Linda is a multimedia artist who moved to Barnard in 2001 from New Orleans, where she earned her MFA in Drama and Communication and studied and worked as a writer, art photographer and aerial trapeze artist. She joined the board of BarnArts in 2012 and led the development of the Teen Touring Company, which she directed for three season. She created the Masquerade Jazz and Funk Winter Music Carnival, now a cornerstone of BarnArts programming. Linda began leading BarnArts in fall 2014 and became Executive Director in January 2015. While expanding her performing arts experience (Glory in BarnArts’ Almost Maine, Cora in Death & Taxes, Gimmitch/Dimick/Ensemble in It Can't Happen Here 2020 touring production), Linda also continues her fine art career (photography, painting) and embraces all forms of community art, which now includes theater! She directs regularly for BarnArts including The Addams Family (Fall 2022), A Streetcar Named Desire (April 2022), A Midsummer Night's Dream (June 2021), Waiting for Godot (June 2019). In March 2023, she directed & acted in The Good Doctor with an ensemble of actor/directors. Linda is inspired and nurtured by the blending of community and creative expression she finds at BarnArts and strives to support an interactive conversation sparked by both creating and viewing for citizens of all levels of experience.
Communications & Project Manager
Olivia is an artist who spent the past decade getting into and burning out of a career as an academic librarian. Olivia spent her teenage years acting, directing, writing plays, and helping build sets for her school and community theaters. As a librarian, she wrote and edited various scholarly and less-scholarly works and perfected her research and project management skills. She's pleased to bring it all together with BarnArts!
Music Program Manager
Vic is an artist originally from Michigan who moved to Vermont in late 2021. They have been involved in performing arts since their youth - ranging from dance, choir, band, theater and
DJing. No matter where they are located, Vic always strives to be a part of the community in some capacity through performing arts. They also enjoy attempting to teach themself instruments, crochet arts, and connecting with the land through gardening and communing with plants. Vic is very excited to be a part of the BarnArts team and expanding their artistic community.
Board of Directors
Peter Kahn, Board Chair
Peter Kahn joined the Board of BarnArts in 2017 and became Board Chair in 2020. Peter is a translator by profession. He has translated almost everything imaginable from Spanish to English, with a little Portuguese and French on the side. He can also speak and teach Spanish, upon request. Having worked in education, theater and the culinary arts in the past, as well as having been a long-time runner with major aspirations, it is a great pleasure for him to work with BarnArts promoting the arts for children and adults in Barnard as well as hosting the Race Around the Lake!
Deborah Rice, Treasurer
Deborah Rice is a retired teacher. A Vermont resident for the last 40 years, including 23 years in Barnard, she has also designed costumes for the last 6 Summer Youth Theater shows, and costumes and props for many of the adult shows. She enjoys volunteering, gardening, walking and making art.
Stephen Stuntz, Secretary
Stephen Stuntz has served on the Board of BarnArts since 2020. Stephen is a husband, father, educator and avid bike rider, skier, and musician. He worked as a musician in LA and Seattle and has over two decades of experience working in special education in public schools. Stephen received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and an M.Ed from the University of Vermont. He currently works as a teacher at Woodstock Union Middle/High School.
Carin Ewing Park, Vice Chair
Carin Ewing Park has served on the Board of BarnArts since 2020. Carin is a homesteader and small business owner with her husband and two rambunctious and creative kids on their little slice of heaven here in Barnard, along with lots of chickens, ducks, pigs, and their loving dog Leia. She and her family have been so grateful for what BarnArts has brought to the community, and she is happy to be supporting this work by serving on the Board.
Annabel (Annie) Cellini joined the BarnArts board in 2022, having been a grateful participant (and parent of participants) of many BarnArts programs over the years. She is a keen musician and along with being a member of BarnArts Chorale, she also sings with Wrensong and the St James, Woodstock choir. Annie brings bountiful education and experience with non-profit management to her position on the board. She and her husband live in Pomfret and have two children who attend Woodstock Union.
Cliff is a Woodstock resident as of 2021 who has acted, directed and supported tech efforts for several BarnArts shows. Career wise, he joined Realtor.com as VP of New Homes in July 2021 where he leads their efforts to innovate and scale their new construction business.
Prior to joining Realtor.com, Cliff was in the vacation rental industry for almost a decade where he served as Co-Founder/COO of Vacasa for several years and oversaw the expansion of the company's portfolio including growth into International markets.
Cliff is also a licensed attorney in CO and CA and serves as a Board President for the Eugene-based nonprofit MAPLE Microdevelopment. In his free time, he wanders in the wilderness with his wife, his two little ones and their dog Muddy.
BarnArts Production Staff
Carol performs the important role of Music Director for BarnArts Summer Youth Theater. She has been a general music, band, and choral director for over 30 years, currently teaching vocal music K-12 in the Windsor schools. Carol brings a wide range of experience in the theater. She is the musical director for the Trumbull Hall Troupe, and has taught in the Revels Kids! program. Carol has been active with the White River Valley Players and North Country Community Theatre as a singer/dancer/actor, and more recently playing keyboards and synthesizer in the orchestra pits for local productions. Carol lives in WRJ, VT, with her husband, Neal and their furry family.
Multimedia and Web
Alex joined BarnArts in 2022 as multimedia and web specialist. He is an Emmy award winning former television and web journalist. He is honored to be part of BarnArts and truly enjoys being able to share the fantastic projects with the community.
In the fall, Alex is head boys soccer coach at White River Valley HS in South Royalton. He's not a great cook but gives it a try.