BOARD OF DIRECTORS & BYLAWS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: EMILY ANDERSON
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER: PAUL GREGORY
CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER: MEGHAN MICHELI
MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER: SANDY BEELER
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER: D.J. MCCOY
EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH DIRECTOR: CALEB TAPIA
EXECUTIVE MEMBER: REBECCA VORWALLER
EXECUTIVE MEMBER: RYAN CHRISTENSEN
EXECUTIVE MEMBER: COLIN MCLEAN
Emily has been active in theatre the majority of her life. She graduated from UNR with a BFA in performance theatre. She is a member of Alpha Psi Omega (the National Theatre Fraternity), and received multiple theatre scholarships during her college career. She then traveled to Las Vegas where she worked at the nationally renowned children's theatre company: The Rainbow Company. There, she managed the costume shop & design, taught children how to build set, and was also an acting mentor for The Arts Conservatory. The Rainbow Company won the Children's Theatre Medallion of America and got induced into UNLV's Artistic Hall of Fame during this time. Emily believes in presenting quality theatre that can be original, innovative, and 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.
Paul is a life-long Elkoan who has been involved with 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, and aspiring musician. Paul’s past roles theatre include: Eugene in GLP’s original piece Welcome to Rex's!, Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, Oscar in Odd Couple, several years of both tech and acting in GLP’s annual Poe & Pints, and much more. Paul made his directorial debut with Ghost Light Productions' staged version of The Birdcage in 2017
Meghan 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.
Sandy 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. .
D.J. McCoy moved to Elko from Wyoming at age 14. He was always told that he should be some type of performer, whether it is an actor or a comedian. He made his acting debut with Ghost Light Productions in 2017. He has taken on the rolls of Senator Keeley in GLP’s production of The Birdcage, super cool surfer dude The Great Kanaka in GLP’s production of Psycho Beach Party, The Criminologist in GLP’s Production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Fullbody Cast), and Montresor in The Cask Of Amontillado during Poe & Pints 2017. DJ also participates in comedy in comedy improv.
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. He now owns and runs his own gaming cafe, XP Gaming & Cafe located in Elko, Nevada.
Rebecca 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.
Ryan moved back to Elko late 2015 and it wasn’t until then that he found his love for theatre. After attending GLP’s Poe and Pints and Welcome to Rex’s, Ryan decided that he wanted to give theatre a shot. From then on, he has been very active in GLP and Elko’s theatre scene in general, with roles in: The Birdcage, Psycho Beach Party, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Poe & Pints 2017, Much Ado About Nothing, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and more. Always looking for a new challenge, Ryan is excited to be a part of what GLP does next.
Colin says stuff and does things. As the tallest member of the GLP Board, he has the task of reaching high items and hanging things. Colin is also a great craftsman, and one of Ghost Light's best Prop Masters. When he's not busy being a viking, Colin likes to shake his stuff as Rocky in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and play.....vikings..... in At The Gates of Valhalla.