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.
Martyn comes from Sheffield, England and moved to Brevard in 2018 with his wife. He joined theatre by accident when he took his wife to an audition. She made him come inside and he caught the theatre bug. Since then he has appeared in multiple shows at Surfside and MCT. Martyn joined the British Army (Coldstream Guards) at the age of 16, serving from the jungles of Belize to the battlefield of Afghanistan. As a civilian, he moved to London and worked in luxury hospitality, finally managing large housing complexes. Two notable sites are ‘Embassy Gardens’ & ‘New Providence Wharf’. Martyn spends his downtime watching sport and playing computer games. He is an avid fan of Sheffield United FC and beer.
Deborah has always enjoyed the performing arts. After moving to Brevard County 22 years ago she renewed her interest in dance and theater, first in church drama ministry, and she then began taking weekly dance lessons again and became involved in community theater. Over the years, she has been involved with costumes, props, sets, stage management, concessions, ushering, security, and especially choreography as well as performing in many productions. She especially appreciates the opportunity community theater provides to people of diverse backgrounds to collaborate on works of art to entertain and bring joy. She finds it quite rewarding helping fellow performers master dance routines. She and her husband, Jeff, are committed to supporting Surfside Playhouse.
Kimberly first stayed in the Cocoa Beach area in 1997 for almost a year, when she was a stay-at-home mom to three children, aged 4, 2, and 5 weeks, and her husband was a part of the ISS integration team at KSC. She and her husband fell in love with the area and were determined to return, no matter how long it took, finally succeeding at the end of 2019. Despite being very nerdy, Kimberly has always loved the arts. She was ecstatic to discover Surfside Playhouse and quickly became involved. She enjoys being involved in her community and is excited to serve on the Surfside Playhouse Board. As a chemical engineer, Kimberly worked for government contractors until she followed a passion to open a business tutoring math and science to college and high school students. With their children grown, she and her husband are excited to start the next phase of life here in Cocoa Beach!
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.
While living in LA, Sally worked alongside Vidal Sassoon on fashion shoots for a national magazine, Max Factor International, and Motown Records. In 1982 she moved to Cape Canaveral to be with her parents and worked in Real Estate several years before opening her art gallery, The Angel Gallery, in Cocoa Beach. Being an artist most of her life, becoming a TV producer seemed the next step. She created and made shopping and dining shows all over Florida which were shown on ION television. Her first show as costume designer was Chicago in 1988. That’s when she first joined the theatre. In 1990 Sally and her mother volunteered to do costumes for Surfside Playhouse and became a member of the Board of Directors.This would change her life. In 1991, during Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe, she met her future husband, Ken Titus. By the time the next show, The Pirates of Penzance was performed, Ken and Sally were engaged and married. For Sally, it meant the rest of her life would be spent enjoying community theatre with her husband. They became Patrons for The Arts for several community theatres donating over $100,000 in Brevard County.
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.
Joe Roth was born at Patrick Air Force Base and raised only a few blocks from Surfside Playhouse. According to him, he wasted much of his life surfing, not realizing the real joy of working with other volunteers for a worthwhile cause. He is a licensed Realtor and broker for over twenty years and has rebuilt a 1958 home. Joe enjoys pontoon boating, giving what he can to the playhouse, and spending time with his wife, Debi, and her grandkids.
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.
Andrea Young is the current Deputy Mayor of the City of West Melbourne, Fl and has served on the city council since 2009. Andrea’s commitment to public service extends to many boards such as the Brevard County Transportation Planning Organization, the Brevard County Tourist Development Council, the Space Coast League of Cities, the Metropolitan Planning Organization and her favorite board, the Surfside Playhouse Board of Governors. Andrea’s role on the Surfside Board of Governors is that of helping to raise funds for the ongoing operations and presentations at the playhouse. Andrea’s professional background is in Finance and Accounting as a bank underwriter and attention to detail as a title agent. Andrea graduated Summa Cum Laude with dual degrees in Business Management and Business Finance and Accounting. Andrea Young fell victim to the charm and mystique of the playhouse the moment she walked in the door for the very first time. From the greeting in the lobby to the laughter and camaraderie with the actors, the sense of belonging at the Surfside playhouse cannot be found elsewhere in Brevard.