Who’s Who

Content & Community

Tom Melcher
Founder and Chairman
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.
Deeksha Gaur
Co-Founder and CEO
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.
Catherine Herzog
VP, Business Development
Catherine's deep appreciation for introducing new audiences to the arts started at four years old with a tap show at her local garden center. At the University of Michigan, Catherine marketed student-run musicals and developed her own dual degree (BBA/BTA) in Business Administration and Performing Arts Management. From Ann Arbor to NYC, Catherine has worked in both the non-profit space and on Broadway at Serino/Coyne. In her free time, you can find her filling seats at talk shows, facilitating special events, and attending themed events across NYC.
Ryan McCarthy
Managing 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.
Linda Buchwald
Editor / Operations Manager
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.
Amanda Bartolini
Partnerships Manager
Originally from the great tiny state of Rhode Island, Amanda recently moved to New York City after attending the University of Notre Dame, where she majored in marketing and film, television, and theatre. Amanda followed her love of theatre to Serino Coyne, where she created brand and media partnerships for clients including Dear Evan Hansen. She’s excited to dive into the theater world beyond Broadway at Show-Score!
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
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.
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
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 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.

Design & Development

Heather Stickell
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.
Leonid Svyatov
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.
Mikhail Grigorev
Mikhail is a business-oriented engineer with broad experience in telecommunication and e-commerce projects, beginning in 2003. He enjoys utilizing Ruby on Rails, databases, and Linux. Mikhail also has worked as a UX designer and project manager, giving him a big-picture perception of software development.