Board of Directors
Joy Osborne, Board Chair
Joy Osborne spent the first five years of her career as an elementary school teacher both locally, in Cupertino, and overseas, Tanzania, Africa, where she spent two years teaching Physical Education at the International School of Tanganyika. She enjoyed working with many of the international teachers from all over the world as well as learning about the new cultures of the local and international children she taught. In 1998 she moved back to Los Gatos, where she currently lives, to enter corporate America working as a Human Resources Manager for a small semi-conductor start up. After a few years of the start-up world, she found a new home at eBay, where she worked as the Manager of University Recruiting and as a Human Resources Manager for almost seven years. After many good adventures working at eBay and the opportunity to travel to some of eBay's international offices, she found a new home at NetApp in Sunnyvale. She worked at NetApp for 3.5 years managing the University Recruiting & Programs before moving to Scottsdale, Arizona for an adventure working for Yelp as the Sales Recruiting Manager to help build their online sales team. She recently left Yelp to return to the Bay Area and return to eBay where she currently manages the University Programs for eBay Marketplaces. Joy has performed with CMT since she was eight years old and continues to enjoy performing in the alumni and Marquee productions. Some of her favorite shows and memories go back to the very first show that Kevin Hauge directed and choreographed, Bye Bye Birdie, as well as the more recent shows, including Big, Annie, Chess, The Full Monty, Annie Warbucks, Ragtime, and Singing in the Rain. She is thrilled to return to the board as her true passion lies with CMTSJ and supporting the next generation of musical theater talent in the Bay Area. She feels as if her life with CMTSJ has come full circle from her early days as a child and now into her opportunity give back to such a great organization that gave her so much over the years. Joy also has a passion for staying active and supporting local and national community causes, including fundraising and participating for Team in Training in 2001 for the Pacific Grove Triathlon and the 2004 Maui Marathon, in which she raised over $10,000 of fundraising dollars. She's eager to support her many friends that have also participated in various events that raise funds and awareness for health issues that affect many of our friends and family across the nation.
Karen Schneider, Vice Chair & Treasurer
Karen joined the board of Children’s Musical Theater in August of 2012. After serving on the board of American Musical Theater of San Jose for eight years, she is delighted to be involved in the San Jose theater community once more. Her children have all inherited her love of theater and two of her daughters spent many years involved in CMTSJ. Along with her husband Steve, Karen was able to help CMTSJ become a beneficiary of the George and Jeanette Stuart Trust- dedicated to the welfare of children in the Bay Area - which has made significant donations to CMTSJ over the past few years. Karen graduated from Santa Clara University and went on to work in the electronics industry for fifteen years as a manager in Accounting and Finance and then in Human Resources. For several years she and her work partner pioneered in the area of job sharing and worked with a non-profit to help other companies develop innovative alternative job solutions. She left industry for many years to focus on her family, Steve and their four children. She became active in school and sports organizations and served on several committees and boards. She now works at a local CPA firm.
Harvard Sung, Secretary
VP of Finance - The Tech Museum
Harvard has over 30 years of finance, administrative, operations, HR and corporate governance experience. Harvard has an MBA, Corporate Finance from Golden Gate University, a B.A. Business Economics and Coaching Minor in Volleyball from the University of California Santa Barbara and earned a California Secondary Teaching Credential from California State University, Northridge. Harvard grew up in Los Altos and now resides in San Jose. He and his wife, Peggy, are parents to their daughter who has participated in CMT productions since 2009. Among his interests are playing golf, running, photography, playing guitar and most sports but especially the San Jose Sharks
MEMBERS AT LARGE
Retired CEO - InnVision
Christine led InnVision the Way Home, a major non-profit in Silicon Valley from 1988 to 2012.. During her 24 year tenure, she grew the organization tenfold, from a small, grass-roots agency into a leading provider of housing and support services with 25 sites, 100 staff, 6500 volunteers and an $11 million annual budget. Before stepping down as CEO, she oversaw a merger with a similar size agency in order to strengthen regional positioning and ensure long-term sustainability. She forged many community partnerships and managed over 12 major capital projects including building and renovating various shelters, multi-service centers, transitional housing complexes, and permanent affordable apartments.Christine is a past President and current Board member of Children’s Musical Theatre San Jose, and vice-chair of the Shortino Family Foundation focusing on at-risk youth education and arts initiatives. As a Rotarian for 10 years, she serves on an arts committee, youth leadership development committee, and a capital campaign committee. She is also a Licensed Realtor. Being a strong visionary, entrepreneur and collaborator resulted in her receiving numerous accolades from public and private sectors for her achievements in fundraising, community relations and overall excellence in management. Previous employment included television operations management and real estate sales.
