David Taylor-Gomes is a Composer, Pianist, Musical Director and Educator. In addition to teaching music privately, David is also a musical theatre instructor with Sacramento Theatre Company’s School of the Arts, and the musical director for Granite Bay High School’s theatre arts program. David began his musical training at age 4 studying classical piano, and throughout his childhood he studied music composition and debuted his first original piece at age 12 with the Markham Middle School Concert Band. As an adult David has primarily worked with musical theatre companies as a musical director, singer, and pianist. Affiliations include Sacramento Theatre Company (STC), Capital Stage, Green Valley Theatre (GVTC), Rocklin Community Theatre, Flying Monkey Productions, California Stage, and Missouri Street Theatre. David’s original compositions have been performed at STC, GVTC, and Bottle Rock Napa, where he performed with the alternative rock band Autumn Sky. David is the resident organist for Centerpoint Community Church in Roseville. He was also a top-200 finalist on American Idol, season 11.
Wesley is a performance artist who has studied various forms of ethnic dance and music including Turkish, Egyptian, Moroccan, Hula, Maori, and Tahitian. In addition to music and dance he’s spent the last 15 years performing multiple circus arts including fire eating and fire breathing. While living in Seattle Wesley directed a mixed media performance troupe that specialized in immersive theatre and included dancers, singers, musicians, acrobats, story tellers, and improv actors. Most recently Wesley was the production manager for The Actor's Playpen's successful production of Lizzie: The Music. Wesley performs locally with the fire dance troupe Sacred Fire.
Joelle Robertson is an actor, singer, director, and stage manager with a passion for producing theatre that spans over a decade. From 2007-2010, Joelle performed and produced shows with the now defunct musical theatre company, Artistic Differences. From 2010-2016 she performed and eventually became a company member of the Sacramento favorite, Big Idea Theatre. For the last two years at Big Idea Theatre she was Marketing Director, producing a tremendous boost in audience size, press coverage, and general awareness of the company throughout the Sacramento Region. She also worked professionally from 2015-2016 with Unseen Heroes, the award winning Sacramento based event management and marketing firm, where she managed the celebrated Midtown Farmers Market, along with many other highly publicized and well received events.
Kyle Holmes is a director, writer, musician, actor and educator. He is currently the Director of Theatre Arts at Granite Bay High School where he has spent the past six years teaching theatre full time, in addition to directing and producing three main stage shows a year. Most recently, he directed and produced the amateur world premiere of The Unfortunates, a new musical that had only been staged at A.C.T Theater in San Francisco and The Oregon Shakespeare Festival prior. Kyle studied musical theatre at UC Irvine for several years before finishing his B.A. in English at UC Davis, where he also received his teaching credential and M.A. in Education. During the summer, Kyle teaches theatre arts at Sugarloaf Fine Arts Camp, where he has spent the past eleven years working to help students further their artistic passions. During the year, Kyle stays involved with Sugarloaf by serving as President on the board of directors for the Sugarloaf Station Foundation, a nonprofit that raises money to help students attend camp and grow as artists.
Scout Hushbeck is a Virgo who likes short walks and long conversations about your feelings. She's a full time arts outreach and education coordinator for California Musical Theatre, as well as a part-time baker, part-time illustrator and graphic designer, part-time bassist, part-time writer, and full-time bibliophile. She spends what little free time ah has letting Joelle talk her into getting involved in crazy (but amazing) projects, like this one. Scout's interests include: forgetting that amazing idea she came up with in the shower, yelling at her computer because she can't draw a straight line with a stylus, hate-watching terrible television shows, supporting her fantastically talented friends, and sending awful, unrelenting puns in group chats.
Ever since he was a child, sketching, drawing and building things out of anything would always have Ernesto's attention. During his High School years, Ernesto had his first taste of AutoCAD. In 2004 Ernesto attended Sacramento State University, and develop his passion for design and art. Ernesto graduated in 2007 with a degree in Interior Architecture. That same year, Ernesto had a unique makeup experience as a guest at a Photoshoot in Southern California, that guided him to a new venture in life. After that Ernesto pursued the idea of enhancing beauty and challenged himself to look further into the eccentricities that makeup could offer. Ernesto feels that his understanding in Design has given him the opportunity to step out of the "norm" and create some fun projects with the help of Photographers, models and other artists. The last 8 years in this industry have been an amazing learning adventure. Ernesto's work has not gone unnoticed and can be found in news stands, renowned bridal blogs and TV. For the last 2 year Ernesto has had the opportunity to live at the Warehouse Artist Lofts (WAL) in Sacramento; an Artist based community, where inspiration flows through all the halls. He plans to take advantage of every momentof his surroundings to further his technique, creativity and eye for Makeup Artistry. Don't forget to find Ernesto on Instagram!