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Kat Shelton

Kat grew up in Denver, has lived in a few different places, but loves living in the Mile High City best.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre and a Masters in Lighting Design.  She has been a scenic artist, props manager, carpenter, technical director, sound engineer, light and sound board operator, dresser, master electrician, and lighting designer.  She has been with Norcostco since 2003 and wears many hats, but her favorite thing to do by far is to give advice on gel colors.
Jared Canada

Jared started working with Norcostco – Denver in January or 2016. He has worked throughout the Southeast United States as a professional rigger, designer, technical director and production manager. His work has been featured in university, professional, and community theatres. He has designed for and worked with Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, Ballet Lubbock, Jackson Theatre Guild, Sidecar Theatre, Lubbock Community Theatre, and Poiesis Theatre Project's world premiere production of Fault Line at David Cerny's MeetFactory in Prague, Czech Republic.

Jared lives in Denver, CO (mostly to feed his obsession with riding motorcycles in the Rockies) with his wife Christi, and two dogs Sam and Eloise.

Marie Quintero

The Branch Manager of Norcostco Atlanta Costume as well as a professional costume designer in the Atlanta area.  She graduated from the University of West Georgia summa cum laude with a BA in Theatre in 2009.  After graduation, Marie quickly found work freelancing as a costume designer and stitcher working for Georgia State University, Theatre in the Square, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, and her Alma Mater the University of West Georgia.  In 2012, she became the costume rental manager at Norcostco and advanced to Branch Manager in 2013.  She enjoys working with educational theatres, films, and photographers as well as travelling the country attending trade shows and conferences where she often teaches workshops on stage makeup.  Outside of work, Marie loves to spend time with her husband and two amazing children.

Synthe

Synthe is an outstanding airbrush makeup artist, SFX artist, educator and body painter.Capable of creating any look imaginable. She listens to your ideas, interprets them and then brings your imagination to fruition by illustrating her unbelievable talent of combining the conventional with the innovative techniques of cosmetic application. Whether it’s airbrushing flawless makeup for your special day, applying temporary tattoos for your party or body painting for your spectacular event, Synthe’s a must have for all occasions.
Her extensive knowledge in the cosmetic profession and real-life, in-the- trenches business experience began while working with the public through leading retail cosmetic companies. Though she left retail for corporate America, she continued her career as a free-lance makeup Artist.In June of 2003 before air brushing makeup, Synthe began body painting. After receiving many requests from beauty professionals who wanted to learn the innovative technique, she expanded to the instructional side of this art.

Amy Levin

A member of the retail staff at Norcostco Atlanta Costume. She works in all three departments (costume, makeup and tech) and does a little bit of accounting too. A native of Atlanta and a graduate of the University of Georgia, she holds two Bachelors of Arts degrees in Theatre and Religion. She has been participating in theatre, whether at school or professionally, for the last 10 years and recently won a regional award for her work in sound design.  She is also an actor, makeup artist, singer, and musician. 

Clint Clark

Assistant Branch Manager, has been with Norcostco since 2012 when he started as Shipping Clerk.  With his background as a Musical Theatre A ctor for such companies as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Japan, Princess Cruises, and numerous Regional Theatres across the country, he quickly moved to the Makeup and Retail Department, which he now oversees.  Clint handles makeup sales to High Schools, Colleges & Universities, and The Television & Film Industries.  He also coordinates Norcostco Atlanta Costume’s Continuing Education Program for Professional Makeup Artists and represents Norcostco at various trade shows including PMAC, The Makeup Show Orlando and IMATS . 

Mike Collins

Mike has been engaged in entertainment lighting since 1979. Educated in Dramatic Arts and Speech, he began as a touring lighting and special effects designer/technician before entering full time sales in 1985. His entertainment career includes 21 years in Orlando, where he supplied both lighting and special effects on numerous theme park attractions. He then spent 6 years as a regional sales manager for Philips/Genlyte Lighting Controls offering LED and efficiency solutions in the architectural market.
Mike’s sales philosophy is centered on extreme customer service. “Our clients have their own headaches bringing their dreams to reality; I want to be their path of least resistance to a successful technical system”.
When taking time off from the light, Mike and his wife of 34 years raise a family of four-footed furry children. He is also an avid disc golfer who played in the 1975 World’s Frisbee Championship, and when time allows, enjoys traditional target archery and leather crafting.

Merry Peterson

Merry 15 years of experience as a seamstress and costumer. Her work has ranged from wedding gown alterations and historical reenactments to theatre and cosplay. A second-generation Renaissance Festival performer, she is also an avid actress, musician, painter, and LARPer.  At Norcostco, she occasionally emerges from the cavernous warehouses to dispense costumes and wisdom.  Merry is often accused of being a mythical creature;  she refuses to confirm or deny these allegations. 

Kameeka Williams

Kameeka is a transplant from the ‘Lone Star’ state of Texas to Atlanta, Georgia. Kameeka began her journey in makeup artistry over decade ago as a self-taught artist that lead to becoming one of the lead makeup instructors at Barbizon Georgia Modeling and Acting School. Kameeka credits her artistry training under the tutelage of various makeup artists, such as, Gwynnis Mosby, Natalie Spencer, and Synthe of Syntheonline.  Kameeka has been credited on some independent shorts filmed in Atlanta as the key makeup artist. Kameeka has grown and is still emerging as an artist specializing in beauty, bridal, and TV/Film makeup applications. 

