Jenna Gamerl was raised in the “2 Red Light” town known as Hughesville, Pennsylvania and continued her education at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA with a BFA in Dance Education and minor in Musical Theater. After college, Jenna joined two national tours of Sesame Street Live, performing the role of Ernie and a live dancer. She then became the Performance Director for two domestic and international tours of Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families. Following Sesame Street,Jenna moved to Atlanta to continue her love for the arts. She is part of SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance Company and City Springs Theatre Company, both as a dancer and Assistant Stage Manager. Jenna is also the Education Manager for City Springs Theatre Company.
The Board of Directors
Jeremy Williamson’s executive board experience began in college when he served as Treasurer and Director of Communications for the Residence Hall Associate at the University of Georgia. He joined the SIDEWAYS Board of Directors in 2007 and transitioned to Chairman in 2009. Artistically, Jeremy was a SIDEWAYS company member until 2014 but still performs in Once Upon a Holiday and guest roles. He is also the company’s technical director and assists with lighting design.Professionally, Jeremy is a product development engineer at AT&T with past experience at Accenture and Northrop Grumman.
Rodney Teat brings to the Sideways Board of Directors nearly 20 years of leadership experience in the Information Technology space. Working both nationally, and internationally, Rodney has helped leading technology innovators bring disruptive new technologies to market. This diverse background allows Rodney to have a unique perspective on the use of technology as it relates to sales, marketing, and long-term business sustainability. Rodney is honored to be on the Board of Directors and looks forward to contributing to the overall growth of the Sideways Dance Company.
Aimee Foley is a native of Atlanta and has lived in Roswell since 2002. She grew up in Dunwoody and attended the University of Georgia where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration. Aimee spent most of her professional career in Human Resources Consulting, focusing primarily on the areas of Executive and Board of Director Compensation and Board of Director Governance. Currently, she spends most of her time looking after her three daughters and three dogs and volunteering. Aimee grew up dancing and cheering and still enjoys being active through exercise, water sports and home improvement projects.
Cathy Lambert is a CPA with experience in not-for-profit, private equity, and partnership audits. She has served on a number of not-for-profit boards including a home owners association, a high school band, and a private-school HSA. Far too clumsy to be a dancer, she is honored to serve on the board of Sideways and assist these talented story-tellers wherever possible.
Erika Varano graduated from Johnson & Wales University and works for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company currently as the Director of Revenue Management at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. She has been involved in dance for the last 15+ years with her daughter dancing with Atlanta Rising Talent and now Sideways. She has always had a love for dance since she danced herself throughout high school. Erika is thrilled to be on the board and assist in growing Sideways Dance Company.
Frances Weissert graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She previously worked for KPMG Peat Marwick in the Tax Department and currently is the Controller for Adjutant Solutions Group, LLC, an engineering and technical consulting firm. Frances recently earned her license to sell real estate in Georgia.
Lauren Rasco moved to Roswell from San Antonio, Texas in 2015. She grew up dancing and doing theater at school and in the community. Lauren is creative and has a passion for the arts. She has been a stay at home mom since the birth of her son in 2004, but continues to create and volunteer in her free time. She prides herself in her out-of-the-box thinking and dedication to whatever her latest project is.