIES", and Bart Freundlich's, "THE MYTH OF FINGERPRINTS".
As Casting Director his credits include; Sam Zalutsky's "YOU BELONG TO ME", Bent Hammer's "FACTOTUM" (Casting Consultant), Ira Sachs' "FORTY SHADES OF BLUE" (Memphis), Obie Scott Wade's "AL ROACH: PRIVATE INSECTIGATOR" Andrew Getty's "THE STORYTELLER", Zev Berman's "BRIAR PATCH", Jon Shear's "URBANIA", Tristine Skyler's "GETTING TO KNOW YOU", Christopher Goode's "DEAD DOG", Ami Canaan Mann's "MORNING", Carlo Nero's "UNINVITED", and Kief Davidson's "MINOR DETAILS", as well as six award winning short films; Jeff Stanzler's "LOVE GETS YOU TWISTED", Eric Weinrib's "JIMMY WALKS AWAY," Kelly Reichardt's "ODE", Kat Smith's "THE CLEARING", Sam Zalutsky's "STEFAN'S SILVER BELL", and Duncan Tucker's "THE MOUNTAIN KING".
Theatrically, Jordan was Casting/Literary Associate for New York's Vineyard Theatre, casting several plays including the original production of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize winning, "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE", Nicky Silver's "MY MARRIAGE TO ERNEST BORGNINE", Lynn Nottage's "THE POR'KNOCKERS", Lisa Loomer's "THE WAITING ROOM", and Polly Pen's "BED AND SOFA."
As Casting Director his theatrical credits also include Tristine Skyler's "THE MOONLIGHT ROOM" (Casting Consultant) - Worth Street Theatre Company, "HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH" - Westbeth/Jane Street Theatre, "JUNE MOON" - Drama Department, "TAKE MY BREATH AWAY" - BAM/Next Wave Festival, and the 1997 Powerhouse Theatre season for New York Stage and Film.
Other Literary assignments included reading and evaluating scripts for New Dramatists, Circle Rep, New York Theatre Workshop and Second Stage.
As a playwright, Jordan has had several of his short plays produced in New York. His first full length play, "CLUB HELL," was produced first as a rehearsed reading by Tamara Hinchco and Vanessa Redgrave as part of Ms. Redgrave's London Riverside Studios theatre season. It was directed by Marcus D'Amico and starred Daniel Craig, Emily Lloyd, John Hannah, Ben Walden and Jonathan Morris. It also received a staged reading in New York at New Dramatists starring John Cameron Mitchell, Madeleine Potter, Jonathan Sagalle, Peter Frechette and Jennifer Wiltsie. It premiered at the Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles, produced and directed by Robert Schrock.
His plays "SPLITTING THE ATOM" and "the F word"* had staged readings in New York at The Vineyard Theatre, Playwrights Horizons and New Dramatists starring such actors as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edie Falco, Allison Janney, John Cameron Mitchell, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Hamilton, Adrian Grenier, Chris Noth, Evan Handler, Anthony Rapp.
*"the F word" was presented as part of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' New Play Network's "Journey From Page to Stage" Festival, then premiered at the Source Theatre in Washington, D.C., directed by Jeff Keenan and produced by the Actors' Theatre of Washington. It had its Paris premiere under the title "INCONCEVABLE" at the Manufacture des Abbesses, French translation/adaptation by Marianne Groves, directed by the author. Critics called the play, "insane, funny, derisive, tender, sensitive, thought provoking, soaring, interesting, realistic, topical, wild, intelligent, and very American."
His play "YOUTH IN ASIA" was recently presented at the Barrow Group in New York City as part of Diverse City Theatre Company's Green Room Series, directed by Victor Maog, as well as in Paris, France at the theatre Les Mathurins, directed by the author.
His new play "FREAK SHOW" (French translation/adaptation by Marianne Groves) was recently presented as part of the "Foire Saint-Germain" in Paris.
Jordan co-wrote (w/ Obie Scott Wade) the pilot episode of "AL ROACH: PRIVATE INSECTIGATOR" for Turner Classic Movies (L.A. Short Film Festival, 2004 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films [Audience & Critics pick, Best of Fest], Dragon Con 2004 Independent Short Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival).
As an actor, Jordan trained with Michael Moriarty, Mira Rostova, Sandy Dennis, Stephen Strimpell, Earl Hyman, William Hickey, Shelley Winters, Sally Kirkland, Martin Landau, Frederick Combs, Susan Peretz, Amy Wright and Guy Stockwell. He has appeared in a number of plays in Los Angeles and New York, as well as a handful of independent films.
As a director, Jordan's credits include; Film (France): "SCARE CITY" (New Filmmakers Winter Fest 2010), "ETHEL" and "ALICE". Theatre: Paris, France - Franz Xaver Kroetz's "CONCERT A LA CARTE", Paula Vogel's "AND BABY MAKES SEVEN", "INCONCEVABLE", Berlin - Lanford Wilson's "THE MOONSHOT TAPE", Los Angeles - Mart Crowley's "THE BOYS IN THE BAND", Albert Innuarato's "GEMINI", New York - Jane Willis' "SLAM", Lyle Kessler's "ORPHANS", Scott Tiler's "DIRTY LAUNDRY", North Carolina - Robert Patrick's "KENNEDY'S CHILDREN".
As an acting coach, Jordan worked at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York for five years and currently conducts intensive acting workshops at Studio VO/VF in Paris, France, and the Institut für Schauspiel Film und Fernsehberufe in Berlin, Germany.
Jordan is a member of the Casting Society of America (C.S.A.)
Jordan is eternally grateful to Fullerton J.C. for assisting him to create the remarkably strong foundation from which everything else in his life has been, and continues to be, built.

Steven   Biggs
Steven Biggs
STEVEN BIGGS returns to Southern California after finishing his MFA in Performance at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Roles there included Col. Vershinin in Three Sisters, Bill Sykes in Oliver!, Kadmos in The Bacchae of Euripedes, and Robert in Proof. He also served as assistant dialect coach for Secret Garden in which he played Ben Weatherstaff. . He is also featured in the recent David Keith film, Waterville, which he helped write. He appeared as Sir Toby Belch in the North East Shakespeare Ensemble’s inaugural production of Twelfth Night. Previous to UTK, Steve worked at Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. His portrayal of Klingon Commander Kralk can be seen in the upcoming documentary, Trek Nation and an episode of Wedding Story. Other roles have included Harold Hill in The Music Man, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, Henry II in The Lion in Winter, and M. Gallimard in M. Butterfly. He also put in a six and a half year stint with Orange County’s Mystery Café during which time Steve helped create many diverse characters and even co-wrote a script, Without a Hitch, a parody of Alfred Hitchcock movies, which has been produced in San Diego, Seattle, and Minneapolis. He returned to that company (now called The Gourmet Detective) as Production Manager for a year and a half before stepping down to devote more time to his students.
Jennifer  Bishton
Jennifer Bishton
appeared in "Ten Little Indians" at the Knightsbridge Theatre in Pasadena in 2003. To learn about Jennifer's latest work see  http://www.jenniferbishton.com/index.html
Jen  Blair and Ron Silagyi
Jen Blair and Ron Silagyi
Launched an Improv comedy squad to raise funds for charitable causes.
Bobbi   Blair Thompson
Bobbi Blair Thompson
After 18 years off the stage, becoming a doctor of chiropractic, a wife and a mom, I'm in the second performance week of Oliver! at Anaheim Community Theater. It's a fun show. Hope you can make it.
J. Boogie
J. Boogie
FC Music Alum J Boogie, cast member of Yo Mama: Atlanta on MTV

A flair for turntables devoured J. Boogie at an early age. The current DJ and host of Nickelodeon's TEENick has always had a passion for music. Beginning his career at the age of 19, he got his first job in radio at KGGI-99.1 FM in Riverside, California. Soon after, J. Boogie joined the Power 106 (KPWR- 105.9 FM) team where he has spent the last six years entertaining listeners both on the radio and at live shows. He opened for hip-hop superstars including Eminem, Jay-Z, A Tribe Called Quest, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Snoop Dogg, Dave Chapelle, and also for P. Diddy during a private luau in Hawaii, just to name a few. These opportunities not only set the tone for J. Boogie as the new voice of radio, but also as the new face of TV.


J. Boogie has captured the attention of more than fourteen million teen viewers each week and TEENick is set to air the 100th episode in June. Airing every Sunday evening, TEENick serves as an outlet for teens to watch their favorite celebrities and get a sneak preview of new upcoming movies and music. Among the many special guests that have appeared on the show, including Adam Sandler, Hilary Duff, Mike Meyers, Outkast, Jennifer Garner, Jack Black (just to name a few), J. Boogie has become a household name himself. In addition, he has also participated in several of the network's live shows, including the Kids' Choice Awards, Let's Just Play and U-Pick Live.


You can also catch J. Boogie in the hit MTV show Yo Mamma! With the show picked up for a second season there have been features in Variety, Teen People, and Seventeen.


After studying at Fullerton College and training in numerous studios to become a recording engineer, J. Boogie has brought the music home by opening his own studio. There he has worked on several songs for TV, film, and video game soundtracks as well as produced the music for several award-winning commercials. He can also be heard frequently on Power 106 during live broadcasts at various clubs, concerts, station events and promotions. He is also the voice of many commercials heard on the station.


Besides writing and producing music, J. Boogie enjoys watching movies, surfing, snowboarding, and skateboarding. He is actively involved in the Knowledge is Power Foundation and volunteers his time to visit local high schools to help promote the importance of education. He currently resides in Burbank, California.

See: http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/yo_momma/cast_member/cast_member.jhtml?personalityId=8690

Jim  Book
Jim Book
has served in numerous capacities at Fullerton College, including sound adviser, sound designer, set designer, technical director, and lighting designer for many of the shows in the last 20 years. Jim is the winner of the Elva Liesch Hughes Laureate of the Arts award, the Hyatt-Lettre of Merit, and The Helen Modjeska Lifetime Achievement Award from OC Weekly in 2002. Jim has also done work/designs for Buena Park's Theatre Under the Stars, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, West Covina Playhouse, and the Long Beach Playhouse to name a few. Jim works as a theatre consultant, designing lighting systems and new theatre spaces such as The Chance Theatre in Anaheim Hills, Stages in Fullerton, and the new Whittier Playhouse. Jim owns Handless Man Theatrics, a lighting and special effects company. At any given time Jim can be found designing lights for three productions, and designing and building sets for three other productions. For a grumpy guy who "hates" theatre, he sure seems to do a lot of it. Jim serves on the Faculty Senate and the Planning and Consultative Council of Fullerton College. When on campus be sure to visit Jim in the Department's Scene Shop, room 1313.
Jerry  Bowers
Jerry Bowers

I grew up in California where I studied music and graduated from Fullerton College. I studied privately with world-renowned trumpet teacher Claude Gordon for three years until I went on the road with various groups. I have played with Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo and Dennis Noday. In 1978 I went to Atlantic City with the comedian Rodney Dangerfield . Shortly after arriving in Atlantic City I got married and worked with my wife, Patsy McRae. Together we formed the Patsy McRae Show. As the Patsy McRae Show, we worked in Atlantic City and the Poconos. We also entertained troops for the USO on tours to Germany, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Greenland, Bahrain, and throughout the US. We decided to settle down near Nashville, where I played trumpet with the 101st division Army Band at Ft Campbell. During this time I also played with the Bo Thorpe Band. Since arriving in Raleigh, NC in 1988, I have played with Smothers Brothers, Temptations, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Barnum and Bailey circus and with the North Carolina Symphony as the lead trumpet player for Rosemary Clooney and Tony Bennett. I have also played with the Charlotte Symphony, Winston Salem Symphony, and the Raleigh Symphony. Currently I play with the Casablanca Orchestra, and the North Carolina Army National Guard Band, and with the Moonlighters Orchestra.

Michael  Brainard
Michael Brainard
wrote and directed A Murder of Crows, which starred Brian Kojac and Brandon Pulieo and as William Blake in Joel Beer’s new play Prophets, Profits and William Blake at Stages in December 2001.
Dan Brehm
Dan Brehm

After leaving Fullerton College Dan worked as an independent Lighting Designer, Scenic Designer and Technician in Southern California for many years. After moving to Northern California the trend continued. Dan served as Resident Lighting Designer for Garbeau's Dinner Theater, and as member then later President of the Board of Directors for Theater El Dorado a local non profit theater company. Currently he passes the time as an Electrical Designer in the Sierra Foothills.

Shawn  Brewer
Shawn Brewer

Shawn Michael Brewer graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Directing at Cal State Long Beach where he was placed on the President's Honor List every semester. He has been a part of the annual Director's Festival at Fullerton College every year since June 2000 and has received "Best of the Festival" honors three times among student, faculty, alumni, and local theater directors for Words Words Words (2001),The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage (2004),and Love Treats (2006), an experimental piece conceived and co-written by Shawn. Other directing credits include Babel's In Arms, Baby, Fuddy Meers, The Good Doctor, Waiting for Godot, Women and Wallace, and God's Great Supper from the six-hour Americana epic The Kentucky Cycle. He has also written an original show, Past Presence, that was self-directed and produced by the Resident Theatre Company. He has enjoyed working as co-Director for the 2002 Fullerton College High School Theater Festival, the largest festival of its kind in southern California. He has been the Resident Sound and Lighting Designer at Biola University for all productions since Autumn 2003 and freelances as a sound designer for Cal State Long Beach, Fullerton College, Pacific Art Theatre, Whittier Community Players, and he is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Favorite performing credits include Marcus in Funeral Parlor("Best of the Festival" honors, 2005), Lord Alfred Douglass in Gross Indecency (American College Theater Festival Nomination, 2001), John in The Importance of Being Earnest (American College Theater Festival Nomination, 2002), Schmendiman in Picasso at the Lapin Agile (OC Weekly Theater Award Nomination for "Best Supporting Performance", 2003), Abbe De Coulmier in Quills, Austin in True West, and Captain Nemo in the touring production of 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea for Orange County high schools.

Cynthia Britain
Cynthia Britain

My intent is to express the intrinsic truth and beauty of my subject. To reveal the power or presence of spirit in a place or person. I am inspired by what I feel and by what I see...They reflect one another."

Cynthia's favorite activities are twofold - painting and spending time in nature. It is the combination of these two passions that have resulted in her becoming an award winning plein air painter. "I can't imagine a more gratifying experience than painting outdoors while listening to the birds sing and feeling the sun on my face."

While majorning in fine art at Fullerton College, Cynthia was introduced to the Impressionist painters. She continued her studies at UCLA and Putney College of Art in England. Both the French Impressionists and the early California Impressionists deeply influenced the direction and concentration of her work.

Europe, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and the Yucatan Peninsula area all locales where she has enjoyed painting, but California holds a special place in her heart. "Future generations will not thave the experience of this quickly disappearing natural landscape. I aspire to create a permanent repository of these unique places in my paintings."

Cynthia Britain's work has been shown at The Laguna Art Museum, The Orange County Museum of Art, and the San Diego Museum of Art, where she was awarded a Gold Medal. Her work is shown in a corporate and private collections throughout the world.

http://www.cynthiabritain.com

Kevin  Brown
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown lives in Los Angeles, California and works at a restaurant in Orange County a few days a week as well as a restaurant in Los Angeles once a week. He attends a Meisner acting class in Los Angeles taught by Wayne Dvorak. He recently joined the Screen Actors Guild and hopes to find a commercial agent in the next year or so. He graduated from Fullerton College and Cal State Fullerton with an emphasis in Theater Arts. Kevin plays competitive softball with Bob and Garrett Jensen.
Tara Brown
Tara Brown
Tara wed Bryan Guthrie in 2001 at the Bronwyn Dodson Theater. They now have 2 children, Kate and Jack. Tara is anxiously awaiting getting back into performing, but is incredibly happy raising her family.
KeriAnne Burgin
KeriAnne Burgin

KeriAnne N. Burgin, is a native of California and has had an active performing and teaching career for the last 15 years. She holds an A.A. in Music from Yuba College, studying opera under the acclaimed pedagog, Joaquina Johnson. She studied advanced piano under Lavinia Livingston and Howard Johnson. Miss Burgin holds a B.A. degree in Voice from California State University, Fullerton, studying opera under Nicole Baker, Gerald Seminatore, and the highly esteemed and world renown choral conductor John Alexander as well as acclaimed womens choral director, Vance Wolverton. Most recently she has studied voice under the direction of Rhona Klinghofer. While studying at Cal State Fullerton, she had the opportunity to sing with the world famous Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Keith Lockhart. Miss Burgin has also done undergraduate work at California State University, Chico studying voice under Dawn Hayes. Further studies were done at Fullerton College studying voice under Katherine Rundus, and pianist Monica Lee. Miss Burgin has taught at the elementary school, high school, college, and university levels and has had several experiences with music education. She has tutored college/university level theory, piano performance, class piano, coached voice students, accompanied vocal and instrumental soloist, and have taught elementary education courses. She has acted as the assistant director of the Yuba Sutter Youth Chorus, teaching young children recorder, note reading, vocal skills, and occasionally acting as rehearsal coach and assistant accompanist. Her teaching career began early on beginning in her own private studio and further progressed to several established music schools including, Matthew's Music (California), A Sharp School of Music (Texas), Allegro Piano Studio (Texas), Alamo School of Music (Texas), the highly regarded Orange County Music Academy (California), Redondo and Hermosa School of Dance and Music, Manhattan Beach Middle School, Lennox Unified School District and Aria School of Music, her privately owned and operated studio. Along with her teaching, she has acted as the assistant Youth Chorus director for the acclaimed Sacramento Opera Company in the production of La Boheme. Miss Burgin has had an extensive performing background in choral music, vocal performance and piano performance. She has sung under choral directors, Joaquina Johnson, Dr. Lynn Bielefelt, Dr. Jeanette-Louise Yaryan, Sean Boulware, Vance Wolverton, John Alexander of the Pacific Chorale, Dr. Robert Istad, Erin Colwitz, Dr. Nicole Baker, Grant Gershon of the L.A. Master Chorale, and Keith Lockhart of the Boston Pops Orchestra. She has studied voice under the direction of Joaquina Johnson, Dr. Nicole Baker, Dr. Gerald Seminatore, Daun Hayes, and Rhona Klinghofer. Her piano instruction was under the tutelage of Lavinia Livingston, Howard Johnson, and Dr. Robert Bowman. Miss Burgin's performances include roles in Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna), Die Zauberflöte (First Lady), Cosi fan tutte (Despina, Ensemble), Don Giovanni (Zerlina), Gianni Schicci (Lauretta), Suor Angelica (Lay Sister), Semele (Semele), Xerxes (Xerxes), Lakme (Lakme), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan Tutte). She has also learned and performed the soprano arias from Handel's Messiah, Vivaldi's Gloria, Bach's Magnificat, Mozart's Mass in C and Vesperae Solmnes de Confessore. Other activities include solo work with the Yuba Sutter Master Chorale, University Lyric Opera, Fullerton University Chorale, and University Women's Choir, Aldersgate Chorale, as well as soloist and section leader for Redondo Beach Methodist Church. She has been involved and competed in the NATS auditions as well as has performed in solo concerts and recitals within the area. In addition, she is a church musician that has sung in the Aldersgate Chorale and has performed numerously as soloist for several various churches. Miss Burgin has had an extensive list of activities as a pianist, accompanist, coach and teacher. Some of her pianistic involvement include, accompanist for instrumentalist and vocalist, pianist for weddings, funerals, parties and entertainment venues. She has had extensive experience in church music and served as pianist for four years. Involvements include accompanist for the San Fernando Cathedral (San Antonio, TX), Luna Middle School (TX) solo vocal ensemble, and other instrumental soloist within the area. She is a member of the TMEA and hopes to stay involved in local and nationwide music education. The new Aria School of Music is her newest endeavor, in which, she hopes to become a busy and growing music academy that offers a wide variety of lessons and programs. Having the Aria School of Music is a dream come true for her. In the near future Miss Burgin will be going back to school obtain a Masters Degree in either Opera Perfromance or Vocal Performance.

Jill Marie Burke
Jill Marie Burke

JILL BURKE is proud to be a La Mirada native and former Miss Anaheim. She attended Fullerton College, studying musical theater and music.  Her first professional work began performing for the Walt Disney Company, portraying such characters as Princess Jasmine, Ariel, and Pocahontas.  While traveling the globe, she was the principal vocalist for Norwegian Cruise Lines, and notably opened their production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Music of the Night. Currently, she can be heard screaming the "Priceline Negotiator!" jingle, running nationwide.  Her theater credits include:  Lovelace A Rock Opera which won several L.A. WEEKLY awards including Best Ensemble, Violet (Musical Theater Guild), The Hot Mikado, The Third From the Left at the NYC and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Songs for a New World, which she was nominated for a L.A. Ovation Award, and Jacques Brel: A Life in Song , which she won a Ticket Holder Award for Best Cabaret Performance.   Jill has had the privilege of singing with and for such stars as Tony-award winning Jason Robert Brown, Robert Morse, Richard Carpenter, and her "uncle" Johnny Mathis. She performs in a variety of projects:  she stars in the cabaret revue entitled Hollywood Revisited, is a member of the acappella band Vybration, she is a featured vocalist for the master percussionist C.G. Ryche, and frequently belts out our National Anthem for the Anaheim Angels, Ducks and L.A. Lakers.  And she enjoys teaching private voice lessons at Vibe Performing Arts Studio in Santa Clarita.  For more information about Jill visit  www.jillmarieburke.com.

Jill Marie Burke
Jill Marie Burke
Born and raised in Los Angeles, she always imagined herself earning a living by being in show business. These thoughts and visions had begun at a very early age, and she made it a reality: Jill is a full-time performer!She attended Fullerton College as a theater major, but spent most of her time in the music department - mainly singing with their vocal jazz group. She tried out her luck in the pageant world, becoming Miss Anaheim 1991, and moving on to compete in the Miss California Pageant. Her first professional work began performing for the Walt Disney Company, portraying such characters as Princess Jasmine, Ariel, and Pocahontas.

Then she was drawn to the seas - she performed onstage while traveling all around the world, mostly with Norwegian Cruise Line, and notably opening their production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's "Music Of The Night."

Her theater credits include: Fiddler on the Roof, George M!, The Hot Mikado, and two productions of Songs For A New World, one of which she was nominated for a L.A. Ovation Award. Recently, she traveled to Scotland to perform in the well-known Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Jill has had the privilege of singing with and for such stars as Tony-award winning Jason Robert Brown, Richard Carpenter, and her most memorable musical influence...Johnny Mathis.

Here at home, she frequently can be seen singing our National Anthem for teams such as the Anaheim Angels, Anaheim Ducks, and the L.A. Lakers. Currently, she sings with several different projects: a musical revue entitled "Hollywood Revisited", the a cappella band Vybration, and the monthly L.A. cabaret show called Upright Cabaret. She also continues to sing for audiences while working with bands for corporate/private events.

She is now focusing more towards a film/TV/commercial career, and is in pre-production for her solo CD!

Daren  Burns
Daren Burns

"Real music is not for wealth, not for honours or even the joys of the mind... but as a path for realisation and salvation."-Ali Akbar Khan

If you miss the sensual part of music, you risk becoming a gynecologist and not a lover-Rabih Abou-Khalil

Daren Howard Burns, fretted and fretless electric bass player, composer, and improviser has been playing music for twenty-two years. Much of his musical interest lies in the area of improvisation and how to make new systems for developing improvisation in new ways. In the past few years he has also become interested in classical Indian rhythmic and melodic systems.

Born in El Centro, California, but moving all around as child, to places like New Mexico, Texas, and the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Burns musical life began in Junior High School when he purchased his first bass with money from a paper route he had. At this time, he was immersed in the rock music of the time, but was quickly turned on to jazz by purchasing bassists, Jaco Pastorious and Stanley Clarkes first albums and classical Indian music by listening to Ravi Shankar. He received his formal education from Fullerton junior College (1991-1994), California Institute of the Arts (1994-97, BFA; 2006-08, MFA). He also studied privately with Wadada Leo Smith, Ralph Rose, Baba Elephante, Gary Willis, Aloke Dutta, Aashish Khan, Vinny Golia, and Jeff Berlin.

As an Improviser/Composer Burns has studied, Western European music, the classical music of North and South India, Ghana music of Africa, Japanese, Eastern European/Arabic music, and American Blues, Rock, and Jazz. He is working on notation systems that incorporate world music and jazz and open structures that give the musician freedom while also giving the composer his realized ideas.

Daren has taught privately from his home and at Woodlowe Music in Woodland Hills, CA for over ten years. He is a member of the American Composers Forum and an ASCAP member. He was a winner of the Dan Radlauer composition competition in 1994.

As a composer he has written for soloists, various ensembles, and creative orchestras. As a performer he has played in every situation imaginable and has shared the stage with Wadada Leo Smith, Vinny Golia, John Drumbo French, Neil Sadler, Butch Morris, Mike Keneally, Nels Cline, Jeff Kaiser, Motoko Honda, Ori Barel, Chris Opperman, Andre LaFosse, John Bergamo, Randy Gloss, Houman Pourmehdi, Miroslav Tadic, Adam Lane, Len Boogsie Sharp, George McMullen, Brian Walsh, Kurt McGettrick, Bruce Fowler, David Roitstein, Joe LaBarbera, Eleanor Academia, Frank Macchia, and many others.

Francisco  Calvo
Francisco Calvo
Francisco Javier Calvo received bachelor degrees in Music Education and Choral Conducting from Chapman University and a Master's degree in Musicology from California State University, Long Beach. Prior to joining the faculty at Fullerton College, Mr. Calvo taught at Santa Margarita Catholic High School. His choirs have sung in Carnegie Hall in New York, the Forbidden City in Beijing, and at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In Italy, he conducted choirs at St. Mark's cathedral in Venice, Il Duomo in Florence, the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica of St. Peter in Vatican City. While in Rome he was interviewed on the Vatican Radio station. Mr. Calvo serves as the Director of Music at the First Presbyterian Church of Orange where he directs the Sanctuary and Westminster Choirs. He is president of the Orange County Chapter of the National Association of Church Musicians, and a member of the American Musicological Society, American Guild of Organists, and the American Choral Directors Association.
Trish  Camacho
Trish Camacho
is a wardrobe assistant for the national tour of "The Full Monty".
Ron Cameron
Ron Cameron

Ron started with piano at five then guitar at nine, but someone handed him a bass at band practice in junior high school and he never looked back. After high school, Ron did some music schoolin' on the road with Joe Houston's eight piece soul band. After returning to Orange County, he spent two years as a music major at Fullerton College where he studied all types of music becoming a more rounded musician. The need to work came and Ron went back on the road with various bands and a couple of his own. Ron has played his bass from Alaska to Texas to Japan and Korea. Now settling in on the blues, he feels right at home.

