On April 1, Northern Sky Theater board member Cyndy Stiehl will step down after 26 years of service, including serving as chair for two years starting in 2020.
At Fred Alley’s request, Mary Seeberg and Cyndy Stiehl both joined the board when it was formed nearly three decades ago, and they led the organization through growth, a name change, the building of a second stage and a global pandemic.
Stiehl fondly recalls the early days, when board members took turns hosting their monthly meetings. Each began with an “open mic” time for board members to share their favorite lines and songs from the shows they’d watched from the benches of what was then the American Folklore Theatre in Peninsula State Park.
New chair Heidi Ling is thrilled to pick up the mic from her predecessors, and she is bringing back the open-mic time at board meetings.