2017-2018 Executive Board

President Mark Burns

Mark is a 4th year Telecommunication Production major. As President he keeps the club running smoothly, acts as the final authority on decisions, and is the face of the club. Along with the Creative Director, he gives direction to this whole club. 

Vice President Alyssa Presson

Alyssa is a 2nd year Psych Major with an English Minor. As Vice President she is in charge of booking any shows for T.S.F. and keeping up contacts for future shows. If you contact us for a booking, you will most likely hear from her momentarily. 

Treasurer Sophie Antovel

Sophie is a dual Theatre and Business major. As Treasurer she tracks the budget, drafts a new budget every year, and is the main liason for Student Government. She also acts as a much needed financial voice when it comes to booking professional Improv teams. 

Secretary Sarah Katz

Sarah is a 3rd year Telecommunication Production Major. As Secretary she keeps notes on all the boards doings and then translates those notes into a newsletter to send out to all our members. She acts as the information middle man for the board, the members of the club, and alumni. 

Historian Ashley Arlow

Ashley is a 4th year Telecommunication Production major. As Historian she is in charge of taking photos and videos of shows, filming sketches, the head of all the social media accounts, as well as any online video ventures. She also is the one updating this website. 


Every year voting members of the club vote on the executive board positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Historian. Creative Director is decide by the elected board. 

2017-2018 Chairs

Philanthropy Chair

Blake Geary is a 3rd year Finance Major. Our Philanthropy Chair is in charge of the charitable activities of Theatre Strike Force! Each year our Philanthropy Chair selects a charity and works to raise money through donations for that charity, often through large donation events. Currently, T.S.F. is raising money for Hilarity for Charity, a group dedicated to raise money for making the quality of living with Alzheimers better. Check out our Philanthropy Page to learn more, see upcoming philanthropy events, and donate online! 

Public Relations Chair

Tessa Pirkola is a 3rd year Marketing major. Our Public Relations (P.R.) Chairs is in charge of the very crucial duty of promoting T.S.F. Academy, Shows, and other events. T.S.F. House Teams are lucky to have a lot of shows throughout Gainesville and we are even luckier to have audiences for them thanks to our P.R. Chair. 

Social Chairs

Serah Bennet is a 3rd year Theatre major.  Shayna Silverman is a 3rd year with dual Telecommunication and BFA Acting majors. Theatre Strike Force is a huge club with 100+ voting members, and even more participating members. Our Social Chairs work to create dozens of social events throughout the year to allow our members to become closer and get more involved in the club. T.S.F. is proud to have such a large and close knit club of not only current members but also alumni, which is possible due to the work of our Social Chairs. 

New member Liasion

Cecilia Lundberg is a 3rd year Food and Resource Economics major. The New Member Liaison is a new position added to help the newly initiated navigate this deceptively large and complex club, as well as creating events set to streamline "new members" into "old, comfortable, and knowledgeable members". She also helps run our mentor/mentee program. 

Social Media Chairs

Matthew Barkley is a 2nd year English major. Kylie Adams is a 2nd year Public Relations major. Our Social Media chairs are the managers of all of T.S.F.'s social media accounts and work daily to engage and grow our online following. They make and promote content for the pages with the goal of not only getting the Theatre Strike Force name out there but to also keep our followers entertained by our pages. If you would like to check out all the good work they do, start by liking us on Facebook!

Tech chair

Valentina Herrera is a 3rd year Telecommunication Production major. She is also our one and only tech chair meaning she is in charge of any technical aspects of our performances and makes sure they run smoothly. She coordinates and runs anything and everything from run-on music, to lights, to sound effects during sketch performances. She is also in charge of making sure our sketch team churns out great video content, which, again, you can check out on our Facebook page!

Chairs are selected through an application/interview process and are decided by the Board. 

Everyone listed on this page is an integral part of the club, and T.S.F. could not run without them. Everyone on this page will also be replaced at the end of the 2018 Spring semester. If you are interested in joining this club and potentially taking over one of these positions, please like our Facebook page and come to our next meeting!