OUR FOUNDING BOARD
Audrey Rinkoski, President
Audrey has 25 years of theatre experience in four states as an actress, vocal director, and choreographer, including nearly 20 local area productions at both the community and educational level since moving to Rochester in 2008. Audrey is an alumnus of the Drake University theatre program and currently works in education at Rochester Public Schools. We don't have the test results back, but we think Audrey is actually a direct descendant of Calliope.
Denise Ruemping, Vice President
Denise is a long-time actor, director, playwright, designer, and theatre educator in the greater Rochester area. She has been involved with multiple theatres, including the Rochester Civic Theatre, the Rochester Repertory Theatre, and the Mantorville Theatre Company. Currently, she is a graduate student, drama coach at Byron High School, and a self-published author. She wrote Calliope's 5th grade book report on The Iliad.
Nick Rudlong, Treasurer
Nick has dozens of acting credits to his name, spread across several local companies, and is making his directing debut this fall. He brings offstage retail management experience and entrepreneurial spirit to our board and to the treasurer position. Never particularly impressed by such pragmatic qualities, Calliope prefers to call Nick the Lord of Puns.
Melissa Adams-Goihl, Secretary
Melissa has been a singer, song-writer, actor, and performer in Rochester since 1999. She has performed with no less than seven local theatre companies and in her professional life as a realtor, is a sponsor of local theatre as well! She has produced an album, "Swisty Speaks" of her own piano/vocal music, and performs with Uptown Jazz and Noto-Chords. Calliope occasionally insists that Melissa sing back the minutes at board meetings.
Dylon brings many years of theatre performance and production experience to the founding board. He has taught and directed theatre at the middle and high school levels and has recently begun directing and producing community theatre. He is also currently serving on the board for Z-Theatre of Zumbrota and works for Mayo Clinic's Provider Relations department. He also recently got a side gig tuning and polishing lyres in the Muse community.