Meet The OCPA Team
CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Laura holds a bachelors degree in Theater Arts, from Portland State University. She joined the OCPA staff family in the summer of 2007 as props master and lighting designer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and has been our Stage Manager for numerous camps ever since. Laura has also been stage manager for numerous shows with such groups as Shoestring Productions, Randall Theater Company, Portland State University and Rogue Community College. Besides stage management she's designed and built scenery for Rogue Opera's Taking Opera to the Schools Program, Portland State's Second Stage Graduate Projects; designed and built props for PSU's production of Haroun and the Sea of Stories and designed lighting for multiple productions at PSU and Shoestring Productions.
Amanda Lampson is thrilled to be a recent addition to the OCPA Board as the Social Media Director. The performing arts have always been a passion for Amanda, who focused on dance training and has taught dance for twenty years in Oregon and Minnesota.
Andrea is a co- choir director at South Medford High School, where she has taught for 22 years. She has been the musical director for 11 musicals in her time at South Medford High School, including "My Fair Lady", "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "Guys and Dolls", and "Anything Goes". She received her Bachelor's and Master's in Music from the University of Oregon in Music Education-Choral emphasis, with a secondary emphasis in Collaborative Piano. Andrea was the pianist for the Rogue Valley Chorale for 18 years, and is a board member and instructor for the Oregon Conservatory of Performing Arts. She and her husband Andrew are also the music directors at Jacksonville Presbyterian Church. They ahve three children, Keenan, Molly, and William.
BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE
Tyrone Wilson is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.. He has taught at Middlebury College, Southern Oregon University, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Oregon Conservatory of Performing Arts. He has appeared in several films including Privilege, Stone Soup and The Super.Theatre audiences have seen Tyrone in the European Tours, Off Broadway and numerous Regional Theatres. In 26 seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mr. Wilson has performed in over 50 plays creating nearly 100 different characters.
Andrew has Master's Degrees in Voice and Music Education from the University of Oregon, and earned his initial Administrator’s License from Southern Oregon University in 2011. He has performed with Eugene Opera, Eugene Symphony, Oregon Bach Festival (Eugene), University of Oregon Opera Ensemble, Obsidian Opera (Bend) and at the Aspen Music Festival. Local performances include appearances with Rogue Opera, Rogue Valley Chorale, Camelot Theatre, and Siskiyou Singers. Andrew has directed for OCPA for the past 7 years.
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