CREATIVE TEAM

Mr. Muller traveled with Re-Creation’s 11th and 12th editions (1985-1987) before returning to Susquehanna University to complete degrees in Communications/Theater Arts and Spanish.  After graduation, Mr. Muller relocated to central Illinois where he taught Secondary Spanish and English in the Unit #40 School District in Effingham, IL.  While an instructor in Illinois, Mr. Muller started the school’s only show choir and fostered and grew the musical program.   He assumed directorship of Re-Creation in 1993 and continues to tour with Re-Creation as the administrative lead, emcee, envoy and spotlight vocalist.  Mr. Muller has also served as a motivational speaker for local and national groups, choreographed local and regional theatrical productions and trained RC graduates who have achieved success in commercial venues including national tours, cruise lines, theme parks and theater!   Mr. Muller has helmed more than 100 distinct entertainment/gospel shows and produced more than 80 CD/DVD projects.  He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, Mary and their three children, Emma, Ethan and Elliot.

JAY MULLER

DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER, COSTUMER

Mary has recorded three full length CD projects since earning her degree in music and vocal performance from Greenville College . . a school known for its progressive approach to music performance. She has written more than 40 original songs for her own projects as well as for Re-Creation’s various sacred programs. Mrs. Muller is a recognized associate of Brett Manning Studios / Singing Success in Nashville, TN. Mrs. Muller produces the CD recording sessions and provides all cast members with private and group voice instruction.

www.marymullervocalstudio.com

MARY MULLER

EXECUTIVE VOCAL DIRECTOR

JEN KRATZER

OFFICE MANAGER

Is entering her 13th year of service with Re-Creation.  Jen brings considerable banking and managerial expertise to her role as she deftly handles all aspects of RC administrative and financial representation!  Jen serves as our front-line of contact in the RC office!

MARY REICH

TOUR MANAGER

Mary is a 4-year veteran of RC national tours.  She now serves America’s veterans as our tour manager, handling all details of each Re-Creation performance.  She serves as envoy to national and local supporters and orchestrates all details of RC’s VA tours.

XAVIER FRANCIS

MUSICAL ENGINEER

Xavier is a native of Williamsport PA, toured in Re-Creation’s 17th and 20th Editions and has been in the music industry for almost 20 years. Xavier attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and in 1997 started Mind’s Eye Music Studios. As owner and operator of Mind’s Eye,  Xavier has done session work as a musician, arranger, engineer and producer for countless groups, orchestras, a myriad of work ranging from plays and music videos, to documentaries and independent film.  Xavier appreciates all that Re-Creation does for our vets and sees its mission as vital in reaching out to those who have sacrificed so much for our country.

www.mindseyemusicstudios.com

BECKY HERROLD

GRAPHIC / WEB DESIGN

Becky is a graduate of Kutztown University, PA with a BFA in Communication Design and over 20 years in the graphics industry!  She is an award-winning artist whose work has been featured on the local and national level.  Becky initially came on board to help re-design and launch a new, improved Re-Creation web-site, but now her efforts are seen in dynamic print (posters, CD’s, newsletters, banners) digital (web-site, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook) and photography work for the organization!  She has helped re-define the contemporary graphic impression of Re-Creation.

www.blhmedia.com

MARK STEPHENS

INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGER / BAND LEADER

Mark Stephens comes from a musical family and was inspired by his father and brothers.  He began his professional musical career at the age of 16.  Mark formed his own band, “Full House”, in 1980 and they quickly became a regional favorite opening shows for rock and country artists such as Alabama, Dwight Yoakam, Exile, Leon Russell, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones, and that’s just a few.  His band still performs today. Mark is the pianist and a band leader at the “Allen Baptist Church,” a member of the KY Opry, where he also helps  co-produce the show, and has arranged, produced and played countless recording projects!

ERIN STIEFEL INCH

BALLET / DANCE TRAINER

Erin is a seasoned dance professional having received a full scholarship to the School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York City. Erin’s professional contracts took her to Switzerland and Germany to the Basel Ballet and the Operballett Der Stadt Bonn, in the latter achieving the rank of principal dancer. Erin remained with the Zurich Ballet through 1996. She now lives in Lewisburg, PA where she has founded Stiefel Steps. Erin provides intense ballet dance training to enthusiastic members of Re-Creation’s cast.

www.stiefelsteps.com

CHRIS MASSA

VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS

Chris began composing when he was 16.  By time he was graduated from high school Chris had performed at Westminster Cathedral, Carnegie Hall and the White House. He studied composition at West Chester University. Currently based in Pittsburgh, PA, Chris has worked with many of area’s leading independent artists.  As a composer, he has written a wide variety of pieces that include works for choir, band, orchestra, and soloists, which have been performed across the country, as well as in Europe. He has been a part of the Re-Creation family since 2010. Chris lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with his wife, Elise, and their son, Caleb.

www.chrismassa.com

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