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2017 Summer Camp Staff

PARAMOUNT ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS FULL TIME STAFF:

Jessica Evans (Community and School Program Manager)

Jessica Evans is a full-time member of the Paramount’s Education & Outreach team.  She graduated from the University of Texas, in 2009, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus on Theatre Studies and a K-12 teaching certification.  Since then, Jessica has utilized her teaching skills in classrooms all across central and south Texas.  Jessica spent a year as a teaching artist for Creative Action, focusing on bringing arts-enrichment to after-school programs in Manor, Round Rock, and Del Valle.  She went on to spend five years directing/ co-directing middle school theatre programs in both Pflugerville and San Antonio.  In August of 2015, Jessica decided to take her passion for fine arts education to the next level, by signing on full-time with the Paramount Theatre!  She heads up the Student Matinee & Discovery Series programs, in addition to devoting her summers to all of our amazing camps!  This summer she will be directing Camp Paramount 1, teaching Tech at our very first remote Story Wrangler camp in North Austin, enhancing campers’ acting abilities and creative drama skills at Camp Paramount South, and choreographing this year’s roboARTS Camp.  Jessica couldn’t be more excited to kick off another great summer with our campers!

Brian C. Fahey (Associate Director of Education and Outreach / Summer Camp Director)

Brian C. Fahey joined the Paramount in 2014 where he manages STEM Through the Arts and summer camp programming. Brian previously served as a Lecturer in the Theatre Department at Northeastern University and spent two years as the Classroom Program Director for Creative Action. As a director, he has worked with Southwestern University, Northeastern University, the University of Texas at Austin, Arkansas Governor’s School, Boston Children’s Theatre, and ZACH’s Pre-Professional Company. From 2005-2010 Brian was Artistic Director of Gurnet Theatre Project in MA, where he produced theatre for both family and adult audiences and directed several Boston premieres. His 2010 production of Louis Sachar’s There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, produced at UT Austin, won the B. Iden Payne Award for Best Production of Youth Theatre. He holds a BA in Theatre from Northeastern University and an MFA in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities from The University of Texas at Austin.

Mitch Harris (Literacy to Life Program Manager)

Mitch Harris graduated with a BFA in Theatre Arts Performance from St. Edward’s University in 2013. He is an award-winning actor, a published playwright, a cultural and political journalist, a storyteller, and an arts educator. Throughout his undergraduate training, he taught arts-based afterschool classes, founded an in-school creative writing workshop group, and facilitated theatre camps around the U.S. He is currently an Actor’s Equity Association Membership Candidate and a member of the Writers’ League of Texas. Mr. Harris joined the Austin Theatre Alliance full-time in 2013, where he runs the Literacy to Life program.

Jennifer Luck (Director of Education & Outreach)

Jennifer Luck received her MFA in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities from the University of Texas at Austin and her BA in Theatre from Arizona State University. For almost 20 years she has taught theatre professionally in Arizona, New York City, Los Angeles, and Austin. She has worked with Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Jewish Theatre Company, The Herberger Theatre Center, Biz Kids NY, The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Kids on Stage CA, Azusa Pacific University, and she spent three years in the Education Department at Center Theatre Group/The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. She taught undergraduate acting and voice courses at the University of Texas, as well as the “Performance of Persuasion” at the UT School of Law. In Austin she worked with Theatre Action Project/Creative Action, the Theatre Academy at the J, Summer Wonders, ACE Academy and the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders before joining the Paramount Theatre in 2011. Jennifer is also a singer/songwriter, composer, director and actor. In 2009 she was named a Don and Elizabeth Doyle Fellow, recognized for her artistic ability in the area of Theatre for Youth. She is honored to direct the Paramount Academy for the Arts and to work with so many talented and inspiring young Austinites.

