STAFF

Marco Gomez
Interim Executive Director

Marco Gomez

mg@lastagealliance.com | (213) 614-0556 x 713

Mark Doerr
Technology Programs Manager

Mark Doerr
Mark is an actor, entrepreneur, foodie and golfer. In that order. Mark came to Los Angeles in 1994 when he co-founded the Oasis Theater Company where he worked as an actor, writer, director and producer. He is a member of The Antaeus Company and Theatre Movement Bazaar while working extensively as an actor throughout Los Angeles. Originally from Detroit, Mark is a graduate of The Juilliard School and has studied Shakespeare in Oxford, Chekov in Moscow, and musical theatre in Ann Arbor (#GoBlue). To keep a roof over his head, Mark has worked as a technology consultant to numerous startup businesses for the last two decades. In various roles he has been responsible for designing and creating CRM databases, building out network infrastructure and providing ongoing operational support, among other things. In 1998 he co-founded Marksmen, a private investigations firm, in a bedroom in Pasadena with two friends. With a hand in everything from technology and HR, to operations and sales, Mark helped steer the company to its present position as a worldwide leader in IP investigations, acquisitions, and brand monitoring.

mdoerr@lastagealliance.com | (213) 614-0556 x 716 | twitter

Cj Merriman
Programs Coordinator

Cj Merriman
Cj Merriman graduated from Webster University’s Conservatory for Theatre Arts with a BFA in Acting in 2006 (while also getting a BA in Religious Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences). Shortly after, she moved out to Los Angeles and hit the ground running stage managing, acting and dancing with a few small theatre companies. She has been a member of Sacred Fools since 2008 where she not only performs but began choreographing and eventually producing the hit late night show, Serial Killers. Her absolute favorite time of year is June when the Hollywood Fringe Festival returns where she performs yearly and occasionally directs. Other than running her own assistant business, Cj was honored to be the Associate Artistic Director and lead after-school program teacher for Virginia Avenue Project that offered free acting, playwriting and stage combat classes to underprivileged youth (before it’s closing at the end of 2015). Theatre is Church!

cjmerriman@lastagealliance.com | (213) 614-0556 x 725

Michaela Bulkley
Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Michaela BulkleyMichaela is an activist and artistic leader with a love for theatre administration. She has a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of La Verne and is currently getting her Masters in Leadership and Management in Nonprofit Organization. She was a producer’s assistant at MainStreet Theatre Company, an intern at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, and the founder of Cabaret Student Productions. She has been a designer, actor, stage manager, writer, and director but she loves administration and leadership the most. She has also been a freelance event planner and social media strategist since 2014.G

mbulkley@lastagealliance.com | (213) 614-0556 x 721

BOARD OF GOVERNORS


Nathan Birnbaum (Chair). City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division.
Lano Williams KarolWilliams.
Marco Gomez (Interim Executive Director, ex officio). DOMA Theatre Company.
Genevieve Morrill (Treasurer) President/CEO West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Katy Hilton (Secretary, Center Theatre Group
Brian Felsen. Independent Artist.
Paula Holt. Independent producer.
Brian Kite (Former Chair). UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television.
Tom Ormeny. Victory Theatre Center.
Teri Schwartz. UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television.
Pamela Vanderway. Dialect Coaches Worldwide Inc.
Wayne Watkins.Producing Artistic Director, The Enclave Theatre Company
José Luis Valenzuela, Artistic Director Latino Theater Company at the Los Angeles Theater Center