John Campos
John Campos

John Campos is an Orange County, California native who studied music at Fullerton College and Cal State Long Beach. A professional singer & entertainer since the age of 18, John has performed in virtually every setting imaginable, from the clubs of Los Angeles to Carnegie Hall and from the recording studio to the Hollywood Bowl. John gave his life to the Lord in 1990 and immediately began using his musical gifts to serve the church. In 2003, John left the entertainment industry for full time ministry and is currently the Vocal Director/Pastor at Mariners church. In addition to directing the Worship Choir & vocalists at Mariners, John also leads the creative team that creates all of the weekend services. John first began working with Consuming Worship as a session singer, but his enthusiasm for the vision of Consuming Worship has made him a natural choice as a CW spokesperson/clinician. A closet stand-up comedian & jazz saxophonist, John lives in Santa Ana, CA with his wife, Michelle, and 2 year old son, Miles - yes, named after John & Michelle's favorite musician, Miles Davis.

Tom Cannon
Tom Cannon
Tom Cannon is a classically trained fine artist with years of practical experience in mural painting and design.

Recent commissions include murals for such well-known restaurants as Morel's French Bistro and Madame Wu's, both at The Grove in Los Angeles, Lucy Wu's in Fullerton, Calif., Dragon Noodle in Las Vegas, Union Bagel in Los Angeles, and four Market City restaurants in Southern California.

He has also designed and executed custom murals for numerous homes, including the Duggan residence in Manhattan Beach, the Hope residence in Malibu, the Kazarian residence in Anaheim Hills and the Rich residence in Glendale, Calif. In 2003 he participated in the restoration of the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Cannon studied drawing and painting at the California State University, Fullerton, where he received a Bachelor of Fine
Arts in 1998. He has also studied at Fullerton College and the University of Heidelberg's prestigious Kunsthistorisches Institute.

His background in Western and Asian art is combined with a sense of design gained working as a Hollywood set designer
and scenic painter. His credits include HBO's "U.S. Comedy
Arts Festival," CBS's "Big Brother," and the feature films Blue Demon and Dahmer, among others.

"Mural painting is an opportunity for me to bring all my training and all my passion together," he says. "Every client and every site is unique, so no two projects are ever alike. Each commission is a journey to a new environment and a fresh opportunity to

Chad Canter
Chad Canter

I have played with my own jazz combo in high school and college. I have also played in the Fullerton College jazz band, combo and saxophone quartet. I played with a swing\jumpblues band by the name of Crosstown 7 during and after college. The band was together for about five years. We played at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney, BB Kings at the Universal City Walk, the Queen Mary, the gallexy Theater. We have also played many private parties, bars and resturants. I am currently teaching in N. Orange County and have around 25 students. For more information, see http://www.saxquest.com/teachersDetail.asp?TeacherID=191

Courtney  Caplin
Courtney Caplin
is an Assistant Stage Manager at Disney, working on Fantasmic! and Aladdin - The Musical Spectacular.
Brett Caplinger
Brett Caplinger

Born in Long Beach, CA. 1958, self taught artist and attended Fullerton college to a degree of advanced and independent level, earning the student scholarship award in the 2000 student show,under the guidance of FC instructor, Deborah Davidson. My work has been requested by the College Administration to be displayed in the Campus Theater lobby and the Administration building from 2000 to 2003. Active as a Free lance illustrator/ artist.

Achievements include:

Red, ripe & blues - 1st place, divisional & best of show at the 2003 Orange county fair and represented Orange county in the 2004 California State Fair, Sacramento in the 'Best of the Best' competition earning the top honors of the 'Award of Excellence, 1st place.

Red, ripe & blues - 1st,Mean ol' world - 2nd, Crossroads - 3rd place at the 2003 Los Angeles county fair.

Lone Cat, 3rd place professional - 2005 OC fair.

Cow-a-blusa, Theme award -2007 OC fair

Exihibited at Azo gallery,Covina,CA.

Exihibited at The Legacy Arts studio & gallery, Garden Grove, CA.

Angela Capra
Angela Capra
Now Angela Camacho, married husband Steve in June 2002. They have a daughter Kaylie and are expecting one more in 1/07! They are living locally in Tustin, and Angela works as a recruiter for AppleOne Employment where she helps find people jobs. She still enjoys doing theatre in her church. After graduating from CSUF she hosted karaoke for 8 years and was the proud winner of the "KJ of the Year" for Southern CA in 1999! Now she just loves being a wife and mommy!!
Don  Carlson
Don Carlson
(FC, UCSB, Carnegie Melon), studied at the Moscow Art Theater as part of his MFA in acting program, and performed in off-Broadway shows, student films, and soap operas. He currently sells real estate and enjoys surfing on the island of Mauii.
Gavin  Carlton
Gavin Carlton
(FC, Chapman) is a film and theatre director and actor, who enjoys challenging the status quo of Orange County artistic life. Director of several festival award-winning films, Gavin helped Brian Kojac launch a new film festival at Stages. He has appeared many times as an actor at Stages, most recently in Joel Beers’ new play "Prophets, Profits and William Blake", and Mitch Faris’ "Coal". His directing credits at Stages include "The Elephant Man" and "Julius Caesar".
John Carrasco
John Carrasco
John Carrasco, after a short internship, has been offered a full-time job at CBS-TV as a content provider and production assistant.
Carl M. Cartagena
Carl M. Cartagena

Carl M. Cartagena, 27, from Pomona, CA. Violinist, Keyboardist, Music Producer, Computer Tech., Recording Engineer.

Education:

'99 to '03 Diamond Bar High School (completed), Diamond Bar, CA; '03 to '05 Cal Poly Pomona, Electrical Engineering (unfinished), Pomona, CA; '06 to '08 Fullerton College, Recording Certificate Program (completed), Fullerton, CA

Work History:

'05 to '08 ZN Technology (LED (light emitting diode) research and development in a clean room laboratory) Laboratory Technician/Assistant, Brea, CA

'11 to '12 Threshold Sound and Vision / Spin Move Records, (Music Producer for the development of new music and remixes), Santa Monica, CA

'12 to Present - Interscope Studios, Runner Studio Assistant, Santa Monica, CA

I currently work as a Runner Studio Assistant at Interscope Studios working 15 hour days 7 days a week. So far, so good. I also work as a studio office manager for an independent music production company in Hollywood.

Kelli  Casas
Kelli Casas
Since leaving Fullerton, Kelli has performed at numerous venues throughout southern California including: Performance Riverside, Moonlight Ampitheater, DCLO, Candlelight Pavilion, and many others. Additionally, she spent several months performing in Japan. She continues to pursue film & television, having appeared as a regular high school student on The "OC", West Wing, Studio 60 and Charmed as well as the Disney feature film, "The Shaggy Dog." Kelli is blessed to also work for the Fish radio station as a production assistant.
Larry Castle
Larry Castle

Larry Castle is the owner and founder of the Music Tailor. He is a former member and co-captain of the National Champion Cal State University Fullerton gymnastics team. Larry also studied music at Fullerton and mastered in musical composition and arranging. He played in the college orchestra and various jazz ensemhbles as a bass player, both Upright and Electric. After college, Larry played professionally for 15 years.He eventually started teaching gymnastics again as a hobby and liked it so much that he decided to get into it as a full time coach in 1986. He ended up assisting Mark Young and Diane Amos over at West Valley Gymnastics in California, eventually working with Amy Chow. Diane liked a piece of music called Hernando's Hideaway, so Larry started putting together an original arrangement of the piece, playing each part and layering it together with the technology that existed back at that time. This was sometime back around 1992.Muriel Grossfield came out to the gym and worked with Diane putting together the floor routine.Everybody liked the music, so Larry and Diane began working on putting together music for the rest of the team. Pretty soon coaches and choreographers from other gyms started calling Larry to help them with putting together their music. It wasn't long before he was arranging pieces for other National Team members. Larry decided to form a business in April of 1994. Since he tailored music to fit individual floor routines, The Music Tailor seemed a fitting name for the business. Larry decided to come out out with Demo Cd's that the gymnastics community could listen to choose their music. His concept was to use his own arrangers and musicians. This was not an easy task, as he had to come up with a sound that would compete with high end studios with big budgets. Now, the company has expanded as is doing music for Aerobics, Ice Skating, and Fitness. Larry is also an artist and has a successful business in the field. The is a link to his artwork on this site. The Music Tailor is currently distributing around the world. It is quite exciting as we have expanded into Rhythmic music, Aerobic music, and Fitness music. In fact, we did the music for the 2000 Rhythmic Compulsories for the United States Gymnastics Federation. For more information, see http://musictailor.com/

John  Ceccarelli
John Ceccarelli
who graduated from Army boot camp at Fort Jackson, S.C. in the summer of 2001, continued advanced training at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Baltimore. In the summer of 2006 John was activated by the Army and underwent training at Ft. Bliss, Texas. He is with the 950th Maintenance Company that left from Los Alamitos on April 24. In July 2006, he will be leaving for a month in Germany and a year in Iraq. John appeared in the Kentucky Cycle at Fullerton College.
Steven  Cesnek
Steven Cesnek
Steven Cesnek has a varied background which includes a decade as a professional soccer player in Europe and the United States, a middle school Assistant Principal and a high school Biology teacher. He studied acting at Fullerton College and continues his training, studying under Kerrie Keene. A commercial actor, Steven has performed on stage on both the east and west coast in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Odd Couple, Metamorphoses, WASP, Unveiling, and Alone with Others.
Bryce  Chaddick
Bryce Chaddick
Bryce graduated from UCSD with a BA in Theatre and from The Boston Conservatory with a Masters in Music in Musical Theatre. He is currently assistant directing for SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston.
Courtney  Chambers
Courtney Chambers
Courtney Chambers always knew she wanted to do music. She writes, "From the time I was born I was screaming a melody. When I was a little girl, my father would tell people I was going to be a singer one day, I would emphatically interject with “No dad, I’m going to be a music artist!”. Somehow even at that age, being called a singer sounded like I was going to end up a lounge act in Vegas and I knew I wanted to do more than just sing music, I wanted to create it. I wrote my first song when I was 10 and continued to write throughout high school, but had little interest in getting involved in choir or band, I sort of kept to myself musically. When I went to college I suffered from temporary insanity and thought I’d go to school to become a psychologist, but after dating a nutjob, I decided music was my destiny and went for my dream and studied music at Fullerton College as a voice major. I’m really glad I changed my mind. In 1996, I started performing locally throughout LA and OC and in 2001 released my first record “Imperfect Like Me”. After a year, I already had the music for my next record and decided to put together a band for this one and in 2004 I released my sophomore album “Higher Places”. But by the time I had released the record, so much music for the next record was pouring out of me already and I was anxious to get back to the studio. This time I recruited the help of Sean Hoffman (of American Music Club) to produce my next endeavor.. I was stretched musically, emotionally and mentally, but every drop of blood was well worth it and in 2007 released my 3rd album “Bigger & Brighter”. With the aid of my good friends and bandmates, Jeff Hawley on bass, Mel Flores on drums and percussion as well as Sean on guitar and keys, the songs came together and came to life. Those who have moved me and influenced my work over the years: Patty Griffin, Sarah McLachlan, Neil Young, Jeff Buckley, Aretha Franklin, CCR, Our Lady Peace, Peter Gabriel, Beethoven, Tori Amos, Sheryl Crow, and Radiohead just to name a few. So what are my plans? To keep making music until the wheels fall off. " For more info: Courtney Chambers www.myspace.com/thecourtneychambersband and www.courtneychambers.info
Marc  Chester
Marc Chester
Marc transferred from FJC to Cal State Long Beach in 2004, majoring in composition. While at Long Beach he has been quite busy scoring several student films, scored music for a large independent documentary based on the film "The Rebel", has written music for Snap Kick Productions, and was commissioned to write a french horn solo. He plans on graduating with a B.M in the Spring of 2008.
Mia  Chiaromonte
Mia Chiaromonte
(FC, UCSD) appeared in "Pancho Villa and The Naked Women" by Jorge Huerta, the "Vagina Monologues" and "Dead Lawyers" at UCSD, and is auditioning in Los Angeles.
Adam  Clark
Adam Clark
who works for Strand Lighting, and his wife, Bianca have one child.
Ann  Closs Farley
Ann Closs Farley
Ann Closs-Farley was nominated for a 2006 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award for her outstanding costume design, hair, wigs and makeup for Gorey Stories. She was also nominated three times in the category of 2006 La Weekly Award for Costume Design. She was also nominated for a 2005 Ovation Award for Echo's Hammer at the Boston Court. In the Spring of 2006 she designed a show for the Disneyland Theme Parks, and opened "Hedwig and The Angry Inch!" for Fashion Week at the Roxy in Hollywood. During the 2005 holiday season she appeared on the cover of the Los Angeles Times Calendar section in an article titled "Dressed to the 99's" . Ann designed hair and makeup for her husband Keythe’s play "Bat Boy", which opened off-Broadway at the Union Square Theater in the spring of 2001 to rave reviews, currently appears at theatres throughout the United States, and is being made into a feature film.
Donald Cobb Jr
Donald Cobb Jr

Donald "Don" S. Cobb Jr. 1934 - 2009 Don Cobb was born on September 15, 1934 in Providence, Rhode Island, to Donald and Ella Cobb. The family moved to Whittier California when Don was a young boy. He attended grade school, junior high and high school in Whittier. As a young man, Don attended Fullerton Junior College and the L.A. Art Center where he focused on his passion for graphic art. Following college, Don initially worked for Taxi Neon as a sign illustrator. He later joined North American Aviation as a technical illustrator where both of his parents were once employed. Don then joined Heath and Company electrical signs in Los Angeles. In 1955, Don married Sondra Neely Romaneschi. Together Don and Sandi, raised five beautiful children. In 1969, the family moved to Boise, Idaho. Don's sign industry career continued when he joined Image National Sign Company as part owner. Don spent over 36 years servicing a wide variety of retail clients prior to retiring in 2005.

Angeline Renee Cook
Angeline Renee Cook
left her position as COO of Diverse Talent Group in late 2007 and formed The Rival Agency: Talent, Literary and Corporate Representation. In addition to being an agent and producer, Angeline has numerous acting and directing credits herself, and is an award-winning playwright/short fiction author.
David Cooper
David Cooper

Born in Santa Barbara, California, raised in Orange and Marin Counties. Attended Fullerton Junior College, Brooks Art Institute, CSUC,and U.C. Santa Barbara: Graduate degree (MFA) from U.C.S.B. Teaching art history at Butte College full-time since 1989; taught ceramics and design for 2 years at Butte, part-time before. Have traveled and photographed art extensively in Europe, the United Kingdom, and more recently in Latin America. Working studio artist: ceramics, aluminum, acrylic, photography (see other blogs and my website: http://www.butte.edu/~dcooper/

Jack Cooper
Jack Cooper

Dr. Jack Cooper, Associate Professor and Jazz and Studio Music Area Coordinator (B.A., M.A.,Cal. State, Los Angeles; D.M.A., Univ. of Texas, Austin), has a wide range of experience as performer, composer, and educator. Most recently he is the recipient of the 2010 University of Memphis Alumni Association Distinguished Achievement in the Creative Arts Award.  As a saxophone/woodwind performer and staff arranger, Dr. Cooper performed, recorded, and toured with the U.S. Army "Jazz Knights" from 1989 to 1995. As a woodwind doubler, he has performed with Manhattan Transfer, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Ray Romano, Macey Gray, Brian McKnight, the Temptations, the IRIS Orchestra and many others. His lead alto and woodwind playing can be heard on the critically acclaim 2009 release “Coming Through Slaughter” featuring trumpeter Tim Hagens.  Dr. Cooper has performed with and written music for jazz artists Peter Erskine, Marvin Stamm, Bobby Shew, Mulgrew Miller, Gary Foster, Benny Powell, and Christian McBride.   His most recent CD recording of his compositions is with Centaur Records, “The Chamber Wind Music of Jack Cooper” (Centaur 3027, released in 2010).   

His compositions and arrangements have been performed and/or recorded by the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Westchester Jazz Orchestra, the Woody Herman Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, the Grand Junction Symphony, the Summit Jazz Orchestra (Germany), the U.S. Army "Jazz Ambassadors," the U.S. Navy "Commodores," the Rob Parton Jazz Orchestra, the Cavani String Quartet, the Ceruti String Quartet, Alma Latina, DEKA Jazz and the Brass 5. Dr. Cooper's television music composition credits included "the Jenny Jones Show," "Hollywood Xtra, "SOCAN, and news broadcasts in the Washington, D.C. area. He has been a staff arranger and clinician for Alfred/Belwin Jazz Publications since 1992. His music is also published by UNC Jazz Press, ReallyGoodMusic.com, Increase Music, and Three-Two music. Jack Cooper is musical director and founder of the Jazz Orchestra of the Delta. Their CD, "Big Band Reflections of Cole Porter," was released in June 2003 on the Summit Record Label and features music entirely composed and or arranged by Dr. Cooper. He collaborated with award winning choreographer Mark Godden to produce the ballet "Two Jubilees" which was premiered in February of 2006.

Listen to Dr. Cooper's The Time Awaits for piano and studio orchestra (Quicktime required). Jack Cooper joined The University of Memphis as a faculty member in 1998.

Kevin  Covey and Joseph Saenz
Kevin Covey and Joseph Saenz
are now wedding/event planners. Kevin is a featured wedding coordinator on Whose Wedding Is It Anyway on the Style Channel. The show airs Tuesday nights at 10pm on Style, and focuses on all the drama of planning a wedding. http://www.kevinsparties.com/whose_wedding.htm http://www.stylenetwork.com/Shows/WhoseWedding
Brandon  Crane
Brandon Crane
(The Wonder Years) and Mike Dunchok appeared in the FCLO production of "Jekyll and Hyde" at Plummer Auditorium. Brandon’s film "Coverage" had its world premiere at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. Brandon is happy to be married and to be a father of a beautiful baby.
Angela Cruz
Angela Cruz

Angela is currently in her last year in the undergrad directing program at UCSB and looking forward to directing/ being Co-Artistic Director of Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble upon graduating. Directing credits include: UCSB: The Gronholm Method by Jordi Galceran (US World Premire), Porque Yo?(by Angela & Company), I Created That! by Alyssa Willams (Original Work), The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage, Food for the Dead, Blue Elephant by Stacy Johnstone (Original Work),La Calavera (by Angela & Company), Hangar Theatre: The Women of Juarez Project (Devised 10min), Desire Desire Desire, Hillbridge High; Breath Of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble: 9ine Digits Away From My Dream (Touring �07-�08), With Empty Pockets y Una Sonrisa (Scholarship Winner); Fullerton College: Soldado Razo (FJC Winner Best of Fest 2004). Asst. Director credits: UCSB: La Ninera; Hangar Theatre: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Reeling, The Possibilities, A Rat�s Mass; BOFLTE: WAC Iraq (Original Work), The Mexican OC. She is looking forward to graduating from UCSB in direction in theatre... Si Se Puede!

Karen  Curry
Karen Curry

graduated from CSUF in 2001 with a degree in Theatre Arts. She had two plays produced as part of the CSUF One Act Festival. "Celtic Knot" made its debut in May of 2000, and "Chemistry" was produced for the 2001 festival. "Celtic Knot" was produced again in November 2001 at the Grand Central Theater of the Cultural Arts Center of Santa Ana and has since been produced several times across the United States. Screen appearances include "Primal Fear" and "The Little Princess" (as an extra, for the fun and costumes of it!). Her most recent stage appearance was in the Fullerton College production of "Sweeney Todd", enjoying a chance to hit those high notes one more time. After having taught high school drama and music for eleven years, she has now returned to professional theatre, working in costuming for Fullerton Civic Light Opera, McCoy Rigby Productions, and Jerome Carr Productions, in Orange County, CA, as well as Moonlight Dinner Theatre near Oceanside, CA. When not working on costuming, she spends her time writing and playing with her granddaughter.

For almost ten years she was in the irish band "The Tinker's Own", as female lead vocalist, as well as playing harp, concertina, pennywhistle, and bodhran. She made two CD's with "The Tinker's Own". The first CD "Old Enough to Know Better" features one of her compositions entitled "Take Me Away",, and her solo vocal "The Bergen" on the second CD, "Bending the Banshee's Ear", made #25 on the World Music charts. Also featured on this CD is her composition "Banshee Devil".

 

Allen Cutler
Allen Cutler

Allen Cutler was born and raised in Whittier California. While still in high school he was accepted into an intensive Stanislavsky workshop at the Pacific Theater Ensemble in Venice CA. The experience proved formative and weighed heavily into his decision to leave high school early in order to attend Fullerton College and its well known theater arts department. There he performed in productions of "The Crucible", "Six Degrees of Separation", "True West", and many more.

At the age of 18 Cutler was signed by The Gage Group, a well established talent agency. He soon began working in film and television projects. He later enrolled at the Los Angeles acting studio of his mentor Howard Fine. After 3 years of intensive training, he was invited to participate in Fine's Master Class, to which he still returns whenever time allows. Allen has appeared in more than 30 film and television productions including "Cold Case", "Without a Trace", and a recurring role on Lifetime's "The Division".

Patrick  Dall
Patrick Dall

originally from Los Angeles County, where he studied theater at Fullerton College and The Groundlings. As an apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Patrick performed in two Humana Festival plays, No.11 (Blue & White) and Backstory. Since moving to New York, Patrick attended classes at the Second City Training Center in NY, has performed numerous shows with The Orphans and now stars in the indie feature film, Four Dead Batteries, about the life of an improv group.

Matt Damico
Matt Damico

 Matt Damico (FC, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Juilliard School) recently finished his third season at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival where he is an Associate Artist. Some of his favorite roles there include: Parolles in All's Well that Ends Well, Iachimo in Cymbeline, and Iago in Othello. Other credits include: House of Gold, Italian Sojourn and The Ballad of Emmett Till (O'Neill Playwrights Conference); Saint Joan (St. Louis Rep); Hamlet, Life is a Dream, Caucasian Chalk Circle (South Coast Rep); Inherit the Wind and Death of a Salesman (Geva Theatre); Camille (Bard Summerscape); Richard II (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ); As You Like It (Indiana Rep); Sweet Mercy (NY Stage and Film); Dive, Thief of Man, & Zealot (Guthrie Theater), Othello, Dracula, & Acorn (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Twelfth Night and The Tempest (Colorado Shakespeare), Fizz (The Ohio Theatre), The Duchess of Malfi and Hamlet w/ Sean McNall (Kings County Shakespeare). TV: Law and Order - on the same episode with Eden Espinosa if you can believe it! He is a proud member of a wondrous theater company in NY called Partial Comfort Productions (www.partialcomfort.org).

Jenna  Davi
Jenna Davi
in fall 2006 transferred to Cal State Northridge to study in the music industry program. At Fullerton Jenna studied both music and theatre, served as a student leader on both the jazz and theatre festivals, and earned a vocational certificate in Musical Theatre.
Marcus  Davis Jr
Marcus Davis Jr
At the age of 26 Marcus has already accomplished what many hope to achieve in a ones lifetime. Marcus Kim Davis Jr. was born and raised in Orange country California. The eldest of two children. Marcus found his passion for singing in High School. Recruited to join the high school choir immediately Marcus fell in love with performing. A true born leader Marcus started his first group "The Accapela Fellas" consisting of him and some high school friends. After high school Marcus attended Fullerton College where he studied music and was also part of the performing group "Bravo". Marcus continued to perform in many different touring groups doing background vocals for different artists. He also worked on putting together a demo and due to the high priced fees of music producers and studio time Marcus was inspired to create his own recording studio. He started in his parent's garage with a four-track recorder. Through the years his studio grew and so did his knowledge for music. Marcus started his own business "ATM Productions," where he helped develop new artists.Marcus's first big break was when award winning producer and artist Kashiff took him under his wing. Marcus produced five songs for Kashiff's album and fro there, the work continued to come.

In 2004 Marcus went to Osaka Japan and performed for 10 months in a stage show called "Synergy" for Universal Studios. After a successful run he was then noticed for his music production talent and was asked to put together a 2005 new stage show called "Enwhy" where he would produce cast, and perform in a the show also for Universal Studios Japan. After another successful contract with more experience not only as a performer but also as a respected producer Marcus took on another challenge that led him to the Philippines. He produced and wrote an entire album "Feel Good Music," for the Philippines newest star Amber. With a hit album on the market and a number on song on the radio Marcus continues to produce Amber's live show as well as hits for other artists in the Philippines. Marcus is also currently working on his album which as already sparked interests of mainstream radio stations and also major recording companies.

James De Lira
James De Lira

Is a free-lance set, sound and lighting designer. JD (James De Lira) works for the Disney Co. He volunteers his time as a tech at his local church, he also volunteers in the LA and Orange County community centers for trouble teens. The most memorable Sound design was Roosters by Milcha Sanchez Scott, during that play JD got to work with his good friend Ernie Avila. You can also see his work in the scene shop above the Office, just look for the Pink Cadillac. JD is now happily married.

Paul Delgado
Paul Delgado

Paul Delgado transferred from Fullerton College to Biola University in Fall 2008, where he is in process of finishing his degree. Paul is now the Director of all Musical Activities at First Christian Church in Whittier where he regularly conducts the choir in Sunday anthems and masterworks. Just recently his semi-professional choir, The Paul Delgado Singers, toured Italy where they sang in several cathedrals and met many new friends from around the world. Paul is also now being asked as a clinician and adjudicator for choral festivals all around Southern California. They will soon release their first album, themed in the Christmas/Holiday Spirit, be on the lookout for it on itunes.

Amanda  DeMaio
Amanda DeMaio
(FC, CSUF) directed "Steel Magnolias" at the Chance Theatre in the spring of 2001 and her original script "Unrelenting Relaxation" for The Edge of the World Festival in LA in November 2001. The cast included alums Patti Cumby, Cynthia Ryanen and Kara Knappe. Amanda is one of the current leaders of Stages in Fullerton.
Lora Denton
Lora Denton

Lora went on to get her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is fluent in American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. She received her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2008 from Hope International University in Fullerton.

Ron  Dickinson
Ron Dickinson
moved into the L.A. after college, becoming a driving force in L.A.'s downtown theatre scene at Al's National Bar & Theatre. While there, he starred in dual roles as characters Chunky Puke and D.T. in the West Coast Premiere of Sam Shepard's Shaved Splits, directed by The Actor's Gang alum James Terry. Other roles at Al's include the World Premiere of Showdown in Sonora Town as the irascible Judge Roy Bean. Even while Ron's day gigs have been hectic, as Touring Production Manager for musical super groups such as The Rolling Stones, The Who, Simon & Garfunkel, and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Ron still managed time to star as St. Michael in the World Premiere of Best Man Wins at The Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, and reprised his role as the Sergeant in LA. Book of the Dead in an intimate showcase at The King King Club. Ron's showcase work led to such television credits including co-starring roles in the CBS series World's Oldest Rookie with Paul Sorvino and a variety of commercial credits including spots for Milwaukee's Finest, Kirin Beer and ESPN. His film credits include the directorial debut of Jay Roach of Austin Powers fame in Sony Home Video's comedy Zoo Radio starring as Otto, and later co-starring with choreographer Toni Basil and Devo as Bartender Joe in Slaughterhouse Rock. member of Pacific Resident Theatre since 1996, Ron has appeared in Golden Boy as Driscoll, The Swan as Leutzen, A Question of as Eddie, The Scarecrow as Micah, and most recently in the co-op production of Figures as Holly Roller Mike. Ron is currently co-starring in PRT's Writers Group productions of November and We'll do it over the Weekend.
Steve Dillard
Steve Dillard

HornTrader.com opened for business in 1998 and is owned and operated by Steve Dillard. The Web site was the first of its kind and still the best site to find quality horns, related gear, and information for the discerning trumpeter. Steve brings extensive professional experience to HornTrader.com. Not only has he spent many years in the trumpet manufacturing industry working with Benge and Calicchio, he is also a very active freelance trumpet player. As an apprentice to Dominic Calicchio, Steve learned the fine art of brass craftsmanship with hands on experience. At Benge under Zig Kanstul, Steve had many jobs including slide maker, quality controller and shipper. Throughout the years, he's stayed well informed in the industry both through his association with top leaders of brass technology such as Zig Kanstal, Bob Reeves, Stomvi and his relationships with highly regarded leaders in trumpet performance like Wayne Bergeron (LA Studios), Boyde Hood (LA Phil) as well as the many fine trumpet players Steve has met around the globe. Steve has always had a penchant for retail and at one time was the largest distributor of Reunion Blues gig bags in Southern California. Since owning and operating HornTrader.com he has come to be one of the primary sellers of Professional pre-owned and vintage horns on the internet. He is well known in many countries throughout the world and his site is visited by thousands each month. Steve's first love has always been playing trumpet. He maintains a busy playing schedule and has had a professional performance career spanning over 25 years. He currently resides in San Diego County with his wife and two children where he manages HornTrader.com.

