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Linda Michalak

Executive Director


Nina Fisher

Nina Fisher
Program Director 

Nina is originally from the Philadelphia area and has been living in Oberlin ever since she graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in 2008 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education.  She started at The MAD* Factory as a stage manager while still in college and has been the Program Director here for 11 years.  Nina plays the piano and accompanies the choirs at Firelands and Lorain high schools.  


Amber Michalak, Lead Instructor

Amber Michalak
Lead Instructor 

Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Amber is a proud graduate of the Baldwin Wallace Musical  Theatre program, class of 2005.  She has performed in numerous productions throughout Lorain County and beyond and loves sharing her love of theatre with all the students that come through The MAD* Factory.  


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Elizabeth Baker (Summer Camp Counselor)

Elizabeth Baker is very excited to be working with MAD* Factory this summer! She's been involved in 6 previous MAD* productions and is currently in the ensemble for Mamma Mia. She just graduated high school and will be attending Cleveland Institute of Art in the fall, where she plans to pursue illustration.

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Hannah Floyd (Summer Camp Counselor)

Hannah is an incoming senior at Slippery Rock University, where she is majoring in Music Therapy and Voice Performance. This is her second year being a councilor at the MAD Factory and she couldn't be happier. Hannah has had a love for music since she was young, as she was a part of the Oberlin Choristers for 6 years along with participating in all choirs of she schools she's attended (high school and college). Hannah plays the piano, guitar, and ukulele and finds joy in creating music with the kiddos. This past spring, Hannah traveled across the pond to Ireland with the SRU Marching Pride, where they came home with the Best Adult band and Best Overall Band of the Dublin St. Pattrick's Day Parade, and best international Band in the International Limerick Band Competition. Along with all the musical aspects of her life, Hannah also runs a small photography business on the side where she loves to capture people's beauty along with memories. 

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Katie Friedemann  (Summer Camp Counselor)

Katie is an Oberlin College student with a double major in Theatre and Something Else Probably. This year, she directed and starred in [title of show], acted in 4 other shows, and finished writing a screenplay. The picture of her is from an ABBA-themed photo shoot with her friends, so you can guess that she’s pretty excited to be working at MAD Factory this summer. 

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Kymaia Gadsden (Summer Camp Counselor)

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Shelbey Linder (Summer Camp Counselor)

Shelbey is very excited to be able to work at the MAD Factory this summer. You may recognize her from various productions with MAD Factory, Workshop Players, CPT, and Olde Towne Hall theaters. She is a megafan of The Office and has watched it through over 5 times.

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Tim Schuerger (Summer Camp Counselor)

Tim Schuerger graduated from Ohio University and is a high school math teacher at HSA: Lorain. He had been doing theater since he was in high school, and now he runs the Drama Club at Horizon! In his spare time, he plays video games and is a movie enthusiast! He plans to make MAD camp this year the best ever!

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Ben Thompson (Summer Camp Counselor)

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Alex Trombley (Summer Camp Counselor)

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