THE TEAM

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Lauren McComas

PRESIDENT

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Lauren began her theatre career in New Jersey at age 5. She has been on the stage for over 100 different performances in theatres up and down the East Coast, as well as in California and Indiana, and has directed over 50 productions. She received her BA in Theatre after studying at Messiah College, Temple University, and the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. She has also been a guest host on QVC and a video-spokesmodel for Apartment Guide. Lauren was named one of Main Line Today's 2018 Women on the Move. Founding SALT Performing Arts is her childhood dream-come-true. Lauren is thrilled to be on this journey with her amazing husband and 3 small children. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

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Rob Merow

VICE PRESIDENT

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Rob works as an Architectural Lighting Designer in New York as well as directs SALT's set, lighting, and sound design. He and his wife Emily are founding members of the SALT success and are blessed to continue in full time involvement.

Bethanie Emery has her B.A. in Psychology and Communications and has over 17 years of administrative, event planning, and fundraising experience for both corporate and non-profit companies. 

Bethanie Emery

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

BOARD SECRETARY

Chelsea , grad of WCU with a degree in Musical Theatre and Dance, works as a freelance Theatre Artist specializing in Children's Theatre Education, Directing, Stage & Venue Management, Theatrical Design, Performance and Choreography. 

Chelsea Barnett

STAGE MANAGER

VENUE MANAGER

Judy graduated from Northwestern University majoring in Communications. She has many years of corporate and nonprofit marketing experience and loves all the aspects of promoting the fun we have at SALT.

Judy Elliott

MARKETING DIRECTOR

HOUSE MANAGER

Kelly directs SALT's new Playhouses for Preschoolers.

Kelly Kunsch

DIRECTOR OF SALT PLAYHOUSES

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Michael holds a degree in commercial music from Kutztown University, he has served as the musical director for their theatre troupe Actors Creating Theatre, he is the arranger of the New York City Musical Festival Award Nominated show, “How to Quit Your Day Job.” 

Michael Toolan

MUSIC DIRECTOR

Elizabeth has been working with SALT since 2016  Elizabeth has a Masters of Education and a BS in Music Education.  Elizabeth has been teaching in the public school system for over 17 years, as well as, working with and mentoring children in other capacities for over 25 years.

Elizabeth Tozer

PRODUCTION STAFF

David is a native of Tennessee who graduated with a BA in theatre and film with an emphasis in narrative storytelling, which has allowed him to work all over the country from Philadelphia to Hollywood, specializing in set construction, set design, and directing.

David Craig

ASSISTANT TECHNICAL
DIRECTOR

After graduating from Drexel University with degrees in Graphic Deisgn, Marketing, and Art History, Brad went on to work as a designer for USLI and has performed with SALT as well as various regional theatres and off-broadway.

Brad DeLeone

SALTBILL DESIGN

Mike Styer is SALT's resident production photographer.

Mike Styer

 PHOTOGRAPHER

A 1992 graduate of West Chester University with a degree in music education, Dave has spent most of his life teaching, directing, and performing vocal/choral and instrumental music in schools, churches, and theatrical venues. He serves as CFO of JW Pepper.

David DiMarino

TREASURER

As Director of Development for the Chester County Hospital Foundation, Lara stays very active in the community, as well as with her four growing sons and husband on their many adventures.

Lara Connolly

BOARD MEMBER

Elizabeth has over 25 years of stage and screen experience, having performed in everything from Comedy, Drama, Shakespeare, Musical Theatre, and numerous TV commercials and corporate industrials. 

Elizabeth Hennessey

BOARD MEMBER

Kurt received his B.A. (Theatre) from Muhlenberg College and is SVP/Trust Managing Director for Phoenixville Federal Bank and Trust.  He has been performing as an actor and vocalist for over 25 years. He is also a professional magician and served as a panel member for Muhlenberg College’s Art and Theory of Magic Program.

Kurt Kunsch

BOARD MEMBER

Jay Ahlmer

BOOK KEEPING

Jay does SALT's bookeeping since 2019.