Erin Cronican
Board President

Erin Cronican (she/her/hers) is a professional actor, director, producer, and arts administrator with a background in print and digital advertising, non-profit marketing and communications, and corporate training. She is the creator of The Actors’ Enterprise (founded in 2007) - a career coaching service that focuses on all aspects of running an arts-based business. As a trainer with such corporate firms as Dewester Group, Dramatic Improvement, and Corporate DNA, Erin helps corporate leaders learn and incorporate soft skills into their management practices, including emotional intelligence, communication styles, best practices for employee management, and conflict resolution. She has also worked as a marketing consultant for arts-based groups Wilderness Films and Vergent Media.

Aside from being co-founder and Executive Artistic Director of The Seeing Place, Erin has had extensive experience in non-profit arts world, working for groups such as Battery Dance, National Music Theater Network, Lazidarius Foundation, and Actors Alliance of San Diego, where she spent 3 years as their Communications and Member Services Director. At AASD, she was credited with increasing membership 152% and website engagement 830%. She was also the Associate Artistic Director of Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company, helping to launch the theater alongside founder Seema Sueko.




In the corporate world, Erin spent 6 years at Trader Publishing Company, first as a supervisor in the Customer Service division, and then as an Account Executive and Trainer in the Sales/Marketing division. Here, she was recognized as having the Highest Percentage Growth and was honored with a Superior Performance Award. She also spent 2 years as the Eastern Marketing Manager at Dramabiz Magazine, a national pubication that served as a resource for non-profit artistic staff acorss the country.

Erin is the founder of the ACTOR-OWN Musical Theater Collective, and is co-founder of the networking event, NY Actors Tweetup. She is also on the board of Mark Janas' The Salon Open Mic, 6-time winner of the prestigious Best Open Mic/Recurring Series award by the Manhattan Association of Clubs & Cabarets.

As an artist, Erin is an award-winning producer and director, and has directed and/or produced 40+ of plays and readings for The Seeing Place. Outside of TSP, directing credits includes Judd Lear Silverman's two character play, Correct Address (Actors Alliance Festival - Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Production, and Outstanding Acting awards for both actors), and Edward Musto's Shutterbug (Midtown International Theater Festival.) She was also the Creative Producer for the dual productions of Perfect Teeth/DickPix at TheaterLab.

Erin spends much of her spare time as an activist for causes that mean a lot to her, including those supporting the BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQIA+ communities. She is also passionate about spreading the word about metastatic breast cancer - an uncurable, woefully ignored Stage IV disease that Erin was diagnosed with in November 2018. Her hobbies include singing, playing with her rescue dogs, and frequenting thrift stores and consignment boutiques.

Click to see Erin's acting and directing credits with The Seeing Place and beyond.


LinkedIn: Erin Cronican

Web: www.erincronican.com

Twitter: @ErinCronican

Instagram: @Erin_Cronican

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Brynn Asha Walker
Vice President

Hailing from San Diego as the child of Scottish and Black parents, Brynn (she/they) has served as The Seeing Place Theater's Producing Artistic Director and Board Vice President since 2009. Before moving to New York, they were the Associate Artistic Director of Poor Players Theatre Company in San Diego for six years, where they acted in over 20 Shakespearean productions. They have also produced with Life Out Loud and Actors Alliance of San Diego. They are an award winning actor, director, producer, acting coach, playwright, singer, musician, and composer.

Brynn has a passion for organic theatre, and is heavily committed to the craft of acting. They have spent 15 years training as both a student and assistant of David Gideon, who is the former Director of The Lee Strasberg Institute and the premier teacher of Lee Strasberg's work. Brynn also studied with Francis Gercke (a former student of David Gideon's) at Actors Approach, San Diego's Professional Acting Workshop. Finally, Brynn is pursuing their Masters degree in Applied Theater at CUNY School of Professional Studies, to complete the program in 2022.



Brynn has directed many plays and readings with The Seeing Place, where they have also acted in many productions and led several workshops of new plays - most notably the World Premieres of Animal Farm, The Queer Witch Conspiracy, Scotch Kiss, When We Have Gone Astray, The People Vs Antigone, and The Hysteria of Dr Faustus, which were all written/adapted for The Seeing Place Ensemble and developed through improvisation. As a writer and director, Brynn also developed The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe with Poor Players Theatre Company, which was a the full Mechanicals' Story from A Midsummer Night's Dream created as a touring production for kids.

