Chief Executive Officer
Terrance Hunter (he/him), is an Orlando native, and has spent the past 15 years working in the Non-Profit sector. His career started at the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando, where he served as an educator, using the history and lessons of the past to create well-rounded, informed citizens of the future.
This trend continued throughout his career, as he worked with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, educating about the art, artists, and ideas of our time and the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida, where he oversaw the Center’s programs, exhibitions, and partnerships.
Since joining Central Florida Community Arts in 2019, Terrance has served the organization as Senior Director of Programs, then Vice President of Operations & Education before being appointed as CEO in September 2022.
A dedicated community servant, Terrance serves on the board of the Hope CommUnity Center, an organization dedicated to serving the immigrant, undocumented, and working poor of Central Florida. He is honored to serve on the National Alliance for Music in Vulnerable Communities board as well as the President of the Central Florida Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
A single focus has threaded his career: the power of an institution to build authentic, impactful relationships with the community, resulting in visible and lasting change. In his free time, he enjoys writing, reading, baking, and visiting zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums.
Vice President of Creative & Production
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Justin Muchoney has felt at home on the stage as a musician, educator, actor, director, and conductor for as long as he can remember. After winning a job as the Chief Magic Official, a spokesperson for Disney Parks during “The Year of a Million Dreams,” he relocated to Central Florida to begin a 12-year adventure working for Walt Disney World. During his tenure, Justin was a Stage Manager for some of the most popular shows, was a part of christening two new cruise ships, was an Entertainment Proprietor during the opening of two new lands at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, led the entertainment teams for Epcot’s many festivals, developed tours and team building programs for Disney Institute, and helped relaunch live concerts and nightly fireworks during the past year. He has been with CFCArts as a music director and conductor since the beginning of the organization, designing programming and conducting the 160-member Symphony Orchestra, leading the Big Band, and creating and supporting numerous smaller ensembles. Justin expands his current artistic role at CFCArts to lead the overall creative direction and production.
Vice President of Development & Community Affairs
Vicki Landon has dedicated over fourteen years to the nonprofit arts and cultural sector, achieving success in fundraising, excelling in arts administration, and acting as a mentor, sounding board, and resource to peers.
For over a decade she served as Senior Director of Development for Orlando Repertory Theatre and oversaw all contributed income for the theatre, raising over $1.5M annually through special events, private donations, corporate sponsorships, and grant writing. In her time at Orlando REP, the organization saw great success, with the operating budget growing from $2.1M to $3.1M, receiving two Orlando Sentinel Top 100 Workplace awards, and with program reach growing to over 100,000 individuals annually.
Vicki also serves the Central Florida arts and culture community by guest lecturing on nonprofit management, participating in community-wide advocacy efforts, teaching grant writing workshops, writing grants for small and mid-size organizations, and participating in mentorship programs for emerging arts leaders. She is an instructor at the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Crummer/Rollins College, where she teaches fundraising best practices to dozens of nonprofit administrators each year. She has served on numerous grant panels, including the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs General Program Support, Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Cultural Facilities, and United Arts of Central Florida General Program Support.
Vicki previously served as Director of Development for the Orlando Opera Company, where she excelled in donor growth, donor retention, and special event planning. Vicki is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Kiwanis Club of Orlando, and Secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation.
Due to her community involvement and arts fundraising success, she was named one of Orlando Family Magazine’s “Super Women of Orlando,” an OBJ 40 Under 40 honoree, and an Association of Fundraising Professionals Emerging Leader. She holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida Theatre program focusing on Theatre History, Criticism, and Literature, a Certificate in Leadership Practice from the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College and is a member of Leadership Orlando Class 93.
Vice President of Operations & Finance
Shauna grew up in Utah where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Weber State University. After graduating, she moved to Orlando in 2008 where she started working in various leadership positions in the Central Florida area. Shauna has always had a passion for the arts and performing and is so excited that she has found a home with CFCArts.
Creative & Production Team
Director of Youth Programs
Leah is originally from Columbus, Ohio. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts and teaching certification in Theatre Education from Ohio Wesleyan University, relocated to Naples, Florida to take the position of Director of Education at the regional theatre Gulfshore Playhouse. While in Naples, Leah and her husband Jason co-founded Ave Maria Children’s Theatre, where served as Managing and Outreach Director. Leah is thrilled to be a part of the Central Florida community and the CFCArts family!
Director of Choral Programs
Born and raised in Orlando, Brandon began taking lessons in voice and piano at age 6. His first choral experience was as a member of the Bach Festival Children’s Choir, and by age 15, he was directing his first choir. At the University of Central Florida, he studied vocal performance and music education, along with Hospitality Management, which lead to a career in Entertainment at the Walt Disney World Resort. In 2010, Brandon became a founding member of CFCArts and has served as a rehearsal director, senior team member, choral show director, and voice teacher for the organization. He currently serves as the Director of Choral programs, overseeing all aspects of the choral programs across the organization.
