Rick Fosbrink, Executive Director
M.F.A., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
B.M.Ed, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
Fosbrink began his performing arts and teaching career nearly fifteen years ago in Pittsburgh, PA, upon graduating from Seton Hill University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. He has served as both a high school music and theatre teacher and Chair of the Performing Arts Department at Central Catholic High School (Pittsburgh, PA). While at Central Catholic he was a driving force behind the $1.2 million restoration of The McGonigle Theatre, supervising the design and installation of the theatrical equipment and the restoration of the historic auditorium.
In a teaching and arts administration career spanning a decade, Fosbrink has produced and directed nearly twenty musical theatre productions garnering a dozen esteemed Gene Kelly Award nominations from the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. He is the Founder and former Executive Director of the South Hills Theatre Group, which Pittsburgh native and Tony-Award winning composer Stephen Flaherty served as Honorary Chairman of the Board. Fosbrink has previously served as the Company Manager for the Adirondack Theatre Festival (NY) and the Managing Director of the Hilberry and Bonstelle Theatres in Detroit. He also holds an M.F.A. in Arts Administration from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
Seymour has worked in a variety of archive and library institutions. He has worked as a fundraiser, project archivist, and transfer engineer at the Creative Audio Archive with a collection of live experimental and improvised jazz music recorded in Chicago. Additionally Seymour has worked in a photo archive where he assisted in the publication of two books and as a technology librarian at Morton College where he taught Cicero community senior citizens how to use computers, amongst other duties. Outside of his professional life Seymour volunteers at a community radio station for several years as a DJ and assistant music director where he has worked on building the stations music library and improving the usability of their electronic database.
M.A. candidate Linguisitcs, Birmingham City University & Post Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing, Stanford University
B.A. English & Comparative Literature, University of London
With a professional background in Market Research & Analysis, Ms. Olteanu has served as Director of Development at the Western PA Humane Society, Development Manager at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Facilitator for Quality Improvement and Access Services Manager at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Catherine also has a background in studio and commercial art, which she often uses in museum and arts education activities in addition to creative work. She has served on development committees and boards with several nonprofits, is a contributing author for professional journals and publications, and is active in the local arts community.
Holly Berecz, Managing Editor, Marquee
B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Berecz has been a freelance editor, contributing writer, and publicist for the past decade, following a successful career in public relations. She graduated from Penn State in 1997 with a major in Communications and a minor in American History. Following, she worked as a Public Relations Assistant for the Insurance Information Institute in both Washington, DC. and Los Angeles, CA. She then worked as Public Relations and Advertising Coordinator for the luxury Italian kitchen brand Snaidero. This experience was the cornerstone of a ten-year career in the kitchen and bath industry, which included the execution of successful promotional campaigns and projects for companies including SieMatic, Blanco America, Avonite Surfaces, The National Kitchen & Bath Association, Bath & Kitchen Buying Group, RSI Home Products, Eos Surfaces, International Surface Fabricators Association, and numerous kitchen and bath showrooms and interior designers across the U.S.
Today, in addition to serving as Managing Editor of Marquee™, Berecz contributes to a variety of print publications and online outlets including Kitchen + Bath Business Magazine and both WoodIQ.com and CountertopIQ.com building and construction trade websites. She authors a monthly “High Tech Home” column for Twin Cities Spaces magazine and blogs for a major natural stone wholesaler headquartered in Boston. Additionally, she serves as an account executive for Duehr & Associates, LLC, based in Carlsbad, CA.