Felicia Bredenberg (BackStory Youth Theatre Stage Director and BackStory Theatre Academy Instructor) received her BA in English and minored in Theatre Education at the University of Northern Colorado. Shortly after graduation, she taught both language arts and theatre classes during her six years with Lakewood High School, while also becoming the co-director for the LHS Theatre Company. In addition, she helped create the school’s improv troop and spearheaded their Shakespeare Festivals. Felicia joined the BackStory team in 2015 as an Academy Instructor and led the youth theatre cast in a spectacular production of Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man, in the fall of 2015. When she’s not directing delightful escapades with BackStory, Felicia is working towards her Associate’s in ECE, working for the City of Westminster Preschools, and loving her supportive husband and three adorable children!
Lori Craft (Costumer) began costuming with BackStory Theatre during the 2015 Youth Theatre Production of Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man. Lori's talents are invaluable in creating a cohesive visual theme for both academy class performances and larger theatre stage productions. She knew her years of creating Halloween costumes and neighborhood play costumes would one day come in handy! When she's not stitching up some magic for BackStory, Lori enjoys time with her husband and four kids and being involved in their many activities. She also finds great fulfillment in being a part of her church's creative and administrative teams.

Dan Flores (BackStory Youth Theatre Music Director) studied Musical Arts with an emphasis in Clarinet Performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was a Section Leader and Drum Major during his high school years and served as an Instrumental Music Technician at Northglenn High School and Dakota Ridge High School during their marching and concert seasons. Dan also participated in the musical theater programs at Northglenn High School and Belleview Christian Academy, both as a member of the orchestra pit and as the musical director. His favorite musicals include Wicked, Beauty and the Beast, and Fiddler on the Roof. In his spare time, he enjoys dancing, choreographing, traveling, and spending time with his adorable nephews.

Zane Garcia (Artistic Instructor) was born in Broomfield and recently finished his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Northern Colorado where he studied Psychology with a double minor in Criminal Justice and Film. Zane has been acting in theater and film across Colorado since he first discovered his love for entertainment in high school. Highlights from past roles include Adam in The Shape of Things, David in The Foreigner, ensemble member in Young Frankenstein, and Remnar in Escanaba in Da Moonlight. When he's not appearing on stage or working in support of youth needs in Denver, Zane is bringing wonderful theatrical experiences to at-risk students in local area schools through generous grant funding for BackStory Theatre!
Michelle Hoffman (Development, Grants, and Special Projects) came to BackStory as an integral member of the grant writing team and continues providing strong support in that and other areas of marketing and development. When she’s not writing witty words about BackStory, Michelle is actively engaged in several volunteer projects including heading the annual Gala for her child’s charter school and supporting the gifted and talented community in Adams 12 School District. Michelle lives in Broomfield with her wonderful husband and daughter.

Rachel Hunter (Artistic Instructor) received her BS in Film Production from Kent State University in her home state of Ohio. After graduation, she moved to Raleigh, NC where she quickly delved into the film and theatre community. She worked as a program assistant for a youth theatre called Applause! in Cary, NC, teaching not only within the arts center, but also partnering with the local police department to bring arts & programs to at-risk communities in a program called, Project Phoenix. She was also on the board of The Cary Playwrights Forum for 2 years, where she produced and directed her first production called, the Bar Plays, which was the group's highest grossing production. On her own time, she has created and run a comedy sketch group and a food show that showcased local restaurants in the Raleigh area, as well as a few other freelance film projects. Now in Colorado, she is looking forward to rock climbing more with her husband, dancing, and getting real snow again!
Mary Wilkie (Artistic Director/ Program Director and BackStory Theatre Academy Instructor) attended University of Northern Colorado with a focus in Theatre Arts and has a BA in Communications from MSU Denver. Mary was among the founding troupe of the Broomfield Summer Youth Players, an entirely youth-led theatre company and has over fifteen years experience instructing youth theatre, visual arts, and STEM curriculum. When she’s not herding proverbial cats and delighting in the challenges and excitement of her role with BackStory, she provides private tutoring to all ages, specializing in learning support and strategies for youth with special needs and learning difficulties, and is a strong advocate for inclusive and adaptive education in public schools and all enrichment programming. Mary is very proud to be the parent of two amazing young boys in a family which constantly keeps her learning, growing, and laughing.

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