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.

John Attard

Award-winning VFX Artist, developer, Supervisor and Producer John Attard has been a principal figure in the visual effects community for over twenty years. His expertise in Stereo 3D production, virtual production and digital production pipeline architecture has been reflected in work done for major companies such as Warner Brothers, Disney, MPC, Mill Film, Avid and Autodesk.

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.