Staff


We are currently building our staff for 2016. Interested in helping out? Contact us!

  • All
  • Executive Committee
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Programming
  • Technical
Aaron Tarnow
Executive Director, Technical Director
Aaron is the Technical Director of Uncumber Theatrics, creators of the interactive theater pieces Professor Eldritch's Asylum and Her Things: An Interactive Estate Sale. He minored in Drama at Carnegie Mellon, where he was the Technical Coordinator of Scotch’n’Soda Theatre for 2 seasons. Aaron has been doing technical theatrical work in Pittsburgh for a decade, including 2 seasons as the Technical Director of Quantum Theatre.
Jenna Simmons
Executive Director, House Manager
Jenna Michelle Simmons is a University of Pittsburgh Theater Arts graduate and is currently based in Los Angeles where she works for Mosaic Media Group. While in Pittsburgh, she was a founding member of Pitt's only improv group Ruckus, and appeared in many shows with Pitt Stages. Since then, she has worked with Riot LA and the Funny Women Festival LA. An avid comedy lover and improviser, Jenna is returning for her third year with the PCF.
Derek Minto
Executive Director
Derek is a stand-up comedian, open mic host, podcast producer, storyteller and improviser.
Anna C. Reilly
Executive Director, Marketing Director
Anna is a content strategist and blogger for ModCloth.com, co-hosts Arcade Comedy Theater's weekly Bonus Stage show and performs regularly with several local long form, short form, and musical teams.
Nicholas Stamatakis
Executive Director, Grants Director
Nilesh Shah
Programming Director
Day Bracey
Stand-Up Director
Day is a producer and stand-up comedian, and one-half of the craft beer-fueled Drinking Partners Podcast. When he’s not on stage, in the studio, or at a local brewery, he is producing shows featuring some of Pittsburgh’s best comics and musicians.
Greg Gillotti
Improv Director
A long-time, self-proclaimed comedy nerd, Greg Gillotti forced a fellow camper to do “Who’s On First” at a summer camp talent show when he was 7. He has been doing improv in Pittsburgh since 2005, and currently performs and teaches at the Steel City Improv Theater.
Sarah Turocy
Family Programming Director
Brian Gray
Community Programming Director
Brian Gray is President of the Comedy Arts Pittsburgh Board of Directors. He has been performing, teaching and coaching improv comedy since 2002. He is excited to help make community programming a major focus of PCF 2016.
Mary C. Parker
Community Experience Manager
Andrea Wetherald
Marketing Manager
Mike Cerce
Design and Branding
Tony Licon
Web Director
What a tangled web we weave...
Kat Caringola
Social Media Manager
Ben Korman
PR Manager
Mindy McHale
Sponsors Director
Mindy is the owner and operator of her own personal training company. She has been involved in Pittsburgh's improv scene as a performer and show producer since 2013. She has always been an active volunteer, most recently as the Sponsorship Director of the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival for the past two years, as a co-facilitator of an improv-based workshop at the 2016 Summit Against Racism. .
Mary Stewart
Events Director
Bre Brown
Volunteers Director
Chelsea Sweithelm
Hospitality Director