Berkshire Theatre Group adds four new trustees


PITTSFIELD -- Wende Carver, Linda Cooper, Reggie Cooper and Casey Meade Rothstein-Fitzpatrick have joined the Berkshire Theatre Group's Board of Trustees.

Carver co-owns Scarafoni Associates, a real estate development company, with her husband, David. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 21 years ago, she is presently the President of MS Resource of the Tri-State Area, a nonprofit based in Berkshire County. Carver also spent 15 years as a board member of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and has served on the boards of the Council of the Arts, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, the Berkshire Museum, and North Adams Regional Hospital. She attended Skidmore College where she majored in social work.

LInda Cooper relocated to the Berkshires from Vermont where she was the director of admissions for the New England Culinary Institute. She previously served as general manager of the Stowe Inn, and was public relations and events manager for Stowe Mountain Resort. She serves as a volunteer and advocate for Community Access to the Arts.

Reggie Cooper, who is Linda Cooper's husband, is a third generation hotelier who has been the managing director of Canyon Ranch in Lenox since January 2005. He holds a degree in resort management from Colorado Mountain College, and the Certified Hotel Administrator Designation, and previously served as president and general manager of Topnotch Resort and Spa in Vermont. Cooper has also served as vice president, resort operations at Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont, and as the director of sales at Sunday River Ski Resort in Maine. He also currently serves as chair of the 1Berkshire Strategic Alliance and Foundation, and is a past chair and board member of the Berkshire Visitors Bureau.

Rothstein-Fitzpatrick is a film maker and founder of Projectile Arts, Inc. a nonprofit organization created to support art as a tool for communication and education across cultural boundaries. He grew up in Lenox on the Music Inn property that his father, David Rothstein, owned from 1970-79. He studied physics at Boston University, and is currently in charge of vibe control at Race Brook Lodge in Sheffield.


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