Our Team

Staff

Norma Alrutz, President, Executive Director
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Kay Burkot, Bookkeeper and Webmaster
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Davida van Mook, Graphic Design and Database Administrator
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Rachel Smith, Production Manager
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Board of Directors

Amber Fantini, Chair
Sally Getty
Susan Huckestein
Loan Hutton
Laura Penrod Kronk
Leah McCord
Kristine McGinley
Kelly Morgano
Kim Murphy
Audra Redick
Jennifer Tepe
Nancy Traina
Kathy Woll

Board of Advisors

Dr. Gillette Elvgren
Tim Hartman
Robert Kaiser
William Roemer
Dr. Mark Stevenson
Cele Fichter-DeSando, Addiction Medicine Services, WPIC-UPMC

Actors

Soloman Campbell

Soloman Campbell

Actor Educator

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About Soloman

Where are you from?
Pittsburgh, PA

What college did you graduate from? Degree?
N/A

What is your favorite place to eat?
Olive Garden

What is your favorite past time?
Vacationing! Any vacation I’ve taken

Do you have siblings? Pets?
2 siblings; 1 kitty named Orbi

What do you like to do with your friends
Create music/Art

Why did you want to work for Saltworks?
The opportunity to meet new artists and impact new audiences

What is your greatest expectation of your time with Saltworks?
My versatility to expand, and some students lives changed by a performance/content

Devin Marshall

Devin Marshall

Actor Educator

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About Devin

Where are you from?
Originally from Harrisburg, now living in Pittsburgh

What college did you graduate from? Degree?
Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Theater

What is your favorite place to eat?
I love Pie for Breakfast!

What is your favorite past time?
My favorite pasttime is watching movies or listening to music.

Do you have siblings? Pets?
I have one younger sister and two yorkies.

What do you like to do with your friends?
I love exploring like going on  hikes or visiting museums.

Why did you want to work for Saltworks?
I want to work for Saltworks because I appreciate the ability to educate students about social issues through theater.

What is your greatest expectation of your time with Saltworks?
I expect Saltworks to help me continue to grow as a performer and as a person.

Elise Brado

Elise Brado

Actor Educator

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About Elise

Where are you from?
Allison Park, PA (north of Pittsburgh)

What college did you graduate from? Degree?
Baldwin Wallace University; B.A. in Theatre

What is your favorite place to eat?
Don’t make me choose! I love all kinds of food and all sorts of different restaurants!

What is your favorite past time?
Reading; I love learning from nonfiction and exploring new worlds in fiction

Do you have siblings? Pets?
One younger sister; two cats and a dog

What do you like to do with your friends?
A group of my friends are teaching me to like video games (Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., etc.). I like to think I’m getting fairly good at them!

Why did you want to work for Saltworks?
Acting is my passion, and I love working with kids – a job where I get to do both is the dream!

What is your greatest expectation of your time with Saltworks?
I want to grow as an actor and as a person, and I want to make a difference in the lives of these kids.

Brandon La

Brandon La

Actor Educator

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About Brandon

Where are you from?
Rochester, NY

What college did you graduate from? Degree?
University of Pittsburgh: B.S. Computer Science

What is your favorite place to eat?
Pamela’s Diner

What is your favorite past time?
Cooking: new recipes & old

Do you have siblings? Pets?
2 younger brothers: Connor & Dylan
2 dogs: Boobro & Dino

What do you like to do with your friends?
Exploring the city

Why did you want to work for Saltworks?
To inspire others with a company that has a strong & defined mission/goal

What is your greatest expectation of your time with Saltworks?
I hope to make lasting relationships with the cast, company, and students we perform for.

Kalee George

Kalee George

Actor Educator

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About Kalee

Where are you from?
Baldwin

What college did you graduate from? Degree?
Niagara University; Theater Performance, minors Theater Design/Tech and English

What is your favorite place to eat?
Rowdy BBQ or Burgatory

What is your favorite past time?
Playing music either on my trumpet, guitar, or singing

Do you have siblings? Pets?
1 brother, 2 fuzzy white cats

What do you like to do with your friends?
Play board games and eat pizza

Why did you want to work for Saltworks?
I believe theater is a great way to inspire, entertain, and educate, and Saltworks knows how to do that well!!

What is your greatest expectation of your time with Saltworks?
Making a difference in the community