Kansas City PhotographerTrinda Crow

Executive Director

2017 will be Trinda’s 49th year at Camellot and her ninth as Executive director. Trinda has performed in productions at Starlight Theatre, Shawnee Mission Park, The Barn Players and The Coleman Theatre in Miami, OK as well as on the Camellot stage as a camper and alum.  She is a graduate of Loretto in Kansas City and received a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies/Early Childhood/Art from UMKC. Trinda spent 22 years as a preschool teacher and administrator in KC. She currently teaches art and is the Fine Arts Department Chair for Wyandotte Public Schools in Wyandotte, OK. Trinda most recently directed Noel Royal – a Medieval Feast and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Trinda is married to a firefighter/EMT Deputy Chief of the Quapaw Tribe Fire/EMS and is the mother of 2 Camellot alums.

 

Kansas City PhotographerMarsha Oyer

Associate Director

Marsha Oyer brings her 23 years of Camellot experience to the position of Associate Director and Afternoon Camp Director. Marsha received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Education from KU and an administrative certificate from Baker University. She has been in education for more than 30 years. Marsha has performed at Starlight Theatre, The Lyric Opera, Shawnee Mission Park, Bell Road Barn Players, Wyandotte Players and The Renaissance Festival. She has also been the vocal director/accompanist for Shawnee Mission Park.

 

Kansas City PhotographerDan O’Connell

Drama

Dan has an MA in theatre from KU and has directed shows at the Barn Players, Pembroke Hill Middle and Upper School, and Notre Dame de Sion – most recently Sister Act. Prior to his position as drama teacher at Camellot for the last ten summers, he taught theatre at Sumner Academy for seven years. Dan currently teaches 7th grade at The Pembroke Hill Middle School and enjoys returning each summer because it allows him to utilize his theater degree and relive his camp counselor days of long ago!

 

Kansas City PhotographerMary Beth Goff

Art

Mary Beth Goff graduated from Saint Mary University and Southern Illinois University and has spent the last 14 years teaching elementary and middle school in Cairo, Ill. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration at SIU. Mary Beth has 2 children; 18 year-old Andrew and 14 year-old Maya.

 

Kansas City PhotographerMadison Masilionis

Dance

Madison Masilionis is a music therapy major at The University of Kansas. She previously went to Notre Dame de Sion High School where she was involved in the National Music Honor Society, Show Choir, and her high school musical productions. She also helped choreograph the musicals. She began dance at the age of 4 at Miller Marley School of Dance and Voice. She helped teach dance classes and traveled to perform at many different locations with her dance troupe, from Theatre in the Park, Worlds of Fun, and Disney world.

 

Stephanie Springgate

Senior Music / Accompanist

Stephanie Springgate is a William Jewel College graduate of 1996 with a degree in Church Music and Theory Composition. She has been teaching music since she graduated, starting with private piano and voice lessons, then moving on to group piano, vocal ensembles, church choirs, Early Childhood Music and Elementary Music. In addition to teaching, she has also accompanied for both churches & schools, and performs locally playing piano and singing. She is currently the 1st – 5th Grade Music Teacher and Wornall Campus Fine Arts Coordinator at the Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Dominic Serrano

Junior Music / Guitar

Dominic is returning to Camellot for his third year in the Junior Music Division and second year as guitar teacher. He received his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Berklee College of Music and his master’s degree in Piano Performance from California State University, East Bay. Dominic currently teaches music at Resurrection and John Paul II Catholic Schools. He brings 6 years experience of directing youth musical theater with shows that include Cinderella, Alice In Wonderland, Grease Jr., High School Musical Jr., and Aladdin Jr.

 

Kansas City PhotographerSusan Meier

Office Manager

This summer marks Susan’s 9th year working at Camellot. With a Bachelor’s degree from KU in secondary education and a Masters degree from Mid-America Nazarene in Educational Technology, Susan has spent over 40 years in the educational field. She currently works for the Kansas City, Kansas Schools in the Truancy Department. Susan’s love for theatre and singing was enhanced when she participated with the Junior League’s Children’s Theatre productions. From the farmer in Wizard of Oz to a dwarf in Snow White Susan has helped children to enjoy live theatre for many years.