Michael Boberg President
Michael Boberg is currently the Senior Grants Officer at The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati where he manages a multi-million dollar portfolio of grants. Prior to his recent position, Michael spent 15 years at ArtsWave (formerly The Fine Arts Fund), where he co-managed both the Business Volunteers for the Arts and BOARDway Bound programs, assisted in the creation of the Lawyers for the Arts program at the Cincinnati Bar Association, and nurtured scores of start-up and mid-sized arts organizations from receiving their first grants to offering them a variety of internal capacity building opportunities. Theater has always been his artistic passion, including appearing on stage as a member of Purcell-Marian's Queen's Men theater group in high school, serving as the Director of Marketing and PR at Ensemble Theater, presenting at the annual Cappies High School Theater Awards, having two monologues produced through The Know Theater's OUT Theater festival, and being a full-frontal pass holder for the annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival. Michael has served as a character coach for all of the First Grade classes at Kilgour Elementary through the Winners Walk Tall program for the past ten years. He holds a BA in Communications from The University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Xavier University. Michael currently lives with his husband of 25 years, Ronny Watson in Anderson Township.
Nanciann Moschner Vice President
Nanciann Moschner is an Account Executive for Duracell where she leads the E-Commerce strategy for the Food Channel. Nanciann has been in sales her entire career delivering business building growth within the consumer goods industry and digital media sales. She is born and raised in Cincinnati and has grown up in the theater community. She began performing at an early age not only in her local school productions but also with the Cincinnati Children’s Theater, Playhouse in the Park and ultimately through college. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theater from Elon University where she was a performance scholarship recipient as well as a double-major in Broadcast Journalism. Nanciann is a graduate of the Artswave Boardway Bound program and served on the Board for Friends of CCM at the University of Cincinnati and Melodic Connections prior to joining the CAST Board. Nanciann recently moved back to Cincinnati after relocating to Charlotte four years ago. She lives with her husband and two girls and enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling and runs with the Queen City Running Group.
Joshua Rivers Treasurer
Josh Rivers is a Tax Staff Accountant at Ernst & Young (EY). He has previously served on the Junior Board to Josh Cares, a local non-profit dedicated to providing support for children at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center when their families have difficulties supporting them during their hospitalization, after seven years of various leadership roles and volunteering with the organization. Josh heavily participated in his theatre program through technical theatre leadership roles throughout high school including positions during the first three productions CAST ever performed. When CAST obtained its 501(c)(3) designation, Josh decided to offer his accounting and tax knowledge to support the newly formed non-profit as a consultant. Since then, Josh has been extended and accepted an offer to join CAST's Board of Directors. Josh also spends his time as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business Accounting Department.
Kim Cochrane Secretary
Kim Cochrane is an award-winning graphic designer with additional experience in production, marketing, photography and art direction. Currently she works for the Bohan Advertising Agency in Nashville, TN as the Senior Creative Services Manager managing a team that produces all print marketing, including the weekly ad, for 16,000 Dollar General stores across 44 states.
Kim is most fulfilled when giving back. She has been a mentor, a foster parent, a Big Sis for two Little Sisters through the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, and has done pro-bono design and photography work for various local organizations over the years.
In 2018, Kim was accepted into ArtsWave’s signature professional development program, BOARDway Bound, which prepares participants for board leadership. Here she learned about CAST and immediately wanted to get involved.
Though Kim has no experience with high school theater, she has been a lover of art, music and theater from a very young age. She can’t get enough of Broadway shows and BLINK is one of her favorite local events.
Kim is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and holds a BFA from Mount St. Joseph University in Graphic Design and Photography. She just recently moved to Nashville, TN after living in Cincinnati and Northern KY for the past 20 years.
Learn more about Kim and see some of her work at kimcochrane.com.
Jayson Zoller Member at Large
Jayson Zoller is a Strategy, Insight, and Organizational Development consultant with the WatersonGarner firm. Jayson comes to CAST with 25+ years of Market Research experience and expertise having served in senior leadership roles at Procter & Gamble and Kao Brands in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jayson has a long-held passion and interest in the Arts. In college, he performed in three singing groups on the campus of University of Central Florida while working as an entertainer and tour guide at the Walt Disney World resort. While in graduate school at Purdue University, Jayson worked as a marketer and promoter for all convocations, fine arts productions, and concerts on campus.
More recently, Jayson served for three years as the Board President of the non-profit organization, Standing Room Only, a parent booster organization for the Highlands Middle School and Highlands High School theatre programs in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. During his tenure, Jayson was able to expand organizational funding by more than double, simplify and codify organizational operations, and establish a vibrant and supportive team culture.
Jayson lives in Fort Thomas, Kentucky with his wife, Heather. He has a daughter, Zoe, who is pursuing her BFA in Musical Theatre at Ohio University, and a son, Jameson, who is a student at Highlands High School. Both of Jayson’s children have participated in the cast of past CAST summer productions including Les Miserables, Shrek, Spring Awakening, Newsies, and Big Fish. Jayson is thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to CAST after receiving years of outstanding programming and performance opportunities for his kids.
Taylor Strosnider Member at Large
Bio coming soon!
Liam Morris Student Board Member
Liam Morris has a deep love for theatre. He began his theatre career in 8th grade. Since then, he’s served in multiple positions and crews, led the Highlands High School drama club, and had a lot of fun. Liam has other varied interests. He is playing the violin, guitar and is picking up the banjo. He works at the Institute of Governance & Sustainable Development as an environmental researcher. He is involved with Odyssey of the Mind, Robotics, Navigo Scholars, and Tri-M, among other organizations. He reads lots of books (mostly philosophy, politics, and literature) and loves meeting new people. Liam is excited to serve as CAST’s Student Board Director!