Board Of Directors

Officers

President -- Julia Myer (Owner, Fortitude Fitness)

Julia is the owner of Fortitude Fitness, a personal training studio in the Broad Ripple neighborhood of Indianapolis. She has been involved in the theatre as an actor since the age of five, and went on to earn her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. While at Michigan, she also became a certified personal trainer. After living in New York City for three years pursuing careers in acting and personal training, Julia moved to Indianapolis with the new dream of owning her own business. With that up and running, she is thrilled to be getting involved in the theatre again in the way she feels she was always mean to be -- on the business side of things. She currently resides in the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood with her husband and dog, and is very excited to be part of growing and diversifying the theatre community of Indianapolis. juliamyer@gmail.com 

 

Secretary -- Andy Valiquett (Eli Lilly)

Originally from Beverly Hills, MI, Andy Valiquett moved to Indianapolis after obtaining a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a Masters degree in pharmaceutical engineering, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After several years of industry experience, Andy obtained an MBA from Indiana University. Currently, Andy works in technical operations and leads the development and manufacturing of parenteral drug products at Eli Lilly and Company. Andy, along with his wife and two children, reside in the Meridian Kessler neighborhood of Indianapolis. He enjoys the performing arts and is excited to help bring Storefront Theatre to the Indianapolis area. Andy can be contacted at avaliquett@gmail.com.

Treasurer -- Ronan Marra, Sr. (Gemmer Wealth Management)

Mr. Marra is a partner with Gemmer Wealth Management, a full service financial services group specializing in customized individual wealth management solutions as well as assistance to business owners for overall planning needs in group wellness services, management transition, and retirement plans.  He holds Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses as well as insurance licenses in several states. Within the last 6 years Mr. Marra’s long dormant passion for the performing arts resurfaced and he has taken roles in several community theatre productions including “A Few Good Men”, “Arsenic and Old Lace”, “The Sound of Music”, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, and most recently, “The Sensuous Senator”.  rsmgvl@aol.com

 

Members

Eric Borgert (Account Manager, Virtusa)

Eric Borgert is an Indianapolis-grown, Kurt Vonnegut-adoring, Pearl Jam junkie who spends much of his free time with his wife and daughter, as well as throngs of youth as a long-time CYO football coach. He was educated at St. Pius X Catholic School, Bishop Chatard High School and Wabash College. The fourth boy of five, in a family of six kids, he has long understood the value of community; and that is part of the reason why he has decided to join this board that brings back the friendly, small-venue intimacy today's world does not frequently provide. ericborgert@gmail.com

 

Jason Brown (Star Financial Bank and Insurance Agency)

Jason works in the financial and insurance sector for Star Financial Bank and Insurance Agency. He is a current member of the Purdue Alumni Association, Board Member of the Brain Injury Association of Indiana and is a Past President of the Antelope Club of Indianapolis. He is father to two humans, owner of four house plants and lives on the Northwest side of Indianapolis. His recitals of Henry V have been known to bore his party guests, but he endeavours to broaden his theatre horizons. Some have said that Jason stores an inordinate amount of useless information that only he finds interesting. jcbrown8788@yahoo.com

Paul O. Mullin (Lewis and Wilkins LLP, civil litigation)

Paul is partner with the law firm Lewis and Wilkins LLP.  His primary practice area is civil litigation. Paul is a longtime supporter of the Indianapolis arts community, including participation as a member of the Penrod Society. Paul and his wife Mary Kate are avid collectors of paintings and sculptures created by artists showing in Fountain Square.  Paul can be reached at mullin@lewisandwilkins.com.      

 

Danielle Norris (Attorney)

Danielle Norris is an attorney who resides in Zionsville with her family and three dogs. Since being sworn-in, Danielle decided to take some time off to raise her two daughters, both of whom are under the age of two. Prior to seeking a career in the legal profession, she worked in advertising and marketing in both Muncie, Indiana and Chicago, Illionois. She enjoyed life in the media working with clients such as Darden Restaurants (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, The Capital Grille) and Kraft Foods (Macaroni and Cheese, Cool Whip, Planters Peanuts), but decided to seek out a career that she felt would be more gratifying. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and sipping wines. Danielle is elated to become more involved in the local community and expand her presence in the world of fine arts around Central Indiana.

Jordan Riggs (President, Angelcare Baby Monitors)

Originally from New Jersey, Jordan Riggs has spent over two decades in the consumer electronics industry.  After graduating from Indiana University in 1994, Mr. Riggs joined Thomson Consumer Electronics, a company which manufactured RCA televisions and GE telephones. Today he is the President of the baby monitor division at Angelcare.  At Angelcare, Mr. Riggs leads a team responsible for dreaming up new products, production, and ultimately delivering those products to customers.  Mr. Riggs, along with his wife Katie and their children, resides in the Meridian Hills neighborhood of Indianapolis.  Always the outdoorsman, Mr. Riggs spends significant time at his Brown County retreat where he can be found chopping firewood, hiking, and telling campfire stories. jordanbaileyriggs@gmail.com

Liz Shay (Accenture)

Liz Shay is a Management Consulting executive at Accenture where she specializes in helping global Fortune 500 clients drive performance improvements within their supply chains.  At Accenture, Liz is a member of the Purdue Alumni Leadership Team (’04 BS Industrial Engineering), where she wrote a grant and ran a campaign to fund scholarships for Purdue’s Minority Engineering Program and Business Opportunity Program.  Prior to consulting, Liz worked at UPS in Chicago as an Industrial Engineering Supervisor where she earned her MBA (’10) attending night classes from National-Louis University.  Liz moved to Indy two years ago and now lives in Butler-Tarkington with her fiancé and three dogs.  Passionate about the arts, and eager to relive her high-school choir days, Liz is excited to join the STI board. lizshay1@gmail.com

 

Advisory Board

Steve Marra (Adrenaline Motion Pictures)

Steve is a graduate of UCLA Film School in Los Angeles and resided on the West Coast for 12 years as a writer, producer and editor. Working in the entertainment content industry, Steve has produced award-winning short films, documentaries, feature films and several Internet series. In the corporate arena, Steve has produced marketing videos and commercials for Eli Lilly, Duke Realty Investments, Simon Property Group, RCI, Ultra Sun, California Pizza Kitchen, Arthur Andersen, Johnson & Higgins, and Hilton Hotels. Prior to his adventures in visual media, Steve was a touring musician and recording artist for Capitol Records and the TRC Records label.