Rebecca Brown (Co-Chair) is a former director and producer of theatre who currently resides with her family in West Fulton where she teaches yoga and Pilates.


Daniel C. Smith (Treasurer) has over thirty-five years of financial accounting and management experience in the theatrical, entertainment and hospitality industries. He currently serves as Director of Finance at St. Ann’s Warehouse, one of New York’s pre-eminent theaters.  His extensive experience in off-Broadway theater also includes serving as Controller at Signature Theater Company, Director of Finance at the New York Shakespeare Festival (the Public Theater) and as Controller at Playwrights Horizons.

Kirsty Gaukel (Secretary) is a savvy and passionate marketing and communications professional, with more than fifteen years experience specializing in the promotion of the performing arts, Kirsty has been incredibly fortunate to have worked for a myriad theatre companies and festivals including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Trinity Repertory Theater, SITI Company in the U.S., and Tron Theatre, Citizens’ Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. She currently resides in New York City with her husband and two Cavalier King Charles rescue dogs and uses her storytelling prowess to promote a year-round program of theatrical productions at the award-winning off-broadway complex 59E59 Theaters..


Boris McGiver is an American actor who was born and raised in West Fulton, NY. Most recently he has been seen as Tom Hammerschmidt, Editor-in-Chief of The Washington Herald, on NETFLIX’S House of Cards. Besides long-recurring roles on Boardwalk Empire, Person of Interest and David Simon’s The Wire, he has also guest starred on The Blacklist, Allegiance, Flesh and Bone, TURN, John Adams, White Collar, and numerous guest spots on Law and Order. Film credits include: Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Pink Panther, Taking Woodstock, Dark Matter, Fur, Taxi, Connie and Carla, Ironweed, and more.

Ruth Sternberg (Co-Chair) is a theater professional in New York City who has been spending as much time as possible in West Fulton for the last fifteen years.

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Joanne Smith (Deputy Treasurer) is currently Chief Operating Officer of Areté Healthcare Group, LLC, and has more than 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry.  Prior to joining Areté, she spent 15 years with Zurich Insurance Group, in both New York and Zurich.  She has also worked for J.P. Morgan Investment Management and Lehman Brothers Global Asset Management in client-facing roles. Mrs. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.


Jamie Casterlin is a business development officer with National Bank of Coxsackie. Jamie has 15 plus years’ experience in residential and commercial lending throughout Capital Region NY.  Jamie is also a member of various community organizations including President of the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce, the Middleburgh Area Business Association, Middleburgh Rotary, West Fulton Arts and Albany County Rural Housing Association.

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Teresa Norfolk has over 30 years of experience in education. For the last 20 years she has served as the junior and senior high school Art Teacher at Middleburgh Central School and, simultaneously, for10 years, as an adjunct Art History Professor at SUNY Cobleskill.  In addition to working in education, she has milked cows, been a waitress, a bartender, a radio DJ and a television commercial production assistant in Hollywood.

Liz Rosier fell in love with West Fulton 15 years ago when she stopped to visit a friend and has been spending as much time here ever since. Formerly an actor's agent, she now manages a variety of artists, including, actors, directors, writers, puppeteers and directors. She has had the great fortune to have spent the last 23 years with Ruth Sternberg.

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Kat Schaufelberger has been a proud member of the West Fulton community since 2012. She has spent the last 10 years in hospitality. Kat divides her time between West Fulton, Brooklyn, and Austin TX with her husband and their son (dog), Monkeybear Elizabeth.