Tasha’s passion has always been people; specifically, students, educators, and artists. With a background in theatre, she loves to facilitate the creation of stories through art and watch how it develops environments of belonging. She moved to Longview two years ago from Bryan/College Station with her husband of 20 years, their two children (a son who is a freshman in college, and a daughter that attends Caldwell Arts Academy) and their hoard of animals. She holds both a BFA and MA in the arts, has spent years as an educator, director, and administrator in K-12 and higher education, loving every moment. She even spent a few years as a Scholarship & Financial Aid Advisor at Texas A&M University, helping students achieve their dreams of higher ed. It wasn’t until she found Young Audiences that she was able to happily connect all of her passions into one place, serving a mission that she truly believes in. Tasha has spent the last year and a half working to build programs that fit the needs of school communities and increased programs by 200% during that time as the Program Director, under Amy Baskin. She is excited to take the helm as the new Executive Director on the next leg of this journey, celebrating where we have been and looking ahead to where we are going!