Director of Development

Noha Ryder
216.320.0012 ~ extension 2


Artistic Operations Manager

Allison Richards
216.320.0012 ~ extension 5

Allison joined AF in 2013, coming from the Cincinnati Symphony where she served as Assistant Artistic Administrator for the CSO, Pops, and May Festival.  A violist by training, she holds a Master’s from Mannes College The New School for Music.  Allison began her career in artistic administration through internships with Grant Park Music Festival, Chicago Symphony, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.


Marketing Manager

Sarah Blue
216.320.0012 ~ extension 4

Sarah is in her sixth season with AF. Previously, she served as Business & Sales Manager for Ohio Light Opera, where she also served a term as Acting Executive Director. She holds a Bachelor’s in music and communication and a Master’s in vocal performance from Rider University, and served as marketing intern for the Rochester Philharmonic.


Patron Services & Box Office Manager

Alison Tomin
216.320.0012 ~ extension 4

Alison is in her fourth season with AF. Previously she worked for Baldwin Wallace University-Conservatory, where she