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 - Communications 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 Screenvision Media, she enjoys building long term relationships within the D.C and Baltimore business community.  Having a long standing love and appreciation of the arts, Jenna is excited to be part of the Charm City Fringe Festival.

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

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

Maria Satyshur

A trained musician and classical singer, Maria enjoys being behind the scenes as much as she loves performing on the stage. Since graduating from UMBC in 2011, Maria has been working in the marketing and event management fields, with particular interest in digital and social media. She hopes to bring her experience in "making it happen" to Charm City Fringe Festival in her first year on the board.

Committee Members

Veronica Tang - Box Office

Cassandra Miller - Communications Committee

Samuel Manas - Communications Committee

Matthew J. Martin - Production Committee

Drew Fox - Production Committee

Meghan Carpenter - Volunteer Committee

Corey Frier - Volunteer Committee

Josh Mauk - Volunteer Committee

Interested in learning about or joining one of our committees?  Find out what each committee does here and send an e-mail to stating which committee you are interested in!