Our Staff


Rachel Cort
Executive Director

Rachel has been shining the spotlight on stage as a lighting designer, electrician, and technical theater mentor for more than 25 years. Not only does she bring the magic to the stage with her skills, she also loves passing on her knowledge to the next generation of theater enthusiasts. She is all about making the performing arts accessible for everyone and is passionate about helping kids get the most out of their experiences.

Rachel holds a degree in Arts Management and Promotion from Appalachian State University.


Ashleigh Goff
Artistic Director

With more than 20 years in the theater biz and a BA in Contemporary Theater and Performance from Manchester Metropolitan University, Ashleigh is a true jack-of-all-trades. From acting to directing to teaching, Ashleigh has done it all and loved every minute of it.

When she’s not bringing stories to life on stage, she’s sharing her passion for theater with the next generation. She’s had a blast teaching at Tanglewood Summer Camp, Traveling Players Ensemble, and LEAF, and even hit the road with her husband as part of Poetry Alive!

And, of course, watching the Moppets grow and thrive is a dream come true for Ashleigh!

Nichole Esmon
Marketing & Communications