Kyle developed a passion for musical theater while growing up in Olympia, and is ecstatic to play a part in making musical theater a mainstay in downtown Olympia. From 1993-97 Kyle performed regularly with Kids at Play and the Olympia High School Drama Club, as well as appearances with other local theaters. He then attended the University of Washington, where he graduated with a degree in Business Management.
Outside of theater life, Kyle spent time in leadership roles with The Seattle Times, Comcast, and HSBC. At HSBC, Kyle had the opportunity to manage multiple consumer lending branches in the greater Seattle area, where he dealt with budgets of up to $50million. He then transitioned to online marketing when he joined the Digital Sales team at The Seattle Times. At Comcast, Kyle was charged with leading digital business development for a team of 40+ employees across the state of Washington.
Acting Artistic Director
Mark entered the theater admin world at age 16 by volunteering to organize ushers at Second Story Repertory, a live theater located in a mall in Redmond down the street from his High School. In High School, Mark created a student government position to represent the arts. He also competed at state with Washington’s DECA business-leaders chapter, giving startup pitches in a “shark tank” style setting…Mark’s pitch was to start a theater in a mall. He came to Olympia in 2007 to study theater admin at Evergreen, where he founded Riot To Follow Productions, which remains the college’s largest student theater production group. After Evergreen, he served on the Board of Directors of local theater company Theater Artists Olympia, before working as the Development & Marketing Manager for Harlequin Productions. Over the years, Mark has also worked as an actor/director for nearly every local theater, and founded the improv performance troupes Something Wicked and Olympia Improv Collective. Mark is beyond thrilled to have the opportunity with BOP to continue working on his life-long passion of setting the stage for more theater.
Danielle Dickinson is an experienced operations and HR professional. Originally from Denver, Danielle relocated her family to Thurston County in 2016. She currently serves as the Director of Operations for an Applied Behavioral Analysis serving Western Washington. Prior to her work with ABA, Danielle worked for a non-profit early education program for 5 years, also serving as a non-voting board member.
Danielle developed a love for theater when her daughter started participating at school. After watching the impact theater had on her, Danielle quickly knew that she wanted to become more involved with theater in her community. She counts Dear Evan Hansen and 2019's Moulin Rouge: The Musical as her favorite Broadway shows