The Board
Our Leadership Team

B. Christopher Armijo

President

Chris has performed in over 15 producstions with MTS/ACLOA, including Nickie Arnstein in Funny Girl; Captain Cochran in HMS Pinafore; Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar; and Gomez in The Addams Family. He has also performed with other theatre companies around Albuquerque. By day, Chris helps his clients create and manage marketing programs that allow them to fill gaps in their advertising, spend more time serving their customers and growing their business.

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Elizabeth Rathburn

Vice-President

Elizabeth originally hails from Stowe, Vermont, where she first fell in love with dance and then theatre at a young age. After obtaining a B.A. in Theatre Arts she moved out here, where she found this wonderful theatre community and has been privileged to be able to work both onstage and off for the last 7 years. She would like to thank her wonderful friends, family and boyfriend for supporting her passion for theatre!.

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Deborah Flores

Treasurer

Deborah been in Banking for over thirty years in various capacities with several local banks. She has helped run her husband's Contractor business since 1982 as the bookkeeper. Deborah has also been involved with Community Theater for many years as a performer and prior Board Member for MTS.

 

William Dudeck

Secretary

William has been a theater enthusiast for years and has appeared in many local productions around Albuquerque. He has been on the MTS board since 2013 and served as the Education Committee chair and is now serving as Board Secretary. William is the owner of Right at Home of Santa Fe which provides in home care and assistance for elderly and disabled adults.

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Angie Alley

Director

Angie is a full-time Communications Instructor at Central New Mexico Community College, teaching 6 different classes. She also is honored to be a Speaker Coach for TEDxABQ. Outside of work, she loves to fill her days with performing at MTS, being a private public speaking coach, judging speech competitions, getting lost in Netflix, spending time with her husband, and adjusting to being a new parent of a 4 month old toy poodle named Archie!

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Jeff Chavez

Director

Jeff, a native Albuquerquean, has been a musical theatre addict since he was a child. He works in the printing industry as the manager of the Mail Room/Copy Center for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. He studied information technology and data processing technology and has a background in college education. Jeff usually is working the front of the house as House Manager for the MTS shows, but on occassion is seen on stage. He brings to us his experience in programming and is our webmaster and social media coordinator.

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Elizabeth Elliot

Director

Elizabeth has been involved in theatre for almost 40 years as an actress, stage manager, director and teacher. She works as an End-of-Life Doula through her business, Ease, LLC. Elizabeth also serves as Membership Director at First Unitarian Church and as an instructor for the children's theatre, The Growing Stage. Her favorite role will always be as the mother to her amazing kid.

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Nathan Herrera

Director

Nathan first became involved in the theater community in Albuquerque in 2005, when he joined the orchestra in MTS's production of Beauty and the Beast. Since then, he's dabbled in many aspects of theater around Albuquerque, as an actor, sound designer, lighting designer, video designer, stage manager, music director, and assistant director. Nathan is a Systems Engineer by trade and has been working at Honeywell Aerospace for the last decade on avionics systems. In engineering, there must be a culmination of science and art to create a great product. The same is true in theater: a production's success is achieved by both technical and artistic greatness. Since becoming a member of the MTS Board of Directors in 2014, Nathan hopes to help sustain MTS's legacy and find ways to enhance the quality of theater that MTS produces.

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Megan McCormick

Director

Megan is currently Director of Development for Heading Home and has nearly 15 years of non-profit management experience. A native New Mexican, she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and has worked and lived in cities across the country from Denver to Detroit. Her previous board experience includes the NM Symphony Orchestra Guild and NMACC. Megan is a member of New Covenant Church in Albuquerque and proudly serves on their missions outreach and worship music teams. A former distance running junkie, Megan has completed 3 marathons, 4 half-marathons and a series of other races, totaling more than 5000 miles. She is the proud mother of an artist, a little-league catcher and an Irish dancer and adopted mother of an English bulldog named Sherlock. "There's a place and means for every man alive." - William Shakespeare

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Laura Nuzum

Director/President Emeritus

Laura has been a part of theatre, music and performing for over 25 years as a Singer, Actress, Music Teacher, Stage Manager & Director. Some of her most notable roles with MTS have been Mary Magdalene (1999's Jesus Christ Superstar), The Acid Queen (Tommy), Patsy Cline (Always...Patsy Cline), Rona Lisa Peretti (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Paulette Bonafonte (Legally Blonde) and Vi Moore (Footloose). In 2012, Laura had the opportunity to direct Jesus Christ Superstar for MTS. Laura serves as the archivist for MTS and continues to restore and build the history of a theatre that has been an asset to the Albuquerque community for decades. By day, Laura enjoys working for the best airline in the skies, Southwest Airlines.

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Vicki Marie Singer

Director

Vicki is the owner of a local graphic design firm successfully serving Albuquerque for 25 years. She designs magazines, brochures, playbills, annual reports and other printed products. She's received two national design awards from Folio Magazine for her work. Her firm donates thousands of dollars of graphic work to local theatres as well as other charities. She is the current president of the board for the Albuquerque Theatre Guild (ATG) and is returning the Musical Theatre Southwest board. She served a 6-year term with MTS board that ended in 2014. She works and volunteers at many theatres in various ways including stage manager, running crew, spot light operator, production coordinator, usher, and facility director.

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Chris Volke

Director

Chris has been a member of the Amigos for a relatively short time but over the last 20+ years has worked side-by-side with the Amigos on numerous shows over the years. He is excited to be taking on this new challenge as Chair of the Amigos. He hopes that the working relationship he has had with several Board Members will help continue to build a stronger working relationship within the MTS family. Currently he works part-time at a local movie theatre and hopes to find more stable employment in the near future.

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Heidi Weingart

Director

Heidi is the Director of Advising & First-Year Experience at the Santa Fe Community College. She is active with the SFCC Student Ambassadors and serves as the staff advisor for the women's student club, Empower. Heidi also teaches First-Year Student Success and Non-Majors Anatomy & Physiology. In her spare time, she enjoys creating her doodle art, reading, Geocaching, and catering to her three-legged rescue cat, Sam.

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