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Team

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  • SHARON AXELROD
    SHARON AXELROD
    FINANCE
  • MINDY BAKER
    MINDY BAKER
    CPA, SOBEL & CO.
  • MICHAEL BERGMANN
    MICHAEL BERGMANN
    Artistic Associate
  • MICHAEL RICO COHEN
    MICHAEL RICO COHEN
    GENERAL MANAGER
  • DR. BONNIE FENSTER
    DR. BONNIE FENSTER
    GRANT DEVELOPMENT/FUNDRAISING
  • JACOB GUNTER
    JACOB GUNTER
    MARKETING INTERN
  • HOFSTETTER + PARTNERS
    HOFSTETTER + PARTNERS
    MARKETING AGENCY
  • KEITH SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES
    KEITH SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES
    PRESS/PUBLICITY
  • HEATHER McVEIGH
    HEATHER McVEIGH
    FUNDRAISING AND SPECIAL EVENTS
  • PROSKAUER ROSE LLP
    PROSKAUER ROSE LLP
    LEGAL COUNSEL
  • JENNIFER SUNSHINE
    JENNIFER SUNSHINE
    FUNDRAISING/DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT
SHARON AXELROD
FINANCE
Sharon has been providing financial management services through her company Vantage Financial Management (VFM) for the past 25 years. She has her MBA in Finance from NYU and worked as a business manager for several small businesses. VFM provides professional bookkeeping services to a wide variety of clients in NYC and Westchester County, with the goal to help businesses keep their records simple and organized so that they can focus on generating business and improving cash flow.
MINDY BAKER
CPA, SOBEL & CO.

Sobel & Co. is a regional certified public accounting and consulting firm that is passionately committed to serving middle market families in business and nonprofit organizations, listening to them and assessing their specific situation while applying our skills and capabilities to provide the technical services and relevant resources that lead to smart solutions. Mindy Baker manages the TTC relationship with Sobel & Co.

MICHAEL BERGMANN
Artistic Associate

Michael is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. He makes films that are “sexy, surreal and entirely original,” (Sam Maser, Program director of the Hamptons International Film festival. Bergmann’s first full-length feature film, Milk and Money (1995), “a treat to see,” according to the New York Times, featured performances by Calista Flockhart, Margaret Colin, Marin Hinkle, Olympia Dukakis and Dina Merrill. Trifling With Fate with Bridget Moynahan followed in 2000 (“unafraid to be both smart and silly,” –Lisa Nesselson, Variety), followed byThe Reality Trap (2003) and Tied to a Chair in 2011 (“One of the more exotic and enticing new independent films”  –Richard Brody, The New Yorker).

Michael came to The Telling Company’s attention for writing a book, The Birth of Venus about the dramatic first four years of his autistic son’s development after he learned to spell out his thoughts. He and his son invented iMean, an inexpensive iPad app that helps autistic and deaf people, as well as stroke victims, spell out and remember their thoughts. For The Telling Company, he has written and directed the film Influence, which is about two young autistic adults on a date who need their parents, who have their own agendas, to help them communicate with each other. The film, which was shot in February 2014 premiered at the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, and won the Platinum Award for Best Feature Film, in the Docudrama Category.

MICHAEL RICO COHEN
GENERAL MANAGER

Michael has worked on the Broadway and touring companies of A Bronx Tale, Fully Committed, Amazing Grace, Matilda, Evita, Chaplin, American Idiot, Billy Elliot, and Bonnie & Clyde. Additional credits Signature Theater Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Williamstown Theater Festival, and Berkshire Theater Festival. Developmental projects have included Mozart l’Opera Rock, Up Here, Kung Fu, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Kingdom City.

DR. BONNIE FENSTER
GRANT DEVELOPMENT/FUNDRAISING

Dr. Bonnie Finster has 30 years of experience in developing and evaluating evidence–based behavioral health programs to reduce risk behaviors during adolescence. Dr. Fenster has also written numerous grants for non-profit organizations to help fund and research both school and community initiatives for youth. Holding a Ph.D in Psychology, Bonnie is presently a consultant with interests in health promotion and wellness. She is a fierce advocate of de-stigmatizing mental illness and addiction.

JACOB GUNTER
MARKETING INTERN

A recent graduate of Temple University excited to get out into the world and make a difference. Diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension, Ulcerative Colitis, and Arthritis, has not slowed him down from achieving his goals. If there is a movie out there, he has most likely seen it, and if there are sports on tv he is most likely watching it. Through all of the craziness, the best part of his days involve him lounging around with his puppy, Bailey.

HOFSTETTER + PARTNERS
MARKETING AGENCY

A growing, mid-size independent marketing and advertising agency of passionate thinking, spirited ideas, and relentless problem-solving. We are big enough to deliver. Small enough to think on our feet. Smart enough to one-up our success. Every time. Credits include Silence The Musical, New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, Lady Day, Stuffed and Unstrung, Evil Dead The Musical, Long Story Short.

KEITH SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES
PRESS/PUBLICITY

KSA provides diversified public relations and marketing communications services to entertainment, lifestyles, special events, corporate and not-for-profit clients. From our roots on Broadway, KSA has built a distinguished reputation for over 20 years among the leaders of Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, producers, studio executives, celebrities, and artists for executing effective campaigns and consistently exceeding our clients’ goals. KSA is a hands-on agency distinguished by smart strategic thinking, proactive effort, integrity, personal attention, and a passionate drive to deliver excellent results for the clients we represent.

 

HEATHER McVEIGH
FUNDRAISING AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Heather has been involved in Fundraising, Special Events and Development of not-for-profit organizations for more than 25 years. She currently serves as a volunteer on several other boards in New York City including Graham Windham, a childcare agency which serves some of our most troubled and at-risk youth, as well as Danza Espana, a flamenco dance company. In addition, she has recently started a new endeavor, Angel Wings Parties & Events.

PROSKAUER ROSE LLP
LEGAL COUNSEL

Proskauer Rose LLP founded in 1875, is a global law firm providing a wide variety of legal services to clients. The firm has wide experience in all areas of practice important to businesses, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law. Partner Jay Waxenberg manages the TTC relationship with Proskauer.

JENNIFER SUNSHINE
FUNDRAISING/DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

Jennifer is a born Brooklynite with a Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance and opera studies from the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College. Jennifer’s performance background led her to pursue a career in advocating for the arts where she began fundraising in the individual giving department at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Jennifer has worked in multiple arts’ institutions, including her current position at Second Stage Theater, and volunteers her time at the Brooklyn Community Foundation.