Jeramie and his family have been involved with Corn Stock for 8 years. He hopes to help CST build our audience and attract new patrons and inspire new generations of theater goers. He is excited to find ways to cater to our existing patrons while also drawing in and invigorating new ones. He has been both on stage and behind stage at CST. He feels that the difference between a good show and a great show is a good tech team, which is also true for the organization side, CST needs board members with technical experience to bring attention to possible issues with our tech elements. Over the years, he has amassed quite a bit of experience on, behind, and off stage, that will be a big help to the overall experience that CST has to offer. “I hope to help Corn Stock find new ways to inspire audiences and draw in a whole new generation of patrons that will keep the love of theater going strong in our community.”
Corn Stock has been a major part of my life since I moved to Peoria. It has been my primary channel for creative expression, and introduced me to countless creative and dedicated people who have made my life richer. I am deeply committed to the theatre and its mission, and I wish for it to thrive both creatively and financially in the years ahead. I think that my experiences, on- and off-stage, have given me a solid understanding of the theatre; and that I can also contribute what I’ve learned over 20 years of work in communications and non-profit organizations.
Jes has been involved with Corn Stock Theatre since 2013 when she appeared in Evil Dead: The Musical at the Winter Lab. After that first taste, Jes also performed in Guys & Dolls, Grease, Sugar: The Some Like It Hot Musical, The Spitfire Grill, and Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson. Offstage, Jes has done Props for the following Corn Stock Shows: The Bridges of Madison County, Catch Me If You Can, and Mary Poppins. In addition to Props, Jes has also volunteered to work ramps, concessions, and Fall Work Day. Before her current role on the Awards and Scholarship Committee, she also served as the chair of the Summer Season committee. By day, Jes serves as Assistant Director of Admission in the undergraduate Admission Office at Bradley University. In her professional life, she is also involved with the Illinois Association of College Admission Counseling (IACAC), serving as Co-Chair of the Middle Management Institute committee, Co-Chair of the Conference Evaluations and Tellers, and a committee member of the Government Relations Committee. Jes also remains active with her sorority, Kappa Delta, serving as Chair of the Chapter Advisory Board for the Bradley University chapter and as a member of the Peoria Area Alumnae Chapter. Jes is married to her very supportive husband, Rob, and known as "Mum" to their son, Jameson. They live in Dunlap with their elderly pug, Archer.
Celeste has been involved in Corn Stock since 2017. Since then, she has been an active member of both the Summer Season and Winter Playhouse. She has served on the Marketing committee and also the Corn Stock for Kids committee. She is looking forward to working this fall with Corn Stock’s Strategic Plan and leading that committee’s upcoming work. This plan will allow CST to identify strategies that will best enable the theater to advance its mission, become committed to measurable goals, and outline specific priorities so that the organization is sustainable for generations to come. “Corn Stock Theatre holds a very special place in my heart. Its two venues provide the most unique theatre experiences, and our community is filled with such amazing humans who share their time, talent and creativity.”