The TheatreWorld Backdrops Team: Building Unmatched Customer Relationships And The Finest Backdrops.
TheatreWorld Backdrops is committed to building the highest quality relationships with the customers that we have the privilege to serve.
As a family owned and operated business, TheatreWorld Backdrops is dedicated to building the finest relationships with each and every customer. More than just customers, a great many of our customers become our friends - and our commitment to all of our clients goes well beyond just backdrops. We are vested in their success and will always do everything within our power to help them achieve the absolute best production or event possible.
However, more than solely a family-based, relationship building organization, TheatreWorld Backdrops surrounds itself with a team of some of the finest creative theatrical professionals: our Directors Round Table. This unique collective team represents well over 140 combined years of professional theatrical work that includes directing, choreographing, acting (including national and international theatrical tours, film and television), set building, lighting and sound design and more. Our Directors Round Table assist our management team by recommending backdrop concepts, guiding our in-process designs and truly helping TheatreWorld develop the finest suite of next generation, Broadway-class backdrops unavailable anywhere else.
MEET THE THEATREWORLD TEAM
H. J. “SKIP” MATHEWS (Director of Business Development). Skip is a Business Executive, Consultant, and Business Owner with 35+ years of progressive experience in Business Development, Logistics, Human Capital Management, Marketing, and Systems Integration. His primary responsibilities are to develop the strategies, practices, and policies to grow TheatreWorld into the best customer services organization in the backdrop imagery industry. Skips secondary duties are to provide direction and systems to support all TheatreWorld’s business operations and implement its growth plans.
MICHELE MATHEWS (Administrative Team Lead). Michele began her professional career in local government (Office of the Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia), followed by 10 years in Public Education (Hillsborough County, Florida), leading to 14 years as Vice President of Administration for a private services firm in Tampa. Michele is TheatreWorld’s Team Leader for administrative services and customer services. She assists our customers in all administrative process, communications, and the logistics of backdrop delivery and returns.
JAMES L. SWANK (Director of Operations). Jim, or “The Colonel” as he is known around the office, comes to TheatreWorld Backdrops from the communications and management fields. After serving our country for over 20 years in the US Army, Jim’s disciplined, dynamic, and professional style of hands-on management has allowed him to bring much success to various companies he has worked for. As TheatreWorld Backdrops’ Director of Operations, The Colonel oversees the day-to-day logistics and maintains the quality control standards of our rental inventory. His leadership allows the team to provide our customers with the highest levels of quality service in the industry.
TAMMY MODICA (Creative and Operations Manager). Tammy has been involved in theater since the 5th grade and has directed shows such as LITTLE WOMEN, MAN OF LA MANCHA, LEGALLY BLONDE, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, and most recently BIG FISH. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, experience working as a high school teacher, and fulfilling nearly every role both on stage and back stage, Tammy provides creative insights and designs that assist TheatreWorld’s production and overall operations.
HERSON SANCHEZ (Logistics Team Leader). Herson has been a member of the TheatreWorld team since the summer of 2015. He functions as the Logistics Team Leader and is a key member of our quality team. Born in Colombia, Herson began his career in the USA as a professional jockey riding horses at race tracks across the country. He retired after an injury with over 2,500 Wins. After retiring as an active jockey, he was a professional jockey representative for many years. Prior to join TheatreWorld Backdrops, he was the logistics manager and customer services representative for a national SPA supplier based in the Tampa Bay area.
RACHAEL DUGAS (Client Relations Specialist). Rachael has a BA in English and comes, most recently, from the world of publishing. She has held administrative and customer service positions in several industries and has tutored students in reading, writing, and the SAT. Rachael has been involved with the theatre community for over a decade, mostly as a performer. Her role at TheatreWorld is to provide customer and administrative support and to serve as in-house writing/editing specialist.