They were nominated for a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role for their performance as Danny in The Seeing Place Theater's Off-Broadway production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.

Click here to see their roles with The Seeing Place and beyond.

Member AEA.

Twitter: @BrynnAshaWalker

Facebook: BrynnAshaWalker

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Tere Petersen
Board Secretary

Tere Petersen is an independent conference and event organizer. As a conference professional with over twenty years of experience, Ms. Petersen served as the Associate Director of Events and Marketing for the American Securitization Forum (ASF) for seven years, and was part of the ASF senior leadership team. She directed the growth of the annual conference from 1200 registrants to over 6400 at its peak, while building a robust team of conference professionals to handle the rapidly expanding conference, educational programs and other events at the ASF. She also directed the ASF's broader communications, marketing and member outreach functions; managing event and conference marketing as well as the ASF website, the American Securitization journal and the ASF graphic identity and branding for all member communications. 

Previous experience included a stint as a program manager for TG Worldwide Meetings & Incentives, Inc., where she planned events and conferences for the medical industry.  Prior to that, she worked as a conference manager for the National Bison Association, where she was responsible for organizing conferences and overseeing related functions for that organization's national and international members.



She has also worked as an operations consultant for Thomson Reuters, a photographer for the John Robert Power modeling agency, and a researcher and event coordinator for the Los Angeles Times. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Tulsa, a master's degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Colorado State University, and an associate degree in photography from the Colorado Institute of Art.

LinkedIn: Tere Petersen

Twitter: @tere_petersen


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Jill Reiter
Board Treasurer / Chair of Finance and Fundraising Commitees

Jill Reiter is a managing director and portfolio manager at First Manhattan Co., an independently owned and operated registered investment advisor and broker-dealer based in New York City. Jill manages customized fixed income portfolios for First Manhattan’s clients, helping them manage and grow wealth as well as generate income in retirement. Her responsibilities include co-heading First Manhattan’s fixed income team.

Jill is also a member of Pipeline Angels, which is a venture capital investing network focused on changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women and non-binary femme social entrepreneurs.

Previously Jill was a portfolio manager and analyst at OppenheimerFunds for 13 years. She also has held numerous marketing and communications roles in the investment industry during her career.

Jill has a Master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, and a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. She also has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. When she isn’t helping others achieve their financial objectives, Jill enjoys the arts and music, walking her dog, and relaxing with her cat and a good book. Jill lives in New York City with her husband, a fine artist, and their pets.



LinkedIn: Jill Reiter


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Kelley Henry

Kelley Henry currently serves as a VP, Portfolio Management & Operations, at Silicon Valley Bank.

Prior to SVB, she was the Director of SoGal Foundation, the largest global platform for traditionally underestimated entrepreneurs and investors with 50 chapters across 5 continents. SoGal Foundation is on a mission to close the diversity gap in entrepreneurship and investing globally.

As the first full time hire, Kelley built the organization’s strategy and capacity from the ground up, leading growth from 12 to 50 chapters across 5 continents and building all repeatable processes to scale. Additionally, Kelley leads communications and marketing (including a re-brand and 22K+ subscriber list), business development and partnerships (resulting in $500K in new business), and is responsible for ideating, launching, and managing every initiative the foundation runs.

Previously, Kelley spent time in platform (portfolio support) at a venture capital firm, as well as in business development, communications, project management, and talent management at several startups in Austin, Chicago, and NYC. Kelley is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Kelley has two bachelor degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (BBA, Business Management & BA and Theatre & Dance) and is a current MBA candidate at NYU Stern. When she isn't working, she loves musical theatre, singing, writing, running, and pop music.

Twitter: @itskelleyhenry

LinkedIn: @kelleyelizabethhenry

Website: www.kelleyelizabeth.net




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Stephanie Curran

Stephanie is an engineering manager at Spotify, working to earn her MBA at the NYU Stern School of Business. Growing up as a dancer, she’s always loved storytelling and seeks to support the performing arts for the rest of her life. She is excited to be a part of The Seeing Place Theater's board, enabling actors to share their craft with the community.

Instagram: @steph_pirouette

LinkedIn: @dev-stephanie-curran

Website: www.stephanieannacurran.com




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