Amanda Gunter, CEO
Amanda Gunter was introduced to Foothills Playhouse in 1992 when she appeared as the Mother in “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” After assisting with costumes and appearing in other productions for a few years, she took a break during which her two children were born. As fate would have it, her daughter fell in love with theatre in the fourth grade after appearing in a walk-on role in “Much Ado About Nothing” at Foothills Playhouse in 2007, and both were drawn back to the theatre for multiple productions. Amanda joined the Board of Directors in 2011 and has served as Treasurer, Youth Board Advisor and Volunteer Coordinator. After teaching school music for many years, Amanda opened the Fine Arts Center of Easley on the lower level of West End Hall in 2011, offering music lessons, acting classes, art classes and summer camps for students of all ages. Amanda is wife of Dr. Larry Gunter, who is pastor at Grove Station Baptist Church in Piedmont, where Amanda directs the choir, leads worship and teaches a Ladies Sunday School class. Their son, Caleb is a Secondary Education major at North Greenville University and their daughter, Hannah, will attend Anderson University as a Theatre major beginning the Fall of 2016.
Chad Hope, CFO
Chad has a rich heritage in performing arts. He’s had the honor to perform abroad with the Spirit of America performing tour of Europe, play in multiple bands, and is experienced with audiovisual/technical aspects of theater. Although not an actor, Chad plays multiple brass and keyed instruments. Most recently, he played piano for the production Sanders Family Christmas and Fried Apple Pies. He formerly headed a marketing company Imagemaxx, and has many years experience in fiscal management. Chad is currently the pastor at Fellowship Community Church in Liberty, CFO for Missions International, President of the Liberty Ministerial Association, member of the Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County Advisory Board, and is a chaplain with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. He holds two graduate degrees and is currently pursuing his doctorate. Chad and Lori live in Pickens with their children, Camryn, Andy, and Billy.
Jill Campion, Vice-President
Jill Medford Campion has been a part of this theatre since she was cast in her first acting role as the Fairy Godmother in the playhouse 2009 production of Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Since then she has acted in Hallelujah Girls, Once Upon a Mattress, Steel Magnolias and, most recently, Fries Apple Pies, all here at Foothills Playhouse. She has also had the privilege to act in other local community theatre’s in Almost Heaven the Songs of John Denver, and Rex’s Exes. Jill is the mother of two spectacular children, Chris, a Citadel graduate, and Caroline, soon to be attending the Governor’s School of the Arts and Humanities. Jill currently works for the Pickens County School system in RBHS at Central Elementary.
Allyson Rainey, Secretary
Allyson is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a BA in Theatre Arts. She has been involved with Foothills Playhouse since 2009 and joined the board in the summer of 2014. She has been involved in many productions both on stage and off. She currently works at Little Lights Learning Center in Clemson and lives with her husband, Dagan, in Easley.