Meet Our Staff //

Mike Sablone

Producing Artistic Director

Mike comes to The Warehouse from Los Angeles where he worked at Center Theatre Group developing new plays and musicals including serving as dramaturg for the development and productions of Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman’s Tony nominated musical BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (Kirk Douglas Theatre, Public Theater, Broadway). He has developed work at prestigious theaters all over the country including David Henry Hwang’s Pulitzer Prize finalist YELLOW FACE (Mark Taper Forum); Matt Sax and Eric Rosen’s VENICE (Kansas City Rep, Kirk Douglas Theatre); John Belluso’s HENRY FLAMETHROWA (Trinity Rep), and Paul Grellong’s RADIO FREE EMERSON (Gamm) as well as workshop productions at South Coast Repertory, Portland Center Stage, and the Denver Theatre Center. Mike most recently spent 5 years working with John Krasinski at his production company Sunday Night, serving as Executive Producer of Krasinski’s film THE HOLLARS and Co-Producer of Gus Van Sant’s film PROMISED LAND.

Jason D. Johnson

Managing Director

Jason holds a BS in Theatre from Troy State University and a MFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. He first worked at The Warehouse as part of Jack Young’s last Journeymen group in 2001. As an actor, Jason has performed with the National Audio Theatre, Highland Repertory Theatre, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Southern Arena Theatre, Centre Stage, FRPR, ACT, INSP Network, and at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Prior to joining The Warehouse staff in 2014, Jason served as Vice-President of Operations for Maxwell Group, Inc., a senior housing and healthcare provider based in Charlotte. A Leadership Greenville graduate (Class 42), Jason currently sits on the governing board of the Non-Profit Alliance, volunteers for Meals on Wheels, and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Jay Briggs

Front of House Manager

Jay is a native of Hendersonville, NC and a product of Besty Bisson’s YouTheatre program at Flat Rock Playhouse. Over the past several seasons he directed PRIDE & PREJUDICE, IMPORTANT HATS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY and CLYBOURNE PARK for The Warehouse Theatre while serving as a teaching artist and member of the Forum Planning Committee for the education department. Other local and regional directing work includes productions with Mill Town Players, Mill Mountain Theatre, Lean Ensemble Theatre, and assistant director gigs with Actors Theatre of Louisville, Syracuse Stage, Theatreworks USA, and Columbia University’s Graduate Directing program. He holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Elon University and M.A. in Theology & Culture with an emphasis in Theology, Imagination, and the Arts from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. He is grateful to count The Warehouse Theatre as his artistic home, and as Front of House Manager he strives to extend some of that good ol’ Southern hospitality to every patron and artist that walks through the doors.

John Fagan

Producing Director, Upstate Shakespeare Festival

John is celebrating his 21st season at the helm of Greenville’s Upstate Shakespeare Festival. Leading up to the 2019 25th anniversary of the USF, the company has staged 55 productions. The Festival has presented 28 of the plays of William Shakespeare, several of them multiple times. In addition to the works of Shakespeare, the USF has presented productions of the works of Moliere, Beaumont and Fletcher; as well as Fagan’s own adaptation of Washington Irving’s THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW. John is also the author of six plays which have been staged in venues across the country. Some of the plays he has directed for The Warehouse Theatre, include: “8”, TIME FLIES, INHERIT THE WIND, SYLVIA, SCOTLAND ROAD and DANCING AT LUGHNASA.

Montana Kern

Technical Director

Montana has been active in Greenville’s theater scene since his move here in 2013. His most recent position was with The Peace Center, where he spent three years as a member of their production department. He wants to say a big thank you to everyone who has been so encouraging during this amazing transition, especially Bethany, always on standby with jumper cables in case of emergency!