CFO - HGST/Western Digital Corporation
Tom Constantino is CFO of HGST, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation. Tom oversees the HGST Finance organization and is responsible for helping to optimize the company's financial performance, the integrity of the company’s financial information and support for the business. Prior to his role as HGST CFO, Tom was VP Corporate Finance of Hitachi's hard drive business (Hitachi GST) where he helped improve the company’s financial performance and prepare the company for a sale to Western Digital for $4.7b. Prior to joining Hitachi GST in 2010, Tom had been with HP since 1994 where he held a variety of senior positions in Finance and Operations in both the PC and printer businesses. In his last role at HP, Tom was in Corporate Finance as the Controller to HP's Global Functions. Prior to joining HP in 1994, Tom was a manager in the audit practice of Price Waterhouse in San Jose, where he became a licensed CPA and specialized in high tech. Tom was involved with CMT as a child growing up in San Jose and has been an active guitarist and musician for most of his life. Sharing her parents’ passion for the arts, Tom’s daughter Sophia has been involved with CMT since 2006.
Owner - First Wave Events.
Tom Cotton grew up in Los Gatos, and fell in love with theater when he was cast as Fagin in the Daves Avenue Elementary School production of Oliver!. He continued performing in theater productions throughout elementary, middle and high school. Tom auditioned for his first show with San Jose Children’s Musical Theater in 1978, and has performed in a total of 12 CMTSJ productions. Tom graduated from Los Gatos High School in 1983. He later attended Sacramento State University, where he majored in theater arts managment. Tom also developed his abilities in the technical aspects of theater, working on stage crews for school and community theater productions throughout his high school and college years. Tom began his professional career in the Shows Department at Great America, where he was employed from 1981 to 1989 as a theater technician and a Show Department Manager. He went on to manage the Last Laugh, a comedy club in San Jose, and then worked for 5 years as a project and sale manager at Riverview Systems Group, a local audio-visual company. From there, Tom held positions at Applied Materials as Manager of Global Events and eBay as Sr. Manager of Events and Education, where he produced corporate events and trade shows. While at eBay, Tom was responsible for launching the nationwide eBay University user education program, as well as the eBay Live! annual community conference. In 2007, Tom left eBay to fulfill a lifelong dream of running his own business. He now owns and operates Firstwave Events, an event management company that produces local sporting events, such as triathlons and half-marathons. Through his long-standing relationship with San Jose business and community leaders, Firstwave Events has been awarded the race production contract for the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot for the last 4 years. Tom resides in San Jose with his wife Patty and their three sons. In the last several years, Tom has been able to refocus on school and Community Theater, as his children have now participated in musical theater productions at the elementary, middle and high school levels. In 2008 and 2009, he had the opportunity to direct the musical theater productions at Union Middle School. In addition, Tom has been able to reconnect with Children’s Musical Theater. CMT’s 2009-2010 season was a milestone for Tom, as it marked the first year that he participated in an alumni show and also watched one of his own children perform on the CMTSJ stage!
Mary Curtis President
President & CEO - Pacifico, Inc.
Mary Pacifico Curtis is the president/CEO of Pacifico Inc., a leading Silicon Valley PR and strategic communications firm. A graduate of Northwestern University, Mary currently serves on the boards of the Children’s Musical Theater and the San Jose Jazz Society, as an Arts Commissioner for the Town of Los Gatos and on the founding advisory committee for San Jose Rocks. A recipient of the American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award recognizing both excellence in the industry as well as social responsibility, Mary is a frequent speaker on topics pertaining to branding and marketing, and participates actively in the Public Relations Society of America, and the Business Marketing Association.
