people

year-round staff

SARAH LOPEZ

SARAH LOPEZ

Executive Director

Sarah entered the theatre education world after earning bachelor’s degrees in theatre arts and psychology and a minor in dance from Notre Dame de Namur University. During her seven years with Kid Stock she has choreographed and directed over 30 shows, and worked in leadership as curriculum development director, development director, associate creative director, co-director, and executive director. Her goal as a leader in arts education is to inspire children in underserved communities to let their voice be heard. Sarah continues her own artistic endeavors as a co-founder and producer of La Doña Films.

MELISSA SUNCIN

MELISSA SUNCIN

Program Director

Melissa Suncin is a writer, director and producer from San Francisco, California. She received her B.A. in film production from San Francisco State University before establishing La Doña Films, an independent film production company, with business partner Sarah Lopez (whom she met through Kid Stock).

Melissa has been part of Kid Stock since age 12, first as a camper and then on to volunteer, art director, chief videographer, playwright and finally summer program manager. She has an extensive resume working with and training youth and currently serves as program coordinator at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School.

BRADLEY GALLIANI

BRADLEY GALLIANI

Program Manager

Bradley has been working for Kid Stock, Inc. for four years as a drama director and site coordinator. His love for the company runs deep and he hopes to continue his journey with his Kid Stock family for years to come.

ALLISON WRIGHT

ALLISON WRIGHT

Associate Program Manager/Content Specialist

Allison received a bachelor’s in English literature from UC Santa Barbara. In addition to teaching song and dance, she puts her word-nerd powers to use writing and re-tooling original plays for Kid Stock.

DANNY GREEN

DANNY GREEN

Sound & Tech Supervisor/Teaching Artist

An active musician and performer, Danny has worked with Kid Stock for nearly ten years. He loves to share his knowledge of music with future generations of musicians.

JASMINE OSBORNE

JASMINE OSBORNE

Costumer

Jasmine holds a BFA in acting from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. She is also a Society of American Fight Directors certified actor-combatant in various disciplines!

Ena Vyas

Ena Vyas

Teaching Artist

Enakshi Vyas is the owner and director of Elite Naach Academy. Formally trained since childhood in Jazz, Tap, and Kathak, she brings a fresh touch to traditional forms of dance by mixing a diverse range of styles in her choreography. Enakshi wants to make a difference not only in the talent and technique of her students, but in their confidence and ability to shine both on and off stage.

Sabrina Houshmand

Sabrina Houshmand

Teaching Artist

Sabrina received her bachelor’s degree in theater arts from San Francisco State University.  She holds an early childhood special education teaching credential and a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in special education from San Jose State University.  Sabrina is excited to be returning to Kidstock, sharing her love of theater and music with the many children she teaches.

Caitlyn Prather

SUMMER STAFF

SUMMER STAFF

Comprising professional performers, theatre graduates, former campers, our year-round teaching artists, and more, our summer staff offers the best of the best for our campers. For a complete list of summer staff, see Summer Programs.

board of directors

NOEL DONOVAN

NOEL DONOVAN

Board President

Noel co-founded Kid Stock with her mother, Jane Ann, over 30 years ago. She has worked to expand our programs and is the director of our in-school and after-school programming, among other things! A mother of four and grandmother of four, Noel’s children have all grown up within the Kid Stock ranks and have worked with the organization on many levels.

LAURIE CHAN

LAURIE CHAN

Laurie is a Bay Area native and the parent of a middle school-aged daughter who is passionate about the performing arts. Laurie has over 20 years of accounting and finance experience and currently serves as the finance executive for a Bay Area tech company.

ANDRELIZ MCGLADE

ANDRELIZ MCGLADE

A graduate of the University of San Francisco, Andreliz has spent the past 20 years growing multiple business ventures. Following a successful restaurant business in Washington, D.C., she returned to San Francisco and launched Pharmacopia, an international body care brand, where she serves as president and chief operating officer. In addition to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Andreliz stays busy as a business and real estate investor, strategy consultant, volunteer entrepreneurship educator at St. Cecilia School, and mom of two.

GUSTAVO TORRES

GUSTAVO TORRES

A graduate of the Catholic University of America, Gustavo has been assisting nonprofit organizations with fundraising since 2010. He has been involved with Kid Stock, Inc. since the summer of 2000, first as a camper, then teacher, then director of development. In Fall 2015, Gustavo transitioned to his most current role, board member when joining the Archdiocese of San Francisco to run the scholarship program for Catholic Schools. A San Francisco native, Gustavo spends his weekends enjoying the sun and good food and drink in the Mission district.

BRONAGH HANLEY

BRONAGH HANLEY

Since starting out in PR, Bronagh Hanley has introduced national brands and talent, evangelized new trends and products, premiered award-winning TV series and films and crafted company images and missions. Hanley has built trusted relationships with consumer, business and trade media across the U.S. and around the world interested in a great story. From Netflix and National Geographic to New Form Digital and Discovery Networks, Hanley’s clients get customized PR solutions that generate real results and address their immediate and long-term business needs. With a rare combination of entertainment industry experience and tech business knowledge, Hanley’s unique skill set puts her squarely at the intersection of entertainment and technology in this rapidly changing media world. Since diving into the publicity pool, Hanley has done it all: from driving Roy Rogers around the country in an RV for his farewell tour and hosting a screening of the infamous Jack Nicholson flick at The Shining hotel, to witnessing the opening of the Medici family crypt in Florence with Morley Safer and launching the first home makeover show Trading Spaces, as well as introducing Netflix’s pioneering streaming service with HBO and CBS and launching John Hendricks’ streaming service CuriosityStream.

SARAH LOPEZ

SARAH LOPEZ

With bachelor’s degrees in theatre and psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University, Sarah has been a member of the Kid Stock family since 2011. She has choreographed and directed over 30 shows, and as a leader in arts education, she strives to inspire children from all backgrounds to find their voice and let it shine.

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