Board of Directors

Zachary Michel - President, Secretary, Festival Chair (

A musician, writer, and theatre aficionado, Zach is excited to bring a Fringe festival to Baltimore. Upon graduating from UMBC, Zach moved to DC for work with National Geographic, where he continued writing and acting in student films, Cap Fringe, and producing short films. Following his return to Maryland, Zach began work with Mike on the Great American Web Series. It was during this time that Fringe grew from an idea into an organization. Zach is excited for fringe theatre to take hold in Baltimore as it has in other cities, as a citywide celebration and exploration of the performing arts.

Michael Brush - Vice President, Education Chair (

A teacher and writer with an affinity for the theatre and performing arts, Michael's endeavors have led him through a number of experiences.  Upon graduating from Towson University, Michael moved to Baltimore to teach high school English for Baltimore City Public Schools. He has noted, "that was fun," but his love and admiration for the theatre led him in another direction. Soon thereafter, Michael began working as an adjunct professor at the Community College of Baltimore County which has given him the time and ability to bring a fringe festival to the city he adores so much. He stresses making sure the creative types maintain complete creative control in projects they take a part in.

Bernard Michel - Treasurer 

Mr. Michel is an independent defense industry consultant.  He is an active board member and Past President of the Army Alliance, Inc. and a charter member of the Northeast Maryland Higher Education Advisory Board.  He serves on the Northeastern Maryland University Research Park, Inc. Board; serves as Secretary of the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC) Board of Directors; is a member and past president of the Susquehanna Workforce Network, Inc. (SWN) board and Chairs the SWN Youth Council. He is also active in the Boy Scouts of America. 

Jenna Nicole Salmon - Marketing Chair, Fundraising Chair (

After ten years of living in Washington, D.C., this native New Yorker has made her way to the Baltimore arts scene. While in D.C., Jenna worked as an Account Executive with the Washington City Paper; where she specialized in creating innovative marketing plans for small businesses. Now as a Marketing Specialist with ABC2, she enjoys building long term relationships within the Baltimore business community.  Having a long standing love and appreciation of the arts, Jenna is excited to be handling the marketing for the Charm City Fringe Festival.


Committee Members

Kate Gibson - Production Chair (

An active producer, stage manager, director, (even actor) in New York, Kate is thrilled to be working on CCF.  Prior to returning to Maryland, Kate was very active in the independent theatre scene in New York City, including just about every festival produced there.  B.M. Shenandoah Conservatory, M.A. New York University.

Chris Holland - Production Co-chair (

Chris brings over 15 years experience as an entertainment lighting designer, production manager, architectural consultant, & project manager to CCF. Projects range in scale from being the resident designer for Dissonance Dance Theatre (DC) to lighting the exterior & lobby of the Winspear Opera House, and operating as an assistant designer for the Houston Ballet. Chris is also a resident designer with Landless Theatre Co (MD) and an annual collaborator with MRMP Chicago (IL). Other companies he has designed for include the Atlas Intersections Festival, The Source Festival, Taurus Broadhurst Dance, Doorway Arts Ensemble, Moveius Contemporary Ballet, CSPAC, Bluegrass School for the Performing Arts, Montclair State University, and the Houston Ballet.  His work has been recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and in the USITT Young Designer's Forum. MFA Entertainment Design – Purdue University, BFA Entertainment Design- University of Kentucky

Renee Angelo - Volunteer Chair (

Renee's #1 talent is being the most exuberant audience member at any given show. Renee is passionate about creating opportunities for underserved and hard to reach communities. Renee wants to recruit you to help Charm City Fringe bring art to the masses.

Krystal Dodd - Social Media Chair (

Long-time volunteer to Fringe, Krystal joined the Festival formally in 2015 to head up the social media presence for CCF.

Timm Huhn - Fringe After Dark coordinator (