The responsibilities of the board of Directors are to provide vision to the organization’s direction and future, and to address all legal, financial and corporate responsibilities. There are no assigned duties to the seats (Publications, Technology, etc); each seat holds the same responsibility as the other six seats. The Board is the primary supervisor for all of the National officers.
Very little of the job of a Director deals with coordination or storytelling, as that is left to the NC and NST. If you are interested in impacting the operations of the club, you should consider those roles or a regional office.
The Board of Directors is voted in by the general membership, and those seats each come up for vote every three years. The Board consists of seven elected members and two non-voting members appointed by the Board, representing financial and legal roles.
Board Members and Staff
- Beth Denton, Director and Chair
- Craig French, Director
- Jack Hambly, Director
- Miranda Rosenblum, Director
- Christian Herr, Non-Voting Director of Finance
- Matthew E. Sleadd, Non-Voting Legal Director
Beth Denton, MES Director and Chair
Beth Denton caught the acting bug in middle school and the roleplaying bug in high school. She first joined the organization formerly known as the Camarilla in 2001. She has served as a storyteller and coordinator throughout the organization in the many years since that time.
In her professional life, Beth is a middle school special education and math teacher. This is more terrifying than anything else she could possibly be. She has a master’s degree in learning design & technology from the University of Colorado Denver and is a fierce and passionate advocate for her students. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, cooking, and the company of her pets.
Craig French, MES Director
Jack Hambly, MES Director
Jack has been a member of the Org for close to a quarter-century. Before becoming a director, he served as both storyteller and coordinator staff from local to global levels. He has degrees from Radford University and the University of Richmond and is now pursuing another degree in the SEC conference.
In his spare time, he is a musician and an award-winning writer. He also enjoys reading, horror films (in particular, New French Extremism), and culinary pursuits. He shares his life with three serial killers and a Blue Merle poodle.
Miranda Rosenblum, MES Director
Miranda Rosenblum caught the role playing bug when her parents let her play D&D with them from their Red Box set, you know the one with the dice you had to crayon in? She first joined the organization then known as the Camarilla in 1999, sending her check and application in the day after her 18th birthday and becoming a member of the Marysville, CA domain. Miranda has served as an officer almost constantly and at almost every level during that twenty-four years and continues to do so both as a Board member and as the Domain Coordinator for her local domain.
Outside of the club, Miranda is a Real Estate Title Curative Specialist Paralegal and has been for the last twenty years. She works as a volunteer instructor with a local initiative to help survivors of domestic violence, financial battery and the sex trade and lift them out of poverty by teaching them skills in the field of Real Estate closing. She also volunteers as a counselor for the “tween” group of the local PFLAG chapter, is an active member of the Alpharetta Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and is easily the Georgia 501st’s shortest Storm Trooper.
When she has time, she knits, paints and works on the ginormous Lego Titanic kit she was given for her birthday. She is happily married to her husband of eleven years, has a daughter who is also a member of the org and is the “Mom” to two cats and one entirely spoiled dachshund.
Christian Herr, Non-Voting Director of Finance
Christian joined The Camarilla in 1994 as a member of the Williamsburg, Virginia chapter. He relocated to Washington DC in 1995 and started the first chapter there with an introductory meeting on the grounds of the National Cathedral. He has served as a coordinator ranging from the chapter level all the way to assisting at the national level; He has also worked in a wide range of storyteller positions including time on the national ST staff. After being the lead for several conventions, including running the first Tri-Regional event and also managing successful charity drives, Christian was selected as the National Finance Administrator – a role he has held starting in 2005. During the reorganization in 2010 he became the Board’s Director of Finance.
Christian works as a contractor in the Washington DC metropolitan area as a Senior Network Engineer and Project Manager serving the Federal Government. He spends the warmer months traveling with his family and training for 75 mile charity bicycle rides with his wife. For the past 13 years Christian has been balancing his LARP time with his role as a father of two energetic boys (with LARP usually losing the battle).