Name, position, organization

Will Hightower, Founder, Theatre Think Tank

Other professional involvement/accomplishments (i.e. members with or leadership positions in other organizations, volunteer work, awards, etc.)

Board President of Stray Cat Theatre

Teaching artist for Valley Youth Theatre and Verve Studios

How long have you been a YNPN Phoenix member?

February 2017

Favorite YNPN event or memory? (i.e. good time at an event, a favorite event/speaker, something that happened as a result of involvement in YNPN like scoring a new job after a networking event, etc.)

While it won’t happen until August 22nd, I am sure my favorite memory will be sharing my presentation with the YNPN Membership!

Favorite place in Arizona outside of the Valley to visit?

Downtown Flagstaff.

What is one of the most satisfying things about your work?  

Developing young talent and connecting people with their passions.

Who or what is a source of inspiration for you?

Any other “mover-and-shaker” in the arts who has decided to make Phoenix their home. 

Favorite podcast?

Radical Candor and Side Hustle School

How do you decompress after a long week?

Hanging out at home with my wife, Jennifer, and my cat, Sesame and maybe doing some improvisation.

What do you hope to contribute to YNPN Phoenix as a new board member?

I hope to bring local performing arts organizations into the community of powerful, innovative, and passionate nonprofits of Phoenix in a meaningful way.