Who’s Who

Content & Community

Tom melcher
Tom Melcher
Founder and CEO
Tom is a self-described “theater and software geek,” who grew up doing community theater and programming minicomputers, before switching to a capella and coding at Yale. After stints with IBM and McKinsey, and with a Harvard MBA, he plunged into the internet startup scene, and was on the senior management teams of several successful companies, including CNET and MongoDB. Tom created Show-Score because even as a seasoned theater-goer, it was simply too hard to figure out which shows to see.
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Deeksha Gaur
Co-Founder / Vice President, Research and Services
Deeksha comes to the startup world from the not-for-profit theater, where she held senior marketing positions at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Two River Theater Company, and Long Wharf Theatre. She is a recipient of a TCG New Generation Future Leaders grant and The Foundry Theatre's Producer's Chair award. Producing highlights include new plays in New York and the Edinburgh Fringe. She has an MA in history from Cambridge University and an MFA in Theater Management from Yale School of Drama.
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Vic Cairl
Vice President, Business Development
Vic most recently held senior marketing roles at both Lincoln Center and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is thrilled to return to the world of the theater at Show-Score. Vic spent the bulk of her career on Broadway, working at Disney Theatrical (The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Newsies), Allied Live (Mamma Mia!, Hair, August:Osage County), and Serino/Coyne (The Producers, Spamalot, Grey Gardens). She has traveled extensively with work, from St. Louis and Paris, to Sao Paulo and Shanghai. This is where she developed a love of languages, the tourism market, international sales, and airline miles. Now she enjoys living in Peekskill, NY and being back in the business she has loved all her life.
Mark blankenship
Mark Blankenship
Director of Community and Content
Before coming to Show-Score, Mark was the Editor of Creative Content at Theatre Development Fund, where he created the online magazine “TDF Stages” and the film series “Meet the Theatre”. As a theater journalist, he's written for The New York Times, Playbill, American Theatre, Backstage, and many others. He co-hosts the weekly pop music podcast Mark and Sarah Talk About Songs and has an active Twitter account @IAmBlankenship.
Raven snook
Raven Snook
Managing Editor
Raven Snook is a writer, editor, mom, and occasional performer. She's been covering NYC theater since she interned for the late Ross Wetzsteon at The Village Voice while studying at Sarah Lawrence College. In addition to her Show-Score gig, she's currently a contributing theater critic to Time Out New York and the associate editor of Theatre Development Fund's online magazine, TDF Stages. Her byline has also appeared in the New York Post, TV Guide, New York Magazine, Yahoo, TheaterMania.com and Heeb Magazine, and she's written extensively about theater for young audiences for Time Out New York Kids and MommyPoppins.com.
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Catherine Herzog
Partnership Specialist
Catherine grew up with a deep appreciation for the arts that ingrained itself in her studies and activities. At the University of Michigan, Catherine developed her own dual degree (BBA/BTA), majoring in both Business Administration and Performing Arts Management. She moved to NYC five years ago to feed her passion for arts marketing, working on Broadway at Serino/Coyne and before that, at New York City Center. In her free time, Catherine is filling seats at talk shows, assisting at special events, and attending themed events across NYC.
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Robert Yula
Online Marketing Specialist
Robert is a trained screenwriter, digital marketing expert, and all around bon vivant. After completing his graduate studies in scriptwriting at Goldsmiths College, University of London, Robert worked as a professional screenwriter for companies like Aardman Animations and Miso Films. He helmed the video-on-demand site Vod.com for several years before becoming the Director of Digital Marketing for Uncle Steve’s Italian Specialties. He is an avid animal lover who enjoys film, theater, and literature.
Robbie block
Robbie Block
Community Manager
Robbie is a screenwriter, playwright and political activist with his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU, and his BA in Political Studies from Pitzer College. One of the writers on the film “The Opera Game”, Robbie's work has also been featured in the EU Journal for Undergraduate Research. He is a founding member of the Richmond Progressive Alliance and March4Education. Robbie has a lengthy history of organizing but his proudest feat remains helping his mother get elected to her local School Board.