Hai  Doan
Hai Doan
Worked on the European tour of the Peking Acrobats.
Scott  Drake
Scott Drake
Southern California native raised in Orange County who earned an AA Degree in art at Fullerton College. His imagery ranges fromtraditional to creative shapes. The raku finish gives each piece its own distinction. His major awards and achievements include; Art-A-Fair: Best ceramic artist, 1998-2003, 41st Annual Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts, 2001 Honorable Mention, 2005 1st Place.
Gary  Drysdale
Gary Drysdale

Gary Drysdale originally played clarinet in his school band in Whittier, CA before switching to  the guitar and electric bass in 1965. He attended  the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood and joined the Jazz Studies program at Fullerton College. His  professional performances began shortly thereafter. In the Central Coast, he's active as a clinician and player, having  performed with Lanny Morgan, Charlie Shoemake, Red Holloway, Mike Vax, Julie Kelley, Doug McDonald and John Stowell, to name a few. He has studied with Lee Ritenour, Tommy Tedesco, Howard Roberts, Ron Eschete and Bruce Forman. "El Diablo" (a nickname he rather enjoys) currently performs with the Sugar Daddy Swing Kings, San Luis Jazz Band, as well as the Royal Garden Swing Orchestra. Gary is very highly respected and admired in and around San Luis Obispo and maintains one of the most active private guitar studios in the area.   Website: http://rgso.net/6.html

Dennis Dunnigan
Dennis Dunnigan
graduated from CSUF with his BA in Theatre Arts. The highlight of his stint at Fullerton was walking down the graduation aisle with fellow FJC friends Keola Simpson and Jill Luevano. In January of 2007, Dennis will be starting his at Chapman University and will soon earn his Master's degree in English.
Darlene Duran
Darlene Duran
is a wardrobe assistant for the Le Reve at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.
Bret Engle
Bret Engle

Bret is a Freelance Scenic Designer and Props Master currently in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a recent graduate from The University of Missouri-Kansas City receiving his MFA in Scenic Design. Originally from Long Beach, California. Bret earned his BA in Technical Theatre from CSULB, having transferred from Fullerton College. He has worked as a Scenic Designer, Scenic Artist, and Props Master in the Southern California Area. His work has been seen at CSULB, Fullerton College, BIOLA University, Cal Rep, and Golden West College.

Bret made his Kansas City debut in December of 2013, designing "Clybourne Park" at the Unicorn Theatre. That production was followed by "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" at UMKC in October 2014 and "The Liar" in April 2015 also at UMKC. Bret has previously been Prop Master for several of UMKC Theatre's productions, as well as the Coterie Theatre, and at the Unicorn Theatre. Bret has recently designed sets and props for the Unicorn Theatre's production of "The Whale" by Samuel D. Hunter & "The Way We Get By" by Neil LaBute as well as the set for "My Old Lady" by Israel Horovitz for Kansas City Actor's Theatre.

Bret is currently the Props Master for The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival as well as the Props Master for the Unicorn Theatre's current season.

Shari  Erickson Young
Shari Erickson Young
is a forensic psychiatric social worker at the Arizona State Hospital. After graduating from Chapman University she earned her masters degree from ASU in social work. In June 2003 she gave birth to her first child Amy Bronwyn named in honor of Bronwyn Dodson.
Eden Espinosa
Eden Espinosa

Born February 2, 1978 in Anaheim, California, Eden is the daughter of Christian composer Eddie Espinosa. She is of Mexican decent and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Eden knew from a young age that she wanted to be a singer, but it wasn't until her high school days that thoughts of Broadway began to creep into her mind. During her college years Eden attended Fullerton College and worked at several Southern California theme parks, where she played roles such as Ariel and Pocahontas. It was during this time that she was discovered by casting directors for Brooklyn (a.k.a. BKLYN), who then introduced her to John McDaniel and Jeff Calhoun. The rest, as they say, is history. Eden was off to NYC after a brief stop in Denver for the BKLYN workshop. Once in the city, much to her delight, she originated the title role of Brooklyn on Broadway. Her first Broadway appearance, however, was not for BKLYN, but for another show you may have heard of: Wicked. Eden was the understudy for Nessarose and the standby for Elphaba in the original cast of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's Tony-award winning musical. She performed the lead role several times in Idina Menzel's absence, including a one month stretch while Menzel was out shooting the film Ask The Dust. Later, after BKLYN closed its Broadway run, Eden took over the role of Elphaba and was finally able to make it her own. We're so glad she did.

These days Eden is living once again in SoCal, and after nearly a year of starring as "Elphaba" in L.A.'s open-ended production of Wicked alongside former co-star, Megan Hilty, Eden is at present focusing on a career in film and television. Since her return to L.A., she has appeared in several television spots including turns on NBC's Law & Order and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, cable's Robot Chicken, and ABC's Ugly Betty. Eden has also made several live appearances around town at shows like Upright Cabaret, The KTLA Morning Show, 88's Cabaret, and The Hollywood Santa Parade.

As far as music outside of the theater goes, Eden is a big fan of singer-songwriters like Eva Cassidy, John Mayer, and Dave Matthews. She also listens to a lot of her friends' indie CDs. When asked if she'd like to record her own music, Eden says, "I'd like to record, and I've had a strong notion that I didn't want to do that till I had something to say, my own style, and my own niche."

 

Eden Espinosa
Eden Espinosa

Born February 2, 1978 in Anaheim, California, Eden is the daughter of Christian composer Eddie Espinosa. She is of Mexican decent and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Eden knew from a young age that she wanted to be a singer, but it wasn't until her high school days that thoughts of Broadway began to creep into her mind. During her college years Eden attended Fullerton College and worked at several Southern California theme parks, where she played roles such as Ariel and Pocahontas. It was during this time that she was discovered by casting directors for Brooklyn (a.k.a. BKLYN), who then introduced her to John McDaniel and Jeff Calhoun. The rest, as they say, is history. Eden was off to NYC after a brief stop in Denver for the BKLYN workshop. Once in the city, much to her delight, she originated the title role of Brooklyn on Broadway. Her first Broadway appearance, however, was not for BKLYN, but for another show you may have heard of: Wicked. Eden was the understudy for Nessarose and the standby for Elphaba in the original cast of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's Tony-award winning musical. She performed the lead role several times in Idina Menzel's absence, including a one month stretch while Menzel was out shooting the film Ask The Dust. Later, after BKLYN closed its Broadway run, Eden took over the role of Elphaba and was finally able to make it her own. We're so glad she did.

These days Eden is living once again in SoCal, and after nearly a year of starring as "Elphaba" in L.A.'s open-ended production of Wicked alongside former co-star, Megan Hilty, Eden is at present focusing on a career in film and television. Since her return to L.A., she has appeared in several television spots including turns on NBC's Law & Order and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, cable's Robot Chicken, and ABC's Ugly Betty. Eden has also made several live appearances around town at shows like Upright Cabaret, The KTLA Morning Show, 88's Cabaret, and The Hollywood Santa Parade.

As far as music outside of the theater goes, Eden is a big fan of singer-songwriters like Eva Cassidy, John Mayer, and Dave Matthews. She also listens to a lot of her friends' indie CDs. When asked if she'd like to record her own music, Eden says, "I'd like to record, and I've had a strong notion that I didn't want to do that till I had something to say, my own style, and my own niche."

 

Mark Fabulich
Mark Fabulich
Mark Fabulich has accepted a new job in Los Angeles as the Orchestra Librarian/Manager at The Colburn School, which is quickly becoming a Curtis/Juilliard level conservatory of the West Coast! It is an amazing school with ridiculously talented students and beautiful facilities. In addition to my job at The Colburn School, I will be working part-time for the L.A. Philharmonic's library. His wife Rachel has accepted a job at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music as a full-time Suzuki violin/viola teacher.
Danielle  Federico
Danielle Federico
graduated from to University of San Francisco and is currently working on a masters degree in stage management at Yale University.
Rachel Federoff
Rachel Federoff

Rachel Federoff appears in Millioinaire Matchmaker on Bravo.     Wanting to utilize her background in booking and casting, Rachel Federoff jumped at the opportunity to work at the Millionaire's Club after watching how much her then boyfriend Destin Pfaff, enjoyed spending time with Patti Stanger. Although Pfaff was hesitant, with a little persuasion, she gave in and she joined the team. Now, Federoff is the VP of Matching and also oversees the company's Registration Department and Gay Division.

Born in the Orange County suburb of Tustin, California, Federoff attended Fullerton College where she studied Psychology and Theater Arts. She loves the vibrancy of city life and enjoys being close to the Hollywood scene. She is a self-described "Jill of all Trades" with a variety of unique interests and abilities including charity work and producing short films.   

 

 

Phil Felix
Phil Felix
Phil Felix attended Fullerton College from 1995-1999. While there he completed his general education classes and began to study music. After finishing his time at Fullerton, Phil went on to receive a performance scholarship on french horn to CSU Long Beach. There he studied horn performance, instrumental conducting and music education and completed his degree in 2002. Phil then went on to teach music full time in the Laguna Beach unified school district where he taught both middle school and high school students. He has continued to play and conduct professionally and has worked with numerous brass quintets and orchestras in the southern California area. In addition, Phil was the conductor of the Yorba Linda Orchestra for 3 years. Currently, Phil has just accepted a position as a graduate teaching assistant with the University of Arizona, and will complete his master's degree in instrumental conducting.
Daniel  Felsenfeld
Daniel Felsenfeld

Composer/author Daniel Felsenfeld's recent commissions include the one-act opera The Bloody Chamber for the Boulder Chamber Opera, a 30-minute music theatre work for Sequitur, a resetting of David Bowie's lyrics for Real Quiet with Theo Bleckmann and Petra Haden, The Poet's Dream of Herself as a Young Girl for mezzo and piano trio to be performed at Stanford University by Amy Schneider and the Harmida Trio, and All Work and No Play, a work for piccolo and piano. His music can be found on the Endeavor and Koch imprints. Felsenfeld is also the author of eight books and hundreds of articles. He teaches at City College and lives in Brooklyn.

 

A very personal account of me and Leonard Bernstein's Mass:
http://www.newmusicbox.org/article.nmbx?id=5730

 

A review, for the Web site of Symphony magazine, of a volume of Britten's diaries and Prokofiev's Journals:
http://www.americanorchestras.org/symphony_magazine/symphony_reviews.html

 

for more information: http://www.danielfelsenfeld.com/felsenfeld-about.html

Mickey Fimbres
Mickey Fimbres
(FC, San Francisco State) Mickey is a staff lighting designer at Impact Lighting in San Francisco, and has been with the company for 10 years. His work mainly consists of lighting design for large scale corporate presentations and events. He dabbled in architectural lighting design for awhile, and still takes on the occasional project, but found that the work lacked the energy of doing live shows. There's nothing like trying to program a 100 moving lights with only 15 minutes before guests walk in.
Mark  Fleshner
Mark Fleshner
formerly worked at the Summit House in Fullerton, now works as the Catering Sales Manager for the Cerritos Performing Arts Center and working on a project for the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
Teresa  Flores
Teresa Flores

Teresa Flores is originally from Los Angeles and started playing percussion at the young age of 13. She attended Fullerton College where she studied jazz with Matt Johnson and classical percussion with Robert Slack.


In 1997, Ms. Flores received the Woman of the Year award from the Fullerton College Music Department. In 2001 she received her Bachelor's of Music from the University of Southern California Thornton School Of Music. At USC she studied with Erik Forrester and guest professors Raynor Carroll, David Johnson, Ndugu Chanceller and Morris Lang. While at USC the Thornton Percussion Ensemble performed at the 1997 and 2000 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions. In 2001-2003, Ms. Flores worked as a percussion instructor for the Pasadena College Tournament of Roses Honor Band. While in Los Angeles, Ms. Flores performed with various groups including the Pacific Symphony Institute and the Debut Symphony Orchestra. In 2006, she received a Master's of Music degree from Florida International University having studied with both Keith Aleo and Michael Launius. While in Florida, Ms. Flores has performed with the South Florida Symphonic Pops, the Klezmer Company Orchestra, Symphony of the Americas and the Palm Beach Symphony. Currently, Ms. Flores teaches music for Miami-Dade public schools and is the drummer for the trio, the JET Pink Girls.

Mando  Fonseca
Mando Fonseca
The "founding father" of The Alley Cats actually started singing at the age of four by performing Christmas carols for The Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mando started in grade school performing in the Kindergarten Pajama Choir - and hasn't stopped singing since! He attended Fullerton College where he met original members Royce, Todd, and Andre. Soon after, The Alley Cats were born. After he graduated from Fullerton College, he continued his education at California State University , Fullerton , where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and a minor in music
Kelly  Ford
Kelly Ford
Kelly Ford received her MFA, Masters of Fine Arts, degree in Theatre Performance at California State University, Long Beach. CSULB offered comprehensive acting training as well as an opportunity to work as an actress in a professional repertory company setting. The curriculum included Alexander techniques, Laban Efforts, Viewpoints, Gyrokinesis, Plastics, Movement for actors, IPA notation, Fitzmaurice, Linklater, study of modern playwrights, study of Ideologies, Shakespeare, Theatre History and study of a variety of acting techniques such as Konstatine Stanislavisky, Sanford Meisner, Robert Cohen, Michael Shurtleff, Lee Strasberg, Michael Chekhov, Viola Spolin, Stella Adler and Uta Hagen. Kelly emerged from this program armed with an extensive knowledge of acting, voice, movement, and theatre history. Additional training includes a BA in Performance from California State University, Fullerton, and a certificate of completion from the Professional Actors Conservatory. At present, Kelly is an Acting Instructor for the Theatre Arts Department at Fullerton College, Riverside College and at Chaffey College. Kelly directed Chaffey College Theatre Arts Department Summer production of As You Like It. In addition to teaching, directing, and choreographing, Kelly is also an actress. Her previous productions include Midsummer Nights Dream (Helena), Dreams of a Sunday Afternoon (Cristina), Pilgrims (Rose), Elfriede's Story (Grete), Lamarck (Sofie), An O.Henry Christmas (Marguerite), The Taming of the Shrew (Kate), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Titania), Much Ado About Nothing (Hero), The Sea Gull (Marsha), Ladies At the Alamo (Joanne), Private Lives (Sybil), Present Laughter (Liz), M. Butterfly (Renee) and Love Letters (Melissa). Her choreography credits include Long Beach Symphony Christmas Celebration, Fantasticks, A Christmas Carole, The Wizard of Oz, South Pacific, Seven Brides, Brigadoon, and Sound of Music.
Brandon and Bryan Forrest
Brandon and Bryan Forrest

Brandon received an A.A degree in Liberal studies as well as a Recording/Production Certificate in May of 2008. He is now a sophomore at the University of Southern California as Music Industry major with a minor in Business.

Greg  Fosmire
Greg Fosmire
at FC was Gad in "Joseph", Tom Thumb in "Barnum" and Scarcrow in "The Wiz". He left the theatre after a series of "public humiliations" in 1987. In 1999, he regrouped and began a career as the UNfamous psychadelic lounge lizard Tony Mangini who is currently revolting audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out http://www.beyondbeautyproductions.com to see more on his current projects!
Roger  Freeman
Roger Freeman
passed away in December 2003. He was active at Stages and wrote "The Blue Beetle" for production there. The show was selected one of the "Best of the Year" by the LA Times.
Kelly Fullerton
Kelly Fullerton
Kelly Fullerton is a first year MFA screenwriter at UCLA in the TV Show Runner track. She has her bachelor�s degree in theatre arts with a dual emphasis in acting and directing from UC San Diego. She currently works for The Orange County Performing Artscenter. Previous employers include South Coast Repertory and La Jolla Playhouse.
Marla Gam-Hudson
Marla Gam-Hudson
Marla is proud to be included in the "working in her craft" alumni. With 30 yrs of coaching, directing, writing and teaching theater, she still loves the art and its process. She currently teaches at Long Beach City College and in privately in her studio in Orange. With over 300 productions, she has directed shows from canada to mexico and from coast to coast. She has been a consultant show director for several theme parks run by rodents, frogs and some that are "universally" known. She has had the pleasure of travelling to over 20 countries (some for work and some for lots of pleasure). She has been the producing artistic director for New Voices Playwrights and an adjudicator for ACTF and the FJC festivals. She is most pleased to have some friendships which began in the theater department at FJC. She would love to hear from ya'll: atheaterdirector@yahoo.com
Suzanne Garcia
Suzanne Garcia
Suzanne works as an attorney for a non profit organization that provides free legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence in rural Nevada. She loves traveling and practicing in the old courthouses (Virginia City is particularly cool), but can NOT believe that she is basically performing centerstage for a living. She still prefers to work behind the scenes, but she's getting used to delivering her lines on cue. She lives in South Lake Tahoe with her partner Jeff, who is a craft brewer. When she isn't in the courtroom, she loves to be outside doing just about anything but fishing. She particularly enjoys going camping in the '68 VW bus used in a previous FC production of Hair.
Brianne  Gates
Brianne Gates
(FC, UCLA) appeared in a recent episode of American Dreams on NBC.
Casey Gates
Casey Gates
is currently studying in the BFA acting program at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She has completed her first two years and will graduate in 2009. This past year she performed and did the makeup design for Night of the Living Dead, performed in After and The Winged Man, as well as her ensemble written piece Slowly Departing. Her entire 3rd year will be spent studying iclassical text in London at the Globe Theatre working directly with The Globe faculty and directors where she will also perform Cymbeline in March on the Globe stage. While studying at Fullerton she was selected Best Actress for her performances in Cider House Rules, Metamorphoses, and Brighton Beach Memoirs and recieved the Bronwyn Dodson Scholarship.
Debbie  Geer
Debbie Geer
worked on a collection of one acts for Bootstrap Productions in Culver City.
Susie Geiser
Susie Geiser
can currently be seen in 3 different commercials for Capital One, and also spots for Exxon/Mobil and MSN. She also had a small part on Gilmore Girls and has done voice overs for Hannah Montana this year. Her improv group, Captain Creamsicle's Laughateers has appeared at Second City, ACME and Improv Olympic in L.A. See their website at www.thelaughateers.com.
John Gerhold
John Gerhold

Dr. John Gerhold teaches music at Bakersfield College

In 1965, John Gerhold was born in a small Pizza Hut restaurant in Fullerton, California.  Perhaps inspired by this event, at 15 he wrote his first serious composition, "Adagio for Stringy Cheese (Fromagio Adagio)."  Since then, there has been no stopping him.

Although obtaining his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from UC Irvine and his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of British Columbia (coincidentally, also called "BC"), John never forgot that he began his formal music training at Fullerton College while still attending high school.  So, from BC to BC and from community college theory student to community college theory teacher, John embraces the cyclical nature of his life.  He has composed commissions celebrating the centennial of Orange County (Expansion Explosion, 1988)  and Bakersfield (Huddled Masses: Deconstructions on an Immigrant Theme, 1998).  He hopes to also compose to celebrate his own centennial (2065).

John currently teaches Elementary Theory (MUSC 4AB) and Intermediate Theory (MUSC 4CD).  He is also the advisor of the BC Composers' Club, which hosts the annual BC Student Composers' Concert. In addition to all this, he is also an officer on the board of the Music Association of California Community Colleges.

Anastasia  Gittens Champlain
Anastasia Gittens Champlain
graduated from Cal State Long Beach in the Fall of 2002 and then moved to Charlestown Rhode Island in April. She was married in June of 2003. Husband Dennis is a Creative Director for Fox Resort in CT. Anastasia is investigating graduate work in theatre in Nw England.
Pablo Giustorobelo
Pablo Giustorobelo
graduated from cal state fullerton with a bachelor's degree in theatre arts after being awarded an AA in liberal arts and an AA in theatre arts from FCC. Currently teaches Spanish, Theatre, Digital Filmmaking and Falconry at Fairmont Prep Academy in Anaheim. Has directed "The Fantasicks" "A Midsummer Night's Dream" "The Odd Couple; The Female Version" "Antigone; Unveiled" "Rumors" "Charly's Aunt" "The Miracle Worker" "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" "Oscar and Felix" "Little Shop of Horrors" and "School House Rock Live" Pablo lives with his lovely wife Denell Giustorobelo in Anaheim. He will be entering a graduate program in school administration next year.
Steve Glaudini
Steve Glaudini
Steve is thrilled to be back producing as he joins the team at Musical Theatre West in the newly created position of Artistic Director/Associate Producer for the Long Beach company which is entering it's 55th season! Prior to MTW, Steve was an Equity Agent for Kazarian/Spencer and Associates representing the top talents in New York and Los Angeles. For 6 years, Steve was the Executive Director/Producer of Performance Riverside (where Gary Krinke and John Vaughan frequently direct). During his tenure there Steve won many awards...but chiefly the 2004 L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Musical for his production of 1776 (which won 5 awards that night...including a win for Steve as Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of the fiery John Adams in 1776).
Alex  Gonzalez
Alex Gonzalez
won her Equity card on a Falcon Theatre production of "Marisol's Christmas".
Ernie Gonzalez
Ernie Gonzalez
a former Music Business student. He was awarded an internship at Def Jam records and met Glen Ballard (award winning major record producer and prexy of Java Records). He is now Glen's assistant doing A&R for the label. "I signed my first band the band is called Fragile System. Java isn't exclusive with a major anymore so we have freedom to sign who ever we want which is great, we have a girl on columbia/java and Fragile system, who has got a lot of interest." "Glen Ballard is definitely a great guy to work for."
Scheila  Gonzalez
Scheila Gonzalez
Scheila Gonzalez has been recognized by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and the Los Angeles Jazz Society as one of the up and coming talents in Southern California. Known mostly for her work as a saxophonist, Scheila Gonzalez is one of the most versatile young artists in the Los Angeles area. Hailing from Anaheim, California, she now makes her home in the city of Northridge in the San Fernando Valley. Scheila is an exceptional performer who embraces opportunities to play in diverse musical situations. Regardless of what style she's playing, every note is soulful and she performs with the joy and ease of a true professional. For the past seven years Scheila has been the keyboard, saxophonist and vocalist for the hot L.A. dance band FLIPSIDE. This hard driving R&B/dance band performs locally and has toured the western United States and Europe on several occasions. Since 1995 Scheila has also been a member of Ann Patterson's Maiden Voyage. This jazz big band which is comprised of some of L.A.'s most talented female jazz musicians has toured Japan, been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as featured performers for the Mary Lou Williams Women's Jazz Festival and performed at various venues in and around the Los Angeles area. Ms. Gonzalez is also a member of the HMA (Hispanic Musicians Association) Salsa Jazz Orchestra led by trumpet artist and music educator, Bobby Rodriguez. Most recently Scheila has performed at jazz festivals throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean as a member of the New York based all-female jazz band DIVA. In addition to performing with all of these groups, Scheila currently co-leads the new ten piece jazz ensemble DEKAJAZ. This ensemble has performed at various venues throughout the L.A. area.
Ms. Gonzalez began her musical studies at the age of five when her mother enrolled her in piano lessons. At the age of twelve she began to play the saxophone. Although she continued private piano lessons until she graduated from high school, the saxophone was to become her primary instrument. She was a self-taught saxophonist until her second year at Fullerton College. There she studied for two years with Professor Ernie Del Fante. After graduating with honors from Fullerton College, Ms. Gonzalez transferred to California State University, Northridge where she also graduated with honors. As a music student at CSUN, Scheila had the opportunity to study jazz and classical saxophone with Professor Jerry Luedders, William Calkins, and Gary Foster.

Throughout her college years Scheila performed and was a featured soloist with a variety of different ensembles. Some of her experiences include the CSUN Jazz ‘A' Band, CSUN Vocal Jazz, Fullerton College Jazz I Band, The Lemon Street Stompers (Dixieland jazz), jazz combos, flute choir, wind ensembles, and the Steel Drum Ensembles at both Fullerton College and Cal State, Northridge. In 1994 she was selected through a nationwide competition to be in the 1994 ALL-AMERICAN COLLEGE JAZZ BAND's Tribute to Duke Ellington at EPCOT Center, Florida. It was with this group that she had the opportunity to perform with such artists as the late Joe Williams, Dr. Billy Taylor, Della Reese, Rosemary Clooney, Maynard Ferguson, Diane Schuur, and the legendary Lionel Hampton. Over the years Ms. Gonzalez has also performed with with Rich Matteson, Lanny Morgan, Pete and Conti Condoli, Gary Foster, Dorothy Donnegan Don Rader, Tom Ranier, Earl Palmer, Al McKibbon, Ndugu Chancelor, Richard Simon, Thurmond Green, Buddy Collette, Clora Bryant, Nancy Wilson, Garth Brooks, Billy Davis, Marylin McCoo, Ray Parker Jr. and Billy Preston.

Ms. Gonzalez has been the recipient of numerous awards. In 1996, she received the Shelly Manne Memorial New Talent Award from the Los Angeles Jazz Society. She was honored at the Jazz Society's annual awards banquet where she performed with Eric Reed, Robert Hurst and Marvin "Smitty" Smith

John  Goodson
John Goodson
recent graduate of Southern Oregon University, has accepted a full contract as a non-equity memeber of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for the 2007 season. While at Fullerton College John was responsible for the creation of the Theatre Arts ambassador program, served as Campus One for the Theatre Festival, won two Best Actor awards, and was a ACTF finalist. John is a graduate of South Pasadena H.S.
Mitch  Gordon
Mitch Gordon
is now a happily married songwriter living in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Renee  Griffin
Renee Griffin
Renee Griffin was a regular cast member on the ABC soap Port Charles, playing the part of Danielle Ashley from 1997-8. In 2001 she appeared on the TV series Black Scorpion as the villain Aerobicide. Griffin is best known for her role as Lanie in the cult favorite, The Stoned Age (1994), and as Angel in the the 1991 action film Showdown in Little Tokyo. She also appeared in the films Criminal Affairs, Ladykiller, Number One Fan, Cyborg 2, and Death Match. Renee has guest-starred on High Tide, Dangerous Women, Eye on L.A., and on the CBS hit CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She studied drama at Fullerton College, where she appeared on stage in such plays as Crimes of the Heart, Philadelphia Story, and The Star-Spangled Girl. Before that she attended Kennedy High School in Long Beach.
Troy  Griffin
Troy Griffin
Staff Sergeant Troy Griffin hails from Los Angeles, CA. Upon graduating High School from the Hamilton Academy of Music in 1993, he attended Fullerton College, a sister school of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, for two years, studying and performing with many of the world's most noted drummers. As a member of numerous professional ensembles, Sergeant Griffin has performed with many of the music industry's greatest artists, including: Arturo Sandoval, Bill Watrous, Douglas Yeo, Tom Ranier, Michael Kamen, and Elton John. He has studied with Ndugu Chancler, Jerry Steinholtz, Andrew Eberhard, Nancy Zeltsman, and Matt Johnson.

