Board of Directors

LIANNE ROMANS

Chair

Excited to be starting her second year on the Board, this time as Chair, Lianne brings a background in the management and marketing of a variety of trade and consumer events, not-for-profit fund raising projects, and live theatre. Working with theatre producers from New York, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney, and Vancouver she had the opportunity to see STOMP, Tap Dogs, Master Class, and Crazy For You from the other side, the production side, and loved it. “At KCP I am humbled by the dedication and devotion of the many people I work with, they truly are the heart of the organization and I am honoured to be a part of it.”

JULIE UNDERHILL

Vice-Chair

Julie is excited to return to the KCP Board of Directors. During the day, Julie is a Principal with the SCDSB in the secondary panel. This is her 16th season with KCP, starting as a keyboard player in the 2001 production of Nuncrackers. Over the years, she has performed, produced, stage-managed, directed and collaborated with community partners for Kempenfelt Community Players. Theatre education and performance opportunities are important to Julie. She is most proud of being part of the artistic team to produce the first Youth Production, starting what has become an important training ground for Barrie youth.

ANDRÉE DAY

Executive Producer

Andrée is a retired TD Bank IT Senior Business Analyst. She has 3 sons, 6 amazing grand-children, and a beautiful little great grand-daughter. Andrée always had a love of all things theatre; and it was a natural process for her to get involved with KCP when her grand-daughters were cast in KCP shows. She has produced numerous productions over the past 11 seasons and has been on the Board of Directors for the past 6. She thanks KCP for the opportunities given to her and she is delighted to be a member of such a great organization.

MANDY BORTOLUSSI

Secretary

This is Mandy’s second stint as a member of the KCP Board and she is thrilled to become more involved with this dynamic group.  A lifelong lover of musicals, Mandy is hoping to pair her ‘real life’ job skills with the goals of KCP and welcome more patrons, from Barrie and beyond, to the fabulous line-up of shows this season… and all the seasons to come!

LAURIE-ANN STUART

Director for Facilities

Laurie-Ann, known as L.A. to many, has been part of KCP since 2006 and is excited to turn her attention to the behind-the-scenes part of theatre.  She is the owner of a Garden Maintenance company and as a small-business owner hopes to transfer some of those skills to being the Director of Facilities.  L.A. has been joined on stage by her husband Dan, who has also joined the Board of Directors, and their daughter Amethyst, making it quite the family affair.

LORIE HANLEY

Treasurer

Lorie is a founding member of KCP and is excited to be rejoining the Board. By day she is a Business Banker with BMO Bank of Montreal.  In 2004 she helped found the KCP Youth Troupe and she directed their first production Fee Fi Fo Fum, which toured many local schools. The next year Lorie directed The Tales of Andergrimm, which was written specifically for the “character” initiative. Lorie enjoys the stage as well and in 2014 won a Thea for Best Supporting Actress in KCP’s production of Once Upon a Mattress.  Lorie is married to John. They have amazing adult kids who have blessed them with beautiful grandchildren, which she hopes to see on stage one day!

DAN STUART

Director for Sponsorship & Fund Raising

Dan has been on stage with KCP in 3 productions since 2009, where he was joined by his wife Laurie-Ann and daughter Amethyst, in Evita.  He is the Ontario Sales Manager for a Montreal-based tire company and will be using his experience as Director for Sponsorship & Fund Raising to promote KCP to the community and to help raise funds to make our wonder productions even more outstanding.  Watch for some exciting fundraisers and events in the future.

ERIN COON

Director for Programming

Erin’s experience as a member in both the Brampton Music Theatre group as well as KCP has helped and continues to help her grow as a person.  She has performed in various choirs, festivals, competitions, and on multiple stages in her youth and hopes to help encourage others for find their love, passion and confidence in and with themselves through musical theatre.  KCP has been a great family to her and she would like to give back. Erin works in both the travel and automotive industries; she has a song lyric for almost every occasion; and is happy to be supported by her son, her boyfriend and her family in all that she does.

BRYAN JOHNSTONE

Director for Marketing & Communications

Bryan has been a very active member of KCP for the last three years now, starting off by jumping into the musical production of “Rhythm of Life” with his wife Mariah.  Bryan was set designer, again with his wife, for The Wizard of Oz and their children are now fully involved, performing in The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan.  Bryan is a Regional Account manager for Curbex Media and has a strong background in sales and marketing.  Bryan is currently enrolled at Georgian College for business and marketing.

All positions on the Kempenfelt Community Players; Board of Directors are elected into office for a one year term. The voting occurs at the annual meeting which is held in September of each year.