Our Team

  • Vernon C. Grigg, III

    President & CEO

  • Phil Worcester

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Ken Leist

    Vice President for Cast Programs

  • Jennifer Thompson

    Senior Vice President for Advancement

  • Kim Saxe

    Director of Design and Innovation

  • Stephanie Villegas

    Director of Finance

  • Rob Prytherch

    Technical Director

  • Armando Gonzalez

    Admissions and Sales Manager, Mexico

  • Humberto Hernandez

    Tour Manager, North America

  • Alyssa Magalong

    Admissions Advisor

  • Alicen Schade

    Special Assistant, Special Projects

  • Michael Roudebush

    Special Assistant, Special Projects

  • Elaine Crepeau, MSLIS

    Archivist

  • Sabine Mikulas

    Admissions Counselor

  • Shawna Beaugard

    Enrollment Assistant

Vernon C. Grigg, III

President & CEO

Phil Worcester

Chief Operating Officer

Ken Leist

Vice President for Cast Programs

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Education BSBA in Management Information Systems from The University of Tulsa. Student of the world through travel. Jobs you’ve held? Event Coordinator; Development Coordinator; Dance Captain; Production Manager; Cruise ship and regional theater performer; Company Manager for US National Tours; Choreographer and Associate Producer Dream job Amusement park roller coaster consultant and ride evaluator. If we went to happy hour, what would you order? Probably a glass of wine. An Old Fashioned if I’m feeling sassy; Dirty Martini if it’s a swanky place or a Blue Moon if it’s not. What are some causes you care about? Humanity and equality; Homelessness; Healthy Aging My most favorite place I’ve ever traveled to is Bora Bora, Tahiti

Jennifer Thompson

Senior Vice President for Advancement

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Education

Only a undergrad degree but worked in a professional school of international affairs for 22 years so I feel that through osmosis – I have an MA in International Affairs

Jobs you’ve held?

UWP, UWP, UWP! Flight attendant for TWA; bartender, Associate Dean of External Relations for the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at DU for 22 years

Most interesting job you’ve held?

Associate Dean at Denver University

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?

I took piano lessons for almost 10 years.

What are some causes you care about?

Women’s rights, the environment, & politics

My most favorite place I’ve ever traveled to is

Italy or San Carlos, Mexico

Kim Saxe

Director of Design and Innovation

Stephanie Villegas

Director of Finance

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Education

Associates Degree Accounting and Business Technologies from Front Range Community College

Jobs you’ve held?

Hamburger flipper, Waitress, Certified Nurse’s Assistant, Public Transportation Dispatcher, Bus Driver, Bookkeeper, Office Manager, Accounting Assistant, Accounting Manager

Most interesting job you’ve held?

Public and Ski Bus Driver

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?

I can ride a motorcycle.

Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?

A nurse

The best piece of advice I've ever been given is

Life is too short not to have fun.

Rob Prytherch

Technical Director

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Education BFA Technical Theatre - Design Jobs you’ve held? So, so many… but they include: Waiter; Help Desk for credit card machines; Props Artisan; Sales for a mail-order greenhouse; Camera Operator for live TV newscast; Financial Aid Advisor; Manager of Visual Merchandising at J.Crew; Warehouse & Delivery Manager; Lighting Technician; Birthday Clown Dream job Donut Shop Owner Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about? I can still play the scale on the Baritone Horn (Euphonium). If we went to happy hour, what would you order? “Ein Weizenbier, bitte.” The best piece of advice I've ever been given is Love without Depending; Listen without Defending; and Speak without Offending.

Armando Gonzalez

Admissions and Sales Manager, Mexico

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Education

Bachelor Degree in Sciences of Communication.

Jobs you’ve held?

Counsellor at an urban camp for YMCA Madrid in Spain. Project coordinator at Telcel's Instant messaging department (cellphone company in MX). PR for Up with People. Tour & Sales Manager for Viva la Gente. Director for Public Relations for The Children’s Foundation. Sales & Admissions Manager for Viva la Gente (current)

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?

I can speak with a very credible Spanish (from Spain) accent… Spaniards don’t notice I’m Mexican if I speak to them with their accent!

Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?

I wanted to be a lawyer like my mom.

What are some causes you care about?

LGBT+ rights and women rights.

My most favorite place I’ve ever traveled to is

Belgium & Italy

Humberto Hernandez

Tour Manager, North America

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Education Bachelor in Communication Sciences Applied to Business Jobs you've held? 2011 - 2012 Promotion Rep (UWP), 2013 - 2014, Digital Media Monitoring Intern at (Pemex Petroleum), 2015 - 2019 Vice Director of Public Relations with Media (Superior Court of Justice, Mexico City) Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about? My godfather owns a driving school for policeman, security guards and special groups so I have some sort of training on that, not a full Fast and Furious driver but not the average Mr. Bean. My most favorite place I’ve ever traveled to is Brugge, Belgium

Alyssa Magalong

Admissions Advisor

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Education Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts with a Strategic Communication emphasis and minors in Business Administration & Sociology from Western State Colorado University (WSCU) in Gunnison, CO Jobs you've held? Public Relations & Marketing Specialist; WSCU Campus Visit Coordinator & Marketing Associate; Social Media & Marketing Specialist; Retail Sales Associate; Youth Volleyball Coach; Commercial/Print/Runway Model Most interesting job you've held? In 2013, I represented the state of Colorado at the national pageant in Anaheim, CA, where I won the title of “Miss National Teen US 2013-14”. Throughout my year as a titleholder, I volunteered with various nonprofits in the state/country and conducted presentations to educate/advocate for involvement in donating hair for women undergoing cancer treatment. Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about? I am an avid volleyball player (former DII athlete); I play the violin; I’ve won over 50 stuffed animals in animal crane machines (primarily in Walmart’s), which were donated to a daycare center in Orlando. If I were a superhero, my superpower would be to time travel.

Alicen Schade

Special Assistant, Special Projects

Michael Roudebush

Special Assistant, Special Projects

Elaine Crepeau, MSLIS

Archivist

Sabine Mikulas

Admissions Counselor

Shawna Beaugard

Enrollment Assistant