OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Debbie Briggs, a member of the Shadowland Board since 1997, has lived in the Ellenville community for over 20 years. She is Vice President of Ellenville Regional Hospital and Executive Director of the Ellenville Regional Hospital Foundation. Other community activities include the New York State Special Olympics, the Ellenville 4th of July Committee and the Ellenville Noonday Club. Although not an actor, the Shadowland Stages is her passion!
Pam Buchwalter (Treasurer)
William H. Collier, III (President)
Bill Collier (Board President) was born in Danbury, Connecticut and was admitted to the New York and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York bar in 1979. Mr. Collier attended Hamilton College (B.A., 1975) and the Albany Law School of Union University (J.D., 1978). He was an Assistant District Attorney, Ulster County, from 1979 through 1984; Village of Ellenville Attorney from 1983 through 1985; an Assistant Public Defender, Ulster County, NY, since 1986, and Town of Wawarsing Attorney since 2002. Bill Collier is a member of the Ulster County Bar Association (President, 1990-1991), the New York State Bar Association; the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Shelley Collier, one of the individuals who embraced the idea of nurturing the existence of Shadowland since its very inception, formally joined the board of directors in 2001. Shelley balances work at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown with time spent golfing, skiing and spending time with her grandchildren
John Eckert has proudly been a member of the Shadowland board since 1997 and has been in professional and academic theater for over thirty years. A 1975 graduate of Ellenville, he credits the late Dennis Warner for his love of theater. John attended SUNY Brockport then went on to work in several regional theaters such as Trinity Rep in Providence RI and Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, NY. Mr. Eckert has been Technical director at Michigan State University in East Lansing and was an adjunct facility member for Lansing Community College in stage and lighting design. Coming to PRG/Scenic Technologies based in New Windsor, NY in the mid 90’s, he worked on many Broadway shows such as SPIDER-MAN, Turn off the Dark, FOLLIES, LION KING, RAGTIME, SHOWBOAT, AND WICKED. John is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Employees (IATSE), United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT) and is an Entertainment Technician Certification Program certified theatrical rigger.
JB Gillette of Ellenville is the President of Gillette Creamery and their family business was named Ulster Counties 2010 Entrepreneurs of the Year. Gillette has 30 years of business experience and currently serves on the Ellenville Regional Hospital Board of Directors, the Nestle National Distributor Council, was past president of the Shawangunk Country Club and has volunteered with many organizations throughout the area.
Jim McIntyre (Vice President)
Jim McIntyre has served on the Shadowland Board since 1988 and is the current First Vice-President. Originally asked to join the Board by Ron Marquette, Jim has held a variety of positions and has led numerous initiatives for the theater. Most recently, he has overseen the renovation projects Shadowland Stages has undertaken and has chaired the Capital Campaign Committee with Bob Osgood. A retired schoolteacher, Jim lives in Summitville with his wife of 34 years, Vicki.
Denise Moore (Secretary)
Denise Moore has been a member of the Shadowland Board for more than twenty years. Currently the Ellenville High School Librarian, Moore received her MA from SUNY New Patlz in 1987 and her MLS from SUNY Albany in 1994. A long time patron of the arts, Moore studied acting under director Brendan Burke and appeared in several productions at the Shadowland.
Robert M. Osgood is a retired partner of the international law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, having worked for 42 years out of the firm’s New York and London offices. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a director of Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble in New York.
Carl Rosenstock was born in Ellenville. He is retired secretary-treasurer of General Sportwear, a manufacturer of children’s jeanswear. Carl served on the Ellenville National Bank and Provident Bank boards of directors. He is currently serving on the Village of Ellenville Planning Board and Revolving Loan Committee. Additionally, he is serving on the Ellenville Regional Hospital foundation board.
John Simon is a self-described “compulsory musician”. Having produced recordings for major artists of the 1970s (The Band, Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin et al), he now relishes his Thursday night gigs with his jazz trio 3 doors east of the Shadowland. Along with his wife, actress C.C. Loveheart, who has appeared in several Shadowland productions, John is the co-author of “Jackass Flats” which had its premiere at Shadowland in 2011.
Charles Van Nostrand
Andy Walter studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. He was the President and one of the original Cooperative Artists group that bought and opened the Shadowland as a professional theater in 1985. Andy has served on the board of Shadowland since 2007 and is currently the administrator and instructor of the Shadowland Academy.