Ammon Taylor (Resident Musical Director)

Ammon Taylor is a pianist, composer, and musical director with a Bachelor of Music in Composition from UT Austin. Before joining the Paramount, he was the assistant choir director and musical theatre teacher at McCallum Fine Arts Academy. Ammon was the musical director of ZACH Theatre’s Pre-Professional Company from 2013 to 2015, and he has been the musical director for the Paramount Story Wranglers since 2011. He has been the musical director for summer and winter camps at the Paramount and ZACH theaters since 2012. Ammon is actively involved in Austin’s improvised theatre community, and has taught musical improvisation classes with the Hideout Theatre and Merlin Works Institute at ZACH. Ammon has received several B. Iden Payne awards for outstanding original score; in 2015 for Cenicienta and in 2016 for Love Me Tinder

PARAMOUNT ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS SUMMER CAMP STAFF:

Heath Allyn (roboARTS Camp Musical Director)

Born into a musical family and to a mother who was active in community theatre, he has been acting and playing music since 1981. As a versatile composer, singer  and multi-instrumentalist, Heath has done just about anything you can thing of musically from original pop/rock songs to commercial jingles, film scores and writing songs for the Paramount Story Wranglers.

Keri Atwood (Tech & Design Teacher)

is an artist, musician and educator who has juggled these three and more in Austin Texas for the past twenty years. She has worked extensively with the Salvage Vanguard Theater Company, the Rude Mechs, as well as Coldtowne Improv Theater. In her 17 years of teaching she has worked with The Texas School for the Blind, Armstrong Community Music School, AISD, and Creative Action. Kerri is also a staple in the Austin music scene performing with the bands Sexy Finger Champs and PONG, which have toured both nationally and internationally. She is a graduate of SMU with a BFA in theater and playwriting. One of her finest musical theater moments was working through a master class with the amazing Carol Channing while studying at SMU. 

Ben Bazán (Show Director)

is an actor, improviser, and director who was raised in Garciasville, Texas and relocated to Austin in 2008 to attend the University of Texas. He graduated in 2012 and received his B.A. in Theatre and Dance. He recently was seen as “Oscar” in jj’s arcade, a new bilingual play co-produced by ZACH Theatre and Teatro Vivo. He has also been performing improv at ColdTowne Theater since the Summer of 2012. In addition to performing, Ben has worked as a teaching artist with the Paramount Story Wranglers and STEM Through the Arts program, taught literacy and diversity programs for Creative Action, and has served as an acting/playwriting teacher for the Performing Arts School at ZACH Theatre. During the daytime you can find him at Acton Academy where he manages the after school program, leads the drama curriculum, and coaches their middle school sports teams.

Cade Blagdan (Counselor) 

will be a Junior at Bowie High School in the Fall and has received the AISD Trustee Award for top 10 % in both his Freshman and Sophomore year. Cade takes all PreAP/AP classes and carries a 4.2 GPA which is top 5% for his class. Cade is an active theater student at Bowie High School, participating in over 8 performances in his first two years at Bowie – including a lead role in 6 of 8 performances. Cade is on the Bowie Cross Country and Track Teams and finished 3rd in District for the JV 1 mile run. Cade was recently nominated and accepted to join PALS, a student outreach program where he was one of only 18 students chosen out of 100 applicants. Cade was recently elected as a Vice President of Student Council. Cade has performed volunteered work Bethany Vacation Bible School and Camp Bluebonnet Library Camp. Cade also worked for the Paramount Youth Theater Company in the Summer of 2016.

Cole Blagdan (Counselor) 

is a graduate from Bowie High School in Austin, TX. This will be his fifth summer at the Paramount Theatre. In addition to working with the Paramount, Cole has also volunteered at a local church camp for the past 4 years. At Bowie he completed multiple AP classes while maintaining a 3.6 GPA and participated in multiple organizations like student leadership and student council. Cole recently completed his first year at Texas Tech University majoring in civil engineering. 

Lina Breining (Counselor)

is thrilled to be working at Camp Paramount this summer! This will be Lina’s first year of being a counselor at Camp Paramount, and her third year of working with the Paramount Theatre. Lina was previously a member of the Paramount’s Youth Theatre Company. Lina just graduated from the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and will be attending the University of Texas at Austin next year, with a major in the Arts and Entertainment Technologies. 

Lindsay Hearn Brustein (Show Director)

is the Director of Theatre Focus and a theatre instructor in the Upper School at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, TX. Originally from Indianapolis Indiana, Lindsay has worked with students of all ages at Imagination Stage, Northwestern University, UT Austin, Young Audiences Indiana, Evanston School District 65, the SEED School in Washington D.C., Paramount Theatre, Austin Achieve, and the Austin Independent School District. Her teaching and artistic experience includes directing scripted and devised youth theatre, acting, improvisation, and integrating arts into the curriculum. As an artist and teacher, Lindsay loves the magic of stories and believes in the power of theatre to engage, transport, and transform students’ lives.

