Our Team

Kimberly Davis , Founder/Director:

Kimberly’s life on the stage has taken many forms, forging a circuitous path that has given her more than 25 years’ experience in front of groups and audiences of all sizes. Her rich career includes work as a professional actress; designing and leading cross-cultural workshops throughout Japan; “Customer Experience Programs” in the US, UK, France, Germany, and Hong Kong; and employee engagement/leadership development workshops for a multitude of Fortune 500’s throughout the US.

An expert on authentic leadership, Kimberly Davis shares her inspirational message of personal power, responsibility, and impact with organizations across the country and teaches leadership programs world-wide; most notably, her program “OnStage Leadership” which runs in NYC and Dallas, TX.  Kimberly’s clients include: GE, Merck, Pepsico, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, TGI Fridays, Southwest Airlines, JCPenney, Wolff Olins, United Technologies, Essilor, The National Kidney Foundation, the Public Relations Society of America, Turlock Unified School District, and many more.

Additionally, Kimberly currently teaches Authentic Influence and Executive Presence for Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Cox School of Business’ Executive Education Program, and partners with SMU in teaching for the Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative Fellowship program (empowering female leaders from the middle east) and for the National Hispanic Corporate Council. Kimberly’s TEDx talk, WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BRAVE, can be found here, and her book, BRAVE LEADERSHIP: Unleash Your Most Confident, Authentic, and Powerful Self to Get the Results You Need,will be released January 16, 2018 and is on pre-sale on Amazon.com.

Cathy O’Neal, Our Amazing Dallas Stage Manager:

Cathy has been involved with OnStage Leadership since our first pilot in Dallas, and is key to ensuring each participant’s experience. Since 1995, Cathy has worked her way through almost every theatre production job, and eventually settled on two favorites, stage management and props design. She has worked in one or both of those capacities for Theatre Arlington, Uptown Players, Circle Theatre, Kids Who Care, Casa Manana, Second Thought Theatre, Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, and WaterTower Theatre. When she’s not in production or working with OnStage Leadership, Cathy is the Communications Coordinator for the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, which produces 50 free concerts a year, and she’s a frequent contributor to TheatreJones.com. Cathy is a member of Actor’s Equity Association, the union for actors and stage managers.

Ali Elwel, One of Our Amazing NYC Stage Managers:

After participating in OnStage Leadership in Dallas several years ago on behalf of CoreClarity, given Ali’s talents and experience and Kimberly’s deep respect for the work that CoreClarity is doing, it made perfect sense for her to join the OnStage team as a Stage Manager when she moved to NYC.

Ali’s passion is helping individuals and teams create solutions, which is the difference she continues make with CoreClarity, and now (when we can get her) with OnStage.

Ali graduated in 2011 from Texas A&M University with a degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business Administration. After working in the sales organization for the San Diego Padres, she joined CoreClarity in 2013 and the OnStage team in 2014.

Mark C. Hoffner, One of Our Amazing NYC Stage Managers:

Mark was the first to join the OnStage NYC team, having come highly recommended as a stage manager extraordinaire. Mark is an Equity stage manager based out of New York City. Recent stage management credits include The Complete Works…abridged at Nebraska Shakespeare, Hellman v. McCarthy at Abingdon Theatre Company, The Last Will in both NYC and the Wuzhen Theatre Festival in Zhejiang, China, and Take Ten: Theater Masters’ National MFA Festival in both Aspen and New York. He was the Children’s Series Director at Interlakes Theater in New Hampshire for three seasons where he wrote, directed, and choreographed original musical adaptations of children’s stories. He is a Tech Manager at The Ride NYC. He graduated from Quinnipiac University.

Deidre Works, One of Our Amazing NYC Stage Managers:

Hailing from San Diego, and graduating with a degree in Film & Television from USC, Deidre’s love of theatre was born from a passion for storytelling. Deidre joined the OnStage NYC team in 2014. A working NYC Stage Manager, Deidre’s theatre credits include:  A Happy End (Abingdon Theatre Company, PSM), Peer Gynt (Stella Adler Studio, Assistant Director), The Cottage(Queens Theatre, PSM), Selma ’65 (La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, PSM), MEND (Epic Theatre Ensemble, PSM), Urban Momfare (Fringe NYC & Emerging Artists Theatre, PSM) Too Much Sun (Vineyard Theatre, PA), Measure for Measure (Epic Theatre Ensemble, ASM), Hellman v. McCarthy (Abingdon Theatre Company, ASM), The Boomerang Effect (Village Green Productions at The Zephyr Theatre, PSM & Assoc Prod), The Good Boy (Abingdon Theatre Company, PSM),The Doctor’s Dilemma (A Noise Within, SM), The Government Inspector (The Theatre @ Boston Court & Furious Theatre, ASM), The Closeness of the Horizon (CoffeeHouse Productions at The Odyssey Theatre, SM), The Boomerang Effect (Village Green Productions at The Odyssey Theatre, SM), No good Deed (Furious Theatre at [Inside] the Ford, ASM), The God of Isaac (West Coast Jewish Theater Company, SM), Trigger (Electric Footlights & 2nd Street Theater, ASM), and Hothouse at the Playhouse Series (Furious Theatre & Pasadena Playhouse, SM).