Dana Schultes

Executive Producer Dana Schultes (dana [at] has worked with Stage West in various capacities for over fifteen years, but officially joined the staff in 2004 as Development Director. She was instrumental in tripling the company's budget since that time, especially in the areas of individual donations and grants, Dana initiated and oversaw many of Stage West's signature programs including the Festival of the Kid, Neighborhood Play Contest, Summer Conservatory and Southwest Playwriting Competition.

Mark Shum

Mark Shum (mark [at], our Managing Director, is a familiar face to Stage West audiences from his many appearances here, including Wait Until DarkThe Explorers Club, Beyond Therapy, Orlando, The Taming of the Shrew, Thank You, Jeeves, Arms and the Man, and The 39 Steps.  But he also has extensive business experience. He served as Subscriptions Manager and Bookkeeper at Dallas’s Theatre Three, and then spent four years as Business Manager for Plano Repertory Theatre.

N. Ryan McBride

Ryan holds a B.F.A. in Acting-Performance (2012) from Hardin-Simmons University. He moved to Colorado to become the Technical Director for the Lake Dillon Theatre Company in May 2012. In the fall of 2012 he moved back to Abilene to become the Assistant Technical Director for Hardin-Simmons University and the Technical Director/Teacher for Abilene High School. In 2014 he served as the Technical Director for Summer Stock at The Point Theatre in Kerrville, TX.

Jen Schultes

Marketing Director Jen Schultes (jen [at] has worn many hats over the years: graphic designer, user experience designer, marketer, strategist, website builder, artist, teacher, volunteer, and rabble rouser. At Stage West, she wears all of those hats simultaneously; it is a very tall stack. Jen tries to ground her work in the knowledge that when you create things, every choice matters and every decision affords an opportunity to craft a unique, respectful, and worthwhile experience. She holds an MFA from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and a BFA from University of Texas at Austin.

Garret Storms

Garret Storms is our Associate Producer. He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. His shows as an actor at Stage West include Bad Jews,The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, The Rivals, 4000 Miles, Gabriel, What the Butler Saw, and New Jerusalem. He served as director for The Nether, Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, and International Falls among others.

Peggy Kruger-O'Brien

Joined Stage West as Stage Manager, and is also Company Manager. She has stage managed over 100 shows at Stage West, and has assisted with costume design for several shows, including 4000 Miles, This, Copenhagen, A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol, The Norman Conquests, The Seafarer, Private Lives, Johnny Guitar, and Jacques Brel.

Suzi McLaughlin

has been associated with Stage West from its beginning. She has served as actress, choreographer, board operator, and costume assistant, and now works in marketing, information, website editing, and occasional daytime box office. She has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas, and is an avid student of Irish step dance. Her Stage West appearances have included

Andrea Gonzales

Andrea is newly arrived to the Fort Worth area by way of Seattle.  While living in the Pacific Northwest, Andrea built a successful summer youth theatre program and ran it for 5 years. Serving over 150 kids a summer, she and her staff put on two musicals, a one act play and produced scenes from Shakespeare all in one summer.

Jake Buchanan

Video Producer Jake Buchanan is best known to Stage West audiences for his numerous appearances on our stage, most recently in Wait Until Dark, and at other theatres in the area.  In addition to a growing body of work as a stage, film, and commerical actor, Jake has produced a wide variety of videos for dozens of clients, including Stage West.  He is the co-creator of Skyhook Productions LLC, and founder of Collaborative Impulse (

Tonya Wilson-Brown

Tonya is Stage West's Grant Writer.  She is also an actress with Linda McAlister Talent, and has been seen in many commercials and print ads, most recently for Kaplan College, Cooks Children's Hospital, Boy Scouts of America, and Envision Healthcare. Some of her favorite stage work includes playing Lisa in Private Eyes, and Jenny in Death of A Salesman. Tonya graduated from the University of North Texas, where she studied Non-Profit Organizational Management with a focus on Grant Writing. 

Lynn Lovett

Properties Master Lynn Lovett has been associated with Stage West since 1989, working originally in development and box office. She has provided props and set decoration for such memorable sets as Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, The Explorers Club, Orlando, The Fox on the Fairway, 4000 Miles, She Loves Me, A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol, Arms and the Man, Noises Off, Major Barbara, Broadway Bound, and Visiting Mr. Green, and has been a recipient of a Live Theatre League award for her work.