Katie Leckenbusch

Director of Development

Katie is a native South Dakotan who fell in love with the true “South” and put down roots with her husband, Matt, and two fantastic kids. After working with performing arts and cultural organizations in the area she completed a Master in Arts Administration from Winthrop University and over the past 7 seasons with the theatre has had the honor to celebrate the theatre’s 40th anniversary, the creation of the Harriet Wyche Endowment, and participation in Leadership Greenville (Class 41), while fostering lasting relationships with Warehouse donors, patrons, and partners. As, potentially, the only fundraiser in the area who can also weld, she still loves to assist backstage.

Mallory Pellegrino

Director of Education

Mallory is proud to call The Warehouse Theatre her artistic home. After graduating from USC, Mallory worked as a teaching artist at SC Children’s Theatre, The Warehouse Theatre, and Seattle Children’s Theatre before becoming the Education Programs Manager at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT. There, Mallory launched several after-school drama programs, managed professional development for local school teachers, and created an accompanying arts-integration program. Mallory returned home in 2015, bringing her #hulkhusband and two knuckle-headed dogs with her, then adding her adventurous one-year-old son, Eddie, to the mix. She passionately believes in educating students of all ages and community members through theatrical process. She’ll happily talk your ear off about how we do that with all of The Warehouse Theatre’s fabulous education programs. Recent directing credits include THE TEMPEST (Warehouse Educational Tour) and LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE (SCCT).

Clare Ruble

Director of Corporate Development and Events

Clare graduated from Furman University in 2017 with a BA in Theatre Arts. As an actress, Clare recently performed in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Columbia) and SPRING AWAKENING (Thea) at The Warehouse and in SHABOOM, SHABOOM! (Vocalist) and MAMMA MIA (Lisa) at Centre Stage. She is proud to help support the intense, intimate, and unexpected productions at The Warehouse Theatre!

Our Board //

President //

Meghan Riordan Prince
Associate, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A

Vice President //

Jennifer Oladipo
Principal, Jenno Co.

Treasurer //

Trish Springfield
Banking Consultant and Speaker

Secretary //

Sima Patel
Senior Corporate Counsel, Michelin

Member-at-Large //

Michael Allard
Principal & Owner, Think Up Consulting

Member-at-Large //

Jennifer Snow
Senior Project Director, GHS

Immediate Past President //

Trish Springfield
Banking Consultant and Speaker

  • Ken Betsch // Managing Principal, Betsch Associates, Inc.
  • Christopher Brown // Principal / Shareholder, CPA, PFS, CFP, Family Legacy, Inc.
  • Steven Buckingham // Attorney & Owner, Buckingham Law
  • Ronn Carroll // Actor / Writer
  • Camille Chapman // Assistant Professor, Greenville Technical College
  • Steve Davis // Member, President’s Advisory Board at Furman
  • Keith Goodall // Community Volunteer
  • Jon Hammond // General Counsel, ChartSpan Medical Technologies, Inc.
  • Hayne Hipp // Founder of Liberty Fellowship
  • Bob Howard // Community Volunteer
  • Blair Knobel // Editor in Chief, TOWN
  • Chip Lee // Trustee, The Elbert W. Rogers Foundation
  • Evelyn Lugo // President, SC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Peter MiCali // Marketing and Brand Strategist, Sage Automotive Interiors
  • Annemarie Murphy // President, SBA Lending, United Community Bank
  • Shivani Nadarajah // Senior Human Resource Manager, Wind Product Management & Engineering GE Renewables
  • Mary Ann Pires // Owner, The Pires Group
  • Susan Simmons // VP Corporate and Business Services, Michelin, N.A.
  • David Revels – Owner, Upstate Event Services
  • Nancy B. Stanton // Arts Advocate and Volunteer
  • Debra Strange // Community Volunteer
  • Randall Trigg // Manager, Procurement North America, BMW Manufacturing Co.
  • Fabian Unterzaucher // General Manager and Partner, Westin Poinsett
  • Pat Victory // Owner, Tenth Planet Advertising
  • Jackie Warner // Community Volunteer, Past President Warehouse Theatre
  • Alan Weinberg // Community Volunteer