Anna Grace Carey (Counselor)

is a rising junior at Southern Methodist University majoring in fashion media and political science. She was active in music, theatre and dance from elementary school through high school and she is thrilled to be returning for her third summer with the Paramount.

Ella Childs (Counselor)

is a recent graduate of LASA High School in Austin and will be attending Mount Holyoke College in the fall. She is looking into working in education, especially camp, and has helped teach kids at Camp Wildwood and Breakthrough Austin in the past. She is passionate about creative writing and has been involved in her school’s literary magazine for the last few year. She’s also interested in plays and film, and has worked on many student films during high school. She’s excited to get a chance to combine her love of writing and education at Camp Story Wranglers this summer!
 

Antonio Delgado (roboARTS Teacher)

works as the Minister of Fun and Education with Science in a Suitcase. Frequently Antonio works as a Robotics Master Mentor with National Instruments to teach the next generation of Robotics Teachers. Over the past three years Antonio has assisted a Title 1 Robotics team at Govalle Elementary School. In 2014, Antonio co-founded an organization called Science in a Suitcase. Together they hope to teach kids all over the world about the greatness of robotics and creativity. By 2015, Science in a Suitcase and their friends at the Paramount Theatre created a partnership titled, “roboARTS.” Together, they teach students the essential components of story-writing, acting, programming and robotics. Later these students showcase their stories side-by-side with their autonomous friends. During his downtime, Antonio loves to play music with his band ‘Oh Antonio and His Imaginary Friends’ and scripts children’s stories with The Tiny Bots. Even when Antonio is writing about himself in the third person, he strives to ignite creativity, imagination and joy in the people around him. He believes that a STEAM education is essential to creating well rounded and fruitful students.

Sean Eads (Musical Director)

graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Media Studies in 2015. While there, he composed and arranged music for dozens of theatrical and film productions. Sean joined the Paramount Academy for the Arts team last Spring after moving to Austin from his hometown of Los Angeles. In addition to music directing and composing for theatrical and multimedia productions, Sean writes and produces alternative/pop music. After spending much of the last year touring as the keyboardist for pop artist Gnash, Sean is excited to return to Austin and to the Paramount summer staff! 

Annie Flores (Counselor)

is a Texas-based graduate student at the University of Winchester, England, with a background in Creative Writing and Film Studies. Her short play, Moons Over Hammy, was shortlisted for University production in 2015, after which she volunteered at the Chesil Theatre’s youth program before studying Acting at London’s Morley College. Annie will make her acting debut in the Austin Mercurial Theatre’s adaptation of The Call of Cthulhu in July, 2017.

Surya Garcia-Crow (Counselor)

recently graduated from high school. She is an aspiring actress and is attending Austin Community College to transfer to Texas State this fall. She has theatre, dance and voice training and is very passionate about teaching the arts to youth, as it was so important in fostering her creativity as a child. She looks forward to partnering with the Paramount’s theatre camps and working with your beautiful, intelligent and talented children.

Clint Harris (Camp Story Wranglers Teacher)

is an actor, improviser, storyteller, Story Wrangler and performer in Austin. In addition to his myriad appearances in area elementary school stages as a Story Wrangler he has performed improv in all four improv theaters in Austin as well as scripted work in venues including Spiderhouse Ballroom, the Off Center, and ZACH Theatre. He spent the 2015-2016 academic year touring the country with Dallas Children’s Theatre, performing in sixty cities and teaching workshops along the way.

Andy Heger (Voice Teacher)

has been working in the Austin theatre community for several years now and is thrilled to be returning to the Paramount for another summer of great fun and music! He trained in Voice and studied Music Production at the University of Texas and now has a full private studio of voice students in addition to teaching with various theatre groups in Austin. 

Michael Jastroch (Comedy Intensive Teacher)

is one of the owners and founders of Austin’s ColdTowne Theater, where he’s taught and directed improv and sketch comedy for the last decade. Over the years, he’s won several awards for his comedy, including several Best of Austin Awards, and has traveled the country teaching and performing at comedy festivals. His sketch comedy podcast, Victrola, was recently one of three national finalists in the Improv4Humans contest.

