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Meet the New Board Members

The Ohio Valley Section Welcomes Two New At-Large Board Members.

Sabrina Hykes-Davis

Assistant Professor of Theatre

Department of Culture, Media, and Performance, California University of Pennsylvania

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Sabrina Hykes-Davis holds an BA from Point Park (College) and an MFA from WVU. She primarily studied scene design but also dabbles in props, costume design, makeup, and technical direction. A Pittsburgh native, she was pleased to find a home at California University of Pennsylvania as an Assistant Professor. She serves on the board for the Mon Valley Performing Arts Academy and was awarded a grant to allow Cal U Theatre to partner with Jumping Jack Theatre, whose mission is to create immersive theatre for audiences on the spectrum. Hobbies include gardening and finding ways to use zucchini. Sabrina has jumped in with both feet and is Editor of the New Blog! Thank-you Sabrina.

Caila Yates

Technical Director/Production Manager

Seton Hill University

School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Theatre & Dance

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Caila graduated from Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA with a BFA in Technical Theatre & Design, concentrating in Carpentry & Technical Direction. She immediately started working at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV, for the School of Theatre & Dance as their Scene Shop Foreman/Master Carpenter, later teaching their Stagecraft Lecture/Lab courses. While there, she also became the Technical Director for (The New) West Virginia Public Theatre after a reboot of their company from 2016-2018 for their summer productions. Caila has also worked for corporate/outside theatre events throughout both educational and professional careers. Caila is a member of USITT, has completed her OSHA 10, and is certified both in First Aid, CPR, & AED and as a COVID-19 Compliance Officer. She's currently the Technical Director/Production Manager at Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pa. We welcome Caila's experience and training in the field of Health and Safety to help us create safe events in the future and expand the knowledge of our members. Thank-you Caila!

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