Many of you got to meet some of our newbies at the Hot Chocolate Party on Monday. They are getting in their first shifts starting this week. If you’re working with any of our new crew over the weekend please feel free to impart your ushering wisdom upon them!

Here they are:


Sharyl D.

Hometown- Evansville

Occupation- Public Relations/Marketing

Hobbies- Quilting

Favorite Food- Blaze Pizza

Favorite Live Performance- Ballet d’Opera Paris

Favorite Artist- Andrea Bocelli

Lastly,  I love living at Eddy Street Commons.


img_7175Sharon J.

Hometown- I was born in Batavia NY.

Hobbies- I love reading and walking.

Favorite food- anything that has pasta in it.

Favorite Live Performance- I saw Wicked with Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth the second week it was on Broadway.

Favorite Artist- I love anything Mozart.

Lastly, I love any live theatre!


img_7160Tom N.

Hometown-  Fort Smith, AR

Occupation- part-time editor and part-time playwright

Hobbies- rockhounding, woodworking, church choir

Favorite Food- my Aunt Rose’s fried chicken

Favorite Live Performance- Die Fledermaus at the Royal Opera House

Favorite Artist- William Shakespeare, the greatest writer who ever lived.

Lastly, every year I do line coaching and diction training for four student plays at Trinity School.


img_7156Sue P.

 Hometown – South Bend

Occupation – Assistant Director, Development Donor Services at the University of Notre Dame

Hobbies – Walking, reading, cross stitching, cooking and baking

Favorite Food – Pasta

Favorite Live Performance – Jersey Boys 

Favorite Artist – Yanni

Lastly, I have a wonderful family that I enjoy spending time with.


img_7178Gary O.

Hometown- Growing up in Commack, Long Island, NY. Most Recent is Monroe, New Hampshire for 16 years prior to moving to South Bend in 2013.

Occupation-  Retired New York City Police Detective.  Worked in social work for 15 years after retiring from the NYPD. Now I am retired since June 2016 and loving it!

Hobbies- include reading, walking, and volunteering.

Favorite food- is Italian pasta, sausage, and meatballs!

Favorite live performance-  Les Miserables, seconded by Wicked.

My favorite artist- Harry Chapin.

Lastly, I love being a G-Paw to my two grandsons, and being able to spend time with the family.


img_7167Linda O.

Hometown-  Long Island, NY

Occupation- Business Coordinator for Women’s Care Center

Hobbies- Traditional Rug hooking; quilting, reading, knitting, puzzles, walking & playing with my grandsons.

Favorite Food- dark chocolate!  LOL  Not sure if that’s even in the food group.  I basically like everything!

Favorite Live Performance- Musicals- Probably Wicked

Favorite Artist-  I have many.  Not sure I can really narrow it down.  Tom Hanks is one of my top favorites though.

Lastly, I’m a nana to 2 precious little boys. I have an amazing family and I love life!


img_7164Christine R.

Hometown- I was born in Austria, but grew up in Chicago. I having been living with my husband in La Porte, IN, for the last 26 years.

Occupation- I’m a retired educator and still teach an adult English as a Second Language class for our local literacy organization. I also serve on their board.

Hobbies- I practice yoga, walk regularly, cook a lot, and maintain an organic garden. I also like to embroider and learn Spanish (slow going here).

Favorite Live Performance- I love all the arts: live dance, live theater, live music, although I’ve never been to a rock concert; it’s mostly been jazz/blues, classical, folk, gospel, and world music.

Favorite Artist- I don’t have a favorite art form or artist. I guess I’d say I’m just enamored with artistic talent in general and moved by the visual arts as well. Maybe I secretly wish I had been an artist myself!

Lastly,  I like to talk politics with an open mind and am a strong supporter of democratic institutions and inclusive communities.




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