After attending Basic Training, Sergeant Griffin joined the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West in May 2000, joining the band's popular music ensemble Galaxy, as well as performing with the Concert Band on numerous occasions. During his tenure in the band, Sergeant Griffin has garnered many awards recognizing his talents and abilities, including Airman of the Quarter, Musician of the Quarter and the 2003 Travis Chief's Group Sharp Award.

In his spare time, Sergeant Griffin enjoys leading music groups in local churches, mountain biking, motorcycles and spending time with his family.

Kim  Gunther Jensen
Kim Gunther Jensen
FC, UCI, USC) enjoyed a recurring role on NBC's Daytime Soap "Passions". Since leaving FC in the early 1980s, Kim has appeared in over 100 films, TV shows and commercials and teaches part time at El Camino College.
Kim  Guodace
Kim Guodace
earned a MFA in Arts Administration and worked as a non-profit producer at a contemporary theatre in Kentucky for three years. Next she received a masters degree in education, and taught high school in Cincinnati for two years before accepting her current assignment in Bahrain, in the Persian Gulf.
Bryan Guthrie
Bryan Guthrie
Bryan is married to fellow Fullerton College alum Tara (Brown) and they have two children. Kate is three and Jack who just turned one. Bryan and Tara both work at Whittier Area Community Church. Bryan is the Pastor of Worship and Arts and Tara is the Kid's Church Director. Bryan has two albums available on itunes. "Joy to the World" is a Christmas recording with acoustic guitar and "The WACC Band: Live" is a live worship album that was recorded in 2006. The band toured in Europe this last summer and Bryan and Tara took the kids with them to England, France and Estonia. The most exciting thing that happened in the Guthrie's lives this year was what their church did this last Christmas. WACC had a goal to raise $160,000 to build a pediatric malnutrition hospital in Malawi, Africa. So far over $500,000 has been raised.
Patrick  Gwaltney
Patrick Gwaltney
directed and starred in "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" in Switzerland in November 2000, and has directed numerous productions at Stages in Fullerton. He and Traci Perdue were wed in New York City in the winter of 2003.
Zachary  Hahn
Zachary Hahn
Zachary Hahn has appeared in over 15 murder mystery's for Murder Mystery Players at Dave and Busters, for Table Top Cappers at The Revere House in Santa Ana, and for JPL Productions at The Sycamore Inn in Rancho Cucamonga. He also starred as R.P. McMurphy in “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” at Cerritos where he received a Best Actor nomination. He is enjoying the third run of two national commercials, one for Metropolitan Life Insurance and the other for Bosley Medical. He has appeared in over twenty student films, the latest as Uncle Pete in “Touching Down” that has won so far, Jury Prize for Best Film, and Audience Award for Best Film at the 2006 Sacramento Film Festival, Best First Feature and Best Actress at the 2006 Bare Bones International Film Festival. As well as the Bronze (Remi) Award at the 39th Annual Houston Film Festival. He co-wrote, co-directed and co-produced his own film short; a science fiction picture entitled “Motel Z” in 2003. That short film won honors for best student short. He continues to work as an emcee, presenter, entertainer, and trainer, for many of the major 400 corporations.
Dorothy Haley
Dorothy Haley
is currently the Director of Sales for Next Step Consulting, an Executive Search Firm based in Placentia, California.
Amanda Hallman
Amanda Hallman

Amanda graduated from UCSD with a BA in Theatre in June 2007 with honors and was awarded the Chairman's Award for Distinguished Service. She has moved to LA and is working as Coordinator of Donor Services in the Development Department of the Music Center (Los Angeles Performing Arts Center) and preparing to audition for grad schools this winter.

Jay  Hamacek
Jay Hamacek
Is a "glorified PC tech" at Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure. He is also a web designer, computer consultant and former Campus Theatre Manager at FC.
Bobby Hatfield
Bobby Hatfield

Bobby Hatfield, whose wholesomely passionate tenor carried the upper harmonies of the pop-soul duo the Righteous Brothers, died in 2003 at age 63 and lived in Newport Beach, Calif.

The cause was unknown, David Cohen, his manager, said. Mr. Hatfield's body was found in bed shortly before the Righteous Brothers were to perform at Western Michigan University, Mr. Cohen said.

Mr. Hatfield and his partner in the Righteous Brothers, Bill Medley, were influenced by the intimate and expressive style of black soul singers, but unlike most previous white groups they sought to emulate the raw intensity of those singers. In hits like ''You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin','' ''Unchained Melody'' and ''(You're My) Soul and Inspiration,'' Mr. Medley and Mr. Hatfield channeled an emotional power that had rarely been heard in white pop.

Robert Lee Hatfield was born in Beaver Dam, Wis., and grew up in Anaheim, Calif.

Mr. Hatfield attended Fullerton Junior College and Long Beach State University, both in California, and sang in groups that played at proms and fraternity dances. In 1962 Mr. Hatfield's group, the Variations, merged with Mr. Medley's, the Paramours. The men formed a duo later that year and reportedly took their name after a black fan exclaimed at one of their concerts, ''That was righteous, brothers.''

Unlike Elvis Presley or Jerry Lee Lewis before them, the Righteous Brothers maintained a well-scrubbed image. ''Lovin' Feelin' '' was a No. 1 hit in 1965 and has become one of the most popular songs in radio history. A spokeswoman for BMI, the music-licensing organization, said that the song had been broadcast more than 10 million times in the United States. But ''Lovin' Feelin' '' was an unlikely hit. Before it was recorded, the Righteous Brothers had only minimal success; the group's biggest hit was ''Little Latin Lupe Lu,'' which was recorded for the Moonglow label in 1963 and reached No. 49 on the charts.

Phil Spector signed the group to his Philles label in 1964 and wrote ''Lovin' Feelin' '' for them with his songwriting team of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. That hit was recorded with Mr. Spector's trademark ''wall of sound'' technique, with an abundance of instruments, including four acoustic guitars, three basses and three pianos. Mr. Medley sang the verses in a sonorous baritone and Mr. Hatfield joined in on the choruses with soaring harmonies.

Worried that the song was too long to be played by D.J.'s, Mr. Spector listed a false running time on the record's label. Instead of its actual length of 3 minutes and 50 seconds, the last two digits were reversed, so the label read 3:05.

The Righteous Brothers recorded several more hits with Mr. Spector, including ''Unchained Melody,'' ''Ebb Tide'' and ''Just Once in My Life,'' before signing a million-dollar contract with Verve Records. At Verve the group recorded another Mann-Weil song, ''(You're My) Soul and Inspiration,'' with Mr. Medley as producer fastidiously recreating Mr. Spector's wall of sound. It became a No. 1 hit in 1966. In the mid-60's the group was also a regular act on the weekly television show ''Shindig!''

The group broke up in 1968 and for a short time Mr. Hatfield retained the name the Righteous Brothers on tour, with Jimmy Walker filling in for Mr. Medley.

Mr. Hatfield and Mr. Medley reunited in 1974 and had a No. 3 hit with ''Rock and Roll Heaven,'' a tribute to dead rock stars. Mr. Medley retired in 1976, but the two reunited again in 1983. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in 2003.

 

Jeff  Hawley
Jeff Hawley
recieved his BA from CSU Fullerton. Jeff grew up in Tulare Ca and moved to Fullerton to pursue music at Fullerton College. He received 3 'downbeat' Student Music Awards for his work writing, producing, engineering, and playing with Fullerton College. Jeff has been a featured artist at the Fullerton College Jazz Festival, Western States Jazz Festival, and the Monterey Jazz Festival at Sea.  Jeff has played at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, and the Reno Jazz Festival.
Heather  Heintz
Heather Heintz
Heather is finally getting her degree from Whittier College and during these 3 years has been working for the LA Zoo. She recently filmed a documentary with her sister on Glow worms. She will be taking a trip to Asia to perform Theatre during the summer for a program: Missoula Children's Theatre; next year she will travel to Madagascar to study the Lemur population that is decreasing due to deforestation. With this work she will fulfill the dream of having a documentary show on Discovery Channel! So Far, So Good!
Brien Henderson
Brien Henderson
Brien has relocated to San Francisco, currently working toward a BM in music composition at San Francisco State University. He has received commissions from presenting organizations and private patrons, and will be studying composition in the summer of 2008 at the European American Musical Alliance, enjoying studies and seminars with Sofia Gubaidulina and Robert Beaser of the Juilliard School. Brien also founded the Mission Saxophone Quartet as performer, arranger, and composer.
Tony Hicks
Tony Hicks

After my time with the theatre dept (1986 to 1989) I moved to L.A. Since 1991 I have been working in television as an Associate Producer / Co-Producer. Credits include Frasier, Wings, Back to You, Rita Rocks, and My Wife and Kids to name a few.

Tony Hicks
Tony Hicks

After his time with the theatre department performing and working on shows, Tony ended up turning his focus to television. He is currently the Associate Producer on the CBS series Mike & Molly. Past shows have included Frasier, My Wife and Kids, Rita Rocks and Back to You to name a few.

Debrah Hill
Debrah Hill

Born in Southern California, I have been influenced by the vast array of colors, textures, and geology our state has to offer. I have always been interested in all kinds of Art. I attended Fullerton College as an Art Major. While in School I fell into Floral Design and worked as a Floral Designer for 14 years, creating living sculptures with natureÂ’s colors, textures, and fragrances, winning many competitions and awards along the way. In the last 15 years I decided to get back to my love of Art fulltime. I have showed at several galleries with different mediums. I have produced Art shows with a group, and also alone. During this time I have learned a multitude of very useful skills, and have been a self-employed artist for the past 12 years. I discovered Ceramics, and enjoy creating beautiful and sometimes quirky things that have a function. All of my pieces are either hand built using an extruder and a slab roller, or mold pressed. These items are food safe, liquid containing, and meant to be used Plein air painting is another passion, to be able to paint in the great outdoors is the best of both worlds. Being a bit of a color enthusiast most of my paintings be it pastel or oil are usually punched up a notch or two. My goal is to evoke positive feelings with whatever Art Form I am using, through Color, Texture and Design. The biggest dilemma I have is, not enough hours in the day to accommodate the ever growing mediums to work with. I want to experiment and try them all! Mediums Ceramics (sculptural & functional), Mosaics, Pastels, Oils, Papermaking (Asian &Western), Collage, Acrylics, Polymer Clay, Watercolors, Cement Carving, and Computer Graphics,

Jana  Hill
Jana Hill
(FC, UCLA) has worked for the Sacramento Music Circus.
Jana  Hill-Dyble
Jana Hill-Dyble

Jana is currently working for 2 couturier companies in London and just finished freelance work making costumes for the Tower of London's 500 anniversary of King Henry the VIII.

Dyan Hobday
Dyan Hobday

has enjoyed reading how her fellow alums have been doing! Dyan currently resides in Orange County with her 11-year old daughter, and still takes to the stage as often as possible.

Joe  Hufferd
Joe Hufferd
is the Theatre Director at Troy High School and performs regularly at the Maverick Theatre in Fulleton.
Laura  Huffman
Laura Huffman
transferred to Chapman University where she is a graphic arts major.
Robert  Hughes
Robert Hughes
Robert originally took a ceramics class to meet girls, instead he fell in love with the feel and smell of clay and using a potters' wheel.

After graduating from Fullerton College he perfected his skills by working as a production potter for 17 years, throwing hundreds of pieces every day.

Robert opened Kiote Clay Studios in 1990 in Bullhead City, Arizona. It is the diversity of life, color, and texture of the Southwest Desert he lives in that inspires the unlimited shapes and textures of his work.
Although Robert's studio began in Bullhead City, one of the hottest places in the county, he still claimed to use a kiln! Robert's studio is now located in Prescott, Arizona.

Robert can be reached at his studio by phone 928-443-5839, or email kioteclay@mohaveaz.com.

Tom  Hyatt
Tom Hyatt
(FC, UCSD) has taught beginning playwriting to high school students in San Diego and has worked with the Playwrights Project in San Diego. He currently works for the Sledgehammer Theatre in San Diego.
Jonathan  Infante
Jonathan Infante
After leaving the Academy of Arts University, Film School in San Francisco. Jon moved back down to LA and began to work in the independent film scene. Since January he has served as 1st AD and UPM on more then 5 features, 4 award winning shorts and multiple commercials and Music Videos. With two feature films slated and greenlit for 2007 under the company name El Paso Productions, he will serve as UPM on "The Removed" and Production Executive on Wim Wender's and Michael Meredith's "Open Road." He is also a partner in the film collective known as the Filmpunx with fellow allum Steven Garcia. Recently he started a 3rd company, Circle Productions, which creates demo reels and epks, as well as manages commercial and music video productions. Working with other friends in the industry he hopes to be accepted for Steven Spielburgs new TV show "On the Lot" with my award winning short film "3...across" and look forward to a busy year of shooting and producing
Joshua R Insalaco
Joshua R Insalaco
Josh Insalaco is a theatre major at UCI, where he is concentrating on stage management. In the Fall of 2005, he was the Production Assistant/Assistant Stage Manager for The Seagull with FC alum Sarah Ortega as his Stage Manager. In the Winter Quarter he served as Assistant Stage Manager and Production stage Manager for two dance productions. He was recently admitted to the Honors in Stage Management Program here at UCI. jinsalac@uci.edu
Laurie Jackley
Laurie Jackley
has been Director of the Capella Choirs since 2004. She has been part of the Kitsap community since 1983, when she moved to Bremerton from Fullerton, California, after marrying her husband Brock. Prior to that time, Laurie graduated from Fullerton College, California, with a Associate Degree in Fine Arts as well as California State University, Fullerton, CA, with a Bachelor Degree in Political Science.

Laurie and her husband have four children, including Brock's oldest daughter, Audra. The youngest three have each has been part of the Cappella Choir program. After attending Olympic College on a music scholarship and graduating with a AA degree, Linda, the oldest, will be entering the University of Las Vegas, NV, as a Junior in Vocal Performance. Brianna, currently a junior at Central Kitsap High School, attends Olympic College full-time, as a Running Start student. Brianna's highlight of her Cappella Choir experience was the choir's tour to New York City. Brent is currently in fourth grade and studies the drum set as well as sings with Cappella Choirs. He has been with Cappella Choirs since the age of five and continues to perform with Ragazzi, a boy's group in Cappella.

When not helping with Cappella Choir duties, fundraising, or transporting her children to their respective interests, Laurie is busy working at Dave's Loans and Guns, Jewelry Etc., Inc., which Laurie and her husband own and operate. She also enjoys performing with Lyrica, Ladies Chorale Ensemble of Puget Sound.

Laurie and Brock have been major contributors in time or money to other charities, including, Western Washington Performing Arts Center, Central Kitsap Theater (CSTOCK), Festival of Trees (Harrison Hospital), Central Kitsap High School Choir Boosters, CKHS Grad Nite, Olympic Aquatic Center, Soroptimist of Port Orchard, Rotary of Port Orchard, Kiwanis of Port Orchard, and the KCDCC Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner-auction.

Laurie also finds time to volunteer as Treasurer of the Central Kitsap High School PTSA, Math Olympiad Coach in the Central Kitsap School District, as well as Classroom Helper at Cougar Valley Elementary School. She also serves as Vice-Chair and executive board member of the Kitsap County Democratic Central Committee.

Donny Jackson
Donny Jackson

Donny Jackson graduated from Fullerton College in 2007, after receiving his AA Degree in Theatre Arts. While there he was the recipient of both the Paul Scop Memorial Scholarship, and the Marvon Levine Scholarship for Theatre Arts. He has also worked as a Lighting Designer for the Cypress Civic Theatre. Recently he has gone on to obtain his BA Degree in Technical Theatre and Design from California State University, Long Beach. Currently he's working on the pilot of the web tv series, Face of Man as an Artistic Director, and will begin is MFA work in Lighting and Scenic Design in the fall at UCLA.

Terry  Jackson
Terry Jackson
Terry Jackson was a student and Theatre Major at Fullerton College. 1979-1980. He left school to pursue his dream of being a stuntman. During the summer of 1982 he worked the Knott's Berry Farm stunt show and in 1983 started working in movies. He considers his time in the Fullerton College Theatre Department was most invaluable to his success. He already knew a little about jumping off buildings, but it was in Gary Krinke's class that I learned not only about hard work but about being a performer. For this he is most grateful. To see a list of the 219 films in which Terry has appeared see: http://imdb.com/name/nm0414084/
Erik Jens
Erik Jens
Erik was part of the FC theater department from 1984 to 1986, until he enlisted in the U.S. Army to learn languages and see the world, which he got to, pretty much. He studied Russian at a furious pace at the Army language school in Monterey, then was stationed in Germany, where he acted in a number of plays in the Augsburg Community Theater (the finest English-language repertory for hundreds of miles all around). In 1993 he returned to college and earned his English BA and Army commission at UCLA in 1996, spent a couple of years working at Castle Rock Pictures (they wanted an English major who knew Shakespeare--the moral: study what you love, and rewards will come), then headed off to law school in Michigan. He passed the bar just in time to get mobilized back into the Army after 9/11, and never did end up practicing law. Erik is now Working for the Man in DC, where he still talks about Bob Jensen's Guilt Flats (and praises his strict grading on English papers). As of August 2007 he is posted to Afghanistan, whence he welcomes e-mails from old friends and is happy to see so many FC alumni thriving and/or still making terrific theater!
Paul Jimenez
Paul Jimenez

Paul D Jimenez was born in Orange, CA and raised in Fullerton, CA. He attended Fullerton College, CA and received his Associates Degree. From there Paul transferred to San Francisco State University where he has received his Bachelors Degree in Fine Art. His biggest influences are music, tattoos, and sports. Music opens up his mind for more creative paintings, and by how the lyrics speak to him emotionally. Tattoos influence him because the artwork is still taboo in society, and that each work is one of a kind; this is important to Paul because he strives to make his artwork one of a kind. Sports show him how dedication to your practice can make him a better painter. Paul has showed his artwork in four shows: San Francisco State Senior Show 2008 & 2007, San Francisco Ocean Film Festival in 2008, and Salon Des Refuses in 2007.

Cory  Johnson
Cory Johnson
Cory Johnson received his Master of Music Degree in Composition from CSU Long Beach. He has won numerous awards for composition, including the Irwin Kostal Award from The American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers. A number of his pieces have been performed at venues across the country, including major choral festivals, and he has been commissioned to write for professional choral groups, universities, and churches. Mr. Johnson's choral music is published by Kensington Choralworks and Pavane Publishing, distributed exclusively through Hal Leonard. One of his most critically acclaimed pieces, "The Lark at Heaven's Gate Sings," was featured on a DVD recording by the choral group Zephyr: Voices Unbound and included in samplers for AIX Records, Creative Labs, and Audi Motors. As an orchestrator, he has worked on various film/commercial projects for William Kidd, DeRoche Music, and Lundquist Productions, including music for attractions at Universal Studios Florida.

As a jazz pianist, Cory has performed with his group Dawn Brooks and the Cory Johnson Trio on the set of the TV show "Alias," in a sold-out show at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, on the Queen Mary, and at numerous corporate events and benefit concerts.

The group recently released their debut jazz CD, "Got a Little Rhythm," which can be heard and purchased through their website, www.dawnandcory.com. As an organist, Cory plays weekly at Riviera United Methodist Church in Redondo Beach and St. John the Baptist Church in Costa Mesa. He also directs the contemporary band at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in Newport Beach.

As a proud alumnus of Fullerton College, Cory was pleased to return to campus in 2007 to teach a variety of music theory courses. He currently lives in Huntington Beach, California with his wife Daw

Matt  Johnson
Matt Johnson
The Los Angeles Times called Matt Johnson "a hurricane on sticks." Considered one of Southern California's most versatile drummers, Matt Johnson has an extensive list of credits that includes jazz recordings, radio and television commercials, numerous TV and film soundtracks and countless live appearances on national and international stages. Modern Drummer Magazine said Johnson possesses "captivating technique and creativity." Bill Kohlhaase of The Los Angeles Times said, "His brush work recalls the footwork of a great dancer," World-renown bassist Andy Simpkins proclaimed, "Matt Johnson is my favorite drummer. Flat out!"

Well known for his jazz stylings, Johnson is equally versed in all forms of pop drumming and has performed with a range of musical personalities from Andy Williams and the Smothers Brothers to the Jack Sheldon, Tom Kubis and Steve Allen Big Bands.

Along with his busy performance schedule, Johnson currently serves on the music faculty at Fullerton College and the Idyllwild Arts Academy. He currently puts his years of performance experience to work as an in demand guest artist/clinician and adjudicator at high school and college jazz festivals as well as performing as Master of Ceremonies for Forum Music Festivals.

Johnson, a Louis Armstrong National Jazz Award recipient, began his professional music career as a Disneyland musician in 1978 and is currently an artist/clinician for Orange County Drum and Percussion, Aquarian Drumheads and Paiste cymbals. He is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists and the Percussive Arts Society.

Melissa Johnston
Melissa Johnston
She graduated from Emerson College in Boston and moved to New York, where she is now performing and is the Master Electrician at a 16,000 sq ft ballroom on Wall Street. Recently she has been on hand for the start up of a new company 'Tinc Design and Productions' in which she is a founding member.
Kim  Jones
Kim Jones
(FC, CSUF) married Nathan Baesel and gave birth to their first son, Nathaniel, in June 2003.
Kyle  Jones
Kyle Jones
has appeared as an actor at South Coast Repertory, the Laguna Playhouse, the Attic Theatre, Theatre on Main, and Alternative Repertory Theatre. He enjoyed a continuing role on the ABC series Port Charles and a featured role on the USA Network series Pacific Blue.
Mario  Jose
Mario Jose

San Francisco Bay Area native Mario Jose has been singing and performing since he was just a little guy. Jose is 21 years old and recently graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. There is no doubt about it—this boy was born to entertain.

After graduating high school in 2006, Jose headed to Southern California to attend Fullerton College, where he attained a solid base of classical and jazz vocal techniques while studying under Brandon Brack, Jamie Shew, and John Tebay, and performing in venues ranging from the Orange County Performing Arts Center to Knotts Berry Farm.

At Berklee, Jose performed all over Boston. He was in Pitch Slapped, a student-run a cappella group that won the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella contest this spring. He also performed in numerous big-stage shows at the college including Berklee's Pop/Rock Showcase; Shining Stars: The Music of Earth, Wind and Fire with special guest Philip Bailey; The Great American Songbook: The Music of Motown; Encore Gala; Berklee Meets Don Was featuring Don Was; and Singers Showcase.

Gregory  Joseph Allen
Gregory Joseph Allen
(FC, CSUF) graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BFA in acting in December 2003. Which at CSUF he appeared in "Twelfth Night", "Talented Mr. Ripley", "Arcadia", "Dancing at Lugnasa", "Hamlet", and "Emma". In January 2004 he begins touring witha Utah Shakespearean Festival Production of "Twelfth Night" as Sir Toby Beleh.
Zach  Jovanovich
Zach Jovanovich
is the Technical Director at a theatre in West Hollywood.
Mark Kamp
Mark Kamp

Mark Kamp Attended Fullerton College and San Diego State University. He was given bachelorÂ’s degree in Music Education. Mr. Kamp was the band director for Monte Vista High School inSpring Valley for two years, then at Pacifica High School for three years, and since 1986 has been teaching elementary music in the Santa Ana Unified School District. He is active in all aspects of the music program at Orange First Christian Church (DOC)Â…choir, hand bells, and woodwinds/percussion. Mark joined the Orange County Preservation Bands in 1989 and became conductor 2003. He has proven extremely popular with the musicians and audience, alike.

Ron Kidd
Ron Kidd

Piano, French Horn and Music Composition Instructor

Ron gave his first lesson in 1973 at the Penny-Owsley Hammond organ store in San Bernadino, California. After leaving that company to play professionally his next teaching experience was with tutoring freshman through senior college students in Music theory, form and analysis and counterpoint while he attended Fullerton College in Fullerton, California. He returned home in 1981 and again started work as a sales/teacher for Cooper Music, The Baldwin Piano Company and finally Jim Scott Music.

His teaching practice grew steadily during that time until he left Jim Scott in 1987 to teach full time at Harmonies Music. In 1993 he was hired by Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia as a piano teacher and eventually became the director of that program with five educators on his staff. In October of 2001 he and his wife became owners of Harmonies Music, Inc.,and states that we intend to see that our Conservatory continues to offer the very best music education in piano, voice, drama, strings, classical guitar, electric guitar and bass, french horn and composition, theory and creative studies.

Michelle  Knight
Michelle Knight
graduated in 1996 from Cal State Fullerton with her degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Linguistics. She went on to earn a Master's in Cross-Cultural Education and her California teaching credential. She currential teaches high school drama and English. She is also working on a second Master's degree in Theatrical Directing at Roosevelt University in Chicago. In her spare time she hangs out with her six-year old son, Tristan.
Ron  Kobayashi
Ron Kobayashi
Ron Kobayashi, pianist and leader of the Ron Kobayashi Trio, has performed with Mel Torme, Margaret Whiting, Eric Marienthal, Phil Upchurch, Teddy Edwards, Tim Weisberg, Kenny Burrell, Paula Kelly Jr., Herb Jeffries, Peter White and "The Modernaires," He was a featured performer on the internationally distributed "Johnny Yune" television show, and has been featured on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. In 1992, Ron performed for President Bill Clinton and has recorded as a solo artist for the Casierra Record label.THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO have shared the stage with such notable artists as David Benoit, Eddie Palmieri, Cirque Du Soleil, Strunz and Farah and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.


The Trio has played numerous jazz festivals including The San Bernardino Music Festival, The Orange County Art and Jazz Festival, The Yorba Linda Arts Festival, The Dana Point Jazz Festival, The Mission Viejo Music Festival and the Playboy Jazz Summerfest in Pasadena. They have also worked in Laughlin, Nevada; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Orlando, Florida.


In 2002, Ron served as Music Director for the 10th Annual Hollywood Diversity Awards, where such stars as "The Rock," Michael Clarke Duncan and the cast of NBC's "West Wing" were honored.

Tracks from the Trio's discs are currently being used by DMX Music in retail and hotel chains across the country.

"The latest Ron Kobayashi Trio CD "No Preservatives" is currently being played on radio stations throughout the nation. Their earlier disc "Exotic Places" made the "Top 30 Albums" in 1998 on radio station KSBR. In 1996, the Trio was voted "Best Jazz Group in Orange County" by readers of the Orange County Weekly Magazine.