Katie Kohler (Camp Story Wranglers Teacher)

is an Austin based actor, improviser, and co-founder of her clowning and movement company, The Back Pack.  She graduated from the University of Montana with a BFA in Acting and Minor in Dance.  Her stage credits include Rose in The Flick, Anna in A Bright New Boise at Hyde Park Theatre, Waiting For Lefty and The Great God Pan at Street Corner Arts, Sense and Sensibility at Austin Playhouse, and ongoing quarterly shows with The Back Pack. She has been wranglin’ up all them stories for almost six years as a member of the Paramount Story Wranglers ensemble and is so excited to teach for the Paramount for the first time!

Avery LaRue (Counselor)

has been involved in theatre and the performing arts for the past six years. At James Bowie High School, in Southwest Austin, Avery enjoyed performing in a variety of roles as a member of the Starlight Theatre Company, including Eva Perón in Evita, the Engineer in Miss Saigon, and Penny Pingleton in Hairspray. Avery recently finished her sophomore year at the University of Houston, majoring in Music and specializing in Vocal Performance. Avery is returning to Camp Paramount as a counselor and hopes to get to work with some of the awesome kids from last summer, and is excited to meet new ones!

Eddie Lehwald (Musical Director)

has been playing music for as long as he can remember and is thrilled to be back for his third summer with the Camp Paramount team. He teaches piano at both the Lone Star School of Music and East Side Music School, and maintains a busy performance schedule in and around Austin.

Karly Lewis (Dance Teacher)

a native of Austin, TX, graduated from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Creative Writing. At Otterbein, Karly had the privilege of working closely with Broadway choreographers John Carrafa and Randy Skinner, and was chosen to represent Otterbein at the Jazz Dance World Congress International Choreography Competition. She recently relocated to Austin from New York City, where she was on the faculty for the Children and Teen Program at Broadway Dance Center.  While in NYC, she also taught at other dance studios in the NY metro area, including the New York Kids Club and the British International School of New York. Since moving to Austin, she has worked as a choreographer on ZACH Theatre’s productions of Winnie the Pooh and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and was recently seen in Sophisticated Ladies at ZACH Theatre. Karly is currently a teaching artist at ZACH Theatre and is a member of Verge Dance Company.

Kerry Madden (Counselor)

A graduate of Cedar Park High School, Kerry is currently in her first year pursuing a degree in Communication and Theatre at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. From acting to writing, directing and improvising, Kerry is passionate about exploring different aspects of theatre. During her time in high school, she wrote scripts and directed production for a summer theatre camp for young actors hosted at her school. At Trinity, Kerry can be seen joking with the campus improv troupes, writing and hosting a comedic segment for the University’s SNL-meets-The Tonight Show style TV program, and acting in main stage productions. 

Jane Maddox-Coady (Summer Camp Manager)

has an extensive background in theatre, musical theatre, performance and production. She currently performs as a Paramount Story Wrangler and has been involved with Camp Paramount for the past 2 years. This year she is overjoyed to be acting as Summer Camp Manager!  Although she has appeared in independent films and commercials, her true love is and always will be the theatre. She has been involved in a countless number of stage productions. Her award winning roles on stage include Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz, Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Baroness Shraeder in The Sound of Music, as The Girl in The Seven Year Itch. Jane works in special education for Hutto ISD. She also owns her own entertainment business, providing entertainment for parties and special events, where she performs as Marilyn Monroe. She is known as the headlining act at Gino’s Vino Osteria on 51st Street in Austin where she performs as Marilyn most every weekend.

Elizabeth McQueen (Song Writing Intensive Teacher)

is a singer, songwriter, KUTX DJ and producer of the This Song podcast. She spent her twenties and thirties traveling the country and the world performing solo and with Asleep at the Wheel. She’s excited to teach what she’s learned about songwriting, creativity and performance to students of the Paramount Songwriting Intensive program.