Director of Production
Juan Torres is thankful to be a part of Central Florida Community Arts serving as their Production Manager for organizational wide programing including Choir, Orchestra, and Youth Programming. Juan is a Production Manager with Disney Parks Live Entertainment, responsible for projects at the Magic Kingdom Park. He was part of the Entertainment Team responsible for 2 Emmy Award-winning Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Productions on ABC. He has also stage managed for several years across the community for various community-driven organizations.
Director of Artistic Operations
Sara has been highly active in music since elementary school. She was active in concert bands, orchestras, and marching bands throughout high school and college where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from UCF. She’s also been heavily involved in Drum Corps International since 2006, both as a marching member of the Boston Crusaders and as a staff member of several other ensembles. She also had the opportunity to travel and perform all over Japan with the all-female stage show, Brass Angels: Odyssey in 2008. Sara has been an elementary music teacher for the past 10 years and joined CFCArts as a trumpet player in 2018 in both our Symphony Orchestra and Big Band.
A Michigan native, Patrick received his BA in Stage Management from Wayne State University in 2015 after serving in the United States Army as a combat medic. His experience includes design and operation for lighting, audio, management, technical direction, special effects, pyrotechnics, scenic, labor, and various other roles over the years. Highlights include Walt Disney World special events, Universal Studios nighttime spectaculars, SeaWorld Christmas Celebration, founding The Underground (an “Emerging Artist Initiative” with Wayne State University), working with touring acts such as J. Cole, Lindsey Sterling, and Usher, and brewing a great cup of coffee whenever one is needed. Patrick has had a passion for the arts for as long as he can remember, performing and creating from a young age. He is beyond thrilled to find a home at CFCArts and looks forward to every adventure that awaits.
Youth Programs Administrator
Originally from Cary, NC, Hayden graduated from East Carolina University in 2018 with her BFA in Theatre Arts Education, BFA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Theatre For Youth, and a minor in vocal music studies. While in college, Hayden was the recipient of an Undergraduate Research in Creative Activities grant and the Outstanding Senior in Theatre Education award. Hayden was also the head drama, musical theatre dance, and acapella counselor for four summers at Keystone Camp for girls in Brevard, NC. Upon her college graduation, she moved down to Florida to participate in the Disney College Program. During her four years of making magic as a cast member, her favorite role was being part of the Animal Science Education team at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. She’s thankful that she decided to stay in the sunshine state because, otherwise, she wouldn’t have gotten the opportunity to become a part of the amazing CFCArts family!
Instrumental Programs Administrator
Priscilla has been involved with music since she started playing the flute in 4th grade. She was a member of an award-winning high school marching band and symphonic band and capped her instrumental career with four years in the Big Brown Music Machine at CSU Long Beach. Since relocating to Florida from California in 2004, she has been involved with several area choirs and has participated in the Candlelight Processional at Epcot as a member of the Walt Disney World Cast Choir for the last 8 years. Priscilla has been a member of the CFCArts Community Choir since its inception and works for the Walt Disney Company as a Guest Information Coordinator.
Choral Programs Administrator
Operations & Administrations Team
Administrative Operations Manager
Megan Victoria Stillson
Box Office Manager
A Florida native, Megan Victoria Stillson is a professional actor and children’s theatre director in the Orlando area. Megan was trained in musical theatre at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and the University of Central Florida. Equity performance credits include Showboat, Annie, Sister Act, Fiddler On The Roof, and The Wizard Of Oz, and previous directorial credits include Disney’s Moana Jr. and Meet Me In St. Louis. A cat mom, Disney freak, and happy Hufflepuff, Megan is also currently a teaching artist and director with the Children & Youth Arts Programs at CFCArts and plays a mean game of “Tetris.”
“She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes.” – Kate Spade
Director of Patron Experience
Tommy is thrilled to be the part of the CFCArts team! From being in symphonic band, choirs and later theater arts, performing has always been a part of his life in some way. He found his true passion in working behind the scenes helping bring productions to life. I am so happy to bring my passion for not only the arts but as an operator to help make the Patron experience the best it can be.
Emerson is the theatre director at Montverde Academy and has been an affiliate director with CFCArts. Roberta received her BFA from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie and her MFA from New York University She brings a wealth of experience from regional theaters around the country, extensive voice over and film work, and has been a teaching artist both in the U.S. and Europe.
