Staff

Dana Schultes

Executive Producer Dana Schultes (dana [at] stagewest.org) has worked with Stage West in various capacities for over twenty years, but officially joined the staff in 2004 as Development Director. She has been instrumental in more than quadrupling the company's budget since that time, especially in the areas of individual donations and grants. Dana initiated and oversaw many of Stage West's signature programs including the Festival of the Kid, Neighborhood Play Contest, Summer Conservatory and Southwest Playwriting Competition.

Mark Shum

Mark Shum (mark [at] stagewest.org), our Managing Director, is a familiar face to Stage West audiences from his many appearances here, including Homes and Watson, Everybody, Don't Dress for Dinner, Wait Until DarkThe 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.

Jen Schultes

Marketing Director Jen Schultes (jen [at] stagewest.org) has worn many hats over the years: graphic designer, user experience designer, marketer, strategist, website builder, artist, teacher, volunteer, and rabble rouser. At Stage West, she wears all of those hats simultaneously; it is a very tall stack. She holds an MFA from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and a BFA from University of Texas at Austin.

Garret Storms

Garret Storms is our Associate Producer (garretstorms [at] stagewest.org). He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. His directorial credits at Stage West include  The Naughty List (Moonrise Initiative), HirLike a Billion LikesDeerThe NetherJacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (2015), Mr.

Suzi McLaughlin

Suzi has been associated with Stage West from its beginning. She has served as actress, choreographer, board operator, costume assistant, and daytime box office, and now works in marketing, information, and website editing. She has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas, and is a sometime student of Irish step dance. Her Stage West appearances have included

Tonya Wilson-Brown

Our Development Director, Tonya (Tonya [at] stagewest.org) has successfully managed Stage West's grant funding since 2012, steadily raising annual revenue goals (bringing in over 1/4 of the annual organizational budget). She was promoted in 2022 to Development Director after a long history of wearing various hats in the organization including Grant Writer, Volunteer Coordinator, and Education Director. Tonya holds a Nonprofit Organizational Management degree from UNT, with certifications in Volunteer Management and Community Resource Mapping.

Tiffany Cromwell

Tiffany (tiffany [at] stagewest.org), our Rentals/Company Manager, first worked with Stage West as Assistant Stage Manager for Ann. Since joining Stage West, she has stage managed most of our productions, including our recent productions of Into the Breeches! and What to Send Up When It Goes Down. She graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a BFA in Design and Technology.

Sarah Ann Cordell

Sarah has worked onstage, backstage, and in the box office in several local theaters, including Granbury Opera House, Theatre Three, Dallas Children's Theater, and Hip Pocket Theater. She is happy to be working in a theater again after taking time away to care for her family.

Bryan Stevenson

Bryan holds a BFA in Theatre from Texas Wesleyan University and an MFA in Design from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He has designed at many local theatre companies including Shakespeare in the Park, Stage West (including Holmes and Watson, An Octoroon, The Aliens and Bootycandy), Jubilee and Circle. Nationally Bryan designs for the Boy Scouts of America National Conferences and Shows. Bryan is an active participant in the United States Institute of Theatre Technology, where he has served on panels on lighting and scenic design.

Allen Dean

Allen is currently an Instructional Associate at Tarrant County College Northwest Campus and has been working professionally in the DFW theatre community for the past seven years as theatrical technician. In that time, he has worked with many theatre companies in the area including Jubilee Theatre, Lyric Stage, Stage West, Amphibian Stage, WaterTower Theatre, and many more. He received Bachelor of Arts from Texas Wesleyan University in 2013.  He is now Stage West's Master Carpenter and Scenic Artist. 

Arturo Limon

Arturo Limon is a 4th generation Texan born in El Paso Texas in 1965. He has made his home in beautiful Fort Worth since 1985, first working at City Park Cafe on Forest Park as a dish washer. He worked his way up to head cook, after many years moved on to Bellagios on Bluebonnet Circle and then to Ciao Italian Restaurant, Ruffinos, and Fortunas on Camp Bowie. He is at long last the head chef at Stage West. He also loves movies, live theater, and food of course.

Nick Burns

Nick is proud to helm Stage West’s Box Office team. He’s been working theatre box offices way longer than he wants to admit, but says, “y’all are in good hands.” Reach him at boxoffice [at] stagewest.org

Conor Clark

Assistant Technical Director Conor Clark (conor [at] stagewest.org) just recently joined the Stage West team, relocating from Chicago. He has a BA in Musical Theatre Performance from Columbia College Chicago. He has served as the Assistant Technical Director for Theatre West Virginia as well as the Technical Director and Facility Manager at Raven Theatre in Chicago. He has appeared on stage, screen, and podcast, and is looking forward to getting to know the DFW area.

Amanda Hackney

Originally from Connecticut, Amanda graduated from Suffolk University in Boston with a BA in Theatre and has worked with various theatre companies in the Boston area. Her main focus is the lighting field, but she is more than happy to work in every field. She moved to Texas only a year ago and is excited to collaborate with Stage West!

Brandon Rosales

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Brandon grew up with a passion for storytelling and theater. His first encounter with theater came while participating in Stage West’s Festival of the Kid. Through the years, his passion grew, leading him to attend the University of Texas at Arlington, where he graduated with a BFA in film and video. He now shares his storytelling skills through digital media, and has proudly been brought on as Stage West’s Online Content Creator.

Aaron Knowles Dias

Education Director (aaron [at] stagewest.org)
Aaron's mission is to cultivate learning experiences which yield positive personal transformation, authentic creative expression, and nourishing community connection. She has spent the last 12 years teaching meditation, self-inquiry, yoga, and theatre arts for all ages, in several contexts--as a guest teacher in public schools and retreat centers, on faculty at State University of New York and various yoga teacher training programs, and as a content creator for online learning platforms.