Kendra joins the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival following her most recent post as General Manager of the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY, where she managed the organization’s finances, capital projects, human resources, cinema operations, technology, and systems. During her tenure, the JBFC welcomed over 200,000 visitors annually and expanded their theater facility from three to five screens. Kendra made numerous improvements to the organization’s financial sustainability, took a leadership role in strategic and master planning, and helped form and manage their DEIA committee. A community-focused arts leader, Kendra’s nonprofit management work centers inclusion, accessibility, antiracism, and financial sustainability, with a deep commitment to empowering and uplifting artists. Kendra is a lower Hudson Valley native, raised in Ossining, NY. She lives in Mohegan Lake with her husband Bryan, and their son, Alexander.