Nicole MulletNICOLE MULLET
Executive Director
Nicole@ArtsNow.org
60 S. High St., Akron OH 44326
(330) 410-3362

Nicole Mullet was named Executive Director of ArtsNow in July of 2015.  Prior to joining ArtsNow, Nicole worked at The University of Akron as the Director of Tech Prep for the College of Applied Science and Technology’s Office of the Dean. In addition to her work with ArtsNow, Nicole serves as immediate past president of Torchbearers, a service and leadership development organization and independent affiliate of Leadership Akron. She is also on the board of the Gay Community Endowment Fund. Nicole was the 2014 recipient of the  Women of the Year “Woman to Watch” award from The Summit County Historical Society.  Nicole was instrumental in the development and implementation of connect2akron and launching InternEdge in conjunction with Torchbearers and Leadership Akron.  The Greater Akron Chamber selected Nicole as one of their 30 for the Future recipients of 2014.

 

11665464_853816598046475_3183260687093656222_nBENJAMIN REXROAD
SummitLive365 Coordinator
Benjamin@ArtsNow.org
60 S. High St., Akron OH 44326
(330) 990-5138

Since beginning his career as a theatre artist at Akron’s Weathervane Playhouse, Benjamin has made an impression on Northeast Ohio. Through teaching, volunteering, helping to host community events and creating performances to engage the community in dialogues about social issues, Benjamin is driven to be a source of positive energy in the world. This led him to establish Wandering Aesthetics (formerly Heads Up Productions) and direct, produce or devise over 25 performances during the last 5 years. In 2011, he won the Akron Arts Alive Award in the Rising Young Star/Leadership category. The same year, Benjamin helped Heads Up win a Burner’s Without Borders grant to tour Heads Up ‘Hood, a role-playing workshop (for students age 10-25) about the effects of our perceptions of poverty, class and social status. Dedicated to theatrical research, he has presented two papers at conferences, including a paper on the methodology presented in Stanislavski in Rehearsal. The research culminated in the company’s production of The Pillowman, directed by Benjamin using Stanislavski’s method of “Active Analysis.” In partnership with Every Blooming Thing Florist, Benjamin and Co-Artistic Director Kyle Jozsa, remodeled the basement of EBT to create a rehearsal, meditation and presentation space in Akron’s Highland Square neighborhood. During the summer of 2013, Benjamin completed a thru-hike of the 2,186-mile Appalachian Trail.


 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gregg Mervis
President
Akron/Summit Convention
& Visitors Bureau

Christine Mayer
Vice President
GAR Foundation

Howard Parr
Treasurer
Akron Civic Theatre

Jon A. Fiume
Secretary
Mustard Seed Market

Deb Yandala
Governance Committee Chair

Conservancy for Cuyahoga
Valley National Park

Mark Auburn
Akron Symphony Orchestra

Olivia Demas
Community Advocate

Justin Hilton
Kent State University

Jaron LeGrair
Jaron M. LeGrair Studio, LLC

Leianne Neff Heppner
The Summit County
Historical Society

Ernie Pouttu
Harwick Standard

Shane Wynn
Shane Wynn Photography