What are the Critics saying?

"If you define jazz...as spontaneity, emotional expression and communication among musicians, you won't find anything better than "No Preservatives," raves the Orange County Register.
The LA Jazz Scene calls the disc a "five star session."

Brian  Kojac
Brian Kojac
starred in and directed "Deathtrap" at Stages, a company he started over ten years ago. Joel Beers wrote: "give Kojac props for building a theater that produced more theater and more original plays than any other local company . He inspired and pushed his comrades to produce a theater that will live beyond its founder; the theater has a life of its own." Kojac has appeared as a Fullerton College guest artist in several productions, including "Wallenberg" and "Much Ado About Nothing". Brian will wed FC alum Laura Orlow in July 2006.
Shelleen Kostabi
Shelleen Kostabi
Shelleen Kostabi graduated from The School for Film and Television of New York in May 2006. She can be seen weekly on MNN 34 or online at http://www.namethatpainting.com on New York's most popular underground game show, 'Title This.' Shelleen has been very busy on all sides of the industry, from working at Comedy Central as a freelance writer to producing a music video for Shaggy. She recently orininated a role in a new work by Alberto Bonilla entitled "PS 357" that will be running in London's West End next spring for the American Playwright's Festival. Look for her as the spokeswoman for www.NWHYC.com in 2008, a hip new interactive website launching in the New Year for all things New York. And will be returning to off-Broadway theatre at the end of September in Tony Pennino's, "60 Guilder's Worth" as the first prostitute of New York City!
Peter Kuo
Peter Kuo
graduated from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) where he studied Drama and Business Management. In 2004 he founded the On-Campus Theatre Organization "Diversity University Irvine" (D.U.I.). The organization strives to offer under-represented artist opportunities in Theatre. He received two grants for his work and research with this D.U.I. and has produced over five shows with the organization, directing three of them, including a musical.
Trace  Larson
Trace Larson
(FC, San Francisco State) is teaching English and coaching basketball for Jurupa Valley High School.
Bob Lauder
Bob Lauder

After finishing Anaheim High School, Bob attended Fullerton College. Initially starting with just pre-med classes and a Theatre 101 class taught by George Archambeault, Arch soon talked him into appearing in a small role in "The Taming of the Shrew", and after that, he never looked back. A native of Southern California, Bob Lauder has been performing his entire adult life. He's shared the stage with Eric McCormack (Will and Grace), John Lithgow (Third Rock), Kristen Chenoweth, Robert Picardo (Star Trek Voyager), Cab Calloway, Joel Grey (Cabaret), Phyllis Diller, Marni Nixon, Marvin Hamlisch and comedian Red Buttons. He's had a National commercial running in the U.K. and was featured in the HBOFamily.com internet series "Deadwood". Bob had that sinking feeling but he survived the run as John B. Thayer in the 1st National Tour of "Titanic, A New Musical". L.A. audiences have seen him as the poet, Hajj in "Kismet" and Dr. Engel in "The Student Prince". He's also appeared as Ben Rumson in "Paint Your Wagon" and Juan Peron in "Evita" both earning him Dramalogue Awards, and as Michael in "I Do! I Do!" with his real-life wife Patti Diamond. An accomplished operatic baritone as well, he's sung across the country with opera companies such as Opera Pacific, Dayton Opera and Michigan Opera of Detroit, in roles as Marcello in "La Bohéme", Falstaff in Verdi's "Falstaff", Escamillo in "Carmen", Sharpless in "Madama Butterfly", Bottom in Benjamin Britton's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and as Dr. Falke and Frank in a half dozen New Year's Eve productions of "Die Fledermaus". Together with his wife, Patti, they had a headline act for 6 years on Cruise Ships, and currently run Gate Crashers Entertainment, an event entertainment company out of Las Vegas. Lately, Bob bleaches his beard and hair white every year to sing and dance as Santa Claus in the Fashion Show Mall's Christmas Spectacular, "Believe in the Magic" in Las Vegas, NV with 10 showgirl elves who high-kick alongside him . Lucky Santa Bob.

Alex  Leal
Alex Leal

After graduating Fullerton College in 2001, Alex joined the Navy in 2003 and served 4 years onboard the USS Ronald Reagan. He was discharged honorably in late 2007, and has since then continued his service in the Navy reserves. He recently completed an 18 month mobilization in Kuwait serving as a Navy customs and border agent. He now reports to ACU-1 out of Coronado, San Diego. Additionally, he is currently working full-time as a counter-surveillance operative for a company and has once again decided to pursue his education at Cal State Fullerton. He is looking forward to graduating with a BA in Criminal Justice in Spring of 2015.

Alex  Leal
Alex Leal

After graduating Fullerton College in 2001, Alex joined the Navy in 2003 and served 4 years onboard the USS Ronald Reagan. He was discharged honorably in late 2007 after traveling the world in areas such as the Pacific Rim and Middle East. He is currently in the Navy reserves and has recently completed an 18 month mobilization in Kuwait where he acted as a Navy customs and border agent. He now reports to ACU-1 out of Coronado, San Diego. He is currently working as a counter surveillance operative for a company and has once again decided to pursue his education at Cal State Fullerton. He is looking forward to graduate with a BA degree in Criminal Justice in Spring of 2015.

Sunset Leigh
Sunset Leigh

Sunset Leigh born and raised in Southern California...Spent much of her time growing up in the dance studio or at Disneyland. She trained professionally starting at a very young age in classic to modern dance disciplines. A Lover of Theater and Drama Sunset attended Fullerton College and spent some of her favorite years up on the Fullerton theater stage. A Lover of Adventure, Very outgoing, Classic, Sassy, Ultra Sexy, Edgy and always willing to try something new. She is a very hard worker and dedicated to everything she is apart of in her professional career and personal life. She's a go getter and will prove to be a patient and well poised model.  Miss Leigh is an Actress, Dancer, Model, Choreographer, Promoter but above all a working artist.

Brad  Lewis
Brad Lewis

I was born in Toronto, Canada and partially raised in South East Los Angeles. My parents bought in O.C. in early ‘70s. I attended Fullerton College, studied cello, and recording/ engineering. Lived in Hollywood in the late 70s/early 80s and was in a band called the Que (compared to 13th Floor Elevators) at the time. We toured, opening for The Bangles when they were starting out. Studied guitar with New Orleans legend Ernest Mclean (Fats Domino, Lloyd Price, etc) in Hollywood, but it was at Long Beach City College in the early ‘90s where I met Tom Richmond, harmonica player in the band and also a great writer. We met in the music program there where I studied jazz guitar with Frank Potenza. That was 19 years ago now. I had my own country band at the time (Cheyenne) and we got Band of the Year from The Golden West chapter of the California Country Music Association. Received our award at the famous Foothill Club in Long Beach, where I played on Monday nights with another pick-up band. We were playing five nights a week when I decided to go to school and work on a music degree.  I worked with “Guitar God” Will Ray at this time in his band The Gila Monsters, and did several recording projects, and performed regularly at the Palomino where I was featured on banjo, guitar, and mandolin.

 

http://lazybradlewis.com/

John Grover Lewis
John Grover Lewis
Formerly touring in the United States and Japan as vocalist/keyboardist for Richard Carpenter of THE CARPENTERS, FC Alumni and music educator John Grover Lewis has directed several prominent California vocal/instrumental programs in music education and performance. With a Bachelors of Music, and Masters work from Cal State University at Long Beach, a Single Subject Credential and Masters in Education from UC Irvine, John holds extensive training as musical arranger, conductor, and pianist under international choral director, clinician, and publisher: FRANK POOLER / Vocal Jazz studies at Fullerton College with: BRENT PIERCE, GARY MCROBERTS /Piano performance studies extensively under EDITH NAHAS. John was musical director for several years at Southern California's: "Tibbies Music Hall" featuring the world renowned YOUNG AMERICAN SONG AND DANCE COMPANY, and was featured by THE AMERICAN CHORAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION for piano performance and arranging. John is a vocal/jazz recording producer and arranger for Abbamedia, (http://abbamedia.org/vocalmedia) a recording concern based in Orange County, California, out of which his music recording productions to date have won eight ANGEL AWARDS from Excellence In Media, and Hawaii's Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for the recording: "Dreams Do Come True." John's arrangements and compositions are enjoyed by listeners and academic institutions around the world. From his work studies with music cognition programs such as THE MIND INSTITUTE, and California educational grant "MUSIC IS" (school wide music training resulting in an average 27% jump in Math, English, and Social Studies), to his innovative multi-media performances with his students, John has enjoyed many successful years in building academic and local community fine-arts programs.
Michael  Licari
Michael Licari
Michael Licari was an accounting major at Cal State Fullerton, when he decided to study music at Fullerton College because of the department's reputation. He has gone on to become an Emmy award-winning composer (1998, 1996, 1994, & 1992 EMMY Awards for Outstanding Music Composition, Guiding Light on CBS). He has also composed music for many TV shows, films, infomercials, commercials, and corporate events. He also has released his own compositions and plays bass locally in a jazz band. His awards include: 1999 & 1996 BMI awards, Contributed to the 1995 EMMY Award for Another World (NBC), Contributed to the 1988, 1987 & 1983 EMMY Awards, Santa Barbara (NBC), 1998 EMMY nomination for Sunset Beach (NBC), 1997 EMMY nomination for As The World Turns (CBS) & Guiding Light (CBS), 1996 EMMY nomination for As The World Turns (CBS). For more information see http://licarimusic.com/
Matthew Lillard
Matthew Lillard
Matt's film credits include Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies Go to College (1993), Serial Mom (1994), Mad Love (1995). Hackers (1995), Scream (1996), The Curve (1998), Senseless (1998), She's All That (1999), SLC Punk! (1999), Wing Commander (1999), Love's Labour's Lost (2000), Summer Catch (2001), Thir13en Ghosts (2001). Scooby-Doo (2002), The Perfect Score (2004), Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), Wicker Park (2004), Without a Paddle (2004), Karas (2006) (Anime OVA) [Voice of Eko], The Groomsmen (2006). Matthew hosted the 25th anniversary of the Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival and shot a scene for his MTV diary in the Bronwyn Dodson Theatre in 2005 speaking to the current crop of SRO students.
Dave Lindgren
Dave Lindgren

is both a professional musician and educator. He was introduced to the wonderful world of music decided to pursue the rhythmic side of things by joining the school orchestra in the percussion career.  Since then David has studied music education and theory at Fullerton College then Cal State Fullerton in sunny California. During his years of study, David played in various bands as a bassist to various levels of success both in live performance and commercial television and film works. He recently completed his first full film score for a release at Sundance film festival.

Currently Mr. Lindgren is a resident of Ahwatukee, Arizona, while continuing his film scoring.

activities and working as a studio bassist for two valley music studios. He also is the bassist for a local Christian solo artist and percussionist for local theater productions. 

Louis  Lippett
Louis Lippett
graduated from Cal State Long Beach in December 2001 and is pursuing graduate study in costume design. He married Melissa Scott (FC, CSLB).
Johnny Lloyd
Johnny Lloyd
Johnny Lloyd Johnny Lloyd has been a musician and poet his whole life, starting with trumpet at eight. He studied Jazz and Classical Music at Fullerton College in Orange County and poetry at the University of California, Irvine. He started dancing after seeing street dancers doing Lindy Hop at a Jazz concert. In 1996 he started teaching dance in San Diego where he developed the Lindy Hop scene as San Diego's first Lindy Hop teacher. While continuing to produce music and poetry he intensely studied early Jazz Dance and the early forms of Hip Hop (Boogaloo, Popping) and became a sought after teacher in Lindy Hop and Vintage Swing Jazz. He now teaches and performs full time internationally, having taught regularly across Europe and the States for ten years.

Johnny is an Associated Artist with "Hajusom - a Utopian Space" In Hamburg, Germany. On their website, http://www.hajusom.de/html/home/gb.php they describe their mission: " Since 1999 , especially juvenile and young adult refugees and migrants from the most diverse countries of origin in Africa, Asia and Europe come and work together. As a trans-national art project, Hajusom brings together people who are active citizens of a complex globalised world yet who bear within themselves their own individual maps. They are protagonists obliged to turn their backs on their national outlooks and make migration visible as a central force for social change. In their role as artists, they now recreate their own experiences and present them in various formats: In theatre performances, video and CD productions, space installations and texts. Since its foundation and in the context of its art and research projects some extending over several years, Hajusom has dedicated itself to the subjects of fleeing troubled areas and migration in the globalisation era. The project permits its actors to develop their own language capable of transporting their experiences, their knowledge and their dreams. In addition when working together, various forms of art and indeed of communication are researched and developed which are exemplary for the process whereby national borders are losing their meaning in a world going through a period of upheaval. We have to get used to the idea that our identity is fundamentally changed by contact with others, just like their identities change through contact with us, without the one or the other denaturalising themselves or dissolving themselves in a multicultural magma. Edouard Glissant In the meaning as described above, Hajusom is concerned with the concept of a deep cultural mixture: As a microcosm, Hajusom is effective as a utopian space where in a process of collective artistically creative work, such a concept of (inter) relations can be achieved as a contrast to political, cultural and religious dominance."
Steven Lords
Steven Lords

Steven graduated from Fullerton College with honors, after performing in well over a dozen productions. Since enrolling at Fullerton, Steven has been involved with Comedy Sportz LA, The Groundlings, The Gourmet Detective, and had the honor of being selected as one of 43 international finalists for Juilliard's BFA Acting program in 2008. Steven has since transferred to The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, one of the Midwest's oldest and most respected conservatory programs.  

Andrew Lowery
Andrew Lowery
Andrew Lowery has appeared as an actor in the following films: Nothing (2003) , Cost of Living (1997), Color of Night (1994) , My Boyfriend's Back (1993) , School Ties (1992), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992). His television acting credits include: The Conspiracy of Fear, (1996) , "Life's Work" (1996), Clerks. (1995) , "Woman of Independent Means, A" (1995) (mini), "J.F.K.: Reckless Youth" (1993) (mini), "Different World, A" (1987) , Fatal Charm (1990) , Son's Promise, A (1990) , Family of Spies (1990) (TV), Shannon's Deal (1989), "Night Court" (1984), "Baywatch" (1989), "Cheers" (1982), and "Paradise" (1988) . He also served as the writer for the films Nothing (2003), and Boys and Girls (2000) , producer for Nothing (2003) and co-producer for Simon Sez (1999). While at Fullerton College Andy was twice selected Male Performer of the Year (1986, 1988) and was the regional runner-up in the Irene Ryan acting competition for the American College Theatre Festival.
Brian Lynch
Brian Lynch
Recording alumni, went on to graduate from the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. He founded Classic Audio in 2003 and added Video in 2005. His 2005 career included working for CCI Digital in the Client Services Dept., Recording Engineer for Costa Mesa Studios and Transfer Manager/Non-linear Editor for The Video Editor. He continues with Classic Audio in his own studio in the Brea/La Habra area.
Jeremy Lynch
Jeremy Lynch
Jeremy Lynch graduated from legendary Hemet High School in 1990, after which he studied music at Fullerton College, University of Nevada, Las Vegas on scholarships and continued my studies at San Diego State University after moving to San Diego in 1998

He has toured the Nation extensively with such national bands as Warsaw and Dave's Big Deluxe. He has performed with such legends as the Skatalitles, Let's Go Bowling, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, The Stalker Dan Band, MU330, Reel Big Fish, Shaggy, Beres Hammond, John Faddis of the Carnegie Hall Jazz All Stars, Steve Turre of the Saturday Night LIVE band, Wynton Marsallis, and the legendary Lionel Hampton, Don Menza, Bobby Shew, Rob McConnell, McCoy Tyner, Bob Mintzer, ... and last but MOST IMPORTANTLY....Comedy juggling GENIUS...PETE MATTHEWS on the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship.
Robert  Mader
Robert Mader
Mader grew up in Hemet, Calif., and studied music at Fullerton College. He received a music scholarship to UNLV 20 years ago and stayed in Las Vegas. Mader has performed with such artists as Clint Holmes, KC and the Sunshine Band, the Temptations, Don Rickles, Frankie Avalon, Mary Wilson, Tony Bennett, the Four Tops and Little Anthony and the Imperials. He also has performed in productions such as "Enter The Night," "Phantom of the Opera," "The Producers" and "Legends in Concert." Robert plays with the Fat City Horns, who are performing with Bette Midler at Caesars Palace.

For more information about the concert with Bette Midler, see http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/feb/18/brassy-just-bette/

 

Bryan Madigan
Bryan Madigan
I have founded my own production company in Eugene, OR, Very Small Animal Productions, which I use to mount theatrical productions as well as some audio engineering and design work. But since that doesn't pay very well I joined Pipeworks Software, a video game developer, as a Video Game Designer in 2005. So far I've worked on two Prince of Persia titles for mobile gaming and the new Rampage:Total Destruction. One of my original ideas, The Red Shirt Diaries, is currently in pre-production.
Chelsea Mallon
Chelsea Mallon
is attending USC where she is majoring in theatre arts, (acting emphasis), and psychology. She most recently played Elizabeth in a production of Catholic School girls. Chelsea is also the vice president of the Women's Theatre Organization at USC.
Simran  Mangat
Simran Mangat
(FC, Chapman) and Edward Garcia (FC Cal Arts). Ed graduated from Cal Arts in 2000 and has been working for Disney in production as an audio tech for two years. His handy works includes the Nightmare before Xmas--the layover they did of Haunted Mansion. He also joined IATSE 504 and works at various venues including the Anaheim Convention Center, Verizon Theatre and OCPAC. But he's hoping to get back to designing full time. Ed and Simran have been married for more than five years now and have a son named kshay. Their second child is due in November 2003. To contact them: Narmis@aol.com
Christine  Martin Peterson
Christine Martin Peterson

Christine is a Stage Manager with the Disneyland Resort there she has been the PSM for shows such as, Golden Screams, Jack Sparrow's Swashbuckling Adventure, and many different Special Events. She also is an Equity Stage Manger who works part time with a company who produces Shakspeare for in the schools. Christine is married to Scott Peterson, who she met while working, "Remember...dreams come true," the fireworks show at Disneyland. They both contiune to work at the resort her as an ever moving Stage Manger and him as the Assistant Technical Director for the DCA expansion project.

Carlos  Martinez
Carlos Martinez

Has been residing in the Los Feliz area and is one of the proud founders of the new theater company, Theatre Unleashed, which resides in North Hollywood (NoHo Theatre Arts District.) The company is 1 1/2 years old and going strong. He has been mainly focusing on directing, for the most part, directing original works as well as published ones, such as David Ive's All In The Timing. He was also an alumn of Stages Theater Company (in Fullerton) when it was still a warehouse in Anaheim where he also performed, directed and had a few writing credits under his belt. Carlos received his BA degree in Film Production and Media Arts from Cal State Long Beach and is currently working as the Technical Coordinator in subtitling for Deluxe Digital Studios, Burbank, (a major DVD production company that provides service to all of the major studios for film and television DVD releases.)

John  Massey
John Massey
and Steve Glaudini appeared in the Triumph of Love directed by Gary Krinke in Riverside. In the spring of 2001 John reprised his role of Chairman in FC's production of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood".
John Massey
John Massey

John Massey is currently touring the US and Canada playing Howard Cunningham on the 1st National Tour of HAPPY DAYS- A New Musical.

Darci Noelle  Maurer
Darci Noelle Maurer
Darci graduated from UCI with a BA in Drama in 2002. She continued her career at Disney working as an Assistant Stage Manager for the parades department, and was borrowed to work on commercial shoots (like the Snow Globe shoot you see every holiday season). In 2004, she became the Production Coordinator for the Creative Development team at the Disneyland Resort supporting all the Show Directors, Writers, and Artists that designed the new and existing shows all around the resort. However, in 2005 her job moved to Burbank where she became the assistant to the Director of Production for the new Disney Circle Seven Animation Studios that Disney was working on to develop sequels to Pixar films. The first film that was green lighted was Toy Story 3. But, when Disney purchased Pixar in early 2006, that was the end to the studio where Darci worked, and Darci headed back to TV Production at the Disneyland Resort to work on commercial shoots, live broadcasts, and other miscellaneous gigs.
Bob May
Bob May
most recently played Tobi Powell to critical acclaim in Stephen Belber's Match at Capistrano's Orange Curtain Theater. At Orange Curtain, Bob previously directed Lobby Hero and two stagings of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and is scheduled to direct The Devil and Daniel Webster and A Child�s Christmas in Wales in late 2006. For over three-and-a-half decades and more than 120 productions throughout the Southland, Bob has played characters as various as Claudius in Hamlet and the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. Film/TV appearances include Miss Lonelyhearts for PBS (with Eric Roberts and Arthur Hiller), the video game Angel Devoid, (the featured role of Alfred Hitchcock in) Ghosts of Genius, Alleged Robbery and the independent features The Last Drive-In and Jeepers Creepers. Bob has been a regular at the Irvine Gourmet Detective since 1993, where he performs and has directed, produced and written many original musical comedy murder mysteries. He attended FC as an acting major from 1975 to 79 and regularly serves as a judge at FC's High School Theater Festival. He can be contacted at actorconsultant@aol.com.
Tom  Mcallister
Tom Mcallister
Tom McAllister was hired by MGM Casino/Hotel in Las Vegas to work the Cirque du Soleil KA show
Golda McCormack
Golda McCormack
Recording student Golda McCormack has been accepted to the NYU Clive Davis recording program. Only a handful of students are selected each term. See http://clivedavisdept.tisch.nyu.edu/page/home
Mick McGinty
Mick McGinty
Midwest artist, Mick McGinty was born and raised in Nebraska, and although he doesn't remember drawing that much as a small child, he was nicknamed "doodler" for his artistic ability by his grandma. After graduating from High School in '71 he served the next 2 years in the army, and upon returning home in '74,he found the time was right to move to California to begin pursuing his dream of becoming an artist. He started off at Knotts Berry Farm as a pastel portrait artist but quickly realized it was a higher level of artistic achievement that he was after, so for the next three years he drew at Knotts and attended Fullerton Junior College and then moved to Pasadena to finish at Art Center College of Design. He graduated from the Art Center with Great Distinction in 1979 with a BFA degree. He began his illustration career at one of the busiest design studios in L.A., Willardson & White. For the next 4 years he painted alongside two great friends, Chris Hopkins and Rick Brown, renowned illustrators, who together enjoyed grinding out a ton of illustration campaigns amidst the steady traffic of Hollywood stars and musicians. Album covers, movie posters and corporate campaigns such as Nike were always on the drawing boards there. It was the most exciting and rewarding time of my young career, but in 1983 it was time to move on and establish an identity of his own in the illustration world. From 1983 until now, he has done numerous movie posters including Dragnet, Harry and the Henderson's, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Some of the album covers in his portfolio include .38 Special, Earth Wind and Fire, Police and the final cover for Tommy James (not my fault). He also did numerous billboard campaigns for the entertainment industry such as Magic Mountain and Universal Studios. He was the original artist for the Joe Camel campaign in the 80Â’s as well as the creator of the inaugural MTV poster in 1981. He created the Superbowl XXXIV poster in 2000 as well as doing numerous projects for Reebok, Kraft, Budweiser, and a wide range of other famous brands. He was nominated for a CLEO award in 1980.
Lisa  McManus
Lisa McManus
(FC, CSUF) is the Assistant Production Coordinator for the television show Strong Medicine. Lisa married Jason Schomas, whom she met working on the show, and lives in Studio City.
Jenni Lynn McMillan
Jenni Lynn McMillan
(FC, UCLA) was awarded an acting internship with the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego.
Sean  McNall
Sean McNall
graduated from The Julliard School in 2000 and appeared as Octavius Caesar in "Julius Caesar" for Shakespeare in the Park, young Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, N.J., the title character in "Huckleberry Finn" for Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and Romeo for both the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and the King's County Shakespeare Company. On May 31, 2003 he married his long time fiancée Abigail Rose Dodge. He was recently invited to join the Residential Acting Company of the Pearl Theatre in Manhattan, where he appeared in "The Rivals", "The Merchant of Venice", and "The Persians" (http://www.pearltheatre.org) In September 2003 his co-authored play, "Columbinus" was the focal point of the Kennedy Center New Play Festival.
Erin McReynolds
Erin McReynolds
Graduated from CSUF in 2002 and is currently working on her MFA in Writing (Fiction) at Queens University of Charlotte North Carolina's low residency program. She lives in Austin, TX and did not marry anyone or have any kids, in accordance with the prophecy.
Zeke Medina
Zeke Medina
Graduated from UCLA with a Degree in Theatre and was the 2012 Recipient of the Rod Steiger Award for Excellence in Acting and has a few different projects in pre-production.
Glenn Mehrbach
Glenn Mehrbach

Glenn Mehrbach is the jazz instructor at Camelot Academy in Druham, North Carolina. Glenn, who attended Fullerton Junior College and Boston University, hass been a professional musician since 1976 and has worked as pianist, composer, arranger, vocal coach and musical director. He toured internationally with cabaret chanteuse Andrea Marcovicci from 1981-99. He has performed on, musical directed, composed for, produced and arranged over 2 dozen CDs. He has also composed music for dozens of musicals, plays and other assorted musical groups and has composed and/or arranged music locally for Peace College, North Carolina Kids Theatre and the Carolina Ballet. He is currently Music Director at the Community Church of Chapel Hill, Unitarian Universalist, and Staff Associate in the Music and Theatre Departments at Duke University.

