BARBARA HEROUX joined Volti as Executive Director in August 2008. She became General Director/Producer of San Francisco’s Lamplighters Music Theatre in 1999, served as their Artistic Director until 2013, and remains one of their principal stage directors. She has also directed for Midsummer Mozart, Berkeley Opera, Cinnabar Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, Broadway By the Bay, Diablo Light Opera Company, 42nd Street Moon, and other Bay Area companies, and has been one of the primary writers of the Lamplighters’ annual original-book musical “Galas” for more than twenty years. She is a former staff member of the San Francisco Symphony, and has also enjoyed/endured many past lives as a paralegal, insurance broker, software startup sales manager, and advertising copywriter. Also a singer and actress, she has received four Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle awards (one each as director and performer, two as playwright), as well as awards for Best Director and Best Production at the 1995 International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton, England. She is a graduate of The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.