Amber Reddig Associate Project Manager
Amber has been with Shumaker since 2016. She holds a BFA in Applied Theatre Arts from University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Amber worked professionally as a Stage Manager for ten years before joining the Shumaker team.
“I love working with this great team of people. Each of us bring a tremendous amount of talent and experience to the table. I really enjoy collaborating on projects to create an incredible outcome that our clients love!”
Andrew Takoch Associate Project Manager
Andrew has worked for Shumaker since 2014. He graduated from Dickinson College with a degree in Theatre/Tech Design Focus, and apprenticed at the Fulton Opera House as a stage carpenter/technician. Andrews’ varied production skills and experience are a great asset to the Shumaker team.
“Our culture of flexibility and positive, “can do” attitude make every day an adventure. Everyone at this company cares so much about executing the best designs and effects we can provide. From our relationships with each other, to our relationships with venues and clients, we always give it our all.”
Beth Schaffer Event Designer/ Account Coordinator
Beth joined Shumaker in the fall of 2017. With a varied background in architecture, brand management, project management and events, she adds to the team's diverse collection of talent. For ten years she has created customer experiences ranging from high-tech classroom buildings to 10,000 person 5K glow runs. Her nephews accuse her of laughing too much but we're getting used to it.
"Events combine my love of design, on-the-spot problem solving and and geeky amounts of organization. I love hearing a client’s story and being part of the creative solutions to suit their needs, fulfill their dreams and add that special something to their event. Our Shumaker team is dedicated to excellence and we achieve it because we work together to get there."
Brian McKee Operations Manager
Brian has worked for Shumaker for over 10 years. Prior to working at Shumaker, he worked in technical theatre, specializing in lighting and scenic construction. It turns out that theatre and special events have a lot in common, so it was an easy transition from plays to events. In his free time he enjoys cycling and renovating his century-old row home.
“I love the variety of projects Shumaker takes on throughout the year. Each job is unique, requiring its own design and presenting its own set of challenges. Figuring out how to transform a space given the constraints of a room is a challenge I particularly enjoy. Inspiring that "wow" reaction in our clients and their guests is a great reward. Although planning and executing high-pressure events can be hectic, I've discovered it can be very addictive!”
Dustin Imhoff Event Designer/Account Manager
Dustin has been with the company since 2012. Working in the wedding and event business since 2000 means Dustin has a deep knowledge of the field. That experience and his creative design sense make him an outstanding asset to the team.
“I enjoy delving into the logistics and details of an event, as the details are what make a good event a great event! Working with a fantastically talented group of people every single day creates an environment perfect for creative collaboration. Tapping into the best parts of each of us, we combine years of experience in design, fabrication, and logistics to provide our clients with top-notch service.”
Dustin Shambaugh Warehouse Manager
Dustin has been with Shumaker since 2015. He has eight years of warehouse and distribution management experience with six years of warehouse and distribution management at Kimberton Whole Foods, where he helped them grow to five locations. He was there from the start of their first distribution center and helped implement a high-tech inventory and supply system. The fast-paced, daily deadlines of that industry have prepared Dustin for the demands of the event business.
“I enjoy the people that I work with and being part of a team that pulls off some amazing events.”
Heidi Fuerst Finance Director
Heidi has worked for Shumaker for over three years. She is a CPA with a variety of experience including public accounting, hospitality, pharmacy benefit management, and start-ups.
“I love the energy of the company and working among creative people who are dedicated to doing their best.”
Janel Repass Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper
Janel has been with Shumaker since 2015. She handles multiple administrative and bookkeeping tasks including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and some human resource functions.
“I like working with details and am happy when things balance! I enjoy the employee interaction at Shumaker. I am proud to be part of the collaborative, creative Shumaker team.”
JoAnn Reisinger Event Designer/ Account Coordinator
JoAnn has been with the company since 2015. Before joining Shumaker,JoAnn owned and operated her own flower shop. As an award-winning floral designer for more than 30 years, JoAnn has designed flowers for celebrities, ambassadors, and a previous First Lady of the United States.