Janie dickerson
Janie Dickerson
Online Community Producer
Janie is originally from Chicago, Illinois where she studied Theater and Business Institutions at Northwestern University. She has previously worked in the Marketing Department at Broadway in Chicago and produced The 75th Annual Dolphin Show: “Little Shop of Horrors”, for which she also served as company manager during its tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is passionate about fostering community and uplifting the voice of the audience.
Kate leggett
Kate Leggett
Social Media Coordinator
Hailing from northwest Georgia, Kate comes to Show-Score from the world of nonprofit theater communications. She most recently completed an apprenticeship with the Tony Award-winning regional theater Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she executed communication strategies for the Humana Festival of New American Plays. She is a proud graduate of Northwestern University.
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Linda Buchwald
Editor
Linda is a theater journalist based in New York City. Her writing has appeared in Playbill, American Theatre Magazine, TDF Stages, Time Out New York, Backstage.com, and more. She is currently a Drama Desk nominator. She also frequently writes about her other passion, television. When she is not at the theater or watching television, she is probably tweeting about it @PataphysicalSci.
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Nelson T. Eusebio III
Editor
Nelson is a theater director, producer, and filmmaker. He has worked at CenterStage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, NYSF/Public Theater, among others. He has also served as the Artistic Director of Asian American creative studio Leviathan Lab and Creative Destruction, a theater company he co-founded. Nelson graduated from Yale School of Drama with an MFA in Directing. He is a member of TCG’s SPARK Leadership Program as well as Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.
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Ryan McCarthy
Editor
Ryan is a New York-based actor and writer. As an actor, he has worked at Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout, Portland Center Stage, New Georges, Shakespeare in the Park, The Public Theater, and many others. His television and film work includes “Inside Amy Schumer”, “Elementary”, and the forthcoming film “Captain of the Land of Make Believe”. Ryan received his MFA in acting from UC San Diego, and his BA in English and American Literature from Harvard University.
Katherine pribysh
Katherine Pribysh
Editor
Katherine is a produced playwright and lifelong theater lover. Currently working in theatrical publishing and as a member of the Show-Score team, she is thrilled to be using both sides of her degree in English and Theatre Arts from Juniata College. She also attended the Summer Publishing Institute at NYU, which brought her to New York City in the first place.
Eileen rivera
Eileen Rivera
Community Liaison
Eileen is an actor, writer and award-winning filmmaker. She has worked off-Broadway at The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Cherry Lane Theater, and Ma-Yi Theater Company, among others. Regionally she has performed at Baltimore CenterStage, Virginia Stage Company, and Perseverance Theater. Her short films have screened around the country and on television. Eileen graduated from Boston University with a BFA in Acting.
Mike kuun
Mike Kuun
Member Services
Mike was introduced to theater at a young age and developed a keen interest and appreciation for literature, art and culture. He has spent the past years travelling and enjoying the global diversity the world has to offer. Using his previous customer service experience and enthusiasm for theater, Mike thoroughly enjoys his interaction with Show-Score members and the team at Show-Score.
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Leo Francis Valdez
Member Services
Leo has spent more than 7 years working with startups in customer service, marketing, back-office, and database management support roles. While he has no formal theater training, his love of reading sparked his interest in theater after chancing upon lines from Victor Hugo's “Les Miserables”.
Michael john gonzales
Michael John Gonzales
Content Manager
Michael John has a degree in Management and a background in customer service, where he worked in a number of roles for the last eight years. But his passion for the arts and an opportunity at Show-Score led to a welcome career change. Michael John is an enthusiastic consumer of theater and is excited to be part of what he believes to be a game-changer in the field.
Erlyn
Erlyn Baldoza
Content Specialist
Erlyn has worked in BPO, resort management, and office administration. She also created and currently runs a business creating candy buffets and sweet treats for parties. But it is her passion for theater and the arts that brought her to Show-Score. At the age of 11, she was cast in the school play, "The Sound of Music" as Brigitta. A member of the Silliman University Dance Troupe, she was a dancer in both "Cats" and "Grease". She's also involved in local community theater and attends shows actively.
