Staff & Board

Kate Berry
Marketing Director | Interim Artistic Director
(she, her, hers) 
(719) 658-2540, Ext 2015

Kate first found CRT as a member of the acting company in 2005 and is now in her seventh year as a full-time staff member. She is a multi-faceted actor, director, and administrator currently overseeing both artistic and marketing departments. Kate is inspired by Creede’s remoteness, uniqueness, and artistry; she wants to share it with the world. As an actor, her Colorado credits include: Arvada Center (The Lion in WinterThe Importance of Being EarnestBlithe Spirit), Theatreworks (Wild HoneyThe SeagullPsycho Beach Party), Colorado Springs Fine Arts Theatre (Other Desert Cites), Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Twelfth Night), Lake Dillon Theatre Company (Dancing Lessons), and Curious Theatre Company (Charles Ives Take Me Home). Favorite roles at CRT include Elsa in The Road to Mecca, Eliza in The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, and Sherlock Holmes in Miss Holmes. She has directed for Creede Repertory Theatre and Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

Morgan M. Manfredi
Managing Director
(she, her, hers)
(719) 658-2540, Ext 2009

Morgan joined CRT as Managing Director in January 2020. In her time in Creede, Morgan has enjoyed immersing herself in the community and serving on the Boards of the Creede Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Preschool Program for the Creede Early Learning Center, and the Silver Thread Byway. She brings to CRT over a decade of non-profit theatre experience, including serving as the Production Manager of American Family Theatre in Philadelphia, PA; the Company Manager and Associate General Manager of Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA; and the Associate General Manager at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ. She has actively participated in the League of Resident Theatres and was a member of TCG’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute Cohort 2.  Originally from Fresno, CA (where the raisins come from), Morgan holds a BA in Theatre from CSU Sacramento and owes her career to the amazing visual and performing arts programs of Clovis Unified School District where she attended K-12. Morgan met her husband Tyler while they were CRT company members together in 2011; the pair have a rambunctious 4-year-old and a menagerie of furry critters.

Lori Heinrich
Development Director
(she, her, hers)
(719) 658-2540, Ext 2006

Originally from Texas, Lori grew up visiting Creede each summer. Married to a now-retired military spouse, Lori had the opportunity to live from coast to coast and work in corporate, non-profit and public-school settings and has experience in grant writing and management, accounting, public and donor relations and event planning. She and her family were thrilled to make their final move in 2018 and establish roots in Creede. Lori has a deep love for Creede Repertory Theatre and has enjoyed watching her children build new skills and confidence because of their involvement in CRT’s education programs. In her spare time, Lori enjoys hiking, making music, knitting and spending time with her friends, family and pets.

Jenni Harbour
Education Director, EDI Chair
(she, her, hers)
(719) 658-2540, Ext 2012

Jenni is grateful and humbled to be leading Team Education at CRT! She is a teaching artist, actor, and director who earned her M.F.A. at Northern Illinois University (which included a summer intensive at the Moscow Art Theatre). She has taught Theatre for the University of West Georgia, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Hardin-Simmons University, Young Audiences of Abilene, and the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature before finding her artistic home at Creede Rep and the Creede School District. She is passionate about creating access to arts education for all learners and introducing new students to Shakespeare.

Jake Harbour
Director of Production and Facilities
(he, him, his)
(719) 658-2540, Ext 2007

This is Jake’s third season working as CRT’s Director of Production, his 14th season working with the company! He is an accomplished Sound & Scenic Designer, Music Composer, and Technical Director. He has worked for many prominent theatres in the Denver and Atlanta areas as a freelance Sound Designer. Jake has 12 years of university experience teaching classes ranging from Sound & Light Design, Scenic Design, Technical Direction, Stage Managment as well as carpentry and welding. He holds his MFA in Technical Direction from Northern Illinois University. He is thrilled to call Creede his home with his lovely wife, Jenni, and mostly good pup, Watson.

Bethany Eilean Talley
Adminstrative & Company Manager
(she, her, hers)
(719) 658-2540, Ext 2014

This is Bethany’s 13th season with the Creede Repertory Theatre. She has served in a number of capacities over the years, including as choreographer for City Dog & The Praire Dog, Casa Alfonsa, El Guayabo / The Guava Tree, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Wizard of Oz; playwright/director/choreographer for The Tree Watcher; and onstage as Greta in General Store, Cookie in Ghostlight, Rebecca Gibbs in Our Town, a Hot Box Dancer in Guys & Dolls, and more. A special thank you to Graham, Edie, Eilean, and CRT for their commitment to parent artists.

Tyler Horn
Associate Education Director
(he, him, his)
(719) 658-2540, Ext 2011

Tyler is honored to be a part of Team Education! He hails from Bucks County, PA and received a BA in Theatre from Temple University in Philadelphia and an MFA from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Tyler has acted professionally across the country with a focus on new work and theatre for young audiences. In his hometown, he served for many years as the technical director of the high school theatre program and director of the middle school program for New Hope Solebury School District. Tyler’s journey with Creede Rep began in 2010 as a summer acting company member and YAOT performer; and over the past thirteen years he has directed The KID Show and YAOT, taught camps, been on stage, back stage, on tour, and on team facilities. He is thrilled to join the CRT Staff and students in this next chapter of their stories with Creede Rep!

Board of Trustees

Bob Johns

David E. Creasey
Vice President of Finance

Joe Ford
Vice President of Board Development

Eli Safayan Hudspeth
Vice President of Education

Glynn Polter
Vice President of Facilities

Kristy Robinson
Vice President of Fund Development | Immediate Past President

Joyce Robinson
Vice President of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

Jen Houston

Pam Berlin
Board Member

Keith R. Cerny
Board Member

Isaac Grody-Patinkin
Board Member

Amy Krueger
Board Member

Karen Miller Nearburg
Board Member

Anne Pizel
Board Member

Mark Gordon Smith
Board Member

Kym Thompson
Board Member

Elizabeth Zurn Lujan
Board Member