Meet the Board
Robbie Soto, President
Community Theatre Program Manager
Robbie Soto has been involved in the theater community in Washington County for over a decade. After attending college at Full Sail University for film, he made the switch from stage to screen. Robbie wrote and directed his first film REMINISCE which is now set for national and international distribution. Robbie made the return to theater 2 years ago 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 the Program Manager for our Community Theatre!
Michelle Steshoski Vice President
ACTjr Program Manager
Michelle Steshoski is excited to be joining Authentic Community Theater as our ACTjr Program Manager and ACTing Instructor! Michelle has been acting, singing and dancing since she was 10 years old. Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater for Youth from Shenandoah University Conservatory. After graduating college she went on to direct the fall plays and direct and choreograph the spring musicals at South Carroll High School. Michelle took a small break from theater to get married and started a family. Since her children are a little older, she is excited to get back into the theater world of teaching, directing and performing! For the past 3 years, Michelle has directed summer theater camps at a private school in Frederick, MD. Michelle also has her Master of Arts in Teaching from Liberty University and is currently a public school teacher for Berkeley County Public Schools.
Janet Brooks Hughes, Treasurer
Art in the Woods Program Manager
Janet Brooks Hughes graduated from Shenandoah University and also holds an MBA from Frostburg University. Janet spent thirteen years with Hewlett-Packard, working in finance and marketing. Since 2005, Janet has designed and created hundreds of costumes for the theatrical productions of Authentic Community Theatre, with an attention to detail that reflects the culture here at ACT. Though many demands are put upon her, Janet always ensures that every pirate hat and every pair of wings fits every one of our students just right. She joined the ACT Board in 2008.
Britney Soto, Secretary
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 2017 showing of Lion King Jr! She loves to work with creative arts and advertising for ACT and is currently an Operations Manager for Michaels art stores as well as a Certified Art Instructor through Grumbacher Arts. Britney is also serving as the office administrator for ACT and has been a member of the ACT Board of Directors since 2016 as the Secretary
Tiffany Vinson Director
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 has also enjoyed working in the film industry for many years. Tiffany was introduced to the film industry by working with Rags 2 Riches Productions on the film Greencastle. She then came on board with Dark Ronin Media Group to participate in producing the films Reminisce, November Lies, Love Between the Sheets and a Very Hanover Christmas, to name a few. She has worn many different hats in these productions behind the scenes, as well as on set; some of which were Production Manager, Production Coordinator, Line Producer, and Assistant Director. Tiffany is very excited to begin her new adventure with ACT as a Board Member!
Kristen Davis Director
Kristen Davis has been dancing for 18 years and fell in love with musical theatre while studying dance at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. She graduated this past spring from Hagerstown Community College and was very active in their theatre and dance departments. Kristen was a member of HCC’s Dance Company for 2 years, and served as the dance captain for several of their musicals. Kristen won Miss Washington County in 2017. Kristen currently serves as our Dancing in Character instructor for ACT Jr and teaches dance classes at Ballet and All That Jazz, directing their Junior Company for 3 years. Her most recent theatre credits include: Babette in Beauty and the Beast (CCT), Witch #1/Lady Macduff in Macbeth (HCC), Meg in Little Women: The Musical (HCC), Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest (MEG), Wednesday in The Addams Family: The Musical (HCC), and Maggie in A Chorus Line (HCC).