Rose Tripi - Board Chair

Rose Tripi was born and raised in New York. She earned a BA. in Spanish and MA. in Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. After teaching and working in Public Relations, she moved to Gettysburg with her husband, Joseph, a retired orthopedic surgeon, where she served on numerous non-profit boards in Adams County. She became president of the Gettysburg Hospital Auxiliary; the Adam...

s County Medical Society Alliance; the Gettysburg YMCA , and co-managed the Gettysburg Hospital Gift Shop for over ten years. She joined Totem Pole Playhouse board in 2000 and has passionately worked to ensure the success of the theater. She has three children, seven grandchildren and one grand dog!

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Judy Young - Board Vice Chair

A native Pennsylvanian, Judy came to Chambersburg in 1959 to attend Wilson College, where she met her husband, Richard. Following graduation in 1963 Judy began teaching at Grandview Elementary School in Greenvillage PA, and received her M.Ed. degree from Shippensburg U in 1967. She retired from a most rewarding 45-year teaching/school librarian career in 2008. Judy and Dick lived away from Chambersb...

urg 1972-2012, returning “Home” to Central Presbyterian, Wilson, family and friends after 40 years. Now happy residents of Penn National, Judy declares that yes, you can go back home again!

As self-proclaimed theater groupie/geek/nerd, she is happy to be adding Totem Pole Playhouse to her list of activities, which include Central Presbyterian (ordained as Elder in the Presbyterian Church) and Grove Family Library. A proud Wilson College Alumna, she is a member of the college’s Magazine Advisory Board, and lends supports to the Wilson College choir and a Capella group, “The Diversitones,” a hangover from when she was a Wilson “Ten Tone” in the 60’s. Her passion for theater and music have remained strong; she and Dick are loyal season subscribers to TPP, returning numerous times during those 40 years away, to attend TP productions with family and friends, keeping up a tradition that goes back to the days of the Stapleton-Putch dynasty. And saving the best for last, they are the parents of 2 sons and grandparents of three great kids!

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Maureen Flannery Spang - Board Secretary

Maureen Flannery Spang is a Central Pennsylvania native.  She graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2001 with a degree in Political Science and minors in Russian and Asian Studies.  Maureen attended the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. and graduated magna cum laude in 2004.  After law school, she served as law cler...

k for the Honorable William W. Caldwell in the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  Following her clerkship, Maureen took a position as an Assistant District Attorney with the Office of the District Attorney in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  She remained in that position until moving to Franklin County in 2014.  She currently continues to do work for the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

Maureen was first introduced to Totem Pole Playhouse as child when she attended A Christmas Carol with family friends who lived in Chambersburg.  She has enjoyed attending performances at the playhouse throughout the years.  Maureen joined the Board in 2014. Along with her husband and daughter, Maureen looks forward to many exciting seasons at the playhouse.

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Kevin B Stouffer - Board Treasurer

Kevin B. Stouffer, CPA is a Manager with Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC. Kevin is a native of Boonsboro, MD. Kevin joined Smith Elliott Kearns & Company in 2004 after graduating cum laude from Shippensburg University. He specializes in providing audit services to governmental clients.

Kevin and his wife, Angela, reside in Chambersburg, with their son Daniel. Kevin is also a membe...

r of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 10.

Kevin joined the Totem Pole Board of Directors in the winter of 2013. He looks forward to another successful season for the playhouse.

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Dana Witt - Board

A native of northern Virginia, Dana Witt is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. Past employers include the National Geographic Society and Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau (now Destination Gettysburg), and she currently is employed by Music, Gettysburg! at the United Lutheran Seminary – Gettysburg Campus. Passionate about the arts, Dana also sings w...

ith Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg and directs the Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church (Gettysburg) Handbell Choir. She resides in Gettysburg with her husband, Paul who is Owner/Operator of the Quality Inn – Gettysburg Battlefield and Gettysburg Best Western.

