Gregory Stowers - Director
Greg previously directed “High School Musical” and “Mamma Mia!” with Westfield Summer Stage. Gregory is currently the Theatre Director at Katherine Johnson Middle School in Fairfax. After graduating cum laude from James Madison University (BA Musical Theatre), Greg was fortunate to perform in national tours and direct professionally all over the country. He is also incredibly proud to have been nominated for the 2023 National Excellence in Theatre Education Award this year.
Jon Blank - Music Director
Jon is looking forward to his eleventh year with Westfield Summer Stage. He is a Westfield alum, and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Education from George Mason University. Jon works as a band teacher at multiple elementary schools within FCPS, and also enjoys playing bassoon with the Fairfax Wind Symphony. He has most recently directed music for Westfield’s productions of The Lightning Thief, High School Musical, Mamma Mia, and Les Misérables.
Liz Spikes - Choreographer
Elizabeth (Liz) is excited to return to the summer stage after assisting last year with choreography! Liz trained as a dancer/actor with the Encore Theatrical Arts Project (ETAP) in Chantilly and traveled to China, Greece and South Africa to perform/assist with Encore’s International Stage. Her favorite performance credits include The Producers, with American Music Stage, Singing in the Rain with Next Stop Theater and 19: The Musical with Through the 4th Wall. When Liz isn’t performing herself, she coaches the Westfield High School Varsity Dance Team and teaches at Encore Performers and Dream on Dance.
Sierra Hoffman - Stage Manger
Sierra is so excited to be returning to the Summer Stage team! She is a proud FCPS alum and current theatre director at Franklin Middle School. Sierra is also the Director of Education at the City of Fairfax Theatre Company. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Theatre Education. Favorite directing credits include: Newsies Jr., The Addams Family, Puffs, Seussical Jr., and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Jack Lockrem - Technical Director
Jack is a teaching artist, director, actor, and tech designer in the NoVa area. This is Jack’s second summer with Westfield, spending last summer as a sound technician. Favorite tech credits include being the Lights and Sound Designer for City of Fairfax Theatre Company’s Little Mermaid Jr. and The Addams Family: Young @ Part. When not with Westfield Summer Stage, Jack serves as the drama teacher at Frost Middle School, where he just finished directing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Jr.
Mary Clare Bernier - Lighting Designer and Digital Artist
Mary Clare is delighted to return to Summer Stage for her seventh year! As a rising junior majoring in Theater (Concentration in Technical Theatre & Design) and minoring in Medieval Studies and LGBTQ+ studies, Mary Clare has recently worked as Poster Designer/Artist for The Road to The End (as a part of Capital Fringe 2023), Lighting Designer for the Mason Players’ production of You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, and Lighting Designer & Digital artist for WHS' 2022 Summer Stage’s production of High School Musical.
Lisa is thrilled to be involved with another Westfield Summer Stage production! She co-produced last year’s High School Musical and was the finance lead for Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables, and Hairspray. Lisa’s involvement with Westfield Theatre began in 2014 when her oldest daughter Kelly joined the department, followed by her sister Alison in 2018. Lisa has served as the treasurer of the Westfield Theatre Boosters as well as the president. Although her daughters have moved on from Westfield, she continues to volunteer. She enjoys all aspects of producing musicals and loves to see the students learn new skills and make new friends!