Tamara Mello
Tamara Mello
began acting in high school, but thought it would be too daunting to pursue as a career. While studying anthropology in her first year at Fullerton College, an agent saw her performing in a local stage production of "Agnes of God, " and encouraged her to try her luck in Los Angeles. Tamara starred in the first production in the newly rededicated Bronwyn Dodson Theatre, To Gillian on Her Thirty Seventh Birthday. She made her screen acting debut as a guest star on "7th Heaven." Her television credits include "What I Like About You" (2004), "JAG" (2004), The Law and Mr. Lee (2003), "Popular" (1999-2001), "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane" (1999), "Nothing Sacred" (1997), "Boy Meets World" (1997), "Diagnosis Murder" (1997), and "7th Heaven" (1996). Her film acting credits include: Clean (2004/II), Scream at the Sound of the Beep (2002), Tortilla Soup (2001), Rave (2000), She's All That (1999), Spanish Judges (1999), Carlo's Wake (1999), Overnight Delivery (1998), Get a Job (1998), The Beautician and the Beast (1997), Infidelity/Hard Fall (1997), Scorpion Spring (1996), The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), and The Making of '...And God Spoke' (1993). Tamara also served as the co-producer for Clean (2004/II).
Steve Metzger
Steve Metzger
I was born in Duluth Minnesota to parents who met at the Kansas City Art Institute. My Mother was there on a scholarship in sculpture and my Dad was studying commercial art on the GI bill. I grew up with art, began playing upright bass at the age of 10, and started painting the summer after my sophomore year in High School. I worked as a musician after attending Fullerton College ( then it was Fullerton Junior College), and later while I attended Cal State Fullerton, studying art. After graduating with an MFA in 1986, I began teaching and working as an artist / musician/ teacher. I have been fortunate to have lived my life as an artist involved in music, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, painting and occasional excursions into other art forms. Primarily, I consider myself to be a musician-painter-explorer who could become more of a sculptor if the opportunity presents itself again. I have been fortunate to have completed four public sculptures. After a lengthy interest in non-objective "abstract" art, I began simply doing paintings of things that interested me. I take a lot of digital photos, look through them, and select the images I paint. At first, I painted things around me, usually abandoned buildings or landscapes, then traditional still-life, cars, and the open road. The floral paintings began a few years ago. I like the colors, and the abstract qualities of the forms. I prefer to paint them, oversized, in full bloom, with no bugs, or any intentional symbolic associations. I suppose that experimentation and formalism is still the goal in this work. To me, the picture doesn't matter as much as the process of painting it. Exhibiting and selling doesn't interest me much either. If I could, I would just spend my days painting and writing music. I would just store my work for someone else to decide what to do with it someday. I suppose I have an anti-career attitude, and a distrust of the conventional notion of "success" . I enjoy going to galleries and art museums, but don't put too much energy into being accepted by the "art world" or the "music industry " . I believe it is a mistake to assume that "success" is about those concerns. My advice to any artist or musician, who is interested in what I think, would be to follow your own path and don't rely on the acceptance of others. Keep the energy and the love that you had the first time you made a painting or wrote a song. Creativity and freedom of expression is there for anyone willing to try. The blank canvas is the last frontier and music is just a sound in the air. I currently live with my wife, Jamie, in Fullerton, Ca. and try to paint everyday.
Dan Michelson
Dan Michelson
While attending Chapman Film School in 1994, Dan Michelson worked on the feature film, "The Last Drive-In" with Crossroad Productions, which he co-produced and edited with Brian Kojac, wrapping up the project in 1995. Simultaneously, he co-produced and directed a comedic soap opera spoof entitled "The Young, Dumb and the Restless". He also directed the original comedy "Feds" for television before a live studio audience. Dan's first job in the business was with FutureLight, a division of Santa Monica Studios in 1997. As the manager of the motion capture (mocap) studio, he began to learn about animation for Film (Godzilla), Television (Starship Troopers) and video games (Quake). In February of 2001 he landed his dream job with Electronic Arts, where he was hired to run the Motion Capture studio for EA which included pre-production with the game teams (worldwide) and execution of all shoots. While at Fullerton College Dan was twice recognized for his outstanding contributions to the Theatre Department by winning the Leonard T. Elbertsen Award.
Chris Miller
Chris Miller
Concept Artist
Dan  Miller
Dan Miller
(UCI, FC, NYU) works with Todd Faux (FC, CSUF) in the Design Department at Knott's Berry Farm.
Emily June Miller
Emily June Miller
is currently stage managing Sensational Showtunes at Performance Riverside. This marks her fourth production there. Also this spring she will be PSM for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Redlands Civic Light Opera. This will be her last show in CA before she moves to New York to finish her bachelors at S.U.N.Y Purchase in the Design/ Technology Program.
Michael  Miller
Michael Miller
(FC, Chapman) writes for OC Weekly and has been an active company member at Stages.
Jessica  Millhouse
Jessica Millhouse
started a club for Los Angeles based actors in Summer 2004. For more information, please visit The Actors Club.
Bill  Mittler
Bill Mittler
William Mittler was educated at UCLA and was awarded his MFA in 2004. He is an adjunct theatre professor here at Fullerton College as well as Chaffey College and Riverside Community College. As a founding member of Stages Theatre Company in Orange County he has had over 20 of his original works produced including. Snow Angels, Witches Roommates and Lovers, So Alone, A World in Love, Gratuitous, Ticklepants, Decadence, Paradise, Forever, The Demon, and Mother's Daughter. He was awarded a grant from California Council for the Humanities in 2006 for his production of Tales from the Canyons, The Olinda Story, at the Curtis Theatre in Brea. Other awards include Anita and Everette Farnsworth Scholarship, Fullerton College, 1993 Best Ensemble, Ticklepants, "OC Weekly", 1998 Playwright of the year, "OC Weekly", 2001 Best Director, "OC Register", 2001 Best Play, So Alone, "OC Register", 2001 James Pendleton Foundation Award, UCLA, 2003 and the Marianne Murphy Award, UCLA, 2003. Besides being an award winning playwright and director, William is a light designer, stage carpenter, and actor. He was last seen on the stage in 2007 as Claudius, in Hamlet, alongside Fullerton college students and alumni.

 


David  Monderine
David Monderine
who enjoyed a two-year run of stand-up comedy at the Comedy Store in Hollywood, has turned to animation voice-over work and just completed a few episodes of a Japanese Animae called "Rurouni Kenchin."
Ellen Monocroussos
Ellen Monocroussos

Ellen Monocroussos is an accomplished lighting designer with over five hundred plays, dances, and operas to her name. Among the shows she has designed are, "The Exonerated" (National Tour, The Actors' Gang), "Grendel" (Circle X, Open Fist Theatre), "Brazilian Nights" (John Anson Ford Amphitheatre), "Hallelulyah" (Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble), and "Little Shop of Horrors" (Vital Express Perfoming Arts Center).  She also was the Assistant Lighting Designer on Tokyo DisneySeas theme park for Walt Disney Imagineering, and Legoland theme park for Gallegos Lighting Design.  She recieved an LA Weekly Production Design Award and has been nominated for an Ovation Award, NAACP Theatre Award and Lester Horton Dance Award.       http://ellendesign.net/

Kelly  Montanio
Kelly Montanio
(UCLA) studied acting at the Actors Studio in New York City.
Allen  Moon
Allen Moon
is an Artists’ Manager at David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives, whose clients include Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Diavolo, The Actors’ Gang & Kronos Quartet, amongst others. He was a member of Diavolo Dance Theatre and toured five seasons with the company as well as producing numerous projects with the company. Mr. Moon received his undergraduate degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Cailfornia, Irvine. Prior to that, he participated in the Fullerton College’s High School Theatre Festival, Standing Room Only program and appeared in FC’s production of The Diviners.
Ashley Morales
Ashley Morales

Ashley Renee Morales was born and raised in San Diego,California. Ashley grew up in front of the camera starting at the age of 5, producing and acting in home made remakes of "Snow White" and a made up sitcom called "Gemma's Point", with her best friend. Ashley started performing on stage at the age of 8 with dance and gymnastics. In High school Ashley was set on becoming a cartoonist but then found a creative outlet in the theatrical arts. She starred in all the school plays and was even chosen to be student director for "Bang,Bang, You're Dead"(a show about school shootings). Ashley was also chosen and given a scholarship to attend The Old Globe Shakespearean Conservatory, where she learned classical acting, set design, stage makeup technique, etc. She then starred as Lady Macbeth in "Macbeth", her first Shakespearean play. After high school, Ashley attended Fullerton College to further her studies in Theater acting. She then got the opportunity to work with Ron Michelson (The Ditech Guy) for Film/Commercial acting training, and also took work shops with Fullerton College Alumni Mathew Lillard (Shaggy on Scooby Doo). All of her acting coaches/teachers suggested that she become a Film actor instead because of her subtle more realistic impulses when delivering lines. Ashley now lives in Colorado where she is breaking her way into the Indie film scene. Ashley is an active member of AEC studios where she is furthering her acting career and honing her acting abilities.

Colette  Naffaa Puoci
Colette Naffaa Puoci

After receiving her BA in Theatre from CSUF Colette Naffaa Puoci served as Casting Assistant at South Coast Repertory for 9 seasons. Some of her fondest memories include watching alumns Nathan Baesel and Matt D'Amico on the SCR stages. She and husband Mike are living in Seattle with their four daughters.

Brian  Newell
Brian Newell
directed "Stalag 17" at Stages with FC alums Brian Kojac, Joey Hufferd, Chris Allison, KC Mercer, John Gaw, and Matt Freeman in July 2001, and has created The Maverick Theatre at The Block in Orange and the current Maverick Theatre in Fullerton.
Oanh Nguyen
Oanh Nguyen
In 1999, Oanh co-founded The Chance Theater, where he is currently Artistic Director. His most cherished projects as a director are "Undeclared...", "Is Pepperoni a Vegetable? and other mysteries of love", "The Stroop Report", "But I Don’t Feel Grown Up", "Three Days of Rain" (O.C. Register’s Top Ten of 2002 and Best Directors of 2002), "Bash", "Lee Miller: The Angel and The Fiend" (commissioned by and performed at the Getty Museum), "The Fantasticks", "Lord of the Screen…" (O.C. Weekly Nominee - Best New Play), "Goodnight Children Everywhere" (Nominated for 6 OC Weekly Awards, including Best Production and Best Director), "Tape", "Closer Than Ever" (L.A. Times Critic’s Pick), "Porcelain" (2005 GLAAD Media Award Nominee - Outstanding L.A. Production, Back Stage West Critic’s Pick, O.C. Register’s Top Ten of 2005, and Nominated for 3 OC Weekly Awards, including Best Production and Best Director), "Cabaret" (Back Stage West Critic’s Pick), "The Laramie Project" (Recipient of 2005 Arts Orange County Grant), and "The Last Five Years". Among a number of national commercials, Oanh’s television and film credits include "American Dreams", “Party of Five”, “The Beast”, “Andy Richter Controls the Universe”, "The Closer", Jonathan Frakes' "Clockstoppers”, third billing in Jean Jacques Annaud’s “Two Brothers” starring Guy Pearce, and will be appearing in the feature film "All In" starring Michael Madsen.
Ramsey  Nunn and Jennifer Harrison
Ramsey Nunn and Jennifer Harrison
are a married couple, and the proud parents of Zoë.
Artie O'Daly
Artie O'Daly
continues to persue an acting career in Los Angeles and recently shot scenes on Veronica Mars, Help Me Help You and Scrubs.
Jovan  Olague
Jovan Olague
Jovan Olague (FC) has worked as a stage manager for shows produced at the New Conservatory Theatre, The Jewish Community center of San Francisco, the San Francisco Fringe Festival, Summer Repertory Theatre, Luther Burbank Auditorium, Newman Auditorium, Whittier Playhouse. At Fullerton College Jovan was a theatre festival leader, stage manager, and director who touched all elements of our theatre program. Among the artist that he has worked with are: Kelly Ground (Le Miz National Tour); Lisa Vroman (Phantom of The Opera); Ton Amendola (StarGate); Patrick Levis (Maybe It's Me); Teresse Genecco,George Maguire(The Pursuit of Happyness), Hope Alexander, Ed Decker,Cate Caplin, Jules Aaron, Frank Zwolinski, mollie boice, and many, many more. He stage-maanged the World Premiere of "Crucifixion" by prolific playwright Terrence McNally (where he worked one-on-one with the playwright for a few weeks). He also was the PSM for "Simply Sondheim: 75th Birthday Salute" which it's own cast recording was released in 2006 (purchase online). He will be producing the San Francisco debut of Disney's High School Musical with the permission of Disney Theatrical's producer Tom Schumacher. He will also stage- mange "The Bill Irwin Event" starring Tony-Award winner, Bill Irwin (who is currently starring with Kathleen Turner in the National Tour of Edward Albee's Who's Afriad of Virginia Woolf) And will direct a new version of Bye, Bye Birdie in the summer of 2008.
Judith Onder
Judith Onder

Born, raised and educated in Canada, the artist now resides in Inverness, Florida. Art education was furthered at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio and Fullerton College in California.

As a realistic, figurative sculptor, J. A. Onder has sought out and had the good fortune of studying under master sculptors Bruno Luccesi, Stanley Bleifield, Richard MacDonald and Tuck Langland.

Awards include Best of Show, First Place and Honorable Mentions at juried shows in Ohio, Arizona and California. Collectors include The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Parnelli Jones, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Alf Powis, Mrs. John R. Bradfield, Tuck Langland, Betty White and President Gerald R. Ford.

A touch of red can be found on each bronze, a “signature” that has developed naturally over the years. This is at times obvious, at times very subtle and always great fun for the viewer to find.

http://www.jaonder.com/

Sarah  Ortega
Sarah Ortega
Sarah Guadalupe Ortega is an O.C. native, born and raised in Anaheim, CA. She received her A.A. in Theater Arts with High Honors from Fullerton College, her B. A. in Theater from U.C.L.A.'s School of Theater, Film, and Television, and her MFA in Drama (Stage Management) at UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of The Arts. She is the proud recipient of the Everett and Anita Farnsworth Scholarship at FC, The Florence Theil Hersher Award at UCLA, and The Leo Freedman Foundation Fellowship Award for all three years at UC Irvine. She studied classical piano and worked in the music business with her father for the first quarter of her life. Sarah also worked in a myriad of capacities on various special events (including the Balloonart production team for the 1984 Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies, various corporate industrial/trade shows, concerts, and magic illusion productions) for the last 23 years. A member of Actors' Equity, her professional theatrical experience includes working on the stage management teams at The Intiman Theatre (Seattle), The Geffen Playhouse, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, Shakespeare Festival/LA, The Latino Theater Company, and Opera Pacific. She was the production stage and company manager of The American Indian Dance Theater for over four years, as well as, the production stage manager of The Resident Theater Company Director's Festival at Fullerton College 1998-2005. She is currently the Fullerton College Theatre Arts Department Production Manager (email:sortega1@fullcoll.edu) and honored to be the Festival Director of the 2008 High School Theatre Festival, the largest festival of its kind on the west coast. Sarah is also blessed with Douglas, her perfect soul-mate, and their beautiful son, Jack Francis Hosner, born in December 2006.
Blake  Palmer
Blake Palmer

Blake Palmer was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. he currently resides in northern Utah where he enjoys all that utah has to offer. he graduated from Fullerton College with a degree in graphic design and illustration. he is a man of many talents: painter, illustrator, photographer, restoring vintage cars, metal sculptor, craftsman, and clothing designer. he has displayed his art at steamers, neauxvous alt, poor yorick, cisco 13 and coffee break. he is married to photographer and artist, cat palmer. he is currently coming out with a new clothing line for men and women. his art will be displayed on t-shirts, polo's, hoodies and more. http://finalsketches.com/

Kye Palmer
Kye Palmer

Kye Palmer is a trumpet player who currently performs with the Tonight Show Band.  Palmer, a native Californian attended Fullerton College and holds a bachelorÂ’s degree from Cal Poly Pomona[1], studied with such legends as trumpet great Bobby Shew and jazz vibraphonist Charlie Shoemake. Palmer currently performs with the Chris Walden Big Band and other big bands in the Los Angeles area. Kye has also performed with the Hawk-Richard Jazz Orchestra, Woody Herman Orchestra, Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, and Diane Schuur, as well as touring Japan with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and Poncho Sanchez Latin jazz band. TV appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He has recorded for several major motion picture soundtracks, including Three to Tango, Stuart Little, and Me, Myself & Irene. Kye has also appeared on the BSO's Grammy award winning recording of "Caravan", the certified gold CD Best of the Big Band, as well as Vavoom and Boogie Woogie Christmas. On April 10, 2006, Kye Palmer replaced Lee Thornburg in the Tonight Show Band.

Flo Paris
Flo Paris
Flo Paris attended FJC in fall of '98 joining both the Vocal Jazz and Concert Choirs. She moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2002 with her husband to pursue a career as a recording artist. She was asked to join the progressive rock band, "Glass Hammer" and toured and recorded with them before moving back to her home town of San Luis Obispo, CA. While in TN, she recorded her first solo album, "Practice Room" (named for the practice rooms in Fullerton, where she wrote part of the album) which was released on July 1st 2006. Currently, she tours Tennessee and California, and her album is available at her shows as well as online through Amazon.com, iTunes, and other major online digital music stores. She lives with her husband, Josh Oakes and their 2 daughters.
Dana Parker
Dana Parker
After graduating from Fullerton College, Dana Parker went on to complete both his bachelors and his masters in commercial music from California State University, Los Angeles. Now he is busy stepping out and showcasing his remarkable skills as a composer, songwriter and singer. At a recent performance at a Borders Books & Music store in Costa Mesa, a steady stream of customers were lured into the café to watch him; many came up during an intermission to chat with him and purchase Eclectic or copies of previous efforts Kicks Iron or Project 3*2*7. His latest album was reviewed by the Orange County Register. Dana also freelances as a technician for Fullerton Colleges Campus Theatre Operations. www.danaparker327.com.
Bernie  Parsons
Bernie Parsons
Bernie Parsons was a music major at Fullerton from 1972 - 1976 until the time when he went on the road with an orchestra to Europe and Great Britain. Attended Cornell University and studied privately with Harold Mitchell, Claude Gordon, Richard Cruz and others. He played with Disney for quite a few years and has been a private trumpet teacher for the past 30 years. He also owns a music and video productions company. He currently plays freelance and principal trumpet with a number of fine musical groups, television and film studio work - including the Claremont Symphony, EV Free Orchestra, Brea Blvd. Brass Quintet, Cypress College Symphonic Winds, Biola Theatre Orchestra, Salvation Army Brass Band, The Golden State British Brass Band. He has coached the trumpet section of the Orange County Youth Symphony and numerous High School groups. His students are educators, professional musicians, attend major Universities and perform with very respected ensembles. His son, Josh, is the band director at Kennedy High School - an alumni of Fullerton and holds his BA and Masters from Biola University - currently pursuing his Doctorate from Boston University.
Jesse Patch
Jesse Patch
Jesse graduated the North Carolina School of the Arts in 2005. He then spent 3 months backpacking all around Europe, and is currently "living the dream" in New York City.
Laci  Patterson
Laci Patterson
gradated from Chapman University as a Theatre major.
Mark Pavlovich
Mark Pavlovich

"Once a Hornet Always a Hornet"-that is now my motto, I have been the voice of Fullerton College Football for the past eleven years and the Marketing Director for Sportsnetusa.net connected with 90.1FM the Fullerton College Radio Station, I have broadcast and been associated with Vanguard University Basketball, the Michelle Carew Classic, Faster to 1st, Torrance National Tournament, Anaheim Ducks High School Ice Hockey and the Premiere Girls Fast pitch tournaments, a variety of other tournaments and teams. I am also one of those crazy sport bloggers. In my spare time I am a talent agent working 20 years with Marian Berzon and now owning my own agency.

Sharon Paz
Sharon Paz

Graduated from TISCH School of the Arts at New York University. Working as a talent agent at an amazing agency representing some incredible actors and loving every minute if it.

David C. Pecoraro
David C. Pecoraro

David C. Pecoraro Invites Entertainment Industry to Contribute to iPad Book Project.

ANAHEIM, California-March 31, 2010- "With Apple's iPad, the technology is now available to create an interactive, media rich, iterative text book with real-time interactivity," says David C. Pecoraro, a professor of theatre at Vanguard University of Southern California.

He is inviting all entertainment professionals who were once in a high school / drama production to recall their stories from the high school years and provide advice to current high school students. These stories, combined with customized educational information and industry news will work together to create an educational product with high value. Stories are submitted via the Company Shepherd website.

Company Shepherd, L.L.C., a newly formed company, produces high quality educational products and services for the next generation of entertainment professionals. Pecoraro has been teaching students of theatre immediately following their graduation from high school for the past 30 years. A percentage of the proceeds from the digital publication will provide scholarships for high school students and funds for Discovery Arts, bringing music, art, dance and drama to children with cancer.

Interview Contact: Professor David C. Pecoraro
Telephone: 714-875-3284
professor@companyshepherd.com
http://www.companyshepherd.com
Company Shepherd, L.L.C.

Nicholle  Pendergraft (Lyall)
Nicholle Pendergraft (Lyall)

Nicholle Pendergraft (Lyall) graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She then attended Joe Blasco Makeup Center West and began a career as a Hollywood makeup artist. She married her long time boy friend Jason Pendergraft in 2005 and moved to Austin, Texas in 2006. She resides now in Las Vegas and is living her dream life working as a makeup artist for Disney's The Lion King and learning how to be a great new mom.

Eric  Persing
Eric Persing
It is almost impossible to go a day without hearing the work of Eric Persing. The thousands of original sounds he has created are used constantly by top composers, producers, remixers and musicians from all over the world. Persing is the founder of Spectrasonics, a company specializing in developing World Class software 'virtual instruments' since 1994. He has produced over 25 of the sampling industry's top selling titles and gone on to create the award-winning Atmosphere, Trilogy and Stylus RMX software virtual instruments. Eric's ground-breaking instruments and sound libraries are the best selling and most widely used in the world. Spectrasonics products are in constant use on thousands of major film, television, music, game and multimedia productions. In addition to being the Creative Director of Spectrasonics, Eric was a longtime consultant and the Chief Sound Designer for Roland Corporation Japan from 1984-2005, creating the key sounds for many popular Roland synthesizers, samplers, CD-ROMs, expansion boards, signal processors and groove devices - from the vintage Jupiter and JX series, to the legendary D-50, D-70, JD-800/990, R8, S-series samplers, JV-880/1080/2080, the Sound Canvas, JP-8000/8080, MC-505/909, The V-Drums, XV-5080, Fantom series, the V-Synth and many others. As a studio musician, remixer, producer and composer/arranger in Los Angeles, he has also contributed to numerous Grammy award winning albums and Acadamy award winning film scores, working with an eclectic group of artists including Marcus Miller, Sergio Mendes, Luther Vandross, Quincy Jones, Danny Elfman, Herbie Hancock, James Newton-Howard, Eddie Jobson, Michel Colombier, Diana Ross, Arif Mardin, Mezzoforte, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Roby Duke, Deniece Williams, The Katinas, Larry Carlton, Sandi Patti, Hans Zimmer, Leonard Cohen, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, Richard Souther, Randy Newman and Celine Dion, amongst many others. Eric's lifelong love of the creative process is the driving force behind his pursuit of musical excellence. For more information about Eric and Spectrasonics, see http://www.spectrasonics.net/artists/epersing.php
Jonny  Peterson
Jonny Peterson
graduated from Carnegie Melon University and has performed at the O'Reilly Theatre in Pittsburgh.
Mitch Pileggi
Mitch Pileggi

Born April 5, 1952, in Portland, Ore., Mitch Pileggi was raised literally all over the world. The Pileggi family moved several times because Mitch's father was a subcontractor for the Department of Defense. After high school, Pileggi attended Fullerton College; the University of Maryland branch college in Munich, Germany; and, after working briefly for the Defense Department, the University of Texas. There, Pileggi became involved with regional theater, performing in such productions as Jesus Christ Superstar, Lone Star and Bent. After landing a few small parts on television, Pileggi made the move to Los Angeles.
Pileggi's feature-film credits include Flash of Genius, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Woodshop, The X-Files movie, Basic Instinct, Gun Shy, Three O'Clock High, Return of the Living Dead Part II and the lead role in Wes Craven's Shocker. On television, Pileggi is best known for his longtime recurring role as F.B.I. Assistant Director Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He also had a recurring role on Dallas and has made numerous appearances on such series as In Plain Sight, Criminal Minds, Brothers & Sisters, Sons of Anarchy, Supernatural, Reaper, Boston Legal, Grey's Anatomy, Cold Case, CSI, Nip/Tuck, The A-Team, China Beach, ER and the short-lived X-Files spinoff The Lone Gunmen. He has appeared in the telefilms Absolute Strangers, Trapped and Knight Rider 2000, and he hosted the popular series of FOX specials entitled Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed.

Mitch  Pileggi
Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi is well know for playing the character Col. Steven Caldwell, who is attached to Team Atlantis as the commander of the intergalactic battle cruiser Daedalus. Born April 5, 1952, in Portland, Ore., Mitch Pileggi was raised literally all over the world. The Pileggi family moved several times because Mitch's father was a subcontractor for the Department of Defense. After high school, Pileggi attended Fullerton College; the University of Maryland branch college in Munich, Germany; and, after working briefly for the Defense Department, the University of Texas. There, Pileggi became involved with regional theater, performing in such productions as Jesus Christ Superstar, Lone Star and Bent. After landing a few small parts on television, Pileggi made the move to Los Angeles.


Pileggi's feature-film credits include The X-Files movie, Basic Instinct, Gun Shy, Three O'Clock High, Return of the Living Dead Part II and the lead role in Wes Craven's Shocker. On television, Pileggi is best known for his longtime recurring role as F.B.I. Assistant Director Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He also had a recurring role on Dallas and has made numerous appearances on such series as The A-Team, China Beach, ER and the short-lived X-Files spinoff The Lone Gunmen. He has appeared in the telefilms Absolute Strangers, Trapped and Knight Rider 2000, and he hosted the popular series of FOX specials entitled Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed.

Andrew Pinon
Andrew Pinon
Andrew is living in Los Angeles. He co-wrote and co-stars in the upcoming Independent Feature "OFF THE LEDGE" from Cordova Pictures. Go to www.offtheledgemovie.com for more information.
Steve  Porter
Steve Porter
appeared in "Embedded" at The Actors' Gang in Hollywood, directed by Tim Robbins in 2003. He remains active in film and televsion. (http://www.theactorsgang.com)
Ron  Powell
Ron Powell
Ron is an accomplished musician and exciting performer. Ron takes pride in his experience, longevity, and ability to move an audience. His versatility and showmanship have made him one of the most sought after percussionists in the world. Ron has been touring since 1978, working with many great artists including ten years with Kenny G., nine years with Diana Ross, and fourteen years with Sergio Mendes.

Through his experience with Sergio, Ron learned the intricacies of Brazilian percussion. He has also played with Tania Maria, Oscar Castro-Neves, and his own band L.A. Samba. Other notable credits include; Sheena Easton, Dianne Reeves, Ricky Lee Jones, Barry White, El Chicana, Miami Sound Machine, and Santana.

Ron has done many music related projects, which include the coordination of the African drum section of the Lion King Parade, at Disneyland in California.

Ron Ranson
Ron Ranson
Attended "FJC" in the days of black and white TV programs. Was active in the theatre department as well as student body president. Received an MFA in design and technical theatre from UCLA and taught English in Nepal with the Peace Corps before beginning to teach at Rio Hondo College for over a decade. Recently retired from teaching design at UC San Diego. Continues to freelance designs around the west. Now has produced a spectacular DVD on Austrian snowglobes ("A Snowglobe Christmas") www.snowglobechristmas.com
Alyson Reed
Alyson Reed

Alyson Reed, who attended Fullerton College, made her Broadway debut in Bob Fosse's Dancin' and was nominated in 1984 for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her interpretation of Marilyn Monroe in Marilyn and won a Tony Award in 1988 for Best Performance by a featured Actress in a Musical. She starred as Cassie in the film version of A Chorus Line at the age of 26, a role she'd previously played on the roadAlyson Reed grew up in Anaheim and attended Anaheim High School, where she graduated in 1976. She was a varsity songleader for two years, and was ASB President as a senior. She began performing in high school, and one of her major roles was as Nancy in a school production of Oliver! Alyson also performed as Alice in Wonderland at the Disneyland theme park. She next attended Fullerton College.

Reed made her Broadway debut in Dancin' in 1978. Additional theatre credits include Dance a Little Closer, Cabaret, A Grand Night for Singing, and Marilyn: An American Fable. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Cabaret and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for Marilyn.

Reed's most notable screen role was Cassie in Richard Attenborough's film adaptation of A Chorus Line, and she also appeared in the comedy Skin Deep with John Ritter. Her many television credits include Matlock, L.A. Law, Murder, She Wrote, Frasier, Law & Order, Without a Trace, ER, Judging Amy, Chicago Hope, The X Files, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Nip/Tuck, Crossing Jordan, Numb3rs, Boston Legal, and NYPD Blue.