Barry Nelson

Barry has been a Project Manager and Outside Sales Representative with Norcostco since March 2015. Prior to joining Norcostco, he was the Theater Manager and Technical Director for a Twin Cities School District, managing two 600-seat theaters and a blackbox theater. Barry was also the resident lighting designer at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse in Bemidji, MN for 5 years. Over the course of his career, he has been a freelance lighting designer and technical director in the Twin Cities, working with Public Theatre of Minnesota, Chameleon Theatre, and others.
Barry is able and ready to create solutions for you – rigging, lighting, curtains, and more. He is certified by ETCP Theater Rigging and can provide your annual rigging inspections. You can see what Barry is up to, as well as his past projects, by visiting his linkedin.com profile www.linkedin.com/in/barry-nelson-30320429.

Barry Lives in Chaska with his wife Jamie and spends his spare time improving his home; vegetable gardening; camping; kayak/canoeing; and Dancing particularly the Argentine Tango.

Jack Grocholski

Over the years I have managed to acquire degrees in History, English, Accounting , and a MBA. I became employed at Norcostco in the summer of 1989. I was hired as the company Controller, initially, on a temporary basis and was made a full time permanent employee in August of that year.  For the past 28 years the Accounting department has been my responsibility.  I am also responsible for Financial management and Human Resources.  Because Norcostco has so many long term employees, working with them has been a pleasant experience. This also allows for improved customer relations. We seldom receive complaints and those that occur usually are minor and easily remedied.  I admit. I have had it pretty good in this company.

Debbie Dodge

After being employed by Yoplait Yogurt as an Accounts Payable supervisor for 13 years I choose to leave when our subsidiary was absorbed by the General Mills Accounting Dept.  So I stayed home and played with our three boys for five years until they were all in school.  I answered an ad from Norcostco in our  neighborhood paper searching for a part-time accounting clerk that seemed to be just what I was looking for – the field of accounting and flexible hours to deal with school age children.  After working for Jack Grocholski a year and a half I was promoted to Accounting Supervisor and Payroll.  After 20 years I still enjoy my position interacting with all the employees (and working for Jack, of course!)  Our sons married and I am now blessed with 5 active grandchildren and 2 more that will be born before the end of the year.  My husband and I enjoy fishing and traveling (mostly to family gatherings).  As you can tell, I love family - including my Norcostco family.  Both Robyn and Juanita have over 15 years each with me in our Accounting Department and I think Jack has been here almost since the creation, so we really are a happy family! 

Picture: Grandparents Day – fortunate to have 4 grandkids in the same school.

 

Juanita Fournier

I worked in accounting for John Deere in Denver, CO,  In 1989 my husband and I and our son moved to Minnesota where my husband was originally from. After he passed away unexpectedly in 1990, I continued to run the business we had until 1998.  Looking for something with flexible hours so I could spend more time with my son, I answered an ad in the paper and started working for Norcostco in 1998. At that time, Norcostco owned Knights Formal Wear stores and my job consisted of doing the accounting for the formal wear stores and the bank reconciliations for the branches for Norcostco. In 2004 I left Norcostco and returned 11 months later in April of 2005.  When Norcostco sold the Knights Formal Wear store, I was given the opportunity to work in the accounts receivables department, where I am today.  I have worked with Jack, Debbie and Robyn for many years and enjoy working with them. Outside of work, I joined a mom's military prayer group almost 12 years ago when my son went into the military.  We still meet every Saturday morning to pray for all our military, those who have served and those who are serving. In the summer my sister and I and our pets enjoy going up north to the lake. We enjoy being with family our on a boat, swimming or sitting around the fire roasting marshmallows. Every 4th of July, we decorate my brother-in-law's boat for the boat parade.  Everyone decorates their docks, their boats and their pontoons for the parade with goes all around the lake,  There are trophies given out for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the boats and pontoons which are judged by originality and patriotism. Last year we got 2nd place.  Hope to get 1st place this year! 

Sara Evangeline Murdock

Sara is the Costume Rental Manager for Norcostco Texas.  After earning her B.A. from Jacksonville State University, she worked for two years as a Costume Crafts Artisan at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival before moving on to Louisiana Tech University, where she earned her M.A.  While at LA Tech she managed the Costume Shop, designed costumes (Richard III, Our Town, Robin Hood), performed (Richard III, Macbeth), directed (Miss Julie), and became an Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors.

She moved to Dallas in 2012 with her then-fiance Timothy and their guinea pigs Mabel and Molly.  Sara and Timothy married under an animatronic Tyrannosaurus in 2015

Robyn Quam

Before Norcostco (16.5 years Ago), my husband and I had appliance Repair Business with 17 Employees from 1988-2011.  In October 2000 I decided to look for part time employment. I started part time doing Cash Receipts and became Full Time doing Payables, Collection and Cash Receipts.

My favorite things in Life are Minnesota Vikings (yes I said it) …and my Grandchildren. 

Larry Danforth

Joined the Norcostco Dallas team in 2007 as Project Manager, and took over as Regional Manager in 2012. He has an extensive background in performance, design and production management, with emphasis on Lighting Design.  Larry is married to Kim, with four children and four grandchildren. He loves travel, photography, aviation (commercial rated pilot) and spending time with his rescue Greyhounds.  Norcostco continues to grow, and to better serve the South Texas market, Larry is relocating to the Houston area, but will remain deeply involved in the management of the Dallas and Southwest Regional market as well.    

Erik Schindler

I've been with Norcostco since 2001 when a Christmas conversation led me from an aerospace engineering company to Norcostco, where I have the honor of running a company that's deep with history in the theatrical community and in my wife's family.  It's a pleasure to work with such a talented bunch of people.  Away from work, I'm involved in all kinds of things, but especially love being with my family.