Bios for "Beer for Breakfast"
Erika Hunsaker (Director) has been a part of AM for 9 years. Starting with her first show, ‘Great American Trailer Park Musical.’ Which was such a fun, wild ride, she knew she found her new home & family. Erika is from Salt Lake City, Ut where she was a single mom to Camryn & found their way to Wyoming. Loving the small town and slow pace, she knew this is where she wanted to be. Erika has worked at the Rock Springs Youth Home for 10 years. Where she started as a mentor & eventually got promoted to House Supervisor. Erika met her husband, Keelen Hunsaker 7 years ago; and they added their second daughter, Quinn. After many shows, the most recently ‘Rocky Horror Show’ as Magenta; Erika decided that it was her turn to direct. It has been a privilege & such a great experience to direct, coach, mentor, encourage, embrace this talented cast to opening night! Thank you for this opportunity to be your director & leader, and she hopes our wonderful community continues to support the Actors Mission. And she hopes you enjoy the show!
Roy Hansen (Assistant Director) has been a part of the AM since its inception in 2002. Roy served as president of the Board of Directors from 2006 to 2009. He has been in twenty plus shows, and has directed seven of them. Roy also has experience running lights, running sound ques, and has helped with set design and construction.
Jeff Varley (Richard) is among the original members of the Actors Mission. He has been involved in half of our productions; on-stage, back stage, and even under the stage. His fascination with theatre began in 1965 with a well-received production of ‘The Lazy Brown Bear’ in which he played the lead character. Other notable shows include, ‘The Laramie Project’ and putting his small part into ‘The Vagina Monologues.’
He has been chasing the same woman since 1979 and they have two children together. Their Daughter is also a performer but the only time they worked together was in the AM production of ‘Arsenic and Old Lace.’
Aimee White (Jessie) is very excited to play the part of Jessie in ‘Beer for Breakfast.’ She most recently worked with AM’s musical production ‘Rocky Horror Show’ where she played the part of Usherette & a Phantom. Aimee has been a resident of Rock Springs for the past 25 years, and works in property management; with a degree in Business Management.
In her spare time, you will find Aimee with her spouse riding motorcycles or spending time with her grandkids. She would like to thank her Director, Erika Hunsaker & her husband for supporting her passion of music and theater.
Jim Gustafson (Mark) has been involved with the Actors Mission since 2019. In addition to ‘Beer for Breakfast,’ he previously acted in ‘A Doll’s House Part II’ and ‘The Waverly Gallery.’ Jim came to Rock Springs in 2014 when he accepted a teaching position at WWCC. When he is not acting or teaching, he enjoys traveling internationally as much as possible.
Donovan Rawlings (TJ) He was an original cast member for the AM when it first began. He has participated in over 25 productions as an actor, director, publicist, photographer, set builder, designer & light technician. Donovan has written four plays. Two that were produced by AM; ‘Pariah’ and ‘Johnny Boy.’ He has been truly blessed to have worked beside great people.