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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.
Vice-President, maintains an active career as a violinist for musical
theatre throughout the Chicagoland area. Heather has served on the Marketing and P.R. Committee and as
President of the Chicago Area Chapter.
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, 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
||Carey Deadman, Director for Chicago. As an active Trumpet player in the Chicago music scene since 1985, Carey has had the pleasure of performing with Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Sting, Adam Levine, Celine Dion, Michael Bublè, and many others. Television appearances include Brian Wilson, Burt Bacharach, Ron Isley, David Foster, Peter Cetera, Bernadette Peters, Amy Grant, and Peter Allen. Favorite Theatre shows include Wicked, Jersey Boys, The Producers with Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick, Fosse (featured trumpet soloist), Sophisticated Ladies (Drury Lane), Movin’ Out (pre-Broadway), Ragtime, and recent favorite Les Misèrables (Drury Lane).|
Tim Devine, Director (and Vice President) for the
Northern California Chapter, has been a professional musician for over 30 years,
and is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. Tim has been a proud member of
the musician’s union for 38 years. Mr. Devine is a woodwind doubler and has
played in regional theaters across the Bay Area, as well as major theaters in
San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkley for the last 20 years. He has been a member
of NorCal TMA since 2000, been on several negotiating committees, and has served
as VP since 2010. He is proud to celebrate his 1 year anniversary as Director
for the NorCal Chapter.
Paul Castillo, Director from Southern California, is a woodwind player
and clarinet specialist. He has been President of the TMA SoCal Chapter
since 2011 and has twice served as Vice-President of the National TMA;
from 2010 to 2011, and more recently from 2016 to 2017
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, 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, 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, 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!
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