Kristin Koontz – President
Kristin is pleased to be serving as the President of BLT. She found her love of theater and performing in elementary school and has never looked back. Studying music theatre in college, she graduated with a degree in Human Services with minors in Theatre Arts and Criminal Justice. While spending seventeen years working in the law enforcement arena, Kristin continued to volunteer in the theater community as an actor, director and stage manager. Now working as an educator for multiple companies, she has even more time to devote to making theatre available to all those in Chesterfield County and its surrounding regions. As a mother to five, Kristin cannot wait to pass along her love of the theater and her experience to her children as well as all others involved with BLT.
john cichocki theaterJohn Cichocki – Vice President
John is excited to be serving as Vice President of BLT.  He has been acting and directing for longer than he wants to admit.  He has performed at Swift Creek Mill Theatre, the Jewish Community Center, Salisbury Presbyterian Church, and of course in BLT productions.  His favorite roles over the years have been Jean Valjean (Les Mis), Tevye (Fiddler on the Roof), God (Children of Eden), Judas (Jesus Christ Superstar), the voice of the plant (Little Shop of Horrors) and Charlie Brown (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown).  He is most comfortable these days behind the scenes directing, which luckily BLT has given him the opportunity to do with his longtime collaborator, Beth Mercer.
John is currently enjoying his retirement after 45 years of teaching. John’s strongest passion is being a dad to his son J.D.  J.D. helps to keep him grounded and young at heart.  John will continue to work to make BLT a safe place for all who want to be involved in the theatre.
Les Harper – Director of Art and Design
As Director of Art & Design, Les brings his many years of experience as an animator, director, and illustrator for Turner Studios (Cartoon Network/Adult Swim) to BLT. Everything from set design & construction to posters, t-shirts, tickets, social media, and show programs… he does it all!!
When not designing or building for BLT, Les can often be found on stage with leading roles in shows such as Oliver! (Fagin), The Music Man (Mayor Shinn),Les Miserables (Thenardier) and most recently Bye, Bye, Birdie (Harry Macafee). 
Outside of BLT Les is an art teacher at the Thomas Dale High School Specialty Center for the Visual and Performing Arts where he shares his artistic knowledge with budding young artists and animators. He still continues to freelance through his company, Lightbox Studios LLC, providing animation & illustration services to clients across the globe.
 Les has been involved with theater and performing arts since his first stage show in Kindergarten at CE Curtis Elementary oh so many years ago, and is thrilled to continue to be involved with such an amazing community theater as Broken Leg. 

Heather Miles – Artistic Director
Heather Miles is a proud cofounder of BLT and is ecstatic to serve as Artistic Director. She fell in love with theatre at a young age and performed in school plays and musicals including several at Thomas Dale High School. After a twenty-year hiatus to raise her two children Kourtney and Carter, Heather triumphantly returned to the stage in 2010 as the Cheshire Cat in a magical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. It’s proven impossible to keep her away from the stage since! She has directed productions of Annie, Willy Wonka, Jr, and The (Almost) Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel, and Alice In Wonderland (twice!). Acting accolades include appearing as Madame Thenardier in Les Miserable, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn in The Music Man, Stage Manager in Our Town, Peggy in Godspell, and most recently Mae Peterson in Bye, Bye, Birdie. Heather is also the “Marmee” (a role she once played in Little Women) to granddaughters Quinn, Rory and Sloane, who bring her immense joy and lots of giggles. She loves spending time with her family and friends, seeing as much theatre as humanly possible, cooking, and – of course – karaoke! Heather hopes to see you on stage or in the audience very soon!
Kristina Graves Tocarchick, Treasurer
Kristina Tocarchick is thrilled to serve as Treasurer for BLT. Kristina has over 10 years of accounting experience and is currently working on her accounting degree. Kristina was born in Charleston, SC. After moving most of her life as a military child, Kristina currently resides in Hanover, VA. Kristina has always had a love for theatre and the arts and was thrilled to see her children take on that same passion. Kristina is proud to say that her entire family has been involved with BLT for two seasons either performing, being stage crew or behind the scenes in whatever capacity they are needed. Kristina is very excited to serve on The Board and looks forward to seeing what BLT has in store for the future.
Amy Goodman – Secretary
Amy Goodman is grateful to be serving as Secretary of BLT. While she has always had a fondness for the performing arts and music Amy came to love and appreciate theater on a new level when she connected with BLT through her friends and children. As a mother of four kids that have become entrenched in acting, tech, and crew with BLT, Amy found herself diving into the work behind the scenes that goes into making any production a success and enjoying every second. After her kids participated in Alice in Wonderland and Bye Bye Birdie in 2018/19 Amy found herself onstage for the very first time in BLT’s Annie with her daughters while her older son worked crew and had an absolute blast. While her family is her heart and soul Amy feels most fulfilled when she is helping others and is thrilled to have branched out into House Managing, coordinating fundraisers, and now to Secretary of BLT. Amy is excited to be a part of this incredible theater that feels like home and cannot wait to see what the future has in store.
photo of Megan LivingstonMegan Livingston – Director of Educational Outreach
Megan Livingston is honored to serve as the Director of Educational Outreach for BLT. Megan’s interest in theater started in childhood and continued through college. In an 8 year break from the stage, Megan worked as an Executive Assistant in a variety of specialty fields to include Insurance, Education, Hospitality, and Healthcare. Within those fields she was able to focus her work specifically on developing and implementing employee education programs and events.
Returning to the stage in 2015, Megan began exploring all that the Richmond theater scene had to offer. It wasn’t long after that she met BLT’s very own John Cichocki who quickly introduced her to Broken Leg Theater. In her time with BLT, Megan has worn many hats: Assistant Director (Oliver!; Our Town), Director (The Addams Family), Script Reading Committee Head (Seasons 18/19, 19/20, 20/21), and volunteer for various BLT events. Megan has also graced the BLT stage as Sonia (Godspell), Rosie (Bye Bye Birdie), and Lily St. Regis (Annie).
Other Richmond area credits include: Gloria Thorpe (Damn Yankees, JFT) Jenny (Company, JFT), Mrs. Wormwood (Matilda the Musical, Dogwood Dell), and Mollie Ralston (The Mousetrap, RCCP).

When not on stage, Megan loves to spend time with her husband and two children.

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