Board Members of the Fairview Community Theater

DAVID SHUMAN – President

David Shuman has been a resident of Fairview since 2018. A graduate of Middlebury College and the University of Virginia School of Law, David reached his artistic pinnacle last winter when he played the ghost of John Barrymore in FCT’s production of “I Hate Hamlet.” As the new president of FCT, David hopes to bring similar glory to his organization and his community. A man passionate about his avocations, David is a nationally-ranked Scrabble player, an skilled restorer of coin-operated video games, and a beloved bar trivia emcee.


Jennifer is a wife and mother of 3 and a full-time Registered Nurse. She has served as crew and stage manager for a few of the theater’s productions and she played the old aunt in Leading Ladies. She was part of theater and choir throughout her middle and high school days and has enjoyed coming back as an adult and having fun with Fairview Community Theater, as the treasurer for a bit, and as a volunteer and patron. Now she hopes to bring more of herself to the group as this year’s Vice President and would love to welcome everyone to come to be a part of this great theater arts community.

LINDA BALLOU – Secretary

Linda, Secretary of Fairview Community Theater, is living a life-long dream of being a part of community theater. She appeared in Fairview’s first three productions, Paradise Lost and FoundSteel Magnolias, Southern Fried Funeral, and in FCT’s first musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. As a life-long resident of Fairview, her experience on stage before Fairview Community Theater consisted of long-ago Fairview High School plays and directing and performing in many church plays, including a spring dinner theater.


Bio to come!

SARINA JESKE – Public Relations

Sarina has been involved with five different productions with FCT including directing I Hate Hamlet. Sarina has been acting since kindergarten, and while she may have taken a few breaks in their theatre has always been an outlet to express herself. You might’ve seen her at the Tennessee Renaissance Festival where she has been working since 2005. When not acting or wearing a costume Sarina is the Enrollment and Family Engagement Director at McNeilly Center For Children in East Nashville. She is a dog mom of two beautiful  pups and Millard Fillmore is her 4th cousin 6x removed.