Melissa Fortson – President
Melissa, a graduate of Towson University, was bitten by the acting bug at the age of five in a church Christmas play. Theater soon became one of her most beloved outlets. Between the Baltimore and New York City areas, Melissa has performed in both plays and musicals, done voice over and radio commercial work, and starred in a weekly public television series called, “The Legend of Calhoun Creek,” where she played an 80-year old saloon owner, Amanda Titley, in the late 1800s. Over the last 10 years, she has appeared in a number of shows in various theaters throughout Maryland and started directing in 2014. By day, Melissa is a Learning and Development Specialist in Baltimore.
Jeff Baker – Vice President
Jeff was pulled into the theater world when he was asked to accompany on the piano a children’s theater production of Mary Poppins almost 20 years ago. Since then, he has gone on to musical direct, set design, costume, stage manage, choreograph, assistant direct and act in many plays and musicals throughout the Baltimore region. On stage his favorite roles have included Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka and productions as Linus in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Jesus in Godspell. As musical director/pianist he has been involved in numerous productions including pianist and Musical Director for Smokey Joe’s Cafe at Artistic Synergy of Baltimore. By day, Jeff works as an Administrative Assistant at Towson University.
Donna Zubrowski – Secretary
A Baltimore native, Donna is a thrilled to be a part of the Artistic Synergy of Baltimore Board of Directors. A performer for many years, Donna is also an adept seamstress, talented singer and dedicated wife and mother. She has appeared in several shows and has recently been featured in Much Ado About Nothing, Scrooge, and Oklahoma!
Linda is a long-time supporter of the arts, and of Artistic Synergy of Baltimore. An active member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Linda is a proud wife and mother, to two other board members. She also is an avid Disney lover, and all-around amazing member of the board.