Board of Directors

Zachary Michel - President, Production Committee Co-Head (
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 Committee Head, Production Committee Co-Head (
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.

Renee Angelo - Secretary, Volunteer Committee Head (
Renee's #1 talent is being the most exuberant audience member at any given show. And she has years of practice since joining the CCF board in 2015. Renee is passionate about creating opportunities for under-resourced and hard to reach communities, which is seen through her service with the Peace Corps, work with The Choice Program, and currently as the Mentor Coordinator at U.S. Dream Academy.
Renee wants to recruit you to help Charm City Fringe bring art to all of Baltimore.

Cassandra Miller - Communications Committee Head
Cassandra Miller is a writer, editor and publicist dedicated to amplifying the arts in Baltimore and beyond through her work with the Charm City Fringe, as the president of CultuRally Communications and as a contributing writer to publications including Baltimore magazine, Bmore Art and The Washington Post. An upstate New York native and Boston University graduate, she has more than 10 years experience working in the journalism and marketing/PR fields at organizations such as Baltimore Center Stage, the Greater Baltimore Committee, Visit Baltimore and The Washington Post. She has been in love with theater since she performed as both Maria and Mother Superior in a sixth-grade summer camp production of β€œThe Sound of Music.,” and is excited to be climbing every non-profit administration mountain with the rest of the Charm City Fringe Board.

Maria Satyshur - Operations Committee Head
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 role on the board.


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




Committee Members

Veronica Tang - Box Office

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. Complete our volunteer form to get involved in other ways!