President and Publisher
Steve started Footlights when he saw a need in Milwaukee's theatre community and wanted to help the various arts groups in the area and beyond. His favorite shows include Sincerity Forever. Steve loves spending time with his family water skiing and is an avid fan of the original Star Trek series.
Vice President and Director of Sales
Matt met Steve at a bonfire party many years ago. Somehow they convinced each other they should work together, maybe it was the beer. Matt has a Masters Degree in Psychology, but has long removed the couch from his office. Matt is obsessed with all things water, and his favorite productions include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Screwtape Letters.
General sales inquiries and advertising questions
Accounting and Human Resources
Karin, who handles the Human Resource and Accounting side of things, has been with Footlights since the beginning. Her favorite musicals include Wicked and Seussical the Musical, which is a given because Karin is a huge fan of Dr. Seuss. Karin enjoys water skiing with her family, reading and writing poetry, and long walks on the beach.
Questions about billing and invoicing
Accounting ManagerLisa is excited to be part of the Footlights team, and brings over 25 years of "out of the box" thinking and experience in regards to Accounting and Finance. Music, theater, and dance have always played an important role in Lisa's life, and she is always happy to share those passion with others - especially her three children. Lisa's favorite musicals include Miss Saigon and A Christmas Carol (because she loves Christmas music)! When not at work she enjoys traveling and spending time on the lake with her family.
Director of Operations
Greg helps make sure the presses do their job and that every Footlights program is printed and correctly. When not spending time manning the presses, Greg enjoys watching classic vintage films and sharing his vast movie knowledge with the art department (which has come in handy on more than one occasion!)
Printing inquiries, seeking quotes for special projects, following up on a print job, and inquiring about delivery
Sarah directs the art and is the office horticulturist. She has starred in numerous church plays and was a Native American in her middle school's production of Peter Pan. Sarah loves typography, video games, warm hugs, and Grey's Anatomy (yes, that show is still on). Sarah likes bunnies and you can find her occasionally sleeping at her desk.
Question about the design or layout of your program, following up on an advertisement you placed with us, and inquiring about proofs
Graphic Designer and Photographer
A true band nerd at heart with a knack for photography and graphic design, Jillian has always been involved with the arts one way or another. Jillian knows how to play the saxophone and piano. When not making things pretty here in the office, Jillian loves cooking, making up recipes, and rehearsing in her car as the sixth member of the group Pentatonix.
Graphic DesignerAndrea’s two favorite things are design and theatre so she is so excited to be doing both! Andrea has always loved art and has basically been tap dancing since birth. Since then, she has gone on to do all the theatre things including directing, choreographing and designing. When she’s not making things on the computer, you can find her drawing letters in her sketchbook. She is really bad at picking favorites but her current favorite musicals are Dear Evan Hansen and The Last Five Years.
Theatre & Venue Relations Manager
General customer service questions as well as if you cannot get a hold of our Vice President and Director of Sales, inquiries about Footlights programs and Footlights services, handling of theater and venue client accounts, sales and advertising questions
Editor & Digital Content Manager
Stephanie is thrilled be part of the Footlights team, where she can combine her love for writing and the arts. Stephanie’s passion for theatre started in middle school, with her most notable performance as Buster the Dog in A Winnie the Pooh Super Sleuth Christmas (yes, she had to bark the entire show). In her free time, Stephanie enjoys exploring Milwaukee with family and friends, attending concerts and rooting for the Chicago Cubs.
Illinois Editor & Venue Relations
Amanda knows that no matter where she is in the world she can always feel at home in a theater. Theater is so integral to her life that Amanda was even married in one! When she isn’t enjoying live performances she can usually be found binging the latest Netflix series, exploring Chicago or hanging out with her husband Kyle and their two pet bunnies Sinnamon and Clove.
Milwaukee Account Executive
Blonde and fluent in Spanish, Barbara is known for the colorful flair she brings to the advertising team. Her favorite musical hands down is Phantom of the Opera, with In the Heights as a close second. Barbara enjoys traveling with her husband and her two daughters (both born in Guatemala), and has fond memories of when she taught elementary school level Spanish as Senora Cha Cha.
Milwaukee Account Executive
Jacqueline is thrilled to bring over 25 years of sales experience to the Footlights team, especially for a company that helps support theatre and the arts. When not at a show, Jacqueline loves being outside, waterskiing with her sister, and spending time with the two stars in her life, her son and daughter.
Milwaukee Account Executive
After brief stints in the financial services and healthcare worlds, Daryl has worked primarily in sales for several Milwaukee area newspapers over the past 20+ years. Daryl's favorite musical is Annie, because despite the slight tinge of melancholy, the optimism of "Tomorrow" is always inspiring. Daryl and his wife share their home with three rescue dogs. Daryl enjoys cooking and eating spicy food, warm weather, and all things Bloody Mary.
Madison Account Executive
Courtney loves the theatre, and tries to see as many shows as she can at the Overture Center for the Arts. One of her all time favorite shows is Wicked. When Courtney isn't helping local Madison area businesses through advertising opportunities, Courtney enjoys relaxing with her friends.
Madison Account ExecutiveHelen has been passionately in love with the performing arts since her first high school audition. Her favorite playlists almost always involve same bands your dad likes, but she is always excited to hear new groups perform their art too! Regardless of the time of year, you will find Helen outside on the weekends because she enjoys hiking, paddling, skiing, camping, and a little wine and cheese at Concerts on the Square.
Will M. McAuliffe
Chicago Account Executive
Will has been with Footlights/Marcus Promotions since 1999, and has been involved with the arts for even longer. Will's past credits include being the former Marketing Director at New American Theatre in Rockford. Will continually strives to help the arts and supporters of the arts find each other, through advertising and marketing opportunities.
Digital Production Technician
Rob helps make sure everyone's Footlights programs turn out great and are delivered on time. When he is not helping run things smoothly in the warehouse, Rob can be found seeking out his next adventure. Rob is an avid skateboarder and snowboarder, and his passions include photography, filmmaking, and computer programming – which could explain his favorite TV show (Mr. Robot) and his favorite film (Inception).
In the event you cannot get a hold of the Director of Operations, printing and delivery concerns can be directed to our Digital Production Technician