Katie Gruenhagen is an Associate Professor of Live Production and Program Director for the Live Entertainment Technology Program. Katie received her Masters of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from Indiana University and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design and Technology from the University of Northern Colorado. Throughout her freelance career as a Lighting Designer, she has designed with companies across the country including: Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company: Off-Center, Jacobís School of Music: Musical Arts Center, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, B-Street Theatre in Sacramento, and the Omaha Theatre Company: Rose Theatre. Katie is a member of the United States institute of Theatre Technology and has participated in the Prague Quadrennial as a Curator for the United States Emerging Artists exhibit.
Alexandra A. Hooper is a full-time faculty member in the Live Entertainment Technology Department at Lone Star College Montgomery. Alexandra is a theatrical artist with professional experience in many areas of the entertainment industry. After completing her bachelorís degree at Jacksonville State University, Alexandra worked for theatres all over the United States in various capacities. In 2014, Alexandra joined the United States Peace Corps where she served as a Peace Corps Health Volunteer in The Gambia West Africa. When Alexandra returned state side in 2016, she furthered her education at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Technical Direction.