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Adam Roberts , ?, Ashley Bowers, Simone Alexander, David Jarrott, ?,

Dana Wing Lau, Catherine Ashton, Inge Rider, Robert Matney, and Lisa Scheps

Adam Roberts is founder of Resolution Creative, a multimedia consulting firm specializing in arts and artists. Also a voice teacher, pianist, conductor, librettist and anything else musical anyone could ever need, Adam has an encyclopedic knowledge of the musical theatre canon. Adam is founder and Artistic Director of TILT, a theatre company that smashes stereotypes about living with disabilities. As if that's not enough, ADAM CAN TAP DANCE!

Ashley Bowers has worked at FaceBook for the past 5 years. She currently serves as Product Marketing Manager in Ads, AI Fairness, Privacy & Regulation and previously served in Policy and Operations for Elections Integrity. She previously worked as an Industrial Engineer at MakerBot in NYC. Ashley holds an honors degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from Youngstown State University. She holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certificate from the Institute of Industrial Engineers.

Simone Raquel Alexander (she/her) is a freelance artist, director, arts administrator, and arts advocate. She serves as Producing Artistic Director and Founder of New Manifest Theatre Company. Simone serves as the Development Director of Ground Floor Theatre and as Visitor Relations Manager at The Contemporary Austin museum. Simone has volunteered on the B. Iden Payne Awards Council as a member and Marketing Chair, on the UTeach Fine Arts Council Advisory Committee, and the ACC AAS Tech Theatre Advisory Committee. Simone has volunteered with ATX Theatre since 2020.

David Jarrott has been making theatre for over 65 years. He's acted at ZACH Theatre, The Bijuberti Players, Austin Shakespeare, The Public Domain, Austin Playhouse, St. Edwards University, UT Austin, Center Stage, The Company, and others. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Jarrott Productions. His day jobs for 40 years were in radio, television and advertising as a deejay, writer and producer. He is in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame! David is also a published author, and was a key contributor to the launch videos with Drew, edited by Jose, and has volunteered extensively for ATX Theatre since 2020.

Dana Wing Lau is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Association. She also serves on the board of Women in Film & Television. She is a commercial and film actor as well as an audiobook narrator. She is pitching her own TV food show this year!​​​ Dana's other creative endeavors include writing, yoga, baking, learning ukelele, practicing and relearning instruments she used to know how to play, practicing (and relearning) languages, and traveling. Dana is a recent transplant from California and serves on the B. Iden Payne Awards Committee.

Catherine Ashton is the founder of Giant Squid Group, a non-profit fundraising consultancy specializing in grant-writingHer company serves nonprofits of all sizes, offering no-nonsense management training on fundraising best practices, road maps, resources, and more through workshops, private coaching and consulting. Catherine's playful way of cutting to the chase helps clients unearth their authentic voice as an organization, making fundraising more natural.

Inge Rider is one of Austin's greatest theatre fans! She sees just about everything and serves as the ideal voice for why people go to the theatre. We look forward to finding out more about Inge's history soon!

Robert Matney is Director of Strategic Partnerships at Yonder. He is an expert on topics at the intersection of the Internet, culture, communications, and art. He was an author of the 2018 Senate Intelligence Committee Disinformation Report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and has provided featured content and keynotes for an array of conferences, summits, and events. Robert is also an actor in Austin who specializes in classical theatre. He also serves on the advisory board of Hidden Room Theatre.

Lisa Scheps is the co-founder of The Venue Group with Lara Toner, a recurring meeting formed to encourage conversations between the theatre space operators in Austin. She has directed dozens of plays in Austin, and is the Co-Artistic Director and founder of Ground Floor Theatre with Patti Neff Tiven. She hosts Off Stage And On The Air on KOOP Radio, a show all about theatre in Austin and beyond. She co-founded the Transgender Education Network of Texas, and has served on the board of Equality Texas and National Center for Transgender Equality. She is the former chair of the Austin Human Rights Commission and is a trainer with the Anti-defamation League.