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Board of Governors

The purpose of the Board of Governors is to facilitate the mission of Surfside Playhouse. Learn more about the purpose and responsibilities of the board.



Steve Mogell began life as a showman, appearing 13 years after his older sister. He charmed his mother (and anyone who would watch) with antics, jokes, and magic tricks, which he still does today! His initial career, that spanned over 20 years, was in purchasing for large corporations like Perry, Sirius XM, and Eyeglass World. After a downturn in the economy, he shifted gears into sales. He now sells the best-tasting frozen drink in Florida, which he provides to restaurants, bars, and convenience stores along the Florida coast from Boynton Beach to St. Augustine.  In 2015, he landed the role of “Harry the Horse” in Surfside’s production of Guys and Dolls. Stepping onto the stage brought him into the arms of the Surfside family.  Steve brings his passion for theatre, his natural showmanship, and his love of “making-a-deal” business acumen, and strong relationships with local businesses to the board.



Nancy Matican-Bock lives life within three passions: The first, for her husband of 19 years and their 16 year-old daughter, who is pursuing her own path as an actor. The second is that of the arts. Nancy started performing at a young age and never stopped. Since moving from New York City to Brevard County, she has spent the past 15 years performing and directing within the community. Nancy was the drama director for Shekinah Productions Community Theater as well as director for many original works for the Playwrights’ Workshop. She has also appeared many times in several of the theater houses in the area as well as in leading roles for award-winning Indie Films throughout the country. As she attends an acting conservatory, Nancy has earned her Master Meisner certification and will always continue to hone her craft. The third passion is that of fitness and wellness. She started by working as a personal trainer and aerobics instructor while studying Physical Education/ Coaching and Communications at Michigan State University. After college, Nancy worked in the fitness industry for different equipment manufacturers in sales and marketing. Here, she worked her way from Marketing Assistant to Vice President of Sales for a global equipment manufacturer. Currently, Nancy owns a local one-on-one fitness studio where a big part of her clientele is artists within the community. Nancy truly believes that an increased state of fitness and wellness creates a confident and agile artist and will continue to promote a lifestyle that marries the two. Nancy is excited to bring her extensive corporate leadership and artistry experience to the Surfside Board of Governors.



Cheryl spent most of her adult life in Germany working for the Army, first as a Soldier, then as a Department of the Army Civilian.

She was involved in several military community theaters, first as an actor, then branching out into costume design, stage design, directing, sound and light design, and playwriting. She is a two-time Best Director winner in the annual Army Europe Tournament of Plays (TOPPERs) and has received numerous awards in Set Design, Costume Design, Scenic painting, and Stage Properties.

She began writing plays in 2013, and several of her plays have been produced all over the United States and Europe. Her one-act play HOTLINE is available through Dramatic Publishing Company, and her one-act play PARADE OF QUEENS is available through Rebel Belle Publishing. Cheryl and her husband, Tom, now live at Indian River Colony Club (IRCC), where she directs plays and facilitates a playwriting group. Cheryl is excited to contribute to the Surfside Playhouse as a member of the board.


Board Member

Jeanne has been on the board at Surfside for about fifteen years. During that time, she has had the privilege of serving on many committees; everything from the nominating committee to the volunteer committee.  Her primary focus has always been the box office which she has managed since she first became a board member and currently still manages.  She loves the box office because of the very close contact it allows her to have with the wonderful Surfside patrons. Jeanne’s last job in the private sector before retiring to Cocoa Beach was as a senior analyst with WebMd.


Board Member

Linda has worked at Surfside for the past several years assisting with props, costuming, and set building. She has assisted with the “Gotta Dance” program and the Arlan Ropp Playwriting Competition. Along with her husband, Linda also enjoys activities associated with the Model A Club, and has won awards for authentic costuming. She also enjoys painting. When not in Florida, she can be found at her farm in Kentucky. As a board member, Linda has helped to write grants for the needs of the theatre. She has also served as Surfside’s representative on a panel of performance judges for a community theatre in a neighboring county.


Board Member

Tanya has 25 years of experience in the corporate world, holding varying senior and executive leadership positions in both the natural gas/energy sector, as well as one of the top three largest financial institutions in the world. She has been dedicated for the last 15 years as a senior executive-level leader responsible for customer service teams of 3,500+ members at any given time and the delivery of excellent service to hundreds of thousands of customers. Her passion is creating and driving an engaging and fun culture within her organization and allowing that positive culture to drive an excellent customer experience.

Tanya is now an entrepreneur and small business owner in Brevard County. She returned to her home city and state of Titusville, Florida with her husband, Jim, in 2022. They launched Paradise Signs and Graphics in Titusville in February of 2023. Paradise Signs and Graphics provides a plethora of sign services in Brevard County, Orlando and beyond. From illuminated 3D signs to vehicle wraps and large format printing, there is nothing their sign makers cannot do to strengthen any local business’ marketing efforts.

Tanya and her husband, Jim, are also involved in many philanthropic efforts and they support several non-profit organizations in the local area. Tanya serves on the Board of Governors for the Surfside Playhouse, and she also is involved in many local networking organizations such as BNI, Rotary, Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce, and a National Women’s Professional Organization CHIEF.

In her personal life, Tanya is very passionate about spending time with her family, including her two grandchildren who have recently relocated from Virginia to Florida to be close to their Yaya and Granddad. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, camping, and yoga. She and her husband love to listen to live music and attend concerts across the country. She also loves to create amazing meals for friends and family and her ultimate dream is to open a healing center and retreat locale in Brevard County for people grappling with past trauma.


Board Member

Cindy was born in 1962 and has been a Brevard County resident since 1964. After attending and graduating from Cocoa High school in 1980, she continued onto what was then called BCC.

From 1989 to 1998 she worked and managed a freestanding Birthing Center in Merritt Island for Dr. El Tobqui. She then had 2 antique shops in Cocoa Village, and for seven years and was the president of HCVA. She currently owns a company called A to Z Liquidators and does Estate Sales on a regular basis.

Cindy looks forward to offering any kind of help that she can offer to the Surfside Playhouse, as she has enjoyed being a patron for many years.