Gerard Gibbs

Executive Director

Gerard Gibbs serves as the Executive Director for New Spire Arts. He has had a career as an oboist and administrator for both orchestras and theaters. He has played professionally with groups ranging from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra. While Executive Director of the Empress Theatre in Alberta, Canada, he was co-founder of the Fort Macleod International Festival with the renowned Israeli violist Rivka Golani which lasted from 2004 to 2016. Over the years his path spanned many borders, led to some certainly undeserved honors, and many celebrated people, from Johnny Mathis, Mitch Miller, Jennifer Warnes, Bo Diddley, Ian Tyson, and Leonard Cohen to the Amazing Kreskin.

Laura Hawk

Client Services Manager

Laura Hawk is the Client Services Manager at New Spire Arts. She got her bachelor’s degree in technical theater from McDaniel College. While attending school there, she joined Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Psi Omega honor societies. She was a freelance stage manager at several small theater companies in the DC area including The Hub Theater, Brave Spirits Theater, and 4615 Theater. In addition to her love of the performing arts, she also enjoys reading.


Board Chair

Chris Colville | YMCA of Frederick County

Vice Chair

Matt Livelsberger | Graphcom


Mano Koilpillai | Dynamic Consulting


Matt Livelsberger | Graphcom


Gordon Cooley

Mary Barry | Woodsboro Bank

Stephanie Weigelt | FCPS

Ramenta Cottrell | City of Frederick

Rick Weldon | Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

Kelsey Felice-Shupe | Frederick Health