ALAN SIMON, President
Alan Simon created, and has been at the helm of, On Location Education (OLE) for over 30 years. Simon was educated at Brooklyn College and began his career as a per diem substitute teacher and performer. This experience paved the way for starting On Location Education and building it into a nationwide organization. Since then, OLE has provided teachers for all media, including television, film, theatre, the recording industry, and circuses. Simon is considered a knowledgeable source on the educational needs of young performers and has written and conducted many seminars on the subject. He is co-author of “CallBack: The Young Performer’s Guide: How to Break Into Show Business”, a valuable resource for young performers and their parents. In addition, he is co-chairperson of the SAG-AFTRA Performer’s Committee, New York Branch, and a member of the Young Performer’s Committee of the Actors’ Equity Association. Simon organizes seminars for both unions that bring together recognized authorities from all sectors of the entertainment industry to instruct families about the realities of show business. Simon is also an active member of The Broadway League (formerly The League of American Theaters and Producers). In this capacity he has played an integral part in the development of the League’s Broadway Speakers Bureau, which brings professionals to college and university students to offer a behind-the-scenes look at other theatre related occupations.
Alan Simon also performs his own one-man cabaret show in New York City and vicinity.
KARIN FARRELL, Vice President
Karin graduated from Augustana College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Performance. She began her career with On Location Education in 1996 as a teacher of children on national theatrical tours. Karin has also performed as an actress and musician on theatrical tours, and in film and television. This combined experience has given her a broad knowledge of the needs of production companies and of child performers. She has been a member of OLE’s management team since 1999.
JODI GREEN, Director
Jodi received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Seton Hall University and a Master of Arts in Theatre from Montclair State University. She began her career with On Location Education in 1988 as a tutor for children on Broadway, theatrical tours, movies, and television shows. She found an ideal way to combine her background in education and theatre management by joining On Location Education’s management team in 1997.