Director Intro: Executive Director

Edward, Executive Director 

Number of years you’ve been on the show: 3

A description of your position: I oversee everything involved with the show and coordinate all the departments. I also direct the more big-picture/long-term stuff.

Why did you decide to join CFS?
I made the sets and props for my high school’s big annual production for 4 years. When I came to Western, one of my old teammates told me to apply to CFS’s Stage Design team, and the rest is history.

What are some highlights from your experience with CFS?
I was the Stage Design Director for last year’s show. I think setting up the morning of show and seeing all our big props come to life was a special feeling. Everyone had worked so hard and sacrificed so much throughout the year, and being able to see a tangible product of our hard work and determination was really amazing.

What are some things you’ve learned from being on CFS?
Up until this year I’ve only been involved in behind the scenes work (like Stage Design!), so stepping into the Executive Director role was a pretty huge change for me. I think it’s pretty fair to say that this year has been a really steep learning curve for me. The one biggest thing I’ve learned is how integral communication is to this kind of role; coordinating between different groups/people and facilitating their work is basically half the job. “Communication” gets thrown around as a buzz word a lot, but when it comes down to it, it’s seriously a tough skill that is developed and refined.

How would you describe yourself in three words?
Hard-working. Alpha male. Jackhammer. Merciless. Insatiable. (I hope you watch The Office I swear I’m not weird)

What is the #1 thing on your bucket list?
Do an Iron-Man Triathlon by 25 

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