The Board and Directors
Board of Directors:
|Brian Ardolino, The Board’s President.|
|Brian Ardolino was born in the South Shore of Massachusetts. In 2002, Brian graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA with a degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, he moved to San Diego, CA.
Brian has worked as a Civil Engineer for Pasco Laret Suiter & Associates, formerly Pasco Engineering, since 2002. In this capacity, he has had the opportunity to be part of many projects around San Diego County. Many of his projects have been located right in Encinitas where he has worked alongside citizens, professionals, businesses, and City staff to enhance the character of the community; these projects include the Pacific Station project in downtown Encinitas.
As a part of Classic Youth Theatre, Brian intends to contribute his energy and hard work to building a lasting relationship between the Theatre and the community of Encinitas. Brian will aid the organization in day to day operations and help with the continued development and production of the Theatre. Brian has been volunteering with the Theatre since the fall production of “Hamlet: Prince of Denmark” in 2008.
|Rachel Kupin, The Board’s Treasurer.|
|Rachel Kupin brings multi-faceted skills to Classic Youth Theatre. Born in Anchorage, AK, Rachel has lived all over the Pacific Northwest where she was extremely active in Theater and Dramatic Arts. At age nineteen, Rachel left the USA to travel and settle in Europe, where she subsequently studied Liberal Arts, performed in a number of theatrical productions, worked as Financial and Human Resource Manager, and started a family. Rachel returned to Carlsbad in late 2000, establishing a career as tax professional. After attending graduate school in Tax and Financial Planning at SDSU, Rachel’s entrepreneurial spirit took over and she launched her own tax and small business consulting practice, Easy Life Management. Rachel brings vision, as well as a multitude of diverse business, networking and artistic talents to Classic Youth Theatre. She will head up a team of volunteers who will build a dynamic network to communicate Classic Youth Theatre’s vision and mission to Carlsbad’s businesses, schools, and families in order to encourage collaboration.|
|Sigal Brown, The Board’s Secretary.|
|Sigal Brown was born in Israel in 1967. She got her B.A in general literature and special education from Tel-Aviv University and was certified as an ESL teacher in Beit Berl University. She taught ESL for 4th to 6th graders. She moved to Oceanside, CA in 2002, and has worked in a variety of fields. In 2009 she started her own production company, and organized arts and crafts for fairs. She currently works as a Hebrew teacher in a Jewish high school in San Diego and is serves on the board of Classic Youth Theatre as Secretary.|
|Michelle Bartok, Board Member.|
Residing in Leucadia California
Businesses Innovative BioScience Corp in Carlsbad and
Apotheque Lifestyle Spa in Oceanside CA.
Education – BS degree in Physiological Psychology from University of Calif. at Santa Barbara.
Advisory Boards and Associations – Board for the Dean of the College of Business at Cal State San Marcos. Board member for Classic Youth Theatre. Advisory Board member to Kaplan College. A member of the International Spa and Fitness Assoc. since 1991, Day Spa Association, Society of Cosmetic Chemists, American Chemists Society, the Beauty Industry West, the Fashion Group International and the Women Presidents Organization.
Awards – Entrepreneur of the Year for 2003 by the Beauty Industry West, 25 of 50 top San Diego Entrepreneur Women 2005
Experience – Founded Innovative Body Science in 1986. Company manufactures for spas and resorts private label products for spa treatments, facials and amenities.
Personal Information – Single mom of two daughters, Catherine and Gabrielle ages 16 & 13.
Activities include – racing outrigger canoes, surfing, yoga practitioner, skiing and running. Anything outdoors!
|Loralie McGill, Board Member.
Founder/Artistic Director of Classic Youth Theatre, Inc.
|Currently sitting on the board in an advisory position.|
|Loralie McGill, Founder/Artistic Director.|
|Born in 1963 in Amsterdam, NY, Loralie McGill began her theater career in 1979 as a singer/songwriter/performer. One of her first performances was a lead roll in original play “Carla”, performed for the American College Theatre Festival in Kansas City, KS. Her talents and improvisation skills in stage production were enhanced by other ‘On the Road’ performances as a song writer and singer throughout the USA. She moved to San Diego with an extensive background in the theatre, having participated in a number of productions, both on the road and in theatre. Arriving in San Diego in 1982, she worked with Lorelei’s Singing Telegrams, San Diego, CA, as a Singer, Performer, and Costume Designer. She successfully wrote a video script for Keith Green’s “The Prodigal Son,” 1984, and then moved on to produce fashion shows for Neil West Productions, San Diego, CA and De La Siren Productions San Diego, CA. In 1991 she worked as a professional clown with a children’s entertainment company Nugget’s Window, San Diego, CA. She also served as a director and production manager for Nugget’s Window productions. She has written a succession of stage shows, including, ‘The Boots & Riley TV Show, 1992; several shows for the Del Mar Fair. San Diego, CA, 1993; and a video script hearing impaired children in sign language entitled “All Beyond Castle Dark,” that was registered with Writers Guild of America, west, Inc, 1995. She was also a salaried entertainer at the Del Mar Fair, Carlsbad, CA. The North Coast Repertory Theater offered Loralie a position as their stage manager for “I hate Hamlet” 1994 and costume designer for “Shadowlands,” 1995. I Hate Hamlet and Shadowlands were performed at the North Coast Repertory Theatre, San Diego, CA.
Loralie owned and operated PaperAnimals.com 1997-2005, where she perfected her Paper Mache art and has written a children’s book called “Winkie and The Sunflower”. She founded Classic Youth Theater, Inc in 2005, in Carlsbad California, where she serves as CEO and Production Director. Her first production, ‘A Street Car Named Desire’ was performed in March of 2004. She has produced and directed “Harvey”, “Cyrano de Bergerac”, “Arsenic And Old Lace”, Holiday Variety Shows year one and two, “You Can’t Take It With You”, “Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Blithe Spirit, “The Odd Couple” (the female version), “Barefoot In The Park”, Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”, “The Matchmaker”, “Pygmalion”, “Hamlet”, “Abie’s Irish Rose” and is currently working on “Saint Joan” and has plans to produce “Dracula” and a Holiday Show to finish out 2009.