Board of Directors

Livermore Shakespeare Festival Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors

Elizabeth E. Trutner (Beth)
Chairman of the Board and Personnel Committee
  • 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, Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California (Member of the Probate and Estate Planning Section)
  • Past President, Tri Valley Estate Planning Council

Education:

  • San Francisco Law School, graduated with honors
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Davis
Lisa A. Tromovitch
President/Producing Artistic Director
  • Theater Director, over 25 years professional experience, seven states
  • Over twenty five (25) years management experience professional non-profit
  • Tenured Faculty, Chair, University of the Pacific, Dept. of Theatre Arts
  • President, the international Shakespeare Theatre Association (member 1998 – present)
  • Founder Livemore Shakespeare Festival, co-founder Maine Shakespeare Festival

Education:

  • 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
Patricia Munro
Secretary
  • 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

Education:

  • MA in Jewish Studies from San Francisco State University
  • BS in Communication Studies from Northwestern University
  • Currently a Doctoral Candidate at University of California, Berkeley in Sociology
  • Winner of Berman Dissertation Fellowship for 2011-2012
Sue Schorr, E.A.
Treasurer
  • 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.
Laura Batti
  • Co-Owner/President – Métier Marketing Communications, Inc. (25 years)
  • Graphic Designer for Friends of the Livermore Library
  • Volunteer with Shakespeare’s Associates since 2006

Education:

  • BA in Photo Journalism, California State University, Fresno
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

Education:

  • BA (Honors) English Language and Literature, University of Wales, Swansea, United Kingdom
Ellen Goold
  • Realtor, Keller Williams Tri­-Valley Realty
  • Board Member, Livermore Valley Education Foundation
  • Chairman, LVJUSD Parent Club Information Council since 2009
  • Member, Inner Wheel Club

Education:

  • BA in Business, Texas A&M University
Heidi Kaseff, SPHR, SHRM-CP
  • HR Consultant
  • Member, Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District Personnel Commission

Education:

  • BA Pomona College
  • M.B.A., University of Southern California
Janet Lide
  • Member, Amador Valley Quilters
  • Employer, Oakland Athletics
Deborah Munro
  • Annual Fund Manager, Aurora Theatre Company
  • Ten years experience in non-profit arts management in the Bay Area and Chicago
  • Ten years working with Shakespeare’s Associates in various capacities, including intern, stage manager, assistant director, and associate producer

Education:

  • BA in English Language & Literature, The University of Chicago

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

Education:

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

Shakespeare’s Associates Advisory Board

Jim Ott
  • Faculty, English Department, Las Positas College
  • Past President and CEO, UNCLE Credit Union
  • Adjunct English professor, Las Positas College
  • Past President, Livermore Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Founding member, Las Positas College Foundation
  • Past Board of Trustees, Pleasanton Unified School District
Ken Ross
  • Faculty, Theater Arts Department, Las Positas College
Ken Schretzmann
  • Film Editor, member of American Cinema Editors
  • Illumination Entertainment (Universal Studios): The Lorax
  • Pixar Animation Studios: Toy Story 3, Cars, Monsters Inc.
  • Assistant Editing: Men in Black, Get Shorty, Fried Green Tomatoes
  • 27 years editing experience – features, TV and trailers
  • A.C.E. Eddie Award – Best Edited Animated Feature, Toy Story 3

Education:

  • BA Syracuse University, New York
Lynn Seppala
  • President of Livermore Board, Pacific Chamber Symphony
  • Board Member, Las Positas College Foundation
  • Board Member, Friends of the Vineyards

 

 

Paddy Mulligan, Elissa Beth Stebbins and Jackson Davis in The Merry Wives of Windsor, LSF 2012.
Directed by Virginia Reed.
Costume Designer Shannon Dupont.
Photo by Kenneth Alexander Wedding and Portraits.

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