Dana has served on the board of Totem Pole Playhouse since 2007, and is looking forward to a fabulous future of professional theatre in Caledonia!


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Issac Bucher - Board

Isaac Bucher, a Gettysburg native, is owner of Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium in Orrtanna. He attended Penn State University, earning a degree in Agricultural Science with a minor in International Agriculture and completing graduate coursework in Agricultural and Extension Education.

After creating an award-winning agricultural education program at Annville-Cleona H...

igh School, Lebanon County (2008 Lebanon County Teacher of the Year), Isaac moved home to become general manager of Mister Ed’s in 2008. He and his wife purchased Mister Ed’s in 2014. He enjoys hosting community events for children and meeting customers from across the country.

In addition to the Totem Pole Playhouse board, Isaac is a Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, committee chair for Taste of the Town Gettysburg, elder at Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church and member of the Adams County Young Professionals.

Isaac was introduced to Totem Pole Playhouse more than a decade ago and was impressed by the professional performances of unique theater in his own backyard. An avid theater-goer, Isaac loves taking quick trips to NYC as well as traveling the world with his wife Nicole and son Larkin.

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Rowan Joseph - Producing Artistic Director

Rowan Joseph has worked in the entertainment industry for over 35 years as a producer, director, and actor; 2016 is his third season at Totem Pole Playhouse.
As founding Managing Director, Joseph built, opened and operated The Century Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, where he presented Paula Vogel’s Pul...

itzer Prize winning drama, How I Learned to Drive, starring Mary Louise Parker and David Morse.
He served as the Executive Director of the Laurie Beechman Theatre, on Theatre Row in Manhattan, for seven seasons presenting hundreds of both new and established artists, including Holly Hunter, Ben Stiller, Robert Sean Leonard, Julianne Moore, Ethan Hawke, Lewis Black, and the early work of such acclaimed writers as Aaron Sorkin, Alan Ball, Donald Margulies, and Peter Hedges.
In Los Angeles, he ran legendary film & TV director Garry Marshall’s the Falcon Theatre for five seasons. Under his management the Falcon began a five-play subscription series, a highly regarded children’s theatre program, numerous theatrical & TV events and several workshops of the musical, Happy Days, a New Musical based on Marshall’s hit TV series from the ’70s.
Joseph continues to co-own and operate Theatre A Go-Go, Inc., along with business partner Shane Partlow. TAGG has presented such national tours as An Evening with Jack Klugman and the all-male production of The Queen of Bingo, which Rowan directed and co-stars in with Partlow. Other productions include: Tapestry, The Music of Carole King: Off-Broadway (Union Square Theatre), Cincinnati (Playhouse in the Park), Cleveland (Playhouse Square); The Queen of Bingo: off-Broadway (Greenwich House Theatre), Chicago (Buckingham Theatre), and Los Angeles (Coronet Theatre); Bent, Los Angeles (Coast Playhouse); and One Slight Hitch, Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Rep), Kansas City, MO (Waldorf Astoria DT).
As an actor, Joseph began his career as a member of the prestigious Mirror Repertory Company in New York City alongside Academy Award-winners Anthony Hopkins, Geraldine Page and F. Murray Abraham. He has appeared in leading roles in numerous stage productions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and across the U.S. His TV credits include roles on Gilmore Girls, Boston Legal, Treme and this past May on HBO’s critically-acclaimed series, Veep alongside Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Hugh Laurie. His film credits include Raising Helen starring Kate Hudson, Princess Diaries 2 with Anne Hathaway, The Campaign, with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, and Grudge Match, starring Robert DeNiro and Sylvester Stallone. He was also featured with best friend and business partner, Shane Partlow, on the 23rd edition of the Emmy Award-winning reality series The Amazing Race.

