Board of Directors

Livermore Shakespeare Festival Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors

Laura Batti

Chairman of the Board and Personnel Committee

  • Co-Owner/President – Métier Marketing Communications, Inc. (25 years)
  • Volunteer with Shakespeare’s Associates since 2006


  • BA in Photo Journalism, California State University, Fresno
Janet Lide


  • Member, Amador Valley Quilters
  • Employer, Oakland Athletics
  • Education: RN from Vermont College
  • Volunteer opportunities through church
  • Avid pickleball player
Louise Gill
  • Independent College Admissions Advisor (retired)
  • External Freshman Admissions Reader, University of California, Berkeley
  • Member, three private Bay Area college scholarship foundations
  • Served 6 years, School Governor and President of PTA
  • Professional background in Executive Search, University Administration and Publishing


  • BA (Honors) English Language and Literature, University of Wales, Swansea, United Kingdom
Robert Gundrey
  • Vice President, Hospitality Sales & Operations, Wente Vineyards
Alexis Miller
  • Attorney in the firm Trutner Law Offices
  • Member, Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member, East Bay Trust and Estates Lawyers
  • Previous nonprofit development experience at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Harlem RBI, a youth development organization
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Regent Apparel


  • JD, cum laude, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • BA in Political Science and Economics, University of California at Davis
Elizabeth E. Trutner (Beth)
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law
  • Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 1995
  • Principal in the firm Trutner Law Offices
  • Member, Eastern Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member, East Bay Trust and Estates Lawyers
  • Member, State Bar of California (Member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section)
  • Past President, Tri Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Past President, Mario Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation


  • San Francisco Law School, graduated with honors
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Davis


Lisa A. Tromovitch

President/Producing Artistic Director

  • Theater Director and Producer
  • Tenured Faculty, past Chair, University of the Pacific, Department of Theatre Arts
  • Past President, the international Shakespeare Theatre Association (member 1998 – present)
  • Founder Livermore Shakespeare Festival, co-founder Maine Shakespeare Festival


  • MFA in Directing, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU
  • BA, Magna cum laude, Dartmouth College, Phi Beta Kappa

Volunteer experience includes:

  • Executive Committee of Board of Directors, Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Founding Chair, Bangor Region Arts Council
  • Selection Committee, Playwrights Foundation, Bay Area Playwrights Festival
  • Board of Directors, Dartmouth Club of Greater San Francisco
  • University service includes Pacific Humanities Scholars Task Force and Writing in the Disciplines Board
Sue Schorr, E.A.


  • Founder and Owner of Accounting Solutions (17 years)
  • Licensed to practice taxation & taxpayer representation by the IRS
  • Expertise in Non Profit, Corporate, and Individual Accounting and Taxation
  • Member National Association of Enrolled Agents
  • Member California Association of Enrolled Agents
  • Member East Bay Association of Enrolled Agents
  • Supports excellence in Livermore schools as well as volunteers her time to support community events.
Ellen Goold
  • Realtor, Legacy Real Estate & Associates
  • 14 years experience in Business Development & Business Analysis in the high-tech industry


  • BBA, Texas A&M University

Volunteer Experience:

  • Chairperson, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Superintendent’s Parent Club Information Council
  • Secretary, Livermore Valley Education Foundation
  • PTA Past President, Mendenhall Middle School
  • Past President, Livermore Playschool Inc.
  • Member, Women’s Council of Realtors, Inner Wheel Club & Real Estate Alliance of Livermore
Heidi Kaseff, SPHR, SHRM-CP
  • HR Consultant
  • Member, Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District Personnel Commission


  • BA Pomona College
  • M.B.A., University of Southern California
Patricia Munro

Writing and Research:

  • Coming of Age in Jewish America: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Reinterpreted, RUP, 2016
  • Ongoing research into 21st century American religion


  • PhD in Sociology, University of California – Berkeley
  • MA in Jewish Studies from San Francisco State University
  • BS in Communication Studies from Northwestern University

Volunteer Experience:

  • Served on Leadership Committee of Union of Reform Judaism Lay Board in Northern California
  • Served as President, Membership and Education Chair at Congregation Beth Emek
  • Hebrew and Judaic Studies Teacher
  • Volunteer with Shakespeare’s Associates since 2002

Administrative Staff

Katie Marcel

Managing Director

  • Assistant Director, Livermore Downtown, Inc. (6 years)
  • City of Livermore Commission for the Arts
  • Actor, Musical Theater Performer, various venues in NYC, 1997-2002
  • Associate Talent Manager, Vanguard Management NYC, 2000-2002


  • BA in Theatre Arts, Santa Clara University
  • Musical Theater Workshop, CAP 21, Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, 1996

PHOTO BY Gregg Le Blanc,
Ryan Tasker, Justin Genna, Jennifer Le Blanc & Mary Ann Rodgers in Cyrano de Bergerac, 2017.
Directed and Adapted by Lisa A. Tromovitch.
Costumes by Barbara Murray.