Kevin R. Hauge
Artistic Director - CMT San Jose
In his 18th season as artistic director at CMT, Kevin has led the nation’s leading theater company for youth in taking on increasingly challenging and professional-quality productions. His innovative approach to productions includes incorporating modern techniques and technology, all culminating in recognition of artistic excellence from the National Endowment for the Arts nine consecutive years. A recipient of the prestigious Lin Wright Special Recognition Award by the American Alliance for Theater and Education, he has been the guest speaker at the International Association of Theater Educators Conference in Washington D.C. and the Education and Technology conference in New York City. Kevin has collaborated on productions in a variety of venues all over the world. He has staged ice shows, magic shows, musical revues, industrial shows, corporate parties, television specials and book musicals for a variety of companies, including Tropworld (Atlantic City), Harrah’s (Reno), Six Flags Parks (nationwide), and Royal Viking Cruise Lines (worldwide). Some of the unique productions Kevin has worked on include You’re In the Movies (MGM Grand) in Las Vegas, World of Wonders (Everland) in Seoul, South Korea, and a special Easter Celebration (The White House) in Washington D.C. Kevin has appeared several times as a guest artist with the San Jose Symphony and has served on the exhibits committee at the Tech Museum of Innovation.
Steven H. Jackman is the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Flextronics' INS, HVS and IEI segments. Previously, Steve was the Vice President and Corporate Counsel of Sanmina-SCI Corporation and the Assistant General Counsel at Benchmark Electronics. Prior to going in-house, Steve was an associate in the Atlanta offices of Kilpatrick Stockton, Booth, Wade & Campbell, and Holland & Knight, and served as a law clerk for the Honorable William H. Stafford, Jr., Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. Steve grew up in Los Angeles, received a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and received a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.Steve was introduced to CMT when his then 8-year old son, Noah, landed the role of Michael in Peter Pan in 2008 and is impressed by the way CMT has helped Noah develop as a performer and a person. Noah has been able to build some great relationships with both the CMT staff and other performers, and these relationships have given him confidence as an adolescent.
Attorney - Exact Legal Inc.
Randy McCalla, Campbell, California, is a corporate attorney in solo practice in Los Gatos, California. His areas of practice include corporate representation of start-up companies, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, intellectual property transactions, executive employment matters and dispute resolution. Randy served as general counsel to public and private emerging growth and technology related companies during an extended engagement at Morrison & Foerster LLP in Palo Alto, California. Randy received his juris doctorate in 1995 from University of California, King Hall School of Law, where he served on the Law Review. He received his BA from University of California, Berkeley in the field of Classical Languages. Randy is married to Becky L. Wallin, M.D., a local family practice physician, and they have two children who have been participating in CMT productions since 2008.
Managing Director - CMT San Jose
Michael is thrilled and honored to be Managing Director of CMT. His career started in entertainment 25 years ago with his own company Spotlight Entertainment, producing shows for Holland America Cruise Line and corporate events locally and internationally. After 4 seasons with AMTSJ as Production Manager in the ‘90’s Michael moved east and spent 5 seasons as Director of Production for Paper Mill Playhouse in NJ, returning to AMTSJ in 2002 as Director of Production and General Manager of Miss Saigon other favorite co-productions/tours include Dreamgirls, A Chorus Line, I’m Not Rappaport and many others. In 2004 Michael was appointed CEO & Executive Producer of AMTSJ and due to economic challenges the company closed at the end of 2008. Michael has stayed active in the community working with 1stACT Silicon Valley, Executive Director of San Jose Jazz where he is now a Board member. Michael has served as Chair of the Arts Round Table, Arts Board Chair at Team San Jose, Chair of the Theatre Preservation Board and board member of Teatro Vision, sjDANCEco, Co-Chair of the live music catalyst team, committee member with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and active participant with Team in Training.
