Jake Buchanan

Jake is best known to Stage West audiences for his appearances here, including our recent Wait Until Dark, but he has also produced many of our videos.  He has worked in Stage West’s New Play Festival, and with Festival of the Kid and is the co-creator of Skyhook Productions LLC, and founder of Looseleaf Films.

Jim Covault

Artistic Director (jimcovault [at], Jim joined Stage West in its first season. He has most recently directed our productions of The Explorers Club, Bedroom Farce, Beyond Therapy, Starbright & Vine, and The Rivals. He also directed The Miser, The 39 Steps, Good Things,The Skin of Our Teeth,

Nate Davis

Nate joined Stage West last fall as its Technical Director.  He served as Technical Director/Master Carpenter/AV Department Director for Artisan Center Theater from 2012 to 2014, and has handled the same responsibilities for the annual Column Awards last year.  He has also set up and managed special events for the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas.  His skills range from animation and graphic design to videography and set design.  He appeared last season in our production of Red.

Brooke Honcharik

Brooke is a self-motivated, communicative, goal-oriented graduate student of Texas Christian University. Her goal is to one-day work as a director and producer in theater and film. She works part-time as our Box Office Manager and, the rest of her time, she runs her video production company: Moose N Otter Productions. She has dual citizenship (American and Dutch) and plans to travel the world creating, inspiring, and learning from artists and entrepreneurs across the globe.

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.

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.

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, website editing, and daytime box office.

Jerry Russell

Founder/Director Emeritus, 1936-2013. Jerry's professional career encompassed more than a hundred stage roles and an equal number of directing credits over the past 25 years. As founder and producing director of Stage West, much of his work was here, but he also performed with many area theatres.

Dana Schultes

Executive Producer, Dana (dana [at] has worked with Stage West in various capacities for over ten years, including stage management and sound design. She is best known to audiences from her many memorable roles on our stage, including The Explorers Club, Beyond Therapy, The Unmentionables, Gabriel, Talking Pictures, RolePlay, Season's Greetings, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Our Town, and A Streetcar Named Desire.

Jen Schultes

Jen, who is Stage West's Marketing Director, is also a designer and visual artist. She has built and designed a lot of websites. You've probably used some of them. An early love of visual puns and movie effects led her to a college flirtation with theater design, and at long last she has circled back to the stage. For the last five years, she has been creating a series of birds from recycled materials and found objects. You can see some of her work at

Mark Shum

Mark (mark [at], our Managing Director, is a familiar face to Stage West audiences from his many appearances here, including The 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.

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 Assistant Director for She Loves Me, Co-director for Orlando, and most recently, directed The Nether, Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol,

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.