Board of Directors

Chris Guerra

Chris was first introduced to theatre in high school. After graduating with his BFA from Pace University in New York City, he performed on and off-Broadway in shows including COMPANY (u/s Stephen Colbert, working alongside Christina Hendricks, Neil Patrick Harris, and John Cryer), AVENUE Q, SPAMALOT, and the Broadway National Tour of SISTER ACT. After moving back to LA, he pursued television and comedy, becoming a Main Company member of the historic improv and sketch comedy theatre: The Groundlings. He currently has almost 800,000 followers on TikTok, where he acts out Facebook Marketplace Nightmares. 

Kelsey Cooke

Kelsey grew up acting professionally in Hollywood, signing with her first agent at the age of 7. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts from Vanguard University, and pursued a Broadway, TV and Film career in New York upon graduating, working on shows like PAN AM (ABC) and ROYAL PAINS (USA). Her work eventually brought her back to Hollywood where she trained in improv at The Groundlings, UCB and Second City.  In 2020 she Co-Founded “thisishardtoread” productions and is an award-winning producer, writer, and actor.

Judith Hoag

An american actress from Newburyport, Massachusetts who is known for playing April O’Neil from the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film and Gwen Piper from Halloweentown. She acted in other films including Michael Bay’s 1998 film Armageddon, A Nightmare on Elm Street, a deleted scene of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, I Am Number Four and Hitchcock.

Brian Mayes

With over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Brian Mayes (pictured with wife Jessica) founded Nashville Publicity Group in 2002. Mayes had previously served as Director of Publicity at Brentwood Records and President and Director of Marketing & A&R for Audience Records, which he co-founded under the Pamplin Music umbrella. Prior to moving to Nashville in 1996, this Los Angeles native worked in artist management and various TV/film projects including The Late Show with Arsenio Hall, The Wonder Years and The Grammy Awards. 

In addition to Nashville Publicity Group, Mayes is the founder and CEO of CeleBriDy Brands LLC, and co-founder of Music City Festivals, producing entertainment festivals and events around the country, including the Nashville Elvis Festival and Christmas with the King Tour.

Jacquelyn George

“Meet Jacquelyn, a Jack-of-all-trades. Jacquelyn is a Brand and Social Media Specialist that specializes in guiding brands, business owners, and influencers to discover and enhance their brand identity online. She’s been in the entertainment industry for over 15 years. Jacquelyn has played a pivotal role in helping clients gain a combined 5 million+ followers and achieve over 1 Billion+ Views within the last few years. Jacquelyn has worked with powerhouse brands like Voices Of Lee, Songhouse, Studio Tenn, Angel Studios, and Sony Music Publishing. Jacquelyn is passionate about inspiring the restless and educating the ambitious; she believes that a strong brand identity can be the catalyst for your next best idea, whether you are just starting out or are a marketing master.“

Tyler George

“Meet Tyler, a seasoned business coach with a passion for streamlining the content creation process. With a keen focus on pre-production strategies, Tyler empowers our clients to not only discover their core avatars but also to unlock innovative methods for generating organic leads. Through his questions, he uncovers the precise activities that yield the most impactful results.With a solid background spanning 7 years in the financial service industry, Tyler is a true asset in ensuring that our efforts translate into tangible sales and lead cultivation, propelling our clients to success. Over the past 3 years, Tyler has dedicated himself to tailoring personalized exercises that guide our clients towards their unique visions of success.”

Malissa Edwards

Malissa grew up loving theater and performing in local musicals.  As a recipient of Cal State Fullerton’s President’s Scholarship, she studied Theater and Dance whilst majoring in History.  She then went into marketing and became a Marketing Manager for a large insurance company. 

She traded the marketing world for the that of a full-time mom, who considers exposure to the performing arts as critical to child development and therapeutic in nature. 

She is thrilled to return to the performing arts world, this time in a supportive role. She and her husband recently started Edwards Productions and became co-producers for the new Broadway musical, How To Dance in Ohio

She believes in the mission and success of Oddity Improv and wants to help it grow and flourish for the benefit of the community of Williamson County.