Managing Partner - SDS NexGen Partners, LP
Michael leads a privately held real estate and investment firm with roots that stretch back generations to the agricultural heritage of Santa Clara Valley. He was born and raised in San Jose, attended Bellarmine College Preparatory and graduated from the University of Southern California. He began his real estate career with Coldwell Banker Commercial - now CB Richard Ellis - and after five years he took a life-changing detour, serving as Executive Director of Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT) from 1993- 200 l leading it to be recognized as the nation's largest theater for youth. Worth noting, Michael started as a young stage performer with CMT at age 6 and continues on its Board today. In 200 l, Michael returned to the private sector as Managing Partner of SDS NexGen Partners. Most notable are the firm's investments in Willow Glen, a thriving neighborhood business district in San Jose. He is a past president of the Willow Glen Business Association where he Jed the campaign to create a progressive Community Business Improvement District which will serve to enable the organization to ramp up marketing, maintenance, security, capital improvements and events. In 2006, Michael was a candidate for Mayor of San Jose. Although he did not advance, he is credited for running an extremely competitive and professional campaign - bringing a voice for change to the debate. His campaign was endorsed by the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, Metro Newspaper, SJ Mercury News columnist Scott Herhofd, and Silicon Valley Community Newspapers. He is very proud to have made a significant imprint on the most competitive political election in San Jose's history. He currently serves on the Boards of Children's Musical Theater San Jose (a past president), Team San Jose (Board Chair), Hillbrook Schoof, and is a senior fellow and former board member of American Leadership Forum - Silicon Valley. And along with former San Jose Mayor Susan Hammer, Michael currently co-chairs Baseball San Jose, the civic organization committed to bringing Major League Baseball to Downtown San Jose. Michael resides in Willow Glen with his wife Kimberly and their three daughters.
Helen & Eddie Owen
Marchese Family Foundation
Eddie Owen - Born in Bakersfield California on November 19, 1945 to Maudie and Louis Owen. Moved to San Jose in 1950 and attended James Lick High School. School interests were in music learning the trumpet, French horn and belonging to choir. Met Helen Marchese, in 1965, it was love at first sight and this October 28 is our 45th anniversary. We have two boys, Christopher and Dominic. Christopher married Tami and they have three children, Nicholas 24, Kayla 21 and Bailey 18. Dominic married Bridget and they have four girls, Jolena 7, Cheyenne 5, Kalista 3 and Charlotte 10 months. I have worked various jobs and spent most of my adult life working for my father-n-law on the farm doing everything from driving tractors, moving irrigation pipes and running a packing shed during cherry season. My wife is involved with many organizations mostly helping the disadvantaged children with healthcare and Cancer research. I am past chair of Christmas In The Park for ten years and on the board and past chair of The American Musical Theatre San Jose. My wife and I received The Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara County Distinguished Citizens of the year award in 2007. We are members of Sacred Heart Parish in Saratoga.
A strategist and leadership consultant, Ann advises CEOs and senior leaders in organizational design, strategy development and leadership. Ann served as president of Notre Dame High School San Jose for three years and for eight years as the Chief Executive Officer of the American Leadership Forum-Silicon Valley (ALF). Ann worked for Knight Ridder at the San Jose Mercury News for a decade. In her last role there, she served as Vice President of Marketing for theSan Jose Mercury News and Contra Costa Newspapers. Ann has served on the board of directors of numerous organizations, including the United Way Silicon Valley, the American Musical Theatre of San Jose, the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California, the Children’s Discovery Museum, the Silicon Valley Conference for Community and Justice (now SV Faces), the Stanford Daily, the Nonprofit Development Center (now CompassPoint Nonprofit Services). She is a founder of 1st ACT Silicon Valley. Ann also currently serves on the board for the Catholic Foundation of Santa Clara County. Ann is a magna cum laude graduate of Bucknell University and member of Phi Beta Kappa. She holds a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Principal - Moreland School District/Eastbrook Discovery School, K-8
Sherri Vasquez has worked as an educator for the the past 22 years, as a teacher, coach, and administrator. She is currently the principal of Easterbrook Discovery School, a K-8 school in Moreland School District, where she works to keep both visual and performing arts going strong in public schools. She has enjoyed being a proud CMT parent and volunteer for the last 12 years, volunteering in almost every capacity and even trying her hand at Stage Managing a couple of times. Sherri has served as CMTSJ's Parents' Auxiliary Chair, and was honored in 2007 to recieve the Bank of America Local Hero award for her volunteer work at CMTSJ. Sherri enjoys working with so many energetic and talented volunteers each season and is proud to be part of such an amazing organization.
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