Katie Moore (Show Director / Dance Teacher)

) is an actress, improviser, teaching artist and producer. She is proud to be a Story Wrangler and teaches creative writing, math and science with the Paramount’s Literacy to Life and STEM through the Arts programs. Katie can be seen onstage at ColdTowne Theater and the Vortex Theatre. She is also the Organizing Producer for Mortified Austin, a live comedy storytelling show where adults share embarrassing childhood artifacts on stage in front of strangers.​

Kevin Moxley (Acting/Creative Drama & Camp Story Wranglers Teacher)

) has been performing for as long as he can remember after a childhood spent coercing siblings into acting out plays he’d written. A native of South Carolina, Kevin graduated from New York University and worked at the New Victory Theater before leaving New York for warmer climes. He has performed professionally in a variety of projects across the country ranging from dance and opera to circus and film. After touring with Missoula Children’s Theatre and working in Youth Leadership Development at Camp Chatuga, Kevin settled in Austin. Locally he has performed with the City Theatre Company, Shrewd Productions, Vortex Repertory Co, and Something For Nothing Theater, as well as being a member of the Paramount Story Wranglers company and a teaching artist for the Literacy to Life and STEM Through the Arts programs.

Brian Nguyen (Counselor)

is a second-year B.F.A. Theatre Studies major at the University of Texas at Austin. He is an Austin native and has participated in theatre for years. He was recently seen in 105 and Work as part of the Cohen New Works Festival. This is Brian’s first year as a counselor for Camp Paramount, and he is excited to be a part of the amazing team and see campers grow through the arts!

Cassadie Petersen (Acting & Creative Drama Teacher)

)has been working in professional theater for over twenty years, having made her equity stage debut at 8 years old. She received her BA in Drama from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, is a graduate of the National Theater Institute at the Tony-award winning Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and has studied at the St. Petersburg Arts Academy in Russia. Cassadie has worked as a professional actor and theater educator in New York, Connecticut, New Orleans, the US Virgin Islands, and Los Angeles. In Austin, she has been a theater teacher and director with the Paramount’s Story Wranglers and STEM Through the Arts programs, kidsActing Studio, ZACH Theatre and both AISD and private schools. She sat on the nominations committee of the B. Iden Payne Awards Council for three years and is a founding member of Dual Tape Deck, a local film collective. She has also performed with multiple theaters including ZACH, Present Company Theatre, En Route and Trouble Puppet and was nominated for an Austin Critics Table Award for Best Lead Actor in 2013 and a B. Iden Payne Award for Best Performer for Youth in 2014. This is her third summer with the Paramount!

Tina Price (Show Director)

is a teaching artist/director excited to be joining the Camp Paramount team this summer! Tina holds two degrees in performance – an MFA in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities from The University of Texas at Austin, and a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. While at UT, Tina served as Assistant Instructor for undergraduate Acting and Training the Speaking Voice classes. Prior to moving to Austin, Tina worked as Instructor/Director at Riverside Children’s Theatre, where she helmed several youth productions including James and the Giant Peach, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, A Little Princess, and Dr. Dolittle. For the past 13 years, Tina worked as a teaching artist specializing in drama, musical theater, standup comedy, and voice and speech classes for students from 3-20. Tina is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and owner of KTL Behavior, an ABA therapy company that specializes in intervention for children with unique learning needs.  Her current research and practice incorporate ABA techniques with music and drama to build social and communication skills for individuals on the autism spectrum. 

Natalie Ray (Counselor)

is excited to be returning for her second summer as a counselor for Camp Paramount and Camp Story Wranglers! A native Austinite, Natalie graduated from St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in 2016 and is now entering her sophomore year at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She has participated in many creative programs throughout high school and college, including the People to People Leadership Program with a focus on film and acting, and now plans to focus her studies on English and Art History. She looks forward to another awesome summer at the Paramount!

Nicole Richard (roboARTS Teacher)

) serves as the director of Science in a Suitcase, a non-profit that blends the worlds of art and technology to engage kids in learning critical skill-sets in completely new ways. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and moved to Austin to work for National Instruments (NI) in 2000.  Under NI’s partnership with LEGO, she managed the development of the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® and LEGO WeDo robotics software for kids. This unexpected opportunity to use her engineering degree to develop toys sparked a passion in Nicole for helping children discover and develop an interest science and technology. She’s traveled far and wide to places like Cambodia, India, and Vietnam to help various non-profits create sustainable LEGO robotics programs that foster technical literacy in children who would otherwise never have access to these types of tools.  In 2012, she was even featured in IEEE Spectrum’s Dream Jobs.  

