Hi I'm Hailey! I never knew my intense passion for Stage Management until the end of my freshman year, and I really do owe it all to one very special person. Alysia Giakoumas came up to me one day out of the blew at age 14, and explained that she had been observing me and realized that I would do well in a Stage Management position. As usual, I doubt myself and was scared to attempt something so massive, especially as a freshman. She then offered me the position as Assistant Stage Manager of a showcase that was going on at school. I was genuinely scared to try something so new, but I accepted the offer and decided to give it a try. That was the best decision I have made in my life. The current night that I am writing this is night I am stage managing my 4th show. She introduced me to this incredible position and I’ve been hooked ever since. Because of Alysia, I am able to do what I love every single day. She is the best example of a role model and an inspiring leader. Her incredible characteristics and talents have molded her into an amazing, charming young women. I really owe everything to her.