Meet the Staff
Tommy DeKoningAssistant Production Manager
Tommy is a corn-fed Iowa native. In 2005, he attended The Institute of Production and Recording in Minneapolis where he received an audio engineering diploma under Grammy award winner Tom Tucker. After moving to Iowa City in 2007, he produced several local records and has been a live production engineer for top national acts. In addition to his duties at the Englert, he also works with the University of Iowa Performing Arts as master electrician. His free time is spent producing music, attending shows, and playing disc golf.
Jessica Egli-DavisHouse Management
Jessica received her BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa. Focusing on acting, she performed in various productions through the U of I Theatre Department including her favorite role to date as Carmen in “Las Hermanas Padilla” by Tony Meneses, part of Iowa New Play Festival 2010. She graduated in May that same year and transplanted to Portland, OR to live with her brother and try out a new city. Nine rainy and gray months later she hopped on a plane back to her beloved Iowa thinking, “Well, it was worth a shot.” She is now living with her sister, Indigo and their cat, Sugar and is thrilled to be once again working at the Englert, the place responsible for ever binding her heart to Iowa City.
Nathan GouldMarketing Director
Nathan is a life-long Iowa Citian and graduate of the University of Iowa. His free time is spent at concerts, customizing his Gmail setup, and pretending to make delicious food.
Sarah KoschFront Of House Services
Sarah Kosch is an undergrad at the University of Iowa studying English and Creative Writing and contemplating the frightening openness of the real world come graduation next May. She plans to take a year off and fill it with lots of coffee and books (and some sort of menial labor job) before returning to grad school to get an MFA in fiction. When she's not in class, at the Englert, or being an intern at The Iowa Review, you can usually find her watching movies, being obsessed with Doctor Who, and/or sleeping.
Andrew MillerGraphic Designer
Raised in a small Iowa town, Andrew graduated from the University of Iowa in 2010 with a BA in Theatre Arts and a Certificate in Performing Arts Entrepreneurship. When he is not designing posters or bugging Nathan about fonts, Andrew is parking cars and attending rock shows. Andrew enjoys all forms of art, as well as John Elway, The Hawkeyes, and V-neck t-shirts.
Tori MorgensaiProduction Manager
Tori came to Iowa in 2006 to attend the University of Iowa to pursue a degree in Arts Management. She started working as a stagehand in 2007 and loves the adventure every day seems to bring. She was introduced to theatre as a small child and can't imagine not spending her life in the arts. In her free time, she can be found watching old movies, reading, and enjoying Iowa City.
Andre PerryExecutive Director
Andre Perry has been involved in community arts projects since he moved to Iowa City in 2005. In addition to serving as the Executive Director of the Englert, he is the co-founder and director of the annual Mission Creek Festival and a talent buyer at the Mill. He received his MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa in 2008 and continues write and publish in the field. He spends his free time at concerts, readings, lectures, and plays.
Katie RocheDevelopment Director
Contact For: Fundraising, Sponsorships, Grants
Katie Roche loves to dream up collaborative ways to help make great things happen in Iowa City. Talk to her about how to connect you, your business or organization to a memorable, visceral Englert experience. You are the scaffolding that helps to build our community through artistic and cultural offerings! Katie is also a multi-instrumentalist and singer with Awful Purdies and apologizes in advance for any overzealous accordion or xylophone solos, but sometimes the music just carries you away.
Sarah ShonrockPatron Services Director
Contact For: Patron Services, Concessions, Merchandise, Box Office
Sarah earned her BA in Theatre from the University of Northern Iowa and her MFA in Stage Management from the University of Iowa. Sarah got sucked into the world of theatre at a very young age (age six – playing the role of "Carrot" in "The Tale of Peter Cottontail") and has been engrossed in theatre ever since. Sarah spends what free time she has with her husband, Derek, and her children, Michael and Sadie.
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