Most recently, she has become known to younger viewers for the role of Ms. Darbus in the highly popular Disney Channel movie High School Musical and its sequel High School Musical 2.

For more information, see http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/alyson-reed/139279

Julie  Remala
Julie Remala
Graduated from El Dorado High School in Placentia, California, in the class of 1995.Attended Fullerton College and Cal State Fullerton, both in Fullerton, California (CSUF). Spent two months in Europe in 2001. Currently studies the Yale School of Drama Acting Technique under Gregory Berger-Sobeck at the Berg Studios in Los Angeles. Penned a sitcom pilot with writing partner Artie O'Daly.
(FC, CSUF) returned from two months in Europe in 2001 and enjoyed working on the film "High Crimes" with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd. She performed in DIRFEST 2002.
Royce  Reynolds
Royce Reynolds
Royce Reynolds was raised in Whittier, California , where he began his performing career at the wee age of five, lip-syncing with the neighborhood kids to Boz Scaggs and K. C. and the Sunshine Band. Then, it was off to Fullerton College without a sports scholarship. Then, while walking the halls of the music department he heard the Vocal Jazz Ensemble singing. He said, "Now THAT'S Music!" That's the day he found his calling, and has been hooked on a cappella music ever since. Immediately, he signed up for the Concert Choir where he met his voice, and founding member of The Alley Cats, Mando.
Jeanette  Rivas (Barbrick)
Jeanette Rivas (Barbrick)
After leaving Fullerton College Jeanette moved to San Francisco and continued studying acting at the Marin Shakespeare Company as well as taught at the Marin Shakes company, and have been active in the theater community. She has been happily married for 9 years with 2 beautiful children and now owns a home in beautiful Bend Oregon while pursing acting in local film/theatre. While at Fullerton College Jeanette directed a one act play "No Exit" and was member of Stages and Kaymon Productions from 1993-4.
Kimberly  Roberts
Kimberly Roberts

Someone once asked me how long I’ve wanted to be a singer.  The answer to that question is easy - I’ve always wanted to be a singer.  My grandma says that when I was three-years-old I used to sing bible songs I learned in church and my face would light up.   When I was three and a half-years-old I had my first dance recital for tap and ballet class.  Even back then, I loved performing on stage.  During my childhood, my parents enrolled me in a Christian school located in Yorba Linda, California where I performed in the school’s church choirs and took Jazz, Ballet, Tap, and Gymnastics classes.  I started writing lyrics and melodies at age nine.

By the time I was in junior high, I still wanted to sing but I also discovered I had a passion for acting, especially Musical Theatre.  I auditioned for the Fullerton College Summer Theatre program for two summers called, Standing Room Only (SRO).  In SRO, I performed and took college classes on singing, dancing and music theory.  Additionally, I also performed in a few musicals with the Yorba Linda Community Theatre.  In school, I was actively involved in the junior high Show Choir and Concert Choir and performed all over the county including the Richard Nixon Library, Disneyland, and Knott’s Berry Farm. 

As I grew older, my desire to become a professional singer and share my God given talent with the world increased.  It was clear to everyone around me that my first love was the arts.  I knew I always wanted to inspire people and music gave me an outlet to express my feelings, overcome adversity, and make a difference in people’s lives. 

In high school, my passion for the arts continued.  I joined every choir the school offered - Concert Choir, Women’s Ensemble, Vocal Jazz, and Show Choir.  I also joined the drama club and performed two One Act pieces.  Starting sophomore year, I competed throughout the region in the award winning Company C show choir.  At age 15, I was selected for the Young Americans (YA) and performed small variety shows throughout Southern California.  At age 16, I was selected for Celebration Dinner Theatre in which I was a Singing & Dancing waitress at Cal Poly Pomona College. 

At age 17, after high school graduation, I moved out on my own.  I attended Fullerton College and participated in Bravo-Song and Dance Troupe, and was one of the worship Team Leaders at Canyon Hills Friends Church.  My second semester of college, I moved to Northern California and performed in the local Musical Theatre program at College of Marin.  I graduated with my Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Music.  After completing my first degree, I wanted to find out what the Christian Bible belt music scene was like so I packed my bags and headed to Memphis, Tennessee where I attended Christian Brothers University (CBU) for my last two years of college.  I was awarded scholarships for Music and Academics and I graduated with a degree in Information Technology Management and Music Performance.

During my time at CBU, I competed in talent shows and performed all over Shelby County with the college choirs. As part of my degree requirements, I prepared and performed solo, a 15 set Senior recital that included pieces in Broadway, Jazz, and Gospel and classical pieces in Italian, German, and Latin.

Upon graduation, I moved to Missouri to work for the Boeing Company, as I needed an income to support myself while pursuing my musical aspirations.  Later, I returned to California.  I have continued to sharpen my songwriting skills and seek out collaboration opportunities and have taken classes in Piano, Guitar, Ballet, Jazz and Hip-Hop.  I perform whenever an opportunity strikes, whether it is for the CEO’s Christmas party at my work, weddings, or funerals.

In recent years, I competed at Lou Pearlman’s, Fashion Rock in Orlando, Florida and spent seven months at the L.A. Talent Academy ( LATA).  I completed LATA workshops on singing, dancing, and performance techniques with industry professionals and performed in two showcases.  I also competed in the Contemporary Christian vocal and songwriting categories at the Gospel Music Association (GMA) Music in the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado.  Most recently, I collaborated with an independent producer and wrote and recorded ten original Pop crossover Contemporary Christian songs.

I have been praying for an opportunity to become a professional recording artist.  If I get the chance to go on tour I would like to perform an entertaining, heart-felt, and inspiring show.  I want to use my original songs to share my life-learned lessons with audiences and be a positive role model for young people.  Through my own personal and spiritual life struggles, I have learned not to compromise personal values, to stay true to myself, and the importance of persevering to reach my goals and dreams.  I would like to share this valuable message with my fans through my music.

Bart Robley
Bart Robley

Bart Robley began teaching in Denver, Colorado before moving to Southern California (in 1989) to pursue his musical career and education. He then studied at Fullerton College and began playing live in Southern California. Bart has studied directly under some of drumming's greatest percussionists such as Gregg Bissonette, Ralph Humphrey, Rick Latham and Dave Lombardo. Adding these drum legends' influence to Bart's own thundering style has resulted in a powerhouse of versatility.

"I feel Music is one of the most important gifts we have been given," says Bart. "It's there at every memorable occasion in our life." Bart plays full time with "The Sam Morrison Band" all over the world. He also endorses Bosporus Cymbals, Gretsch Drums, TrickDrum Bass Pedals, Aquarian drums heads and sticks, GLS Audio, SKB cases, and Peavey Electronics.

Bart Robley is now offering lessons at his private studio In Fullerton.   http://www.bartrobley.com/index.html

Chuck Rogers
Chuck Rogers
tranferred from Fullerton College in May 1998. He is the Theatre Production Manager for the Saddleback College Fine Arts Division, and the Saddleback Civic Light Opera in Mission Viejo, CA. He also works with the city of Brea as a theatre technician. Chuck earned his BFA in theatre from Stephens College (Columbia, MO) in 2000 and his MFA from CalArts (Valencia, CA) in 2005. Chuck is engaged, and will be married to a beautiful tall redhead on Groundhog Day 2008.
Lisa  Rohr
Lisa Rohr
Lisa is married to screenwriter Hugh Sterbakov and lives with their dog is West Hollywood. She is currently producing two feature films.
Adrian G. Romo
Adrian G. Romo
As of 2008 Adrian is working at Disneyland as a member of Tech Services. Adrian ended his 19 years at Knotts Berry Farm and his 2 years at Medieval Times using his vast experiences there to the happiest place on earth.
Luis Roncayolo
Luis Roncayolo
attended Fullerton College and California State University, Long Beach for jazz studies, and he graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. For four summers he attended the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara and has attended the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. He was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami for three years and with that group went to Japan and the United Kingdom. Upon his arrival in Bloomington, Indiana he became involved in the Early Music Institute of the Indiana University School of Music and was an original member of the Bloomington Early MusicFestival. He has a Masters of Music from Indiana University and is currently working on a Doctorate of Music degree. He is currently faculty at Eastern Illinois University.
Roxanne Rosas
Roxanne Rosas
After graduating from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor's degree in Theater Design & Production, Roxanne has traveled the world as an entertainment technician aboard the Queen Mary 2. She has recently returned to California and will be resuming freelance work as a lighting/stage technician with Video Tech Services. And also as a light board op for Pirates Dinner Adventure.
Bryan Rowland
Bryan Rowland
I absolutely loved my time at FC with the Theatre Department, it was the only thing I think about when remembering being a student there. I went north to CSU Sacramento and became a Therapist. I have been in the field in some form since I graduated in 97'. I married Ami in 2002 (incredible woman), became a father when Ethan was born in 2004, and am very lucky to have the family I have. Ami & I are both very active in the non-profit sector of Southern California. I still keep in touch with Mary Thornton, Cress Williams (rarely) and Kim Guodace (just saw her at Mary's wedding, along with Cress). I judged once at the HS Theatre Festival and the talent's still coming into FC. The faculty at FC are one of a kind as was the experience.
David Royer
David Royer

David Royer started Mojave Audio in 1985 in the garage of his house. The location was Fullerton, California, and Mojave Audio was a one-man, custom pro audio gear shop. David is best known for his ribbon microphone designs with Royer Labs, but he originally started out designing and building vacuum tube microphones, mic preamps and compressors for engineers in the Los Angeles area.
Since the mid 1990's, David's custom Mojave products have been used on a number of well-known recordings and have achieved legendary status among a small circle of high-end engineers. Mojave Audio Inc. was launched in 2005 to bring David's condenser mic designs to the world.

David Royer is one of an elite group of microphone designers who know that music and sound are inseparable from electronic design. Everything David designs comes from his deep, lifelong love of music.

David's focus on sound started in his home, where he grew up absorbing the classical and folk music that his parents played constantly. From an early age, he was transfixed by the orchestral recordings he heard, leading to a love of classical music that continues today. At 21, David decided to create his own recordings and purchased an Ampex 960 tape recorder and a couple of off-the-shelf consumer microphones. Unhappy with his early results, he started experimenting with his microphones and soon began an in-depth, lifelong study of microphone design and electronic theory.

After a four year hitch in the Navy, where he honed his skills in electronics and acoustics as a sonar technician, David started designing his own microphones. He founded a small company called Mojave Audio in his garage in Fullerton CA, where he modified amplifiers and made his own condenser microphones, mic preamps and compressors. Building gear under the Mojave and DVA labels, he created a number of condenser mics that have become studio staples among a small group of high-end audio engineers. In 1997 David designed his first ribbon microphone, The R-121, which led to the opening of Royer Labs in 1998. In a short period of time it became a breakthrough ribbon microphone that reintroduced ribbons to engineers around the world. David also designed a number of ribbon "firsts," including phantom powered ribbons and tube ribbon mics.

Sasha  Ruiz
Sasha Ruiz
transferred to Mount Saint Mary's college in Los Angeles.
David  Salisbury
David Salisbury
David Salisbury, is a local percussionist and percussion teacher. He grew up in Southern California and majored in music at Fullerton College and Cypress College. For many years he studied jazz drumming with Bob Raite and mallet percussion with Emil Farland. David received a Bachelor of Science and a Ph.D. in instructional psychology from Brigham Young University and later taught instructional psychology at Florida State University. David has performed with the Prince William Band, the NOVA Manassas Symphony, the HOTS Jazz Ensemble and the George Mason University 2007 Jazz Connection. He is currently pursuing a music degree at George Mason University. David is a member of the VA/DC chapter of the Percussive Arts Society and organizer of Drumfest!, a Northern Virginia annual student drummers competition. You may contact Mr. Salisbury at: dsalisbury@verizon.net
Scott  Samson
Scott Samson
Scott's play "Really Useful People" recently won a playwriting contest at Tony Award winning regional theater South Coast Repertory where a staged reading of the full-length play was present on March 27. His plays have been produced Off-Broadway in New York City, San Francisco and Southern California. He sold his first screenplay in 2000 and has worked in development with a producer for Paramount Television. He is currently working as a full-time writer and planning to go to grad school for his MFA in Creative Writing. He received his Theater Arts degree from U.C. Berkeley.
Eric Satterberg
Eric Satterberg
Hello Theatre!! I went to Fullerton College between 2000-2001. Most of my time was spent at the Theatre department doing the directors festivals and scene study. Bob Jensen and Arlyn Mcdonald were my teachers. I would also sit in on classes taught by Forrest Robinson who I think secretly was a Theatre God. I transferred with the help of your department to Chapman University where I pursued my BFA in Arts. In 05' I graduated... to Serving tables at several restaurants in LA and Orange County. Then I woke up and started to pursue Acting aggressively and relentlessly. I threw away my ego and studied hard. Asking questions. DUMB questions. SMART Questions. Actors should never fear (anything) asking questions. I used to buy into the idea that if I were to ask a question to an industry professional that I would be put on a list that everyone saw and that I would be exiled from Hollywood. Actors: Do not fear anyone or any body! It is your path and you are in charge. Now I audition and book work in TV (iCarly), Film (Like Crazy), and Commercials (Samsung, Ebay, NFL). I love my life. I could not be where I am today with out the education this and other schools have provided for me. I am forever in your debt for arming me with the tools to find the truth. Thank you http://ericsatterberg.com
Jenileigh Sawatzke
Jenileigh Sawatzke
Is currently working for " Anti Gravity" which is a corporate acrobatic company. She also was recently crowned Miss Wyoming America 2006-07 and will be competing for Miss America in January 2007. You can watch her live on CMT January 29th. She is also waiting acceptance to veterinarian school. You can see pictures of her on http://www.misswyoming.org. Please sign the guest book!
Kat Scofield
Kat Scofield
Kat Scofield graduated from CSUF with a degree in Biological Anthropology in 2002. After moving to Connecticut, she worked several years as a Celebrity Personal Assistant and then gave up the business for married life. She wed in April 2004 and currently lives outside of Portland, Oregon. She threatens to return to the stage and screen one day. . .
Michael Scott
Michael Scott
Guitarist Mike Scott is an active freelance musician in the Los Angeles area. Recognized as an accomplished classical and jazz guitarist, he performs and records frequently in both styles. Mike has performed throughout Southern California with many of Los Angeles' finest jazz musicians at venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Disney Hall at the Los Angeles Music Center, the Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center, the Palos Verdes Center for the Performing Arts, The Jazz Bakery, and Catalina's Jazz Club.

In addition to his work in Los Angeles Mike has also performed throughout the United States. He has had the pleasure to work with such legendary performers as Stevie Wonder, Monica Mancini, Quincy Jones, Abraham Laboriel, Vince Mendoza, Shelly Berg, Gregg Field, Seamus Blake, Take 6, Ernie Watts, Michael Feinstein, James Galway, John Williams and Michel Legrand. He has also worked with the Colorado Symphony, the Pasadena Pops Orchestra and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Mike has recorded a CD of original music with a jazz quartet featuring Josh Nelson (piano), Mike Valerio (bass), and Lorca Hart (drums). A versatile musician Mike has also played for a number of musical productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, Man of La Mancha, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hello Dolly, and a production of William Shakespeare's "As You Like It".

Mike Scott earned both the Master of Music and the Bachelor of Music Degrees in Music Performance from the University of Southern California. At USC he studied classical guitar with Brian Head, and jazz guitar with Joe Diorio, Frank Potenza, Pat Kelley and Steve Trovato.

Jason  Scott Lee
Jason Scott Lee
Jason Scott Lee was born in Los Angeles, California, but was raised in Hawaii. He caught the acting bug when he returned to LA at the age of nineteen. There he enrolled in an academic program at Fullerton College, but swiftly turned to acting after taking an acting class and working on productions there. In the mid-1990s, he had a few leading roles in feature films, probably the best known in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. He currently owns the Ulua Theatre, which opened in 2005, where he performed as Pale in the production of "Burn This.". His film credits include Dracula III (2005), Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005) (V) (voice), Timecop 2: Berlin Decision (2004), Lilo & Stitch (2002) (voice), Arabian Nights (2000) (TV), Soldier (1998), Tale of the Mummy (1998), The Jungle Book (1994), Picture Bride (1994), Rapa Nui (1994), Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993), Map of the Human Heart (1993), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Born in East L.A. (1987)
Laurie  Shaffer Ng
Laurie Shaffer Ng
the wife of a pastor turned comedy sports actor, performs as Barbie for Mattel toys and was selected Mrs. California in 2002.
Jason  Shipley
Jason Shipley

My name is Jason Shipley and I attended your Art History Class about 3-4 years ago and it has still left a profound affect upon my life ever since. I thought I signed up for a just a regular history class and when I first attended your class I realized that this was an Art History class, but I remembered thinking what better way to learn about history then through Art.

I was 22 years old and I was just attending night school for 2 classes purely for the knowledge (Art History and Philosophy), and I remember I really enjoyed the thoroughness of the way you had taught your class as well as the curriculum that was set up so that you could continue ahead if you wanted to.

Since then I moved to Scottsdale, AZ and started my own Web Design Firm. I am part owners of Ten Ships, LLC , you can check out our website at www.tenships.com . We started in July of 2006 after working for some big giants in our industry such as GoDaddy and IPower Hosting. We currently have a team of 6 members consisting of a Creative Director, 1 Senior Programmer (PHP/MYSQL), Programmer, Designer, Server Admin and a Sales/Support Manager.

The internet is the new art medium. The entire world market is moving to the internet and there is an unbelievable amount of opportunity. Our tools of choice are Photoshop & Illustrator which we use to create a custom design, from which we slice the design and create a div/css layout that is w3c standard compliant, which is also compatible against multiple browsers such as IE6, IE7, Firefox, Safari and Opera. Now thats Art and Math rolled into one and why we make the big bucks. So just to reiterate what I just said , we take a custom design and make it look exactly the same in 5 different browsers (mediums). Its a tough job buts its beautiful once completed.

Thank you Mr. Tapley, please continue to inspire those future Creative Directors and Designers that will be building our future Internet.

p.s. I posted this on Ten Ships Blog. Check it out at http://www.tenships.com/blog/
and if you need any web help for your class we can help out.

Gary B. Shumay
Gary B. Shumay

As long as I can remember, I have been enamored with the creative process. If you really put some thought into it, Life itself is a creative process. So I guess you could say, I am enamored with Life as well. I will try really hard to not bore you with all the predictable details, but since you might like to know a little about me, here goes!

I was born in Provo Utah; in 1963 to two of the most amazing parents any one ever has a right to be born to. My father Dr Gary L. Shumway founded the Oral History program at Cal State Fullerton. Over the years his being willing to let me tag along on many an "interviewing trip" has without doubt helped instill in me wonder, and awe, at Life's unfolding journey. I have helped (more often than not with forebodings of capitol punishment) take these interviews and craft them into hundreds of family histories that Dad and I have published together.

I studied Photography and Art at Fullerton College, and Orange Coast College, in Orange County Ca where I grew up. The time I spent in school was a wondrous time and I was blessed with insight, and experience as a result of these educational efforts. Working as a professional Photographer, is the only career I have ever known. It is hard to imagine that I have been at it for over twenty years now! I have had the good fortune over the course of this time, to work with, and along side of, some great people and creative minds. Way to many to name. Let me just say that I have been given a firm foundation with which to work. The main emphasis on choosing the path that I did was that I hoped it would give me the chance to express my self creatively. I would say that desire remains intact: whatever project I work on, in whatever medium, hopefully I am able to express something that is relevant, and creative. Part of the purpose of this website, is to correspond with other creative's, and really anyone who I might be able to help inspire, and share in the creative process with. So I invite you to get in touch with me, and in that context I will be able to share much more. I am anxious to be of service, and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely, Gary B. Shumway

Brian  Silvas
Brian Silvas
In 2004 Brian did something he never thought he would do again, he went back to school. Brian now works at Long Beach Memorial Hospital as a Certified Occupational Therapist working with adult patients in all phases of their acute rehab. A typical daily case load can include cardiac, neuro, ortho, pulmonary, oncology, and general wound patients, and more often than not, all of them. a whole new meaning to audience participation.
Bryant Simpson
Bryant Simpson
Bryant Simpson began playing bass while attending Fullerton Union High School. He then moved across the street to Fullerton College and for the next 2 years played electric and acoustic bass in their award winning jazz ensemble under the direction of Terry Blackley and Jim Linnahon, and in various other student-based groups including the jazz combo, vocal jazz ensemble and the ?Rising Sounds? show group. After graduating, Bryant studied privately while maintaining steady work in the Orange County area Top 40 scene and as a member of the jazz quartet ?Blueprint?, featuring FC alumnus Ron Kobayashi. Although his roots were in funk, R&B and jazz, Bryant also had a love for rock music and soon joined the local Orange County rock group ZOT. The group was soon signed to Elektra/Asylum records and enjoyed brief success until they disbanded in the mid 80?s. This began a virtual avalanche of performing and recording with artists from a variety of musical genres including Latin pop star Maria Conchita Alonso, Fleetwood Mac guitarist, Lindsey Buckingham, Duran Duran?s Andy Taylor, Sex Pistol?s Steve Jones, producers, Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Cars), Keith Olson (Fleetwood Mac, Ozzy Osborne), Pat Moran, (Robert Plant) and many other rock projects in the on the LA sence. Bryant returned to the jazz scene as a member of B-Sharp, a trio which featured the late recording artist Jeff Buckley. The following year Bryant began a two year stint with jazz saxophonist/recording artist Karl Densen (also a FC alumnus) and he continued performing and/or recording with artists in the jazz and R&B world include Big Jay McNealy, Jimmy Witherspoon, Miki Howard, Rashaan Patterson, Thelma Houston, Linda Clifford, Colour Club, Ce Ce Peneston and the Derek Bordoux Group, and also Contemporary Christian artists, BASIX, Joe Nathan, American Idol finalist, Mandeza and various LA area choirs. These days, you can find Bryant performing just about anywhere. He values the strong musical foundation that was built at Fullerton College and credits them for instilling the importance of embracing a wide variety of music, something that has benefited him greatly in his musical career.
Keola Simpson
Keola Simpson

Keola Simpson (FC, CSUF) recently assist. directed 'Girls In Trouble' at The Flea Theatre in New York and appeared in a staged reading of Alex Wolff�s new musical 'What Would Woody Do?' with Tony Shalhoub. Other New York credits include: Adam Rapps 'Classic Kitchen Timer'; Will Eno�s 'Unum'; Bathsheba Dorans 'Parents Evening'. Keola is a proud member of The Bats Theatre Company in New York.

Keola Simpson
Keola Simpson
A graduate a CSUF in 2004, Keola retired from the "college student for life" program after a lengthy career. Now, after a one year detour to the "real world" Keola is now back on the audition circuit in LA. For better or worse.
Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith has been playing saxophone for nearly 20 years. Joshua has participated in elementary bands, Jr. High and High School concert band, jazz band, and marching bands, including concerts, festivals/competitions, and auditions. During his formal studies he attended Fullerton College where he studied under renowned saxophonist Bruce Babad. Joshua completed his B.A. of Music Education at Vanguard University of Southern California where he developed his instrumental skills on the saxophone, flute, and clarinet. Joshua has studied under and played with several jazz greats including Don Lanphere, Bill Perkins, and Bud Shank. He has also studied under high caliber musicians such as Dr. Ken Foerch, Ron Stout, Darrel Gardner, Don Sheldon, and many more. Joshua is especially known for his teaching skills. Josh has completed his academic work for CA Teaching Credential at Biola University and is well versed in a variety of teaching techniques, which cater to the diverse needs of individual students. In addition, Joshua has “grown up” in the elementary and Jr. High/High School band environment, which gives him a unique, first hand perspective on the needs of elementary and Jr. High/High School band students. Currently Joshua teaches 7th – 12th at OCCS, where he has held his position for nearly 6 years.

Joseph  Solomon
Joseph Solomon
wed Sara Carrillo on September 22, 2000 in Chino.
Steve  Spehar
Steve Spehar
(FC, San Francisco State), who lives in NYC, spent the summer of 2001 performing in "Comedy of Errors" for the New Hampshire Shakespeare Festival, which utilizes the unrehearsed First Folio technique. His play "Frontier" which was produced in FC's DIRFEST 2003 and was directed by Joel Beers, and starred Nick Boicourt and Bradwhitfield - was selected one of the Best of the Fest.
Andrea  Stevens Morgan
Andrea Stevens Morgan
At Fullerton College Andrea Morgan teaches Acting, Improv, Oral Interpretation and serves as the Artistic Director of the Fullerton College Playwrights Festival. FC directing credits include: The Cider House Rules Parts 1 & 2, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Empathy, University of Mishegoss, W.A.S.P. and The Beggar or the Dead Dog. She held the title of voice and dialect coach on several shows and is also an alumnus of Fullerton College. Life outside of Fullerton has been vast. She directed Eva Peron and the Fourth Reich at Los Angeles Jewish Theatre and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet and The Snow Queen at the Texas Shakespeare Festival. Andrea’s first love is acting and she has performed in regional theatre all over the country including American Players Theatre WI, Madison Rep, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Bailiwick and Circle Theatre in Chicago, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Boreum Hills Art Center NYC, Pasadena Shakespeare Co, Berkeley Rep, Marin Theatre Co. and the Asian American Theatre in San Francisco. Andrea is a member of the highly acclaimed Independent Shakespeare Co. in Los Angeles and has performed in Henry V, Macbeth, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Richard III and in summer 2006 is playing in as You Like It. Abroad she toured the South of France with Richard III and performed in the International Classical Theatre Company’s Mother Courage on a disarmed American Missile base in Germany. Andrea received her Master of Fine Arts in Classical Theatre from The Professional Theatre Training Program at the University of Delaware.
Cody  Storts
Cody Storts
a stunt man at Knott's Berry Farm, served as Fight Choreographer for the FC production of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea in 2002.
Kimberly Stovall
Kimberly Stovall
attended Fullerton College in 91/92 and is now living in Texas. She is an International Flight attendant, loves her job but does miss acting.
Randolph
Randolph "Randy" Stripling
A member of the FC Theater family for 10 years, from 1981 to 1991, working the wings, acting workshops, Wilshire Studio, Studio Theater, (now called The Bronwyn Dobson Studio), Campus Theater, and the Muckenthaler in productions of, Cabaret, Fiddler, Streamers, Equus, Cuckoo's Nest, Children of a Lessor God, Mister Roberts, Tracers, Dracula, Tracers( Edinburgh) Little Shop of Horrors. Randy now resides in Austin, TX, and has film and TV credits that include, October Sky, Lone Star, Rough Riders, Hard Ground, Friday Nite Lites. Randy will announce as a candidate for the U.S.Senate from the State of Texas in the general election of 2008 as an Independent. The former United States Marines, Viet Nam Veteran is married to Pamela J. Heidebrink of Garden Grove, and the father of three, Kellye, Aaron, and Ashley.
Mark Christian Subias
Mark Christian Subias
Mark attended Fullerton College in 1988, where he appeared as Touchstone in As You Like It. Today Mark lives in New York City and has spent the past nine years as a theatrical literary agent. Mark started at William Morris Agency, where he represented playwrights Edward Albee, Adrienne Kennedey and Tina Howe; and as of 2004, he is the principal of Mark Christian Subias Agency, where he represents playwrights and directors including Will Eno, Itamar Moses, Kia Corthron, Anne Carson, Les Waters and others.
Natasha  Suzuki
Natasha Suzuki

Natasha Suzuki began as a pianist, playing classical for 12 consecutive years when in third grade she discovered a love of singing. She later graduated from Fullerton College with her AssociateÂ’s Degree in Music with an emphasis on Classical Voice and Music Theory. She then went on with a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, graduated with her BachelorÂ’s of Music Degree in Professional Music. She has been teaching since high school and has taught all styles and genres to children of all ages, always promoting the idea of individualized methods. She currently teaches at Horipro Music Academy.

