Board of Directors
Interim Board Chair and Secretary
Brian is a fan of the theatre, but even more a fan of community service. He is passionate about giving back, as well as helping others give back in a variety of ways.
Brian sees the need for entertainment to help build Port Huron's downtown, mimicking the resurgence many southeastern Michigan downtowns are trying to achieve. In that effort, he sees his best possible contribution to be a part of the establishment of a sustainable small entertainment venue. Brian's charge is to help build a board of passionate individuals, committed to ESR and The Citadel Stage. Brian's 20+ years working in entrepreneurial roles for large paper manufacturing corporations, as well as his educational background in engineering and business, provide some of the right skill set to make this a reality. Through this work, his goal is to create an entity that has the support and structure to last decades into the future.
Organizational Development and Bench-marking Chair
Cortney Roles has been a part of theatre for most of her life, as well as a part of the ESR Board for the past 2 years. Now, with her move to west coast, she is helping the board make connections to theatres on the west coast. Her location in the Los Angeles area provides the ability to meet with local, thriving theatres large and small. Cortney's mission is to talk with boards and other operating staff to learn tips and ideas that may help make Enter Stage Right stronger. The connections will definitely lead to more opportunities and success for Enter Stage Right as we learn from some of the best through Cortney!
Dave is the epitome of people wanting to give back and improve the community. Over his time in the Blue Water Area Dave has donated his time and talents to Enter Stage Right, the Port Huron Museum Organization, the St. Clair County Farm Museum, the Port Huron stationed US Coast Guard, the Special Olympics, and many more.
Dave brings his many years of experience in the business of the auto industry, his local connections and knowledge of building construction, as well as his diverse educational background to work for Enter Stage Right. Dave’s charge on the ESR board will be to help us “Look Sharp, Stay Fit, Make Good Decisions” – one of his favorite quotes from the Ghost Busters. Dave will keep watch over our business, but particularly on our plans in and around The Citadel Stage. Our physical assets need a keen eye and a steady hand on the rudder, and Dave’s goals are to steer us safely through any storm.
Co-Founder, Executive Director
Regina was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She attended Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, a Performing Arts High school where she majored in Dance. She returned to the theatre in 2004, working with Elaine Schatzline-Behr to bring performing arts into St. Clair County and St. Clair County into the performing arts. She has recently received her Associates in Fine Arts at St. Clair County Community College and her BFA in Theatre Design Technology, with a specialty in Scenic Design from Wayne State University.
She realizes that the opportunity to be part of an organization as special as Enter Stage Right, where she gets to play with her kids and her husband while expanding her theatre family is truly unique. The love of theatre as well as being able to see the positive impact on the community and individuals we have worked with is Regina's driving force to make Enter Stage Right a success. You can visit her website at reginaspain.com.
Board and Donor Engagement Chair
Carmella enjoys helping others and when that includes an opportunity to show some appreciation to those who donate, she is happy to volunteer! As a lifelong resident of Port Huron, she has enjoyed what the area has always offered her family to find their creativity. ESR is an extension of the opportunity to offer others their chance to find creativity. Carmella's 20 years of experience in industry has shown her the importance of logical systems and operations, but also has helped her hone Dale Carnegie's #2 principle: To give honest and sincere appreciation. A blending of ISO and Carnegie is part of her plan to help ESR be successful. Additionally, she brings her experience from being in service to local churches and community activities with a sincere desire to help ESR to grow and become one of the creative centers of the area. She hopes to inspire those who can, through the support and participation of the Blue Water Community. Carmella looks forward to working with the dedicated ESR Board.
Community Outreach Chair