Leadership Ensemble

Leadership Ensemble

  • Founder & Producing Artistic Director
Director of Development Robin Carroll
  • Director of Development & Operations
Morgan Shotwell, BA
  • Director of Communications & Outreach
  • Teaching Artist
Alex Mountfield
  • Director of Programs & Productions
Ryan Fields, BA
  • Outreach Manager
  • Teaching Artist
Emma MearnS, BA
  • Program Manager
  • Teaching Artist

Traveling Players Ensemble has a student to staff ratio of 4:1, with each ensemble directed by a theatre professional with an advanced degree, aided by two assistant directors who have or are pursuing undergraduate degrees. Meet our faculty & staff!

Board of Directors

After serving six years as our Treasurer, Carolyn is back on the board, this time as President.  She is a CPA, holds an MA in Arts Administration, and works as RFF’s Vice President for Finance & Administration.  Her daughter is finally old enough to be a Traveling Player.

Virginia is the mother of three, two of whom are Traveling Players campers.  She volunteers actively in the community, with an expertise in fundraising and marketing. 

Robin serves in the capacity of Director of Development and Operations.  

Parent of a current TPE ensemble member, Kelly is a criminal defense attorney and partner at Hamilton, Petrocelli, Sprissler & Sands, LLP.

Jamie is a law professor at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law teaching torts, family law, legislation, and women and the law. TPE has filled her whole family with better respect for and knowledge of theater, improv, and the great Virginia outdoors.

Jeanne serves in the capacity of Executive Director. 

“One of the best parts of being a Board member is meeting first time families at festival performances.  So many families are looking for a supportive kind community and when they find our ensemble theater, they know they have found something special.  Seeing people realize what a gift TPE is for their family and for their community never gets old.” 

 — Board Member