Alex Dorsheimer Production Technician
Alex has been with Shumaker since 2014. He holds a BS in Communication/Theatre from Millersville University and worked in TV production and technical theatre before joining the Shumaker team.
“I enjoy the unique company culture that is as uncommon as the events we create.”
Amber Reddig Associate Project Manager
Amber has been with Shumaker for a year. 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!”
Ben Sprik Production Technician
Ben has been with Shumaker for nearly two years. Ben graduated from Millersville University with a degree in Theatre and worked as freelance stagehand in Philadelphia before joining Shumaker.
“I love the variety of different spaces I get to work in. I love that I don't work behind a desk. I also love hanging out with my best buds.”
Brian McKee Operations Manager
Brian has worked for Shumaker for 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 for two years. 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 2.5 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 nearly two years. 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 for two years. 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 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.”
Ruth Martin Marketing and Business Development Director
A relatively new member of the Shumaker team, Ruth has years of experience in 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 nearly 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.”
Tim O’Donnell Project Manager
Tim started with Shumaker as an intern in 2007 while he was a student in Millersville University’s Communications and Theatre program. Over the years, Tim has held almost every position available in the company, from Warehouse Manager to Project Manager. In addition to his work at Shumaker, he has created lighting and scenic designs for a variety of educational and community theatre programs.
“The thing I love most about working at Shumaker is that this team doesn't stagnate. At all levels, the team at Shumaker fights against entropy to create better events and designs, while also striving to make job sites safer for our staff and the public. We're always looking for ways to improve our craft and your event.”