Neil Carpentier-Alting came to COS in 2009. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Theater Arts from Eastern Michigan University and a Master's of Fine Arts specializing in design at Wayne State University. Mr. Carpentier-Alting has twenty years of experience as a Technical Director and thirteen as an educator. He most recently served as the Head of Design and Production/Technical Director/Lighting Designer at Interlochen Arts Academy as well as the Production Manager at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. Prior to that, he served as the Technical Director at numerous professional theaters in the Illinois and Michigan areas, as well as at Wayne State University.
Nicholas Fabrio joined the COS Theater program as an Instructional Support Specialist and as the Facility Manager of the Kenneth W Ford theater in 2016. After serving in the United States Army, Nic graduated from Sanford Brown College in St. Louis, MO with an associate's degree in Accounting/Business development. He worked briefly in his degreed field, but his passion was always Film/Television/Stage production. He has spent the last 20 years working mostly in film and television as an Artist building sets/props, as a Locations Scout/Manager, and occasionally as an actor on stage and in front of the camera. He's worked in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London on projects from feature films and television series to live events and photo shoots. Some of his clients have been Universal Pictures, Paramount Studios, CBS, ABC, NBC, ESPN, NFL, Levi Strauss & Co, Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Ford, Chrysler, IBM, and Hewlett Packard.
Wendy James is a recent addition to the College of the Siskiyous's Theatre Program and she brings a wealth of professional experience as an acclaimed stage veteran, poet and Emmy award winning choreographer! Her credits include Broadway: White Christmas, London: Show Boat. World Premieres: Sister Act, The 3hree Musketeers, An American in Paris. Regional: Hair, The Who's Tommy, Pippin, Crazy for You and many others. Wendy has an impressive teaching resume as well, holding Faculty and/or Director positions at the University of San Francisco, Schumacher's School of Dance, American Conservatory Theater, Liberty Theatre Company and many other dance and vocal education roles throughout the San Francisco Bay area.