Executive Director – Tami Kress
Tamra Clayson Kress and her family are Idaho transplants but are thrilled to call North Carolina home. Tami has her Masters Degree in theatre from Idaho State University. She taught high school for 9 years where she was selected as the State of Idaho Drama Teacher of the Year and directed the first high school production chosen to be a showcase performance at Festivention. Tami also taught at Idaho State University for 4 years. In addition to being the Executive Director of Studio 1 and directing many shows in the area, she loves teaching her 50 voice and piano students!! She has directed over 60 productions, and acted in over 40 productions—and thanks her beautiful family for supporting her in all of those. Tami started the American Falls Theatre Guild and the C.A.T. theatre program in Pocatello Idaho and both are still going strong today. Though she has lost both of her parents, she dedicates every one of her productions to them because they taught her to find a passion and pursue it—and then gave her the tools to enable her to do that.