The Local Board of Directors provides fiscal oversight of Local Theater Company, and guides our nonprofit on our strategic growth, fiscal soundness, and theater pedagogy. We are grateful for their service, partnership and leadership.

Jane Butcher is a civic leader, social activist and philanthropist who promotes local, national and international service. She is the former Chair of the Conference on World Affairs, chairs the Dean’s Advisory Council of the College of Arts and Sciences and founded and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Women of the West museum. Jane has served as President of the Association of Boulder Valley Parents, and on the Board of the Colorado Music Festival, including one year as President. Jane founded and is involved with Spunky Women, an organization that recognizes women who have contributed to the Boulder community. She is a board member of the Foundation for National Progress, which publishes Mother Jones Magazine. She has received many honors for her work, including the Daily Camera’s Pacesetter Award for Community Service, the Alumni Recognition Award from the Colorado University Alumni Association and the Boulder History Museum New Pioneer Award. Jane earned a degree in International Affairs from University of Colorado Boulder.

Lorenzo Gonzalez most recently played Satanás in Su Teatros’s production of Luis Valdez’s La Pastorela in Denver. Other recent credits include: Rocks, Karma, Arrows at the Atlas Theatre in Boulder; Sicario/Macbeth, a story linking the lives of an assassin in the Mexican drug cartel and Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Naropa University, and the Local Lab presented at the Boulder Chautauqua. Among the various theatres he has worked are: The RED CAT and The Ahmanson Theatre in L.A., San Jose Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory, Arizona Theatre Company, six seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, El Teatro Campesino, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and is a regular guest at the Independent Shakespeare Company in Los Angeles and a member of Tim Robbin’s The Actor’s Gang. Lorenzo’s MFA is from PTTP at the University of Delaware and is a core faculty associate professor and head of the BFA in Performance of at Naropa University.

Laurence Jones is the executive chairman of Coalfire Systems, Inc., that provides IT audit, security, and compliance solutions based in Louisville, CO.  He has over 25 years of experience in running global public and private companies in the BPO, marketing services, enterprise software, smart-grid, information and IT services industries.  Jones has a proven track record as the CEO of six companies executing buy-and-build strategies, new business initiatives and leading high-growth and turnaround situations. He also has experience as director of thirteen private equity, public and VC-backed companies and Executive Chairman of two others. Most recently, Jones was CEO of Denver, Colorado based StarTek, Inc. (Publicly Traded NYSE: SRT). Jones currently serves as a director of Diligent Board Services (NZX:DIL), NACD Colorado Chapter and the Leeds School of Business at Colorado University. Jones graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1975, and earned his MBA from Boston University in 1980.

Carolyn Schuham has a passion of helping women and children internationally. She is a co-founder and board member of BoldeReach, an organization that is devoted to this mission. Carolyn is an advisory board member of the Boulder International Film Festival. In the past she has served in that capacity for the Boulder International Fringe Festival and Stories on Stage. She is also a LOCAL Lab Playwright Sponsor. Professionally, Carolyn is a licensed clinical social worker in Colorado and Illinois and has master’s certification in organizational development. She is the founder and executive director of Bepeoplesmart Consulting which designs and presents workshops and seminars internationally. She has founded several businesses as well as a private psychotherapy practice. Carolyn is the founder of The Gatherings Inc., a nation wide organization offering adventure travel internationally. Using the Enneagram she has helped individuals and organizations improve and optimize the way they communicate.

Dr. Sallie Smith is a board-certified neurologist who practices integrative medicine and guided imagery in Boulder, CO. She obtained her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and trained in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center after which she did her residency in Neurology at University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). She has served on medical faculty at both UCSF and the University of Colorado and has worked on the Navaho Reservation in Shiprock, NM and studied West African herbal medicine with Dr. Soumaoro in Bamako, Mali. Sallie also studied shamanism and storytelling for more than 10 years with Malian griot actor and director Sotigui Kouyaté, a prominent member of Peter Brook’s theater company in Paris.  Prior to Sallie’s study of medicine, she was a Greek scholar and archaeologist and then worked as a journalist in Paris where she wrote art, music and theater reviews.  She has collaborated with artists and musicians to create workshops focused on creativity and self-knowledge. She has always had a love of theater and she truly believes in the catharsis of theater and storytelling and the healing nature of creative self-expression.