School of Arts & Health Team
Kaileigh Anne Tayek
Director of School of Arts & Health
With a degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University, Kaileigh Anne has had diverse experiences working with students of all ages. She has over 13 years experience in music education, in addition to credits in directing, pit conducting, stage-managing, and multi-disciplinary curriculum design. Her passion for the arts began at 2 years old and has translated to a professional career committing to arts equity for all. She is most passionate about writing arts curriculum for students with varying abilities. She is the designer of CFCArts’ UpBeat! Program which was just awarded the 2020 International Hamilton Arts & Innovation Award through the National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH). Kaileigh Anne is a proud advocate on the topic of Arts Accessibility presenting at conferences across the nation.
Erin is a professional singer, actress, and chorister. Originally from Florida, she has performed in Chicago, New York, and abroad. She holds a Masters of Music in Voice Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, as well as a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a dance minor from the University of Central Florida. As a private voice and piano teacher, Miss Stillson has worked for Central Florida Community Arts and the School of Arts at the Doctor Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. She currently performs at Capone’s Dinner Show and is a professional chorister with St. James Catholic Cathedral, the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Queen of the Universe, and the Diocese of Orlando.
Arts Access Manager
Serena Ahmed comes to CFCArts with a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Houston, where she received the Mahatma Gandhi 2018 Peace Award, and a BA in Anthropology from Reed College. She was President of the Policy Insider’s Advisory Committee where she planned and moderated panel discussions with Houston leaders in the realms of criminal justice, homelessness, and immigrants’ rights. At UH, Serena trained as a community organizer with the Texas Organizing Project, building policy advocacy power with Black and Latino communities. She was also a trauma-informed caseworker with the Tahirih Justice Center, providing social services to immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. In 2017, Serena served as a policy analyst for the Texas State Legislature. Her analyses included reports on major bills for the dignity of immigrant and LGBT+ communities. Most recently she led exhibition curation, community events, volunteer management, patron experience, and community relationships with survivors and their descendants at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida. She is passionate about the evidence-based power of arts education and improving arts access as a vehicle for social change and is thrilled to serve with CFCArts.
School of Arts & Health Administrator
Sara graduated from Valencia College in May 2019 with an A.S. degree in Entertainment Design and Technology, with a specialization in Live Show. While at Valencia, she started an internship with the CFCArts Theatre and worked closely with Donald Rupe. Since then, Sara has worked as a Stage Manager, Costumer, House Manager, and Lighting and Sound Board Operator, among other theatre duties within CFCArts – she’s done everything but acting and directing. Sara officially joined the CFCArts team in September 2019 as the Box Office Associate, joined the Development team in 2020, and as of December 2021, is the School of Arts and Health Administrator. In her free time, Sara enjoys sewing for herself, a skill her mom taught her while making flags for her high school’s Color and Winter Guards.
Ashley Lewis, MM, MT-BC, NICU MT
Music Therapy Program Coordinator
Caroline Del Rey, MM, MT-BC
Music Therapist / Show Director: UpBeat! Jr. Theatre Troupe
Caroline is a board certified music therapist with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music therapy from Florida State University. She has been practicing music therapy for over six years. An Orlando native, she is excited to be back in her hometown practicing music therapy after working in Boston, MA for several years. Caroline has experience working with infants and toddlers in Early Intervention programs and with students of all ages in the public school system. In addition to her music therapy endeavors, Caroline has performed all over the east coast as a vocalist, both as a soloist and in choral and a cappella groups. Caroline could not be more thrilled to be part of the CFCArts music therapy team, SOAH, and the Academy.
Teaching Artist / Show Director: UpBeat! Theatre Troupe
William Tayek is a Teaching Artist with Central Florida Community Arts and has been the Director of the UpBeat! Theater Troupe since 2020. William has acquired diverse experiences working with students of all ages and abilities through his work with the Advance Learning Academy, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida, Orange County School System, and Universal Orlando Resort. William has a lifetime of experience performing as both an actor and vocalist in elite chamber ensembles and a cappella groups. Additionally, his passion for teaching has led to a variety of experiences ranging from guided historical tours to teaching STEAM workshops for under-resourced communities. He is most passionate about working with the UpBeat! Theater Troupe: a performance group for students with varying abilities which was awarded the 2020 International Hamilton Arts & Innovation Award. In addition to directing, William has written multiple scripts, composed music, edited videos, choreographed, and designed entire shows for multiple programs for students with varying abilities. William’s main passion in life is spending time with his wife, daughter, and close friends.
Teaching Artist / Show Director: Narrators
Chris relocated to Orlando from the Chicago area, where she headed up a highly recognized high school theatre program and taught Honors and Advanced Placement English classes. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in Speech/ Theatre from Northern Illinois University and a Masters Degree in Teaching from National Louis University. Chris’ involvement with CFCArts includes teaching the Narrators! class as well as costuming and performing with the theatre, most notably as Ethyl in On Golden Pond and Mae Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie, where she was recognized by the Orlando Sentinel as one of Orlando Theatre’s ‘Best of 2019’ Performers.
