Marietta, GA (July 20, 2010)— New faces have been seen around the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in recent months.
As the former box office assistant at The Strand since its opening in January of 2009, Cobb native Sam Jacobsen sold thousands of tickets to patrons. But in early 2010, he was promoted to facilities & bar manager. He can now be seen everywhere in the facility instead of just at the box office.
“What would we do without Sam?” said Earl Reece, Strand executive director. “He’s a perfectionist when it comes to maintenance, is unbelievably handy, and an all around great guy. As the facilities and bar manager, he has been an invaluable enhancement to the staff.”
Additionally, two public relations and marketing interns have been spotted at The Strand this summer. UGA graduate Andrew Cole and KSU senior Melissa Martin provide The Strand PR and marketing support. Martin is studying Public Relations with a minor in Professional Writing.
“Both Melissa and Andrew are intelligent people and hard workers,” Reece said. “After Andrew initially proved himself in his internship, we invited him to join our staff as our new events manager. We appreciate his strong work ethic, impressive customer service, and instant rapport he creates with our guests.”
Cole, a Kennesaw native, joined the Strand’s staff after graduating from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s in advertising and minors in music and theater this spring. Cole is currently enrolled at Kennesaw State University as a master’s student in Business Administration.
The Strand staff works with one to three interns each semester in the areas of public relations, fundraising, event planning, and elementary education support. For more information on the internship programs, please visit The Strand’s website and click on the “Education” link in the “About The Strand” section.
The historic Earl Smith Strand Theatre is a multi-use performing arts and events facility. The theatre is governed by the Friends of The Strand, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and depends on the financial support of private and corporate donors. It is The Strand’s mission to serve the community with cultural entertainment for a diverse audience and to promote economic health in the City of Marietta and Cobb County. For more information on interning at The Strand or for tickets, visit www.EarlSmithStrand.org or the Box Office at 770-293-0080 or 117 North Park Square, Marietta, 30060. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 12 PM; 1 PM to 4 PM; and two hours before the show.