Gerald Jordan

Interim Executive Director

Gerald is a Maryland native who attended both Hofstra University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He has been an integral part of CCTA since 2013. Originally, he came to us as an instructor and has risen the ranks in his decade with the organization.  Gerald is very dedicated to CCTA and to the youth he works with believing that every child is a star and has the ability to achieve success through the Arts.  A firm believer in the arts, Gerald works diligently to ensure that every child has access to an arts education where they can develop and thrive both as actors and as people. 

Denise Buckbinder

Financial Director

Denise came to CCTA in 2014 having had experience for fifteen years running the day-to-day operations of a small minority-owned company located in Howard Country. Denise is extremely generous with her time, having devoted many hours to volunteering in schools and nonprofit community organizations. She was the treasurer for two high school boosters’ organizations, raising thousands of dollars for both through her hard work and ingenuity. 

Brynn Williams

Programs and Education Director

Brynn sang her first solo at age 2, and by age 6 she was performing professionally throughout Maryland with CCTA’s Young Columbians. Williams made her Broadway debut as a sewer kid in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” and by age 12 she became the youngest person in history to win Broadway’s historical Gypsy Robe. Her Broadway career flourished as she performed in the original Broadway casts of “In My Life,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “13 the Musical,” and “Bye, Bye Birdie–the revival,” and David Bowie’s last project “Lazarus.” As an instructor, Brynn cares deeply for her students and their success. Her priority is always to provide quality programming to the students in our community and ensure they can grow both on and off the stage. 

Shaun Reagle

Technical Director

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Mia Winston

Marketing Coordinator and Costumer

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Amanda Kaplan-Landstrom

Toby’s Youth Theatre Coordinator

Bio Pending 

Amy Sonntag

New Horizons Disability Director

Amy has been directing CCTA’s New Horizons program since 2012. New Horizons is our 16 years old and above Special Needs Musical Theatre Program.  She is also a certified Occupational Therapist. She earned her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson University and has enjoyed working with our special needs students ever since. 

Kassidy Sharp

Glenelg Broadway Connections Director

Kassidy Sharp became a part of the CCTA family in 2005! Kassidy works with our Broadway Connections Outreach Program which was developed by Loyola.  Broadway Connections is our High School Musical Theatre program at Glenelg High School.   She does an amazing job working with disabled high school students helping them to blossom into the fine young artists that they are.   Kassidy graduated summa cum laude from East Carolina University with dual degrees in Theatre Education and Theatre for Youth. Alongside working for CCTA, Kassidy is the theatre teacher and director at Glenelg High School.   Kassidy was named Artist Educator of the year by Howard County Arts Council in 2022.