Executive DirectorCheryl Fisher is the Executive Director of the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre. During the past 20+ years in the community she acted as Executive Director of the Mid-Texas Symphony. She also served on the Mid-Texas Symphony Board of Directors. She is a founding board member of the Historic Outdoor Art Museum and the Marty Lindley Foundation. She attended Texas Tech University majoring in Mass Communication.
Production CoordinatorAfter volunteering at the Brauntex and serving on advisory committees since 2003, Dale joined the Board of Directors in 2005 and served until 2012.
He resigned from the Board in July 2012 to take a full time position as Production Coordinator, which main function is to book the shows for the Brauntex Theatre.
Dale and his wife Glenda have one daughter, Lacy, who is a pediatric nurse at a local doctor’s office.
Box office & Patron Relations, Community Outreach and EducaionA Native Texan, Felicia is a Houston Transplant. She proudly spent her career as a Theatre Educator. She received both her B.A. and M.A. in Theatre Education at the University of Houston and firmly believes that early exposure to the arts is key to a well-rounded lifestyle for audience’s young and old. She is excited to be an active member of the growing performing arts community here in New Braunfels. She looks forward to selling YOU a few hot tickets to one of our upcoming shows!
Operations ManagerBefore becoming the Brauntex Theatre’s Operations Manager, Ben Nowotny worked as an audio technician for the Theatre since 2012. As an eighth generation resident of New Braunfels, he is following in his family’s footsteps in his pursuit to having a positive and lasting impact on the community. Ben believes that our interactions and experiences with the performing arts are critical to New Braunfels’ thriving culture. He recently graduated from Texas State University with a B.S. in Mass Communication and Advertising.
Finance CoordinatorSusan Porter is the Finance Coordinator of the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre. She recently moved to New Braunfels after residing in San Antonio for 20+ years. She is a native Texan who spent the bulk of her career in technology research and development. She is excited to be on the Brauntex team and looks forward to becoming an active member of the New Braunfels community at large.
Marketing and PR CoordinatorWillie Schaefer has twenty years of experience in marketing and design. He holds a BFA in Graphic Design from The University of Tennessee at Martin and an MFA in Computer Art from Memphis College of Art. When you come to a show at the Brauntex, you'll usually find him taking pictures of the patrons and performers.
Board of Directors
Fanita Bendele – President
Rick Heyden – Vice President
Tommy Fikac – Recording Secretary
Wayne Jennings – Corresponding Secretary
Rich Nielson - Treasurer
G. O. "Brien" John
Vol Forrest McGlothlin