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Executive Director, Emily Anderson
Emily Anderson, has been interested in the theatre from a young age. She continues to act, direct and write for her passion. She graduated from UNR with a BFA in performance theatre. While in Reno, Emily worked her way through college in the costume shop. She was inducted as an Officer into Alpha Psi Omega (the National Theatre Franternity), and received multiple theatre scholarships during this time. She believes that in order to be good theatre artist, one must have an understanding and respect for both the acting and technical side of theatre. Ghost Light Productions was founded on this belief. After Reno, Emily traveled to Las Vegas where she worked for the nation’s most recognized children’s theatre group: The Rainbow Company for 4 years. While there, Emily taught acting classes, taught children how to sew and construct set, and taught the basic principles and understandings of the theatre. She won the Children’s Theatre Medallion of America and was inducted into the UNLV Artistic Hall of Fame during this time. (The Rainbow Company) Emily believes in presenting quality theatre that can be both original, innovative, and can provide a home for the people or children who seemingly may have nowhere else to fit in. She is excited to watch the company grow.
Chief Operating Officer, Paul Gregory
Paul Gregory is a lifelong Elkoan who has been involved with the theatre since high school. He has a large understanding of local needs and expectations. He has been active with Ghost Light Productions since its inception. He is also a freelance photographer, videographer, and musician. Past roles in community theatre include: Eugene in Welcome to Rex's!, the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, a superhero in Superhero Support Group, the angel in The Angel Intrudes and The 12-Pound Look. Paul made his directorial debut with Ghost Light Productions' staged version of The Birdcage in 2017.
Chief Financial Officer, Brant Ivey
Brant Ivey works for a local mining company but has always had an interest in the arts. He has always been interested in movies, television shows, and books. They allow him to deeply analyze the author and screenwriter’s decisions. Along with this, he loves a good story and gets very caught up in the character development involved in writing both prose and screenplays. This interest in the arts has led him to a recent interest in theatre. His recent acting credits include Adam in The Shape of Things, Egaeus in Berenice, and Roy in The Odd Couple. He made is directorial debut with Ghost Light Productions with Psycho Beach Party. He feels incredibly lucky to be involved in a theatre group that has so much talent and passion.
Media and Communications Officer, Sandy Beeler
Sandy Beeler is a local on air personality by day and a cape crusader by night. When she’s not pretending to fight crime, she loves being involved with anything theatre. She has been active in local Elko theatre since 2012. Some of her favorite roles include Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors and Vickie from Welcome to Rex's! She made her directorial debut in the Ghost Light Festival of One Acts earlier this year. She looks forward to continue her involvement with community theatre and night time crime fighting.
Executive Officer, Rebecca Brown
Rebecca Brown grew up in Tooele, Utah and has been living in Elko for the past 20 years. Rebecca is a skilled artist on a variety of mediums and has recently found another artistic home in the theatre. Her recent show credits include Poe & Pints, and Bard in the Yard III. She also as a large technical support for many of GLP's productions and events. She coordinates Front of House Management for productions and serves as technical support for classes and events. She is dedicated and passionate about expanding Elko’s artistic community. While she is not busy as a board member for Ghost Light, she is a mother to three fantastically funny and creative children.
Chief Business Officer, Meghan Hendrickson
Meghan Hendrickson made her debut to Ghost Light Productions in Welcome to Rex’s! as Madame Claudette. The homegrown Texas native has been on a stage since the tender age of 6, playing in various roles from a British, Tea-Drinking Dragon to a mother during the Spanish Inquisition. Some favored local roles the actress has undertaken: Helena from A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Bard in the Yard II, Edith from Pirates of Penzance, and the Narrator from The 12-Pound Look. When she’s not playing on a stage or appreciating the arts in her local community, she can be found imbibing in copious amounts of coffee while reading books she never got around to while attending school at Texas Tech University.
Executive Officer, Virginia McElroy
Virginia has been active in Elko theatre since 2012. She has always had a fondness for the theatre and is happy that she is able to express her passion once again. Some of Virginia's recent roles have included Sophia in Welcome to Rex's!, The Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland, and Annelle in Steel Magnolias. She made her directing debut this year in Ghost Light Productions' One Act Festival with The 12-Pound Look. She also serves as committee head for many of our fund-raising events like our Oddity Art Auction and Murder Mystery Dinners. Virginia is excited to be a part of Elko's expanding artistic community.
Educational Outreach Director, Caleb Tapia
Caleb, originally from Southern California, moved to Elko in his teenage years. He graduated from Spring Creek High School in 2009. That's where his love for theater sparked. His first performance on stage was in 2008 and he has been actively involved in productions here in town on stage and off. He's worked with different companies in town to produce quality performances from works of Edgar Allen Poe to Shakespeare. His past experience working with children at The Boys & Girls Club, and during GLP's Summer Theatre Camps has really sparked his interest in children's theatre and education. He now facilitates Ghost Light Productions' Children's Theatre Program by networking with local schools, The City of Elko, and local kids groups that request classes, information, and performances.