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Mary Louise Lucas - Board

She is a proud Chambersburg native who graduated from CASHS and Shippensburg State College (now S.U.) with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education.  She is married to Chuck Lucas — they are the parents of 2 adult daughters, both of whom worked at Totem Pole through-out high school and college, and the grandparents of 4 grandchildren.  She is a member of St Paul U.M. ...

Church where she sings in the Chancel Choir.

Mary Louise began an interest in Totem Pole in the mid-50s when her parents regularly brought her to plays as a child at the “theater on the hill” (across Rt. 30 from our current location).  She began working as an usherette in junior high school, became head usher through her college years, and was a house manager about 6 years ago.  She now continues to serve T.P. as a member of the Board of Directors and by helping out any way she can where it is needed.  She loves the ‘magic’ of the theater and seeing the final product of newly-constructed sets and actors come together for an awesome experience. “I feel T.P. is worth every effort we can ALL give to preserve it for current and future generations to treasure and enjoy. It offers quality entertainment and is a cultural icon right here in our very midst. I feel it is under-appreciated locally by many.”

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Andrew O. Mackey - Board

Andrew O. Mackey was born and raised in Chambersburg.  After graduating from Chambersburg Area Senior High School in 2001 he attended Lynchburg College, VA, graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management.  Upon graduation from college he became employed by Valley Agency Company as New Business Development Producer.  He obtained a PA Property and Casualty Insurance Licens...

e, as well as a PA Life, Accident and Health License and attended a commercial insurance training School in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2007.  He was awarded the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA), a professional designation conferred by the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society.  Andrew successfully completed three Insurance Success Seminars as well as the course review required for each.  The CPIA designation stands for professionalism, Commitment to sales training and results, and technical Knowledge.  As a member of the Rotary Club of Chambersburg, Andrew enjoys giving back and being a part of the community.  In 2013, Andrew became President of Valley Agency Company.  He resides in Chambersburg with his wife Sophie.  He joined Totem Pole Playhouse board in January, 2015 and is looking forward to another successful season.

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Howard Rutherford - Board

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Howard E. Rutherford is a 1968 graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (BPI) high school. He has a Bachelor of Science & Master of Science degree in electrical engineering and is active in many professional and civic organizations.

Mr. Rutherford, is the Owner of Chesapeake Engineering, LLC a veteran owned small business that provides professional en...

gineering services. Rutherford is a licensed professional engineer is several states and is ‘Green Building’ LEED certified. Howard and his wife, Ginny, started attending Totem Pole in 1976 and became hooked immediately.

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Niki Hinckle - Board

Niki Hinckle is the Senior Vice President of Physician Services for Summit Health, an affiliate of WellSpan.   For the six years, Niki has been responsible for strategic planning and development of provider services to ensure that Summit Health is meeting the health care needs of the community.

Prior to this time, she held several positions in the healthcare field within Summit along with m...

anagement positions in Hagerstown, Maryland.  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and an MBA from Frostburg University.  Her professional affiliations include The American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Academy of Professional Coders and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. She is a Certified Medical Practice Executive through the Medical Group Management Association, advanced lean certified through Virginia Mason Institute, a certified professional coder and a Board Member for Summit Surgery Center.

Niki and her husband, Tyson reside in Hagerstown, MD and have two grown sons, both currently serving in the military.  When Niki is not at work she enjoys running, outdoor concerts, baseball games and spending time with her children and family.

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Lisa Hogue - Board

Lisa Hogue is a native to Chambersburg who graduated from CASHS. As an adolescent, she had the opportunity to live abroad in Italy for 3 years as a military dependent.  Lisa was able to immerse herself in their culture. This is where she learned to appreciate all degrees of the Arts. Lisa began her career at F&M Trust in 2008. Lisa has attended PA Bankers School of Banking and PA Advance School...

of Banking. She is currently a Community Office Manager for two local offices.  Lisa and her husband, Darryl, reside in Greencastle PA and have two adult children. In her free time, my family and I enjoy the theatre, movies, spending time with family and Walt Disney World.

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