 

Cory  Tcheng
Cory Tcheng
Cory Tcheng attended Fullerton College where he received an Associate of Arts degree in Music Performance. While there, he studied guitar with Dr. Joseph Jewell with an emphasis on jazz. He studied music theory with Dr. Bruce Miller and performed regularly with the school's jazz ensembles. This included a 2005 performance at Carnegie Hall.Cory has been teaching guitar since 1997. He has taught privately at the Orange County Music Academy in California, The Academy of Music and Art, and now Upbeat Music. He has performed with various jazz, rock, and funk groups, and continues to do so while maintaining a steady teaching schedule.

http://www.upbeatmusicchicago.com/teachers/default.php?nav=teach&teach=Cory

Mayra  Teti
Mayra Teti
Mayra Teti recently earned a BFA in Dance Performance at Chapman University. Prior to her graduation, she was honored as the 2002-03 Choreographer of the Year. She has studied with various well-known choreographers and teachers, such as David Parsons, Sean Greene, Dale Merrill, Cyrus Parker-Jeannette, Kristen Olsen Potts, Erin Landry, and Robert Salas.

Mayra's credits extend to theatre productions as well. They include Sweet Charity at the Buena Park Civic Theatre and 1940's Radio Hour at the Bronwyn Dodson Theatre, and other local productions. Mayra is also a member of a pick-up company DAS Dance, the recipient of the Engman Award at the Dance Under the Stars Festival for one of its repertoire Mon Prison Ma Chambre
Mary  Thornton
Mary Thornton
starred in "A New York Minute" at the Jewel Box Theatre in L.A.
Travis Tingley
Travis Tingley
Travis has been a professional musician since graduating from high school. He studied music at Fullerton College where he had the opportunity to study under faculty members Joe Jewell and Bruce Babad in the Jazz studies program. He has performed across the country as a touring musician with The Kry and his own band 24E and has been part of several local worship ministries including The Fold, Rancho Community Church, and Sunrise Christian Fellowship worship teams. Travis most recently spent time as youth worship leader at Life Church in Temecula before taking the step toward full time ministry at Impact Church in December of 2005. Travis oversees the Impact Church Worship Ministry. He has been happily married to his wife Emily since September of 2005. Aside from music Travis enjoys fishing, gourmet food, and watching 24.
Rhoda  Tuit
Rhoda Tuit
Rhoda Tuit was born and raised in Pasadena, CA. Being the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. R. Norheim, music has been an integral part of her life. She attended Hillcrest Academy from 1960 to 1964, studying piano with Leona Erickson and singing in the choir under C.F. Erickson.
After attending Fullerton College Rhoda received her B.A. in Music from San Diego State University. She earned her Masters of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California. Rhoda has taught piano at the college level for 35 years, the last 25 at Santa Monica College.She lives in Santa Monica, CA. Special interests include gardening, Spanish, baseball and two grandchildren, ages eight and six. Rhoda is grateful for God's very special gift of music and feels that teaching music in public education is a ministry. She is especially happy when it can be used directly to glorify God at times like this convention.
Tiffany Denise Turner
Tiffany Denise Turner
graduated from Emerson University, Boston, in May 2006 and is moving to New York to pursue acting.
Danny  Unger
Danny Unger
transferred to San Francisco State University.
Matt  Usi
Matt Usi
Matt Usi (FC, UCLA) designed a projection system for the "Blogger Project" at UCLA and is working on his senior project entitled "The Shadows of Nagasaki." Matt is also serving as an intern in the Developmetn Design Department at Scenario Design, Inc. in Los Angeles. Matt writes, "I can't thank you all enough, I am who I am because of all of you. Although I maybe graduating from UCLA, I am still a Fullerton College Theater Arts Student first and foremost. I will always be, One of Steve's Kids, Jim's pain, Chuck's Stage Manager, Mela's Rental costume finder, Arlyn's Designer, Gary's Crew and Bob's Student."
Kat van Schaik
Kat van Schaik
I took over the Theater Department at Chino Hills High School! My first semester of learning included setting off the fire alarm on the second night of a production. This never happened when Krinke was directing! It did put the focus back on me-- and we all know how I love attention! Wish me luck--I really need it! :)Kat
Marshall Vandruff
Marshall Vandruff

I was born in Southern California and raised in a small private school in Anaheim, from kindergarten until I graduated high school in 1976 with a class of about thirty. Then I went to Fullerton College where I felt lost among twenty-thousand students. But it was at FC that I studied advertising illustration, met my best friends, learned enough craft to earn money as an illustrator, and in 1984 I returned to teach part-time and have stayed here ever since.

Fullerton College is the school in which I've learned the most and taught the most. It has a decades-long reputation of training professional artists and nurturing goodwill. And it is the school I claim, not only for my education here, but for the company of professional peers whom I admire and whose origins are here in the Fullerton College Art Department.

For more information please visit http://www.marshallart.com

Patrick Varon
Patrick Varon
Patrick works for Center Theatre Group (Ahmanson/Taper/Douglas) in development. In addition to his duties for CTG, in 2005 he co-founded Project 601 , a professional theatre collective based at the Music Center Annex. As Artistic Director he contines to direct workshops and readings of new and noteworthy plays. Patrick recently directed "The More Things Change" by Doug Young Peters for the USC/MPW program at the 24th Street Theatre (April 2006). In addition, he also participated in the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab West at the Pasadena Playhouse (May 2006). His next workshop (July 2006) is "Love Water" by Jacqueline Wright, core member of LA's Dog Ear playwrights collective.
Julian Vazquez
Julian Vazquez
Julian appeared in two musicals at his church, The Rock, where he played Ciaiphis - The High Priest in "The Choice," and The Mayor in "Miracle on Main Street." In April '06, Julian was selected as Southern California Producer/Director for Mystery Dinner Theater. He also serves as Game Host on "He Said She Said," a spoof of "The Newlywed Game," before live audiences. These shows are performed in many venues, including Dave & Buster's at the Irvine Spectrum and at The Block. He continues to pursue the second production of a new musical called "Bert n' Eddie", the story about Bert Williams and Eddie Cantor www.bertneddie.com . Julian served as Associate Producer of its successful first run at Pierce College in January 2005 . He discovered the actor who played Eddie Cantor (Graham Fenton) who is now playing Franki Valli in "Jersey Boys" on Broadway. He booked a spec commercial, and a marketing video for The Laser Eye Center in Fullerton in 2007 . This year, 2007, marks the fourth year of production of his TV show, "Inside the Industry," a show that gives insight to the struggles and victories made by people in the entertainment industry. The show airs weekly in Orange County on Channels 95, 97, and 98 covering the cities of Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, Santa Ana, Placentia and Yorba Linda. Recently, Theatrical Producer, Peter Schneider (The Lion King and Sister Act,") was interviewed. That show aired in Los Angeles and will soon air in OC. In October, 2007 he interviewed David Cuden, writer and lyricist for the musical "Jekyll and Hyde." He has completed negotiations to conduct four separate interviews on the set of "ER" during the 2007 season. Julian joined SAG after receiving his credits on "ER." His relationship with "ER" has been ongoing since 1997. He has worked for them on specials public events. He also started the program between the Fullerton College Theater Department and "ER, " where students selected by faculty members appeared as background actors, and were allowed to sit with directors and the main cast. This gives students an idea of what goes on in a real production. The goal is to show why it's important to give it your all at Fullerton College, and increase motivation and discipline. One student actually was given lines. Another student was offered an intern position at the PR office of NBC. Julian currently teaches acting at Music and Arts in Cypress, CA. and has been teaching since 2005 in OC. He has been certified by the State of California as an acting teacher. He was trained at the Stella Adler Academy in their two-year program before coming to Fullerton College. His favorite roles at FCC were Alacran in "Blade to the Heat" and Thomas Veres (1 of 5 roles) in "Wallenberg." He actually spoke to Thomas Veres, ( a holocaust survivor) Wallenberg's photographer, who received a copy of the script and submitted corrections to some of the scenes that happended in 1945 in Budapest, Hungary. Julian also enjoyed his ensemble role in "The Musical Mystery of Edwin Drood." Julian is the executive producer of "Tasteless," an award winning short film directed by Thomas Richter www.thomasrichter.net. Thomas is slated to direct his first TV series for Warner Bros. March of 2008. Visit Julian's web site www.insidetheindustry.tv
Julian appeared in two musicals at his church, The Rock, He played Ciaiphis - The High Priest in "The Choice," and The Mayor in "Miracle on Main Street." In April '06, Julian was selected as Southern California Producer and Director for Mystery Dinner Theater. He also serves as Game Host on "He Said She Said," a spoof of "The Newlywed Game," before live audiences. These shows are performe
Edmund  Velasco
Edmund Velasco
Velasco, Edmund (Alfred), tenor sax; b. Whittier, CA, 1963, picked up the tenor sax at the age of ten. He studied saxophone with Thomas Axworthy while attending Imperial Jr. High in La Habra. While attending La Habra High School he studied with Ernest Del Fante. After high school he studied music at Fullerton College. He continued to study with Ernest. In 1985 he was featured as a soloist with Fullerton College during their performance at the 1985 Playboy Jazz Festival at The Hollywood Bowl. He then continued his studies at California State University, Long Beach under the guidance of John Prince. While attending there he studied with Leo Potts. During this time he also studied with: Bob Shepard, Dave Moody and Albert Alva. Long Beach also opened the 1988 Playboy Festival where Edmund was a featured soloist as well.Edmund has been leading his own jazz quintet (The Edmund Velasco Quintet) since 1995. The quintet has toured Europe and the East Coast. They have performed at several festival around the world and can be seen regularly at their starting point, Steamers Cafe in Fullerton. They especially known for performances that feature all original compositions by members of the quintet. Edmund has been a member of The Estrada Brother Latin Jazz Band featuring Rueben Estrada for the last few years. They work regularly around Southern California. He is also a regular with the singer Chris Williams and his Quintet. He is curently represented by Jeff Glosky in New York (jviv@jevivent.com) with Jeviv Entertainment.

While attending Cal State, Edmund met his future wife, Wendy Morton, a cello masters student. They are married and have two children, Lauren (b.1993) who currently plays violin and Julian (b.1995).

Recordings:
Prime Time; Unforgettable; Alligator Rhythm (1995); The Blues In Me (2000); Smoke Rises (2003)
Awards:
'The Blues In Me' was nominated for The Jazz Album Of The Year by The Los Angeles Music Awards

Dan Vigil
Dan Vigil
Dan Vigil is a contemporary Taos artist and master printer who created works that can be referred to as abstract impressionism. His paintings and monotype is works of finite emotional beauty. Vigil's current works bring to us creations of spiritual meaning that is both personal and universal. Dan a second generation artist, father was the internationally renowned artist Veloy Vigil (1931-1997). Dan was born January 2, 1953 in Aurora, Colorado. However, his grandparents were native-born New Mexicans from Mora. Further back in time the Vigil's have been able to identify Indian blood in their roots. In the early 1960's the family moved to Ohio where the elder Vigil was employed as an artist for the American Greeting Card Company. Dan notes that growing up in Ohio holds some of the fondest memories he has of his early years. The family remained in Ohio until he was twelve years old. At that point Dan's father was promoted to art director at American Greeting Cards' new plant in Southern California. Dan attended Fullerton Junior College and registered as architecture major. Later on he changed over to art. This occurred after he had become an assistant to his father and been exposed to the art of printmaking. During that time, he won a tuition-free scholarship to the Laguna Beach School of Art. Here he came in contact with master printer and Tamarind trained artist Conrad Schwable. While attending art school Dan gave major importance to those courses that emphasized the drawing, painting, and sketching. After completing the art program he served two years apprenticeship with Schwable at his Ocean Works Lithograph Studio. There he had the opportunity to work as a printmaker to some rather well know artists, artists such as Sam Scott, Debra Remington, Joey Baker and others. Dan went on to do his entire father's printmaking and it was during this time that family purchased their first press. Dan believes, "He had what he would call a good formal art education, but believes he got more of a practical art education working along side his father." In the early-1980's Dan moved to Taos with the idea of developing his personal art career into something that involved more than printmaking. As printmaker to a number of well-known artists he had been exposed to "a great deal of incredible art, created by a variety of artists." Now, he wanted to become more involved in his own art and become professional artists." Fortunately, since his father was an already well-known artist, Dan was able to follow along in his footsteps. Dan notes that his father greatly helped. The elder Vigil allowed Dan to develop his own manner and make his own mistakes. Dan worked very hard and applied his talent to developing what would eventually become his personal style. Dan believes his father has been the greatest influence on his painting, especially since he so strongly emphasized those all-important principles of shape and color. Although he and his father's ideas of art may be somewhat different they still discuss them, but say the talks "always come back to the basics of technique, shape and color." He further noted that his father stressed a lot of discipline and firmly believed that "if you can't draw, you are not going to be able to create abstract figures that are believable." When Dan was asked how he describes his particular type of art to the layman and potential collector, he replied "what I do is usually called abstract impressionism." Abstract Impressionism started really in the early 50's. From well-know artists as Nathan Oliveira, Diebenkorn, and David Park. The backgrounds are usually flat shapes some texture and the figure loosely formed. I further explain it is an idea I have in my head, one that I attempt to develop and put onto paper to create an image that I believe reflects that particular idea. He continues, "The final image may not be what the viewer thought it should be, but it is my personal impression of that idea." When Dan was questioned if he felt that his art was heading in new directions, he replied, "As of now, no. I am comfortable with the image I am doing now; I want to continue to perfect my personal style. I the process I would like to develop and cultivate an audience that is more aware of what I am trying to accomplish." I hope my work would have strength and beauty, with timeless spiritual meaning."
Dr. Betty Virgoe
Dr. Betty Virgoe
Dr. Betty Virgoe has an Associates of Arts degree in music from Fullerton College, a Bachelors of Music with a minor in music therapy from California State University at Long Beach, a Master of Music from the University of California at Riverside and a Dual-Master of Music degree in music performance from Claremont Graduate University. She also has a Secondary Teaching Credential in Choral Music from CSULB and the California Community Colleges Instructor Credential. Betty has been a member of the American Federation of Musician for over 25 years. Dr. Virgoe teaches Music Appreciation, Music History, History of American Popular Music, and History of Rock at Cypress College.
Hugh  Von Kleist
Hugh Von Kleist
Hugh von Kleist has been playing and studying the saxophone for the past ten years. Hugh has studied music at Fullerton College and is currently completing his bachelors in jazz studies at California State University at Long Beach. Hugh has studying privately with Leo Potts and Eric Merinthal. Hugh has played with many industry professionals for television, live concert work and clubs. "I hope that, through my music, I can touch the soul of those who hear me." -Hugh von Kleist
Natalie Wachen
Natalie Wachen

Natalie currently plays "Lenore White" on HBO's critically acclaimed series, Boardwalk Empire, and will make her Off-Broadway debut as "Mimi Marquez" in Michael Grief's award-winning revival of RENT at New World Stages. After studying musical theater at Fullerton, Natalie began acting and singing full-time in regional theater and educational tours. She then starred in shows aboard Disney Cruiseline, at Hong Kong Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Disneyland in California. On TV, she has had recurring roles on BET's Hell Date and The CW's 90210. She's also been seen in several commercials, starred in a FEARNET mini-series, and guest starred on MTV's I Just Want My Pants Back. www.nataliewachen.com Twitter: @happiestActress

Becky  Wallace
Becky Wallace
(FC) works in the Display Department at Disneyland with Ted Douglas (FC, Stephens).
Kristen  Walters
Kristen Walters
(94/95) is now located in Dallas,TX after a 7 year sojourn in Boston, MA as Asst. Artistic Director for Open City Theatre Company and co-founder of J.Rene Productions, a theatre company dedicated to showcasing new works by women playwrights. Currently, she is co-founder of Blue Purse Productions with her partner of 2 years. Contact Kris at info@bluepurse.com.
Tyler Walton
Tyler Walton

Tyler Walton is a professional drummer with many years of experience both performing live and recording in the studio. Tyler began playing drums professionally while in high school, where he worked in several rock, blues, and Top 40 bands all over Southern California. Upon graduating high school, Tyler enrolled at Fullerton College, where he studied as a commercial music major for 3 years. During his time at Fullerton College, Tyler performed with all of the school's top, award-winning big band, jazz, latin, and classical ensembles. He also began his study of orchestral percussion, and he received multiple honors awards for his performances on timpani and marimba. Tyler also continued to stay busy working professionally in a variety of musical settings outside of the college environment, including teaching drum lessons at several of Orange County's top music schools.

After graduating from Fullerton College with an Associate of Arts degree in music, Tyler set his sights on Los Angeles, where he enrolled at Musicians Institute in Hollywood. While studying at MI, Tyler performed with several prominent rock/pop artists in the Hollywood area, and was featured playing drums with singer/songwriter Shaley Scott on NBC's hit music reality show "Star Tomorrow.", as well as performing on CBS's "CSI". Tyler graduated Musicians Institute in March of 2007 with an Associate of Arts degree. He now stays busy freelancing and teaching in Orange County and Los Angeles.


Tyler currently teaches Drums at Premier Music on Mondays and Wednesdays...call 714-744-8100 or email premiermusic@sbcglobal.net for available lesson times!

 

Mark Wein
Mark Wein
mark graduated fullerton college in 1992, and since then has been performing, recording and teaching in the southern california area. you can find the album "desert center" that he recorded with the band "felt" on itunes and cdbaby.com. mark is also the owner of premier music in the city of orange, which is a teaching studio that offers private instruction for instrumental and vocal music as well as ensemble classes and performing groups. you can find mark at http://www.markwein.com, http://www.myspace.com/markwein and http://www.premierschoolofmusic.com
Seth Weiss
Seth Weiss

Seth Weiss, the baritone for SOLID GROUND, has been involved in ministry and music from a young age. He had the opportunity to be involved in several musical programs at the church where his father was on the pastoral staff. He attended Fullerton College where he received classical training and sang in the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and their award winning Vocal Jazz Ensemble.  He was asked to sing a solo for the premiere of In the Gardens, a musical cantata written by Bill and Gloria Gaither.  Not long after, Seth sang baritone for The Watchmen Quartet, from Southern California.    http://solidground.us/sethbio.html  

Brooke Wilkes
Brooke Wilkes
started her musical career at a very early age in the Anchorage Alaska area. She has appeared on the same bill with such celebrities as the Beach Boys, Ben E. King, Jewel, the Pointer Sisters, Richard Carpenter, L.A. Music Awards Career Achievement Recipient & Santana lead singer Greg Walker, Scooby Doo’s Matthew Lillard, Whose Line is it Anyway star, Wayne Brady, Vanessa Williams, Kristine W. and Doc Severinson. Brooke's voice has been featured on numerous T.V. programs, feature films and radio commercials and her original recordings have been aired around the country. Her debut CD "Never too Late" received a nod from Music Connection Magazine, naming her album one of the top 10 of the year. Her latest album entitled "THE VANILLA LIFE", is available on CDBaby.com.Brooke's fans continue attending her exciting live appearances at Disneyland as well as various L.A. based hot spots. Check out her official website for up to date show listings. The L.A. Music Awards will be held at the Music Box on Hollywood Blvd in November. For the latest concert information see http://www.brookewilkes.com/
Brooke Wilkes
Brooke Wilkes
Brooke started her musical career at a very early age in the Anchorage Alaska area. She has appeared on the same bill with such celebrities as the Beach Boys, Ben E. King, Jewel, the Pointer Sisters, Richard Carpenter, L.A. Music Awards Career Achievement Recipient & Santana lead singer Greg Walker, Scooby Doo's Matthew Lillard, Whose Line is it Anyway star, Wayne Brady, Vanessa Williams, Kristine W. and Doc Severinson. Brooke's voice has been featured on numerous T.V. programs, feature films and radio commercials and her original recordings have been aired around the country. Her debut CD "Never too Late" received a nod from Music Connection Magazine, naming her album one of the top 10 of the year. Her latest album entitled "THE VANILLA LIFE", is available on CDBaby.com.Brooke's fans continue attending her exciting live appearances at Disneyland as well as various L.A. based hot spots. Check out her official website for up to date show listings. The L.A. Music Awards will be held at the Music Box on Hollywood Blvd in November. For the latest concert information see http://www.brookewilkes.com/
Cress Williams
Cress Williams

Cress Williams stars as Bluebell, Alabama's mayor and former football star Lavon Hayes in The CW's new series "Hart of Dixie," a fish-out-of-water story about a New York City doctor (Rachel Bilson) adjusting to life in a small Southern town after she inherits a local medical practice.

Williams was born in Heidelberg, Germany. Shortly after his birth, he returned from Germany to Chicago. He moved with his mother to California when he was 3 and spent most of his childhood in Orange County. He attended Fullerton Community College where he received his theater and acting foundation. (Cress was the first Bronwyn Dodson Scholarship winner at Fullerton College).  He later completed his theater degree at UCLA. While in college, Williams performed in over 20 plays, including "Othello," "The Elephant Man," "Extremities" and "Red Noses." His film and television career began toward the end of his college years.  

Most recently, Williams appeared in the final season of the beloved series "Friday Night Lights." His additional television credits include "Cold Case," "Prison Break," "Close to Home," "The West Wing," "Veronica Mars," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "E.R.," "NYPD Blue" and "Grey's Anatomy," among others. His film credits include "2 Days in the Valley" and "Never Been Kissed," starring Drew Barrymore.

Williams currently resides in Los Angeles.

To watch his Hart of Dixie interview, see:  http://www.cwtv.com/shows/hart-of-dixie/cast/cress-williams

Martin  Williams
Martin Williams
saw premieres of two of his plays at Stages and in the FC Directors Festival 2000, and won Best of Fest recognition in New Works at DIRFEST 2002 and 2003.
Jeff  Wilson
Jeff Wilson
Performed in "Broadway Bound" at the Long Beach Playhouse in September, 2002. Before returning to Japan to play Peter Pan at Tokyo Disneyland, Jeff served as an acting coach for FC's SRO program.
Mary  Wilson
Mary Wilson
is acting and working as a costumer on Broadway shows.
Gregory  Woll
Gregory Woll
Gregory R. Woll received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University, Fullerton, his Master of Music Degree from North Texas State University and his Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree, specializing in 20th Century Music, at the Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Woll has given workshops, clinics and concerts throughout the United States and Europe. At the Walt Disney Company, his projects range from Instrumental Coordinator for the Disney entertainment Arts Program and consultant for the "Disney and All That Jazz," to presently being Musical Coordinator of the Disneyland Magic Kingdom Korps.

As a trombonist he has worked with such diverse groups as Manhattan Transfer, The Los Angeles Classical Ballet, The Righteous Brothers, The Pacific Symphony, Frank Sinatra, The Artisan Brass Quintet (Fullerton College Faculty Ensemble) and many others. Dr. Woll currently teaches Upper Brass, Music Theory, Jazz Lab Bands, Cabana Boys.

Bob Wright
Bob Wright

Coming from a family of South Georgia Gospel Singers and musicians, Bob began playing trumpet at age nine after he heard his first Maynard Ferguson Album ("Maynard Ferguson Plays Jazz for Dancing"). The LP was made in 1956; he got it in 1959. All he can remember about that time is, after hearing "Hey There" on that LP, saying to himself. "I want to do that!!!" Bob studied with various teachers though most of his High School years. He began playing in bands, combos, and The Columbus (GA) Symphony while still in High School. He studied Music as a Music Major at UGA for three years until he was drafted and then spent nine years in the Navy.

He accepted a job at Hughes Space and Comm. in El Segundo, CA upon leaving the Navy. He started back playing music in LA in 1979. He met some really great players and singers in LA and became friends with many of the big time music people there. He played in clubs in LA, Anaheim, Sherman Oaks, Long Beach, etc. During his time in California, he finished a BS in Physics at Cal State Fullerton and was in the MS program at USC (University of Southern California). He also studied trumpet with Jim Linahon of Fullerton College and LMP Studios and attended many LA Jazz Workshops and Clinics. He moved back to Georgia in 1991 after becoming fed up with Southern California.

Bob had not played trumpet for thirteen or fourteen years until he met someone who encouraged him to come listen to a Big Band in Atlanta. He went with her one night to a rehearsal and got hooked again. Thanks to Past President and SJO founder, Henry Mason, for allowing him to continue to play and return to the music he loves through encouragement and friendship. It has been 4 years since he returned to playing the instrument he loves. Since then, he has really gotten back into playing Jazz and Musicals. He even takes trumpet lessons over the Internet with a fine instructor and player, Jeff Purtle! How kewl is that? Bob is a regular with several Big Bands and several Jazz Combos around Atlanta. "Life is good again”

Bob is currently an Account Support Advocate for Hewlett Packard.

David Wright
David Wright
David has been teaching in Southern California for over 20 years. Since his studies at Fullerton College and U.C. Irvine, he has spent his time teaching Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Composition, as well as performing as a solo artist and in various rock and jazz ensembles. His acoustic guitar CD, "Americana", on Casierra Records has won critical acclaim. He now keeps a busy schedule teaching, performing, composing (with Kevin Tullius of the L.A. Jazz Quartet and Trio Lesento) and doing occasional film work (in the soon to be released "The Clean and the Narrow"). David has recently collaborated with Frank Sibley on the companion CD to the instruction book, "Jazz Guitar Solos".
Stefane Zamorano
Stefane Zamorano
performed with The Groundlings Sunday Company and the Main Stage at ACME Comedy Theater in Los Angeles. Stef has also performed with the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts and written several Equity plays that toured Southern California. She continues writing and performing her own material. She just debuted her newest show "POCHA: An Americanized Mexican who doesn't speak Spanish". You can catch Stef performing stand-up all over L.A and saying stuff her mother would die if she heard. Stef is still a dreamer...why not?
Angie Ziska
Angie Ziska
I graduated from the UW with a degree in theatre and have remained active in theatre in the Seattle area. Twice I have been part of the production that won 'Best of The Fringe' at the Seattle Fringe Festival. I also spent many years with The Habit - the self proclaimed 'Best Comedy Troupe in Seattle'. I had the distinction of being dresser for the musical which has been called the worst ever to hit Seattle. I am proud to be mom to Liberty and Alexander.
Angie Ziska
Angie Ziska

Angie graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Theatre and English (Creative Writing emphasis). She spent 5 years with Seattle's self appointed, "Best Comedy Troupe", The Habit and five seasons at the Northwest Puppet Center. She stays active in the theatre through stage managing and volunteering. She is proud mom to Liberty and Alexander.