Timeca Seretti (Film Acting Intensive Teacher)

has been active in the Austin film scene for over a decade. Her credits include appearances on Friday Night Lights and Revolution as well as the film Blacktino, which premiered at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival. Timeca is also a member of Spectrum Theatre Company, Austin’s premiere African American theater company. In 2009 she created a production company, Wild Child Entertainment, and has produced two award winning shorts, “Drama” and “The Proof.”

Sarah Slaten (Counselor)

iis going to be a McCallum sophomore next year, and will graduate in 2020. She has participated in Paramount Theatre events before, including RoboArts, and Youth Theatre Company, and is very pleased to be working with Paramount again. Sarah has been participating in theatre events all her life, and is currently working with the Technical Theatre Department at McCallum. She spends all of her free time down at Town Lake, on the water as a Varsity rower at Texas Rowing Center.

Ariana Sonsino (Counselor)

will be a third-year B.A. Theatre and Dance major with a focus in costume design at the University of Texas at Austin. She has been involved in the performing arts for the past seven years, performing in over a dozen shows and holding a number of technical positions. She recently worked on several UT productions, including Legally Blonde: The Musical, Twelfth Night, The Bigot, and Slumber Party. Ariana is thrilled to join the Camp Paramount staff and meet all of the amazing and talented kids!  

Roxanna Taylor (Counselor)

is a rising senior BFA Theatre Studies major at the University of Texas at Austin.  This is her first year working for the Paramount and she is incredibly excited to jump in!  Theatre is her number one passion, and she spends most of her time as an actor and director at UT.  She is an officer for Alpha Psi Omega: Mu Chapter, and is a member of Gigglepants Improv.  This semester she worked with Creative Action as an Assistant Teaching Artist for an art class. Roxanna is ready to have a wonderful summer at the Paramount!

Elizabeth Tiedt (Counselor)

With a life-long love of the theatre, Elizabeth Tiedt is known for her roles on stage and behind the scenes. In both middle school and high school, Elizabeth has been on the technical side of shows as well as acted. Most recently, Elizabeth performed in the play Pretty Theft with the Starlight Theatre Company as a sophomore at James Bowie High School. During her freshman year at James Bowie High School Elizabeth spent more than 200 hours in the Theatre Company, earning her letter man jacket in theatre. She spent 300 hours working in the theatre her sophomore year. At Gorzycki Middle school, Elizabeth was a member of National Junior Honor Society as well as an officer for the Tiger Pride Player Theatre Company. In the 2016-2017 school year Elizabeth joined Girls Giving Grants (G3), a youth collective giving circle that this year donated $6,800 to the Center for Child Protection’s animal therapy program. Elizabeth will make a donation to and volunteer with G3 again in the 2017-2018 school year. She is also an active member of her youth group at Oak Hill United Methodist Church. In the fall of 2017, Elizabeth will be a junior at James Bowie High School.

Kristen Tibbetts (Counselor)

is a student at McCallum High School and Fine Arts Academy, majoring in classical guitar. Kristen is also a two-year roboARTS camp veteran! She was a theater major at Lamar Middle School, where she participated in the roboARTS after-school club. She is an aspiring author, and her hobbies include acting, running, and competitive tennis. She is so excited to be a camp counselor this summer!

Becca Westerkom (Tech & Design Teacher)

graduated with a TV and Radio Broadcasting degree from Texas State University in 2004. She moved to New York after graduation to work as a page at The Late Show with David Letterman. She was an Account Executive for KLBJ-FM for 5 years but resigned to start a family. She is a Story Wrangler for Literacy to Life and a stay at home mother of 2. This year will be her 6th summer teaching for the Paramount. She has played various roles in all of Paramount’s Summer Camps including Design Teacher for Camp Paramount, Improv TA for Theater Academy and Story Wrangler for Camp Story Wranglers. She is a kid at heart that enjoys making costumes, acting, writing, singing (off key), improv, and stand up which she performs around town. 

Owen Ziegler (Intensives Assistant)

is a recent graduate of St. Edward’s University, where he obtained his BFA in Acting. He’s performed in many plays and musicals around Austin with different companies, including the Mary Moody Northen Theatre, Austin Theatre Project, City Theatre, and the Salvage Vanguard Theatre. He also recently obtained a voice over demo from Lainie Frasier’s Voiceworks He’s worked with the Paramount many times before on Story Wranglers. 

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