Kim Rielly (President) Kim Rielly is a lifelong resident of Westport, and the director of communications for the Lake Placid CVB / Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, the private, not-for-profit accredited destination marketing organization (DMO) responsible for promoting the Lake Champlain, Lake Placid, Schroon Lake and Whiteface regions of the Adirondacks. She is proud to add the Depot Theatre to the list of outstanding experiences that she is privileged to represent and promote.
Beth Glover (Vice-President) Beth Glover is a professional actress, singer and director who lives in NYC. She fell in love with The Depot and The Adirondacks 14 years ago. Her credits include Broadway national tours, TV commercials, independent films, regional theatres, etc. Favorite roles include: Big Edie/Little Edie in the first regional production of Grey Gardens for which she won the San Francisco Bay Area Best Actress Award; Adelaide in Guys & Dolls at the Depot among others; Ellie in the World Premiere of The Good Girl is Gone. Complete credits BethGloverActress.com. Beth is proud to serve on The Board of the Depot Theatre.
John Klipper (Treasurer) John Klipper was appointed by President Clinton in 1994 to the Board of the Romanian-American Enterprise Fund (RAEF) and was subsequently elected president and CEO of the Fund. RAEF was a $50 million fund set up by the U.S. Congress to help Romania in its transition to a free-market economy. The original $50 million were parlayed into approximately $150 million which will constitute the endowment of a recently established foundation called the Romanian-American Foundation. Mr. Klipper is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Balkan Accession Fund, a €110 million private equity fund, and is a member of the Investment Committee of the Emerging Europe Accession Fund. Both funds are private equity funds and invest in Southeast Europe, including Turkey.
Kate Danzeisen Kate Danzeisen has been a resident of Westport for almost 30 years, serving twice on the Depot Theatre Board of Directors. She is an attorney in New York and Florida, an "American Red Cross" volunteer, a member of "Mensa International", and listed in "Who's Who of American Women". Her parents own Westport Airport, her son, Dave, is a law student, and her daughter, Summer, is a cinematographer.
John Hall John Hall is the owner and general manager of the Westport Country Club, a PGA professional golf course. He earned his undergraduate degree and MBA from Rollins College, and he has been a Class A member of the Professional Golf Association of America since 1978. His professional associations include: Westport Chamber of Commerce (Board member, present); Wisconsin PGA (Board member 1983-1987, President 1988-1989); and Golf Course Owner Association of America (member). In addition to advanced education in golf instructions, Mr. Hall has earned certificates in hospitality management, landscaping, horticulture and pesticide/fungicide application.
Amy McNamara Amy McNamara received a BA degree in Economics from St. Lawrence University and a BS in nursing from Pace University. She is currently working as a school nurse for middle and high school students at Fieldston in Riverdale, NY. Past employment includes working for Saga Productions, a New York City film company, and as an RN at St. Mary’s Rehabilitation Hospital for Children in Ossining, NY. She served as a director of Open Door Family Medical Centers, a community health center providing primary health care to 40,0000 patients in Westchester County, for 15 years. She is the Health Care liaison for the League of Women Voters New Castle and is serving on the vestry of her church as Outreach coordinator.
Amy and husband, David, and their three adult daughters have been coming to the Adirondacks for many years. They enjoy getting out into the great outdoors year-round and the Depot Theatre productions have been highlights of their summers.
Shirley Shamel Shirley Shamel has served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of her alma mater, Wells College. She has volunteered and has been an officer of many non-profit boards, including the Junior League, United Way, American Red Cross and several senior citizen organizations. She is particularly interested in the arts and sang for forty years with a musical group which trouped 45 shows per year to senior citizens in her county. She has been on the Board of the New York Philharmonic for six years and before that was active in their Volunteer Council. She very rarely misses a show at the Depot and has enjoyed her tenure on the board.
Caroline Treadwell Caroline Treadwell literally grew up in the Depot Theatre, working as an usher and an apprentice, and then as an actor, beginning at age 10 with one line in "The Time of My Life." She has since appeared in many productions at the Depot, first as an apprentice and then as an actor. She has served on the Program Committee and loves to read plays, as well as write them and act in them. Her theatre company performs free Shakespeare-in-the Park in Ballard Park every Labor Day.
Maureen Carlo A North Country native, Maureen is a Westport-in-law since moving there while working at the Westport Yacht Club/Bistro du Lac for 12 summers. Befriending a favorite diner, Carol Buchanan, Maureen began volunteering at the Depot Theatre years before becoming an avid attendee. When not selling game changing technology services and solutions, Maureen volunteers as Ambassador to Chambers of Commerce in NY and VT and loves fundraising, event planning and bringing her passion to non-profit organizations throughout the Lake Champlain Region. Maureen has successfully pioneered the intersection of networking & social media marketing, currently as Business Development Manager of NeuEon, Inc., a Boston based boutique technology advisory firm. Working with both for and not-for-profit organizations, Maureen is dedicated to finding creative solutions to business challenges using innovative technological trends.
David Howson is a professor and the Arthur Zankel Director of Arts Administration at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Charged with developing the College’s new arts administration program for undergraduates, he teaches courses in arts administration and philanthropy. Before joining the faculty at Skidmore, David was the associate director and then interim executive director of the Modlin Center for the Arts, a multi-venue performing arts complex at the University of Richmond in Virginia. BA, MLA: University of Richmond. MFA: Yale School of Drama.
Molly Sword McDonough An experienced theater manager and concert producer, Molly oversaw the renaissance of Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, and transformed an 1800-seat historic theater into a vibrant performing arts venue, and a cultural and economic asset in New Jersey’s capital city. Prior to becoming the Executive Director of Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Ms. McDonough was an independent concert producer with success at a variety of venues. Ms. McDonough conceived and produced the first fund-raising event for the Christopher Reeve Foundation, in 1997. Carly Simon, Mandy Patinkin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Dana Reeve and John Lithgow performed in an extraordinary and unprecedented concert at Chris Reeve’s home theater, McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey.
Steve Malone resides in Stowe, VT; where he runs Global Funding Resources, LLC. Global Funding specializes in providing funding primarily to Resort Real Estate projects through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service Fifth Based Employment (EB-5) Foreign Investor Program, a program that allows foreign immigrants to make a $500,000 investment that creates 10 permanent jobs at the point of the investment and then obtain a permanent residency status for themselves and immediate family. Prior to forming Global Funding Resources, LLC in 2011, Steve developed all of the new slope side residences at the Killington Ski Resort in VT.