Christi Norris Weaver
Laura Warren Barge
Laura Warren Barge
Patty Pence Evans
Maggie Thomas – Corbin Board of Directors, Secretary
Maggie Thomas has been involved with Corbin for 9 amazing years. She has directed many shows, including her favorites, Dixie Swim, Moon Over Buffalo, and Nunsense! She is also the founder and director of Corbin Kids Company, which began in 2010. Her favorite roles onstage were Jo in That Darn Plot and Buttons in Lying in State. In addition to acting and directing, Maggie is a professional vocalist, performing at local venues and at countless private events, as well as singing the hits of Broadway on Corbin’s stage. When not on stage, she is a Case Manager for Hillcrest MidAmerica, a busy mom of four kids, and is working on her Master’s Degree in counseling.
Steve Hawkins – Corbin Board of Directors, Treasurer
For 24 years Steve Hawkins was a city council member and then mayor of Liberty. Professionally, though largely retired, he is a CPA and has a law degree as well. He is a musician (pianist) by avocation. Steve has lived in Liberty since 1963 and he and his late wife Jean, who married in 1975, are parents to four young men each of whom graduated from Liberty public schools and William Jewell College. They are grandparents of four: two granddaughters and a grandson in Pendleton, Indiana and a grandson in Topeka.
Shawn Garland – Corbin Board of Directors, Fundraising Chair
Shawn Garland moved to Liberty, Missouri 14 years ago, from her home town of Naples, Florida and fell in love with Liberty! Prior to moving to Liberty she had spent many years as a Marketing director for a large bank and a new media director for the local newspaper. In 2001 she was finally able to fulfill her passion as a full time artist instructing older adults, creating caricatures at resorts and was an owner of Spirit Rising Artist Retreat Center. In 2017, Shawn opened the Artisan Market, Art Gallery and Makers Market in Historic Downtown Liberty. She is a past president of the Liberty Rotary Club, past president of the Liberty High School Band Boosters, has served on the Make Music Liberty Committee and served as Performance Art chair for Liberty Arts Squared.
William Stilfield – Corbin Board of Directors, Music Chair
Bill Stilfield grew up in Liberty and is an LHS graduate. He later graduated with a music degree from MU. He’s been a lifelong pianist specializing in jazz improvisation. He spent 40 years in Los Angeles in the music business, first working for bandleader Stan Kenton, and then various jazz recording labels before forming his own two labels in 1987. Since Bill and his wife, Cathy, moved back to Liberty in 2012 he has performed with Corbin Theatre and is chair of the Liberty Arts Commission and event director for Make Music Liberty. He’s also the pianist with the FMO Big Band. Bill plays piano and sings in the choir of Second Baptist Church.
Greg Smith – Corbin Board of Directors, Theatre/Set/Stage Chair
Greg Smith is a newcomer to Kansas City but no stranger to theatre. Thirty-nine years ago he did his first show in Leavenworth Ks and hadn’t stopped since. An award winning actor, director, and designer with over 100 productions to his credit, Greg was inducted into the Dayton, Ohio Theatre Hall of Fame in 2005.
Laura Warren Barge – Corbin Ex-Officio, Administrator
Laura has been a professional musician for over 30 years. After learning the classics at Benedictine University in Springfield, IL, she traveled to Boston, MA to finish her degree at Berklee College of Music in the late 1980’s. While attending Berklee she fell in love with the more contemporary forms of music. Contemporary Country/Pop/Folk, Standards and Rhythm & Blues are her favorites, but she loves most forms of modern Americana music. After touring for a decade she now resides in North KC where she performs for different venues, privately teaches and plays in her church praise band at St. Stephen Lutheran Church.