“I Love working with the talented professionals on the Shumaker team. Each team member is an expert in their field, and they are always willing to share their knowledge and educate other team members. What they create as a collaborative team is astounding. I also value how community-minded each person is. Being an active part of the Lancaster community is a priority for each staff member.”
Keith Henninger Project Manager and Purchasing Specialist
Keith has been with Shumaker since 2006. He started working part-time and switched to full-time in 2009. Before that, he got started working in backstage theatre doing school musicals and summer stock productions. Keith holds a BS in Speech Communication and Theatre with a minor in Industrial Technology and a focus on Technical Theatre from Millersville University.
“I like getting to do something I love everyday. I have always loved working with lighting, audio, and video and also enjoy solving problems, which is a big part of my job as a project manager. It is important to love what you do, and I truly love my work.”
Kyle Yuditsky Senior Production Technician
Kyle has worked for Shumaker since June 2016. He holds a degree in sculpture from Millersville University and is an audio/visual performer and carpenter.
“I enjoy the challenges I face each day at Shumaker. I get to use my hands and exercise my mind. It is my job to execute, refine, and troubleshoot complex problems that require an attention to detail that keeps me thriving. Between installing audio setups, building new scenic pieces, and repairing equipment, there is rarely a dull moment. Not everyone is so happy to go to work each day, and I don’t take that for granted.”
Nathan Diehl Project Manager
Nathan has been with Shumaker PDT since 2013. Nathan’s background is in art and music, and at Shumaker his primary focus is on music and audio. After graduating from Musician's Institute in 2012 for audio engineering, he worked as a sound technician for the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Soon after, he began work as a sound apprentice at the Fulton Theatre, where he practiced mixing and sound design for plays and musicals. After completing his apprenticeship, he spent a summer in California working as a stagehand, lighting, and audio tech at the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program and then accepted a position at Shumaker as a project manager in the fall of 2013.
“I am very fortunate to be working with a group that gets to create something new and inspiring on a consistent basis. Every event is different and unique, and I enjoy being a part of the transformative experience that is creating custom events. Shumaker has given me the tools to practice my trade, and given me many opportunities to share my passions. It has been especially rewarding to work within the community and feel that our work is valued. Lancaster has encouraged us to set a high precedent, and we seek not only to achieve our clients’ visions but to strive for exceeding the expectation always.”
Rebecca Barrett Project Manager
Rebecca recently joined the Shumaker team in November of 2017. Prior to arriving in Lancaster, she worked as a Lighting Designer and Lighting Director based out of Chicago IL. Rebecca received her M.F.A. in Lighting Design at Northwestern University. She graduated from Ithaca College in upstate NY with a B.F.A. in Theatrical Production Arts.
“I am excited to be a part of the fabulous team at Shumaker. Transforming spaces and creating amazing events for our clients has been a great experience. I am looking forward to our next creative challenge.”
Rikki Etter Lighting Technician
Rikki has been with Shumaker since 2017, and is very excited to be working with the team. Before Shumaker Rikki was a full-time student at Millersville University where she received her BS in Communications/Theatre with a Business Management Minor.
"I love the work Shumaker does because it's always changing and everyday there is something new. Working in lighting has been my dream and now I have the opportunity to work with it and use my creativity and knowledge with a team that is innovating new and exciting work."
Ruth Martin Marketing and Business Development Director
Ruth has been with Shumaker since 2017 and has years of experience in brand management, retail marketing and visual merchandising. Earlier in her career she planned large, corporate meetings all across the U.S.
“I love working in Lancaster and being part of a creative, engaged staff who are dedicated and talented. Working on a team where each person has such a passion for excellence in their own area of expertise is a tremendous experience.”
Sean Hammond Assistant Warehouse Manager
Sean has been with Shumaker for over five years. Before that Sean worked as a roadie for a band and toured the world with them. Sean is a problem solver who focuses his time on Shumaker’s design and build needs. His organizational skills are a great asset in keeping the Shumaker warehouse in top shape.
“I enjoy the flexibility and camaraderie at Shumaker. You don't see that in a lot of companies. Everyone works together and helps out where help is needed.”