Development & Community Affairs Team
Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications
Zac Alfson is a leader in arts marketing and community building, having served as Executive Director of The Milk District, a nationally-recognized Main Street program and Patron Engagement Manager for The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, the oldest continually running organization of its kind in the country.
Zac has a deep passion for the arts and believes that they have the power to bring people together to transform lives and communities. He has dedicated his career to supporting the arts and ensuring that they are accessible to everyone.
A strategic thinker and master communicator, he is known for his ability to build relationships and inspire others to act. He is a creative problem solver and has a proven track record of successfully executing community-centered placekeeping and business development initiatives.
Zac serves on the board of West Lakes Partnership, a community stabilization organization, as a Rock Lake resident, where he has lived with his husband Bryan and dog Roxy since 2020.
Director of Marketing
Brian Sikorski grew up in the Central Florida theatre scene, mostly performing on and working backstage at the Osceola Center for the Arts and a number of the other great stages in the area. An entrepreneur at an early age, he became a child magician and performed throughout Central Florida. Brian holds two B.F.A. degrees from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he majored in Video/Film Production, focusing on advertising and Computer Design. Brian attended the first Orlando Fringe Festival in 1992. Twenty-three years later, he joined the Orlando Fringe Board of Directors and was honored to be the Vice-President of the Fringe board for the 25th anniversary in 2016. In 2017, Brian became the first-ever full-time Marketing Director for Orlando Fringe. He has also served as Vice-President of Central Florida Vocal Arts and Opera del Sol. He is currently on the Audubon Park Garden District Board of Directors. In his spare time, he can be found riding his bike around town, savoring the flavors of Orlando’s great restaurants, attending various performances, and assisting non-profit organizations. Brian is so excited to be part of the CFCArts team and wants everyone to know about all of the incredible programs offered, making our community a better place to live.
Kathryn joins the CFCArts family from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, where she managed stewardship and events as their Philanthropy Coordinator. A lifelong devotee and advocate for the performing arts, she moved from New York City to Winter Park in March 2020. Prior to her departure from the Big Apple, she worked supporting The Public Theater and the acclaimed immersive retelling of “the Scottish play,” Sleep No More. Her fundraising ethos is informed by her passion for crafting bespoke hospitality experiences and her belief in the healing potential of performance for audiences and artists alike. She is honored for the opportunity to serve the Central Florida arts community as CFCArts’ Development Manager, spearheading the organization’s participation in the United Arts Collaborative Campaign for the Arts.
Marketing & Media Manager
Olivia graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Journalism and English, with an award in data journalism. She moved to Orlando with her husband in 2019, and finding the CFCArts orchestra made Florida feel like home. The arts have always been a part of her life, whether through French horn, ballet, or writing. Olivia’s passion for story led her to complete several short novels in high school, which she is still rewriting. She’s most comfortable with a good book and mug of tea — or on the back of a horse (but has yet to combine the three).
Landon St. Gordon
Landon St. Gordon is an Orlando native who works with progressive candidates in getting elected throughout Florida and the US. He has been a part of over 100 successful campaigns, winning 6 national awards for direct mail design. Landon also works with art organizations throughout Central Florida for a variety of programming needs — a true passion of his. He holds an MBA from Rollins College and was recognized by Orlando Business Journal’s 40 under 40 in 2021.
Symphony Orchestra Member Ambassador
UpBeat! Member Ambassador
Community Choir Member Ambassador
Symphony Orchestra Member Ambassador
Arts in Action, Narrators, Musical Minds Member Ambassador
Youth Theatre Member Ambassador
Symphony Orchestra Member Ambassador
Youth Orchestra Member Ambassador
Community Choir Member Ambassador
Symphony Orchestra Member Ambassador
Youth Theatre Parent Ambassador
Community Choir Member Ambassador
Academy Member Ambassador
Haylee van Dalen
Big Band Member Ambassador
UpBeat! Member Ambassador
Community Choir Member Ambassador
Board of Directors
Dr. Meghan Budvarson
Rep. Anna Eskamani
Florida House of Representatives
Orange County Public Schools
Community Advocate, Secretary
One Compass Consulting, Chair
JPMorgan Chase & Co, Treasurer
Rob A. Lott
Blue Trumpet Creative
University of Central Florida
Retired / Simon Malls
Dr. Mary Palmer
Mary Palmer and Associates
Self-Help Credit Union
Performer, Producer, Artistic Mentor
Better Business Bureau