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Tony D'Amico, President, has served 8 terms as TMA Director for Boston as well as President of the Boston Chapter of TMA. He has served on negotiating committees and is a member of the local 9-535 theater committee. Tony is also on the Board of Directors for the Boston Musicians Association. He plays bass for touring productions in the major theaters of Boston and throughout the New England area.


Paul Castillo, Vice-President, is a former Vice-President of the Theater Musicians Association. He has also served as Trustee for the Professional Musicians Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA), Secretary-Treasurer for the Long Beach Area Musicians Association Local 353, President of the Professional Musicians of California, and Delegate to the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. Now entering his fifth decade as a free-lance professional clarinetist in Southern California, Paul has performed with just about every orchestra in the area and is equally at home performing in the recording studio, on the concert stage, and in the theater pit.

Mark Pinto, Secretary Treasurer, is proud to serve his first term as TMA Secretary/Treasurer as well as being a charter member of the Boston Chapter He is in his 17th year as Secretary/Treasurer of the Boston Musicians’ Association, Local 9-535. Mark is a woodwind doubler in Boston, MA and has played in the theater for the past 25 years.
Walt Bostian
Walt Bostian, Director for Boston, has played trombone and bass trombone in all the major theaters of Boston and all over New England.  He has also performed with ensembles ranging from Boston Ballet and Boston Lyric Opera to Boston ska institution Bim Skala Bim.  He is a member of the Local 9-535 Theater Committee.
Jan Mullen, Director from Broadway
Heather Boehm
Heather Boehm, Director for Chicago, maintains an active career as a violinist for musical theatre throughout the Chicagoland area. Heather serves on the Marketing and P.R. Committee and as President of the Chicago Area Chapter.


Steve Sanders, Director for Northern California, has performed in many theater pits over the years for the Broadway tours, both as a keyboardist and conductor. A resident of San Francisco, he has toured on Pamphlet B shows in the US, Canada, Mexico and Japan. As a former Board Member (‘09–‘13) of TMA NorCal, Steve champions the role of live musicians in the theatre and intends to be an avid spokesman for them.

Stephen Green, Director from Southern California, has been playing cello in theater pits for over 30 years. He has played musical theatre in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, as well as on tour. He was the founding President of the TMA Chapter in Toronto from 1989 - 1998 and after moving to the west coast, has been a Board Member of TMA in Los Angeles (TMA SoCal) from 2004 to present. Stephen has also been the webmaster for the national TMA (from 2004 - present), as well as TMA SoCal (from 2004 - present).

Brian Brown, Director for Dallas-Fort Worth, is a charter member of the DFW Chapter and is proud to be serving as its first President. He has been playing French horn in the theatre pits in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for over 10 years, having performed with Dallas Summer Musicals, Casa Manana, and the Broadway series at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. He is also currently a member of the AFM Local 72-147 executive board, and has been on negotiating committees for three regional orchestras.

Alan Ayoub, Director for Detroit, is the newly elected President of the Detroit TMA Chapter. He has also served on its Executive Board for 10 years and as well as on negotiating committees for the major theaters in Detroit. As a guitarist, Alan has been the first call local guitar/fretted string player for the Detroit Nederlander theaters for more than 15 years, as well as for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Michigan Opera Theatre for more than 5 years.
Al has toured across North America with Pamphlet B shows as well. Having worked on both sides of the traveler/local theater musician scene, he looks forward to helping negotiate for all theater musician brothers and sisters.


David Philippus, Director for Las Vegas, is a free-lance trombonist in Las Vegas Nevada, and the newly elected Vice President of the Las Vegas TMA Chapter. David, along with the help of Michael Manley and Angela Chan, was part of the motivating forces to develop the Las Vegas Chapter of the TMA. David served his first two years as Secretary-Treasurer of the chapter. Now in his third year of service, the Las Vegas Chapter has grown to 17 members and looks forward to more members in the years to come.
Jeff Martin
Jeff Martin, Director for Phoenix, is serving his first year as Phoenix Chapter Director. He has been a member of AFM for 38 years, and TMA since the inception of the Phoenix Chapter. He is a freelance bass trombonist who has played for many of the Broadway shows coming through the Phoenix area over the years. He is looking forward to being of service to his fellow musicians in this new role.

Vicky Smolik, Director for St. Louis, is a President Emeritus of TMA and was the President of the TMA from May 2002-August 2011, the TMA Vice-President from August 2001-May 2002 and is currently the Director of the St. Louis Chapter. She served on the Players Council from May 2002 until August 2011, also representing TMA at many LCC, PCC Conferences. Vicky was the TMA representative to the Futures Committee. She has been the President of the American Federation of Musicians, Musicians Association of St. Louis, Local 2-197, since 2004 and has worked in the St. Louis Area Theaters as a trumpeter since 1978. She has served as TMA Delegate to the AFM convention for many years. Vicky has served on the committee for several of the Pamphlet B negotiations as the TMA Representative and the St. Louis Representative. She is on the Pamphlet B TMA Committee, and is currently serving as the St. Louis representative for the current Pamphlet B negotiations.
Paul Schultz
Paul Schultz, Director for Washington, DC, is serving as interim President for the Washington DC Chapter. Paul performs as a Bass Trombonist / Tubist, and has also performed on Tenor Trombone and Euphonium. Since 1989, Paul has performed at the all of the major theaters in the Washington DC and Baltimore areas. He is a charter member of the TMA-Washington DC Chapter initially serving as its Vice President. He has served on the regional theater committee of Local 161–710, Washington DC and has participated in negotiations with the player’s committees of the Baltimore Opera Company and National Theater in Washington DC.
Lovie Smith-Wright
Lovie Smith-Wright, Director for the Membership-at-Large, has performed in the Houston, Wichita, KS and Seattle, WA, area for many years as an orchestral percussionist and a member of the Theatre Under the Stars Orchestra since 1984. She is proud to be serving as the Director for the Membership-at-Large and she also served as co-Director in 2013. She has been President of The Houston Professional Musicians Association, Local 65-699, A.F.M. since 2003, and is currently the Secretary/ Treasurer of the Southern Conference of the American Federation of Musicians, past President of the Southern Conference 2007-2009; on the Board of Trustees for the AmericanFederation of Musicians Employers Pension Fund from 2006-2010. She has been a member of the AFM Diversity Committee since 2003 and is an alternate delegate for the AFl-CIO for the AFM.

Angela Chan, Director for Travelers, has toured as a keyboard player and Associate Conductor on various shows throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. She currently resides in Las Vegas where she is a freelance keyboard player on many of the shows on the Las Vegas Strip. She is one of the original members and currently the Vice President of the Las Vegas Chapter of the TMA. A proud member of the AFM for 13 years, Angela is excited to be serving on the board of TMA and looks forward to representing her fellow touring musicians!
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Stephen Green, Webmaster, has been playing cello in theater pits for over 30 years. He has played musical theatre in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, as well as on tour. He was the founding President of the TMA Chapter in Toronto from 1989 - 1998 and after moving to the west coast, has been a Board Member of TMA in Los Angeles (TMA SoCal) from 2004 to present. Stephen has also been the webmaster for the national TMA (from 2004 - present), as well as TMA SoCal (from 2004 - present).


Tom Mendel - Pit Bulletin Editor, has been playing bass in pits since 1978. Tom is pleased to be serving in his 6th term as Pit Bulletin Editor. Tom is honored to have served five term as TMA President He has also served as Vice President (2 terms) and Director for Chicago (3 terms). Tom served as President of TMA-Chicago Area Chapter (6 terms) its Vice President (2 terms) and also as a Director (3 terms). He has been a TMA member since the Chicago Chapter started. Tom is deeply honored to be a President Emeritus of TMA.