Meet the Board
Robbie Soto: President
Community Theatre Program Manager
Robbie Soto has been involved in the theater community in Washington County for over 15 years. After attending college at Full Sail University for film, he made the switch from stage to screen. Robbie was a partner in a successful media company where he was a writer, film director, podcast host, production manager and wore many other hats. Robbie made the return to theater in 2014 when his late uncle (Ralph Mauriello) was in need of some actors for a show he was directing and has loved every minute of it. He joined the board of ACT in 2015 and currently serves as president and Program Manager for our Community Theatre!
Michelle Steshoski: Vice President
ACTjr & Performing Arts Academy Program Manager
Michelle Steshoski currently serves as the Vice President on Authentic Community Theater’s Board of Directors and ACTjr Program Manager. Michelle graduated from Shenandoah University with a BFA in Theatre for Youth. After taking a few years off to start a family, she went back for her Masters Degree in Elementary Education. During that time, she directed and produced shows at a local high school and elementary school. Michelle currently works as a teacher with Berkeley County Schools in WV. Since joining ACT, Michelle has helped produce several ACTjr. shows as well as run and teach classes in the ACTjr program.
Britney Soto: Treasurer
Marketing & Art in the Woods Program Manager
Britney Soto has performed in local community shows such as Oklahoma, Oliver, and Our Town and has helped costume and make-up everything from Variety Shows to ACTs showing of Lion King Jr, Wizard of Oz, and Aladdin Jr! She loves to work with creative and visual arts and manages the marketing for ACT. She is currently an Insurance Agent for State Farm and also serves as the office administrator for Authentic Community Theatre. She has been a member of the ACT Board of Directors since 2016.
Tiffany Vinson: Secretary
Fundraising & Teen Community Theatre Program Manager
Tiffany Vinson was born and raised in the Hagerstown area. She has a very diverse background in employment opportunities; such as customer service, behavioral consultant, management and sales to name a few. She graduated from HCC with an Associates degree in Psychology and is continuing her education to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis of Applied Behavioral Analysis. Tiffany continues to produce and stage manage in ACT’s Community Theatre program. She also enjoys being a part of the Board of Directors.
Kristen Davis has been dancing for 20 years and fell in love with theatre while studying at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. She then graduated from Hagerstown Community College with a degree in Paralegal Studies while remaining active in the theatre and dance departments. Kristen has been sharing her love of theatre and dance with children for 8 years at Ballet and All That Jazz and now Authentic Community Theatre. She is a teacher and choreographer for the ACT Jr. program, and continues to learn and grow as a performer in ACT’s Community Theatre productions. She was also Miss Washington County 2017, and used her year of service to spread the importance of arts education in our community.
Show & Event Coordinator
Kim Brown is excited to be a part of the ACT team! She is a mother of a daughter who has been involved with ACT for 5 years, including voice class, musical theater, dance class, SIFTA , ACTjr productions and ACTs Community productions. She currently lives in Williamsport, and has been an Early Childhood Teacher for Head Start of Washington County for over 16 years. She loves to work with children and uses her creativity to coordinate events and shows for both production groups. Kim has been a part of the board of directors since 2018.
Show & Event Coordinator
Diane Graham became involved with ACT through her daughter, Madison who performed in the first Community Theatre show, Wizard of Oz, in 2017. Diane has worked to develop the front of house for the Community Theatre shows and enjoys helping plan events. Diane has worked as a Information Technology Specialist for Head Start of Washington County for 16 years. She enjoys volunteering in her community and being a part of such a wonderful organization as a director for the Authentic Community Theatre Board.
Technical Director & Website Development
Ryan Edwards has been working with ACT since 2013, when he was invited to run sound for the Storytelling program in the summers. Since then, he has graduated from UMBC with a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Technology and returned to Hagerstown and to ACT to run sound for their community theater productions! From Wizard of Oz to Hairspray to Grease, Ryan is learning to love everything Theater, and is excited to be joining the Board of Directors in 2018. When not attending rehearsals or shows, Ryan works as a Learning Technology Technician at HCC.