Norman
Norman Lacida
Content Specialist
Norman is a graduate of Business Administration and has Business Process Outsourcing experience. In college, he was part of a contemporary dance group and loves theater arts. Although he initially pursued a different career, deep down he still wanted to be connected to the performing arts industry. Through the great opportunity to work with so many theater-loving fans at Show-Score, his passion has been once again reignited.
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Md Asaduzzaman Ovi
Content Specialist
Ovi is a self-described tech and electronics geek with a love of theater, and particularly Shakespeare. While his background is in computer science and engineering, he has found seeing and performing in plays and reading the great works of literature to be a great escape. He is thrilled to indulge this passion and learn more about this world as a Content Specialist at Show-Score.
Naomi jean pacoli
Naomi Jean Pacoli
Content Specialist
Naomi is a teacher by profession, but is currently exploring a different skill set through her work with Show-Score. She has been performing for her family, at church, and in school ever since she was 4 years old. As a teacher, she has coached students in acting, written scripts competitively for radio plays, and continues to perform as part of her church choir. She still hopes to get formal theater training, and sees Show-Score as a great way to immerse herself in the world she loves.
Charles
Charles Roy
Content Specialist
Charles is a BSc student in Computer Science Engineering. He is fond of reading books and seeing plays, especially those written by William Shakespeare. His favorites include “Romeo & Juliet”, “The Merchant of Venice”, and “All's Well That Ends Well”. Though he has no specific background in theater, he believes that this industry breaks cultural barriers and is thrilled to contribute to this effort at Show-Score.

Design & Development

Deacon worrell
Deacon Worrell
Product Manager
Deacon has been building and managing websites since Silicon Alley's first boom in the late 90's, where he began as an editorial assistant at one of the first actual web magazines (urbandesires.com). He cut his teeth as a front-end developer and UX professional at the pioneering interactive marketing firms, Agency.com and Sapient, contributing to brands such as Martha Stewart Living, Nike, West Elm, Lucent, Goldman Sachs and Patricia Cornwell. Since then, he's been managing digital products, first at Morgan Stanley where he oversaw client-facing sites for their Retail Brokerage division, and then as Director of Digital Projects at the Webby Award-winning NYCGO.com.
Heather stickell
Heather Stickell
Designer
Heather is a creative leader in the field of Design and UX with over 13 years experience in designing and delivering engaging user experiences across all platforms. She has a fine arts background with a focus on interactive installations. Additionally, she is a classically trained dancer with 16 years of experience, which helps her understand the use of space and dynamics. The common thread between her professional work and her art has always been the end user and their take-away experience.
Nicholas zaillian
Nicholas Zaillian
Technical Advisor
Nicholas is a software developer and consultant who has worked with high-profile New York technology companies including Casper, Chloe + Isabel, and Kikin. He has a BA in computer science from Columbia University and was a 2011 HackNY fellow. He contributes to several widely-used open source projects. Nicholas is also an actor and collaborator with theater and film production companies Bank Street Theatre Group and The Collectin.
Leonid syvatov
Leonid Svyatov
Developer
Leonid is a web developer with more than 10 years of experience in various languages and platforms including Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, PHP5, and Yii, who is passionate about learning new technologies and development tools. After graduating with a degree in rocket science, he worked at three startups before joining the Show-Score team. He also loves to travel, and spent several years living and working in South East Asia.
Andrey
Andrey Pospeev
Developer
Andrey has more than 10 years of coding experience across Ruby, Javascript and other front-end technologies. After a master’s degree in Information Technology, Andrey worked for several startups in the healthcare industry, and also as a consultant to a variety of clients. He’s new to the theater world, but loves learning new technologies and cultures.
Oleg german
Oleg German
Developer
Oleg is a developer with 6 years of experience in Ruby and 5 years of working as a system administrator before that. He also participated in the development of video streaming, payment systems, as well as b2b systems for the wholesale trade. He graduated with a degree in engineering and system analytics. In his spare time, he is fond of motorcycling, skiing, and traveling the world.