Dan Demers

Executive Artistic Director

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Dan Demers a San Mateo native and holds a Bachelors degree in Theatre Arts and Direction. He has been working locally for more than 12 years in both educational theatre as a director and as an actor. Coupled with a diverse background in business management, graphic design and creative direction, Dan brings a wealth of technical and creative ideas to Hillbarn. He is so pleased to be creating great art with the amazing staff at Hillbarn and looks forward to using his skills in creating a beacon of theatrical arts on the Peninsula.

Amanda Roccuzzo

Managing Director

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Amanda was raised in Foster City and is excited to work in the city she grew up in.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre with an emphasis in Directing from Pepperdine University and a Master’s Degree in Stage Management from UC Irvine.  Prior to joining the Hillbarn team, Amanda worked in the local non-profit field for 11 years.  In addition to being on staff, Amanda has worked as a Stage Manager at Hillbarn Theatre and other local theatres.

Pam Lampkin

Development Associate

Pam Lampkin, holds a degree in English and Theatre with an emphasis in Costume Design from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She spent twenty years working for regional theatre companies across Canada, landing in Calgary as the head of the Costume Department of a multi-user production company. Her work there included managing the prototype construction of the skating costumes for the closing ceremonies of the 1988 Winter Olympics.  From 1990 until 1998 her costumes appeared on the main stages of the Bay Area including A.C.T., Theatreworks, San Jose Rep., Shakespeare Santa Cruz and Opera San Jose. Since then she has worked as non-profit management professional generating revenue and increasing support bases for arts and education organizations including the Burlingame Community for Education Foundation, Ives Quartet, Music at Kohl Mansion and Hillbarn Theatre.

Phyllis Garland

Marketing & Social Media Manager

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Phyllis Garland is thrilled to be part of the Hillbarn Theatre family.  As Marketing Manager, she brings with her more than 20 years of marketing experience. She’s responsible for the theatre’s overall marketing strategy and leads on the development of the Hillbarn Theatre brand. With over 20 years of combined marketing, website design/development, and managerial experience in the corporate world and at prestigious start-ups, Phyllis not only brings her expertise to Hillbarn Theatre, but also her energy, creativity, and great sense of humor.
Phyllis’ love for the theatre as a spectator runs deep. She embraces the magic of being transported to another place in another time.  Phyllis is extremely proud to be a part of the Hillbarn Theatre staff who focus their attention on supporting local artists and providing the San Francisco Bay Area with high quality theatre.

Erica Wyman

Conservatory Director

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Erica Wyman returns to Hillbarn Theatre and is thrilled to be the new Conservatory Director. Erica is a local actor, director and educator on the Peninsula. She helped create a thriving conservatory at Broadway by the Bay, and then went on to start her own acting workshops and private study program. Erica is looking forward to bringing her wealth of knowledge to the Hillbarn Conservatory in both musical theatre and dramatic works. Along with the help of the amazing team at Hillbarn, Erica is excited to be working with Danielle Santana-Combs again to produce and enrich the lives of children and adults through the world of Theatre.

Danielle Santana-Combs

Conservatory Operations Manager

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Danielle Santana-Combs returns to Hillbarn Theatre as the Conservatory Operations Manager.  Danielle is a Bay Area native, she grew up in Foster City, and brings with her an extensive theatrical background.  She has helped create theatre on the Peninsula for over 17 years, working with Hillbarn Theatre, Broadway by the Bay and San Mateo Performing Arts Center. She is excited to rejoin the Hillbarn team and is looking forward to working with Erica Wyman-Abrahamson to create a thriving program. Having a family of her own, Danielle is excited to bring theatre education and enrichment to children and adults alike on the Peninsula.

Alexandra Nemchik

Assistant Conservatory Director

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Alexandra Nemchik (Xandra) A lifelong drama enthusiast started helping with the Hillbarn Conservatory during the summer of  2012 while finishing her studies at San Francisco State where she obtained a BA in History. Xandra loves everything about theatre having acted in multiple plays and musicals since the age of 5. Inspired by Greek mythology Xandra  has written several plays performed at the annual Greek festival at her church Holy Cross in Belmont. She has completed a  young adult adventure novel with sequels in the works and is on the back burner for publishing.  In 2014 she became a full time member of Hillbarn’s staff as the Assistant Conservatory Director.  Xandra has directed conservatory shows and designed props and run crew for the Conservatory as well as MainStage shows and has painted and designed sets for the conservatory. One of the things she really enjoys is sharing her passion for theatre with her students and seeing their potential and motivating them to do their best.

Brigitte Losey

Box Office Lead

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Brigitte is proud to be a member of the Hillbarn Team as our Box Office Lead.  She has participated in theatre all around the bay area and holds a Bachelors Degree in theatre arts from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. She is looking forward enhancing our patron’s overall theatrical experience. When she is not working in the Hillbarn box office she can be seen on the stage performing.

Brigitte’s upbeat, bubbly personality and wonderful sense of humor, makes her a perfect addition to our team! ​

Alan Hafter

Box Office Associate

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Alan Hafter has been at Hillbarn since 2001 when he started working in the box office. A year later, he became the box office Manager. He has performed in many shows throughout the Bay Area since 1985. He had a private dental practice in San Bruno for 30 years and is happy to be at Hillbarn Theatre where he always does his best to satisfy our patrons’ requests.

Kevin Low

Facilities & House Manager

Kevin Low is delighted to be the new Facilities Manager for Hillbarn Theatre, where he combines his thirty years of business and customer care skills with over twenty years of dance and theatre experience.  His expertise as  House Manager for Broadway By The Bay and Hillbarn Theatre, as well as his administrative positions at both Dance Arts Center and the automotive industry, have prepared Kevin for this new role.  Kevin has always supported the arts; volunteering for local schools including SMHS, Bowdich, and Borel, and a variety of local theatre groups.  As a SF Bay Area native, Kevin is honored to be a part of this historical local theatre.

Mae Matos

Costume Mistress

Mae has a passion for historical costumes and has been a costume designer in the bay area for over 35 years, including the Hillbarn, Peninsula Center Stage, Busbarn, Coastal Repertory, Dragon, Northside, Pear Avenue, Youth Actors Workshop, California Shakespeare Company and Broadway by the Bay Theaters. Co-Producer Will Rogers Follies, Producer Ragtime at Hillbarn.Recipient of the 2010 BRAVO Award. Recipient of Subscriber Choice Awards for Excellence in Costuming for best costume design in 2004 through 2011. Member of the Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild, participant of the Dickens and Renaissance faires, member Foster City Rotary Club. Mae lives in Pacifica with her husband Mike.

Aya Matsutomo

Associate Production Manager

Aya Matsutomo is originally from Japan and has worked on dozens of shows here at Hillbarn as Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, and Master Electrician. She has also worked with San Jose Stage Company, TheatreWorks, SF Playhouse, FOGG Theatre, NewGround Theatre Dance Company, CRT and TIMPACC.

Steve Nyberg


Steve Nyberg (Master Builder) is excited to work with Hillbarn, building stairs that don’t wobble, tabletops to dance on, doors that slam, windows that open (and close!), and columns that don’t tip over.  Favorite set design and build work: Proof, See How They Run, A Little Night Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Spamalot, The Color Purple (Hillbarn); Little Shop of Horrors, Fiddler on the Roof, Urinetown, Cabaret (Hillsdale High School);  Narnia, The Music Man (Pied Piper Players); Grease (Borel Dream Theatre);Peter Pan (Bay Area eTc).  In between productions Steve retreats to the mountains to build furniture and take Bear and Freyja on long hikes.