Waterville Creates recently announced the arrival of several new staff members across the organization.

Bryant Cyr was hired as production manager and Michael Churchill appointed technical director for the Waterville Opera House. Cyr previously worked in the Boston and New York City theater industries for national tours, regional productions and off-Broadway shows. Churchill studied entertainment production at the New England School of Communications prior to beginning his career at theaters around New England.

Austin Frederick was hired as AV coordinator at the Maine Film Center. Frederick brings invaluable experience from previous roles at the Maine International Film Festival, including operations coordination and venue management.

Lisa Wheeler has joined the Waterville Creates staff as education and outreach coordinator. In her previous role as art educator with Waterville Public Schools, Wheeler oversaw Waterville’s gifted and talented program for the visual and performing arts and was a frequent community collaborator with Waterville Creates.

Jordyn Chelf has joined Waterville Creates as marketing and development coordinator. Chelf brings extensive theatre experience to her new role, having worked at The Theater at Monmouth, as well as the Creede Repertory Theatre in Colorado.

Sara Stewart was hired as an event and volunteer coordinator and brings a wide array of event and operations experience from her previous roles at the Tribeca Film Institute in New York City, Campus Movie Fest in Atlanta and the Sunset Beacon Neighborhood Center in San Francisco.

“We are delighted to welcome our new employees to the Waterville Creates team. Their collective expertise, professionalism and enthusiasm to support the arts in Waterville is both inspiring and provides a solid foundation which enables us to offer a wide range of arts experiences,” said Vice President Patricia King.

For more information about upcoming events and classes, visit watervillecreates.org.

Waterville Creates connects artists, organizations and the public with arts and cultural events and programs happening in our community. Supporting and promoting arts education, exhibitions, theater, film, music and dance that is accessible to all, Waterville Creates is leading the effort to make Waterville an exciting cultural destination and a thriving, vibrant community. For more information about Waterville Creates, visit watervillecreates.org.