BRUNSWICK LITTLE THEATRE
Board of Directors Bios
DEBBIE WOOD – President – Debbie Wood recently retired from a highly successful career as General Manager of Marketing and Industry Research for Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. where she was responsible for many areas including marketing, advertising, corporate events, creative services, print and multi-media design. She also serves on the J. Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, on the Dosher Foundation Board and is an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport. Debbie and her husband Kent are active in the community and have been long time patrons of Brunswick Little Theatre. She looks forward to serving behind the scenes and bringing her multi-faceted business, creative and marketing acumen to BLT.
KATHY CAGNEY ROSSI – Past President – A proud member of the Screen Actors Guild since 1990, Kathy has appeared in numerous films, countless commercials and over 75 theatre productions in New York, Denver, Chicago, NJ and NC. Kathy was the on-air host of the syndicated TV show Health & Home Report in NYC for 5 years. She was awarded Best Actor at the Tri-Media Film Festival in 2011 in Ft. Collins, CO. She has appeared here at BLT in Funny Little Thing Called Love, Moonlight and Magnolias and Love, Loss and What I Wore. She also had lead roles in The Cemetery Club and Azalea Festival Queen at Theatre Now in Wilmington. As an entrepreneur, Kathy has owned and operated a successful retail store and on-line cupcake business. (And, yes, she is related to the late, great James Cagney!)
DEBBIE SKILLMAN – Secretary
Deborah Skillman holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music and worked as a public school music educator for thirty years. She serves as the organist and choir master at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Southport. She has worked both behind the stage and on the stage at BLT for a number of years. She founded BLT’s youth division the Stagestruck Players and began the MTA program with Bev Veenker, an intensive yearlong musical theater class for youth.
KEN GREENMAN has enjoyed his involvement with community theatre for 40 years as a director, actor, board member, and high school theatre teacher. He recently moved from New York State to Southport and is pleased to have made this connection with Brunswick Little Theatre.
EBEN FRENCH MASTIN / SAG/AFTRA –
Well over fifty years of entertainment experience from performer to corporate, and back. As a professional singer/musician, Eben has performed with Jerry Lee Lewis, Spiral Starecase, The Marvells and other name artists. As a professional actor, Eben is a veteran of stage, screen, commercials and voiceovers. He’s received numerous nominations for best “lead” or “supporting” actor from the Star News Media Theatre Awards; most recently for his role as the “Hermit of Fort Fisher”. “Show Biz is my life!”
ELIZABETH MICHAELS recently moved here from Philadelphia. She is an actress that has performed all over the East Coast. She is an historical interpreter and a member of SAG/AFTRA. She taught voice-over and on-camera acting classes at the Actors Center in Philly. She is a narrator for books-on-tape with Audible.com Elizabeth has worked on several outreach projects – Plays for Living (dealing with Aids), BookPals (reading project), and Life Lessons for High Risk Young Adults. She was a facilitator for Build-a-Bridge International, A.S.A.P. and Pepsico School Assembly Programs. She lives in Leland with her husband Jim McAvinue and 2 crazy dogs. She is honored to be on the board of the Brunswick Little Theatre.