Board of Directors
Cindy Alberg, President – Cindy is a graduate of Hope College majoring in Dance and Theatre. She has worked professionally for 20 years as a stage manager for dance and theatre throughout the United States and Mexico. In addition to serving as President of the HTG Board, she is the stage manager for the Dance Department at Hope College.
Buddy Haskill, Vice President – Buddy has a degree in English from Cornerstone University, where he continues to direct and act. He spent a semester at Oxford University in England studying Shakespeare, Greek Tragedy, and Victorian Gothic fiction. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI, with his wife and two dogs.
“You need to believe in things that aren’t true. How else can they become?”
– Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
Tim Creamer, Treasurer – Tim Creamer joined the HTG board in 2016 after volunteering for HTG at Spectrum Theater as part of his Intro to Theater class requirements at Grand Rapids Community College. Shortly after, he was voted in as treasurer and has remained a dedicated member of the Grand Rapids theater community ever since.
Ian Reul – Ian is about as involved with theatre community as anyone can be. He has been seen in productions with Heritage Theatre Group, Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids, Circle Theatre Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, GRCC Players, Cornerstone University Thespians, and Aquinas College Theatre Dept. He is on Jewish Theatre’s play selection committee. He currently goes to Aquinas College with hopes to graduate with a degree in Theatre and Business Administration, while working at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and John Hyatt and Assocaites to whom he is forever grateful for working with his crazy but loved theatre schedule.
Don Rice, Co-Founder and Artistic Director
Don got his start in theatre when his girlfriend in college dragged him to an audition. Well, he got a role in a musical called Oh, What a Lovely War and he was hooked. After playing at Theatre as an avocation for ten years, he got a theatre job which had a paycheck attached to it. Seeing some sense in this, he decided to go to Graduate School. He finished with a Masters Degree from The University of Michigan in 1984. After an unproductive stint in New York, he moved back to Grand Rapids and got a job as Technical Director of GRCC’s Spectrum Theatre. Along the way, he and Keith Oberfeld founded The Heritage Theatre Group. He has directed over 40 productions. In 2015, he completed writing his own play called “The Lodge”.