Betsy Chapman (Board Chair) is a parent of two amazing CalCreative alumni. She has a BA in Theatre from the University of New Orleans and also studied at the Summer Theatre Workshop with the Atlantic Theatre Company. Her training began in acting but her organizational and leadership skills led her to thrive in the technical arts . Upon relocating to Los Angeles she worked with several theatre companies including Theatre of NOTE, Circle X, and The Burglars of Hamm as a stage manager, board operator, assistant director, and in other production roles. She has been Bookkeeper and Office Manager for several small companies, including Bon Vivant Events, where she worked for 11 years until they closed. She has volunteered on many boards in several roles, including as Chair of Fundraising and President of Hilltop Nursery School (a co-op in Silverlake), as Parliamentarian, Treasurer, and President of the CalCreative PTA, and as Membership Chair for the Highlands Council of PTAs. She ran the biggest LFCSA fundraiser, the Jogathon, for many years, served on several hiring committees, performed outreach, and wore many other hats within the CalCreative community. She is CalCreative’s biggest cheerleader – literally. Her hobbies include pottery, cooking and reading cookbooks.
Max Gasparri (Board Vice Chair) Massimiliano has over 20 years of experience in software product development and operations. He has been working with early stage startups for several years and he is a partner at eCare Manage, Inc. a healthcare technology firm. He was previously the VP of Technology at Warner Bros., a project lead at Disney, and a software engineer developing some of the first digital video and media management applications. His film credits include Tarzan, Dinosaur, Fantasia 2000, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Atlantis. Massimiliano was also an AP Computer Science teacher and holds 16 patents and 9 pending. He graduated with distinction from Boston University with a bachelor degree in Computer Science. Massimiliano has also a passion for sports: from running marathons, to playing soccer at varsity level, to tennis, to skiing and just recently triathlons (6-time Ironman 140.6 and 70.3 finisher). He has also volunteered as an interpreter for the Boston Athletic Association Press Office and coached Arlington Soccer Club Under 12 team.