Board Of Directors

  • ANGELA ASTLE: Founder and Executive Producer

    Angela Astle is the proud creator and producer of Athena Project and is continually excited by the synergy it creates. Angela made her New York directorial debut Spring 2008 with Retro Productions’ Mill Fire (nominated for five NYITA awards). One year later, she was the Director of Flux Theatre Ensemble’s critically acclaimed Pretty Theft, written […]


  • Anne Myers: President of the Board and Mentor Coordinator

    Anne counts herself as an “almost” native, having lived in Denver since she was six years old.  She graduated from South High School where Joyce Hettler, the drama teacher there, ignited her passion for acting.  With an eye toward the practical, Anne graduated from the University of Wyoming with a major in French and a […]

  • LINDSAY TAYLOR: Vice President, Board Development Coordinator

    Lindsay Taylor, originally from Wilmington, Del., graduated from the University of Delaware in 2004 with degrees in Theatre Production& Spanish. Upon graduation, she taught high school Drama & Spanish at Alexis I. duPont High School, where she built the Drama department from 15 students to over 100. In 2008, she relocated to Denver, and discovered […]

  • Amelia Retureta: Secretary, Production Coordinator

    Amelia Retureta is a Colorado native and in 2005 she graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design & Technology focusing on stage management and production technology.  She spent several years in Virginia as a stage manager and assistant company manager for the Richmond Ballet.  Since […]

  • Dominique Flores: Events Coordinator

    Dominique Flores is native to Colorado and has a B.A. in Performance Theater from the University of Colorado at Denver.  She is passionate to finding sponsors who provide delicious food for Athena Project and loves creating events that are fun and memorable.  Dominique enjoys working throughout the organization as a mentor and actress as well.

  • Courtney Cauthon: Special Projects Coordinator

    Courtney Cauthon is forward-thinking researcher, educator, and artist. She is a lecturer in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Denver and a communications specialist at ARTiculate: Real and Clear. Courtney is the Special Projects Coordinator for Athena Project and in this position she is the lead researcher for a survey of gender parity in […]

  • Celeste Ricco: Marketing Coordinator

    Celeste has found herself surrounded by music, painting, writing and creative expression since childhood. While seeking an opportunity empower women and invoke change, she joined Athena Project as a Board Member and Marketing Coordinator in December 2015. Celeste moved from Cleveland to Denver after earning a Bachelors Degree from John Carroll University in Business Administration. […]

  • Rebecca Gorman O’Neill: Member at Large

    An Ohio native, Rebecca started writing plays at Dartmouth College.  After earning her M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University.   Rebecca’s original plays have been produced across the United States and in Canada, and her plays Tell-Tale and The Greater Good are published through Eldridge Publishing and Next Stage Press, respectively.  Rebecca is a […]

  • Jill Boyd: Member At Large

    Jill Boyd relocated back to her home state of Colorado in 2015 from New York City, where she served as the Associate Director of Labor Relations at the Metropolitan Opera and as the Assistant Managing Director of the Tony Award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company. She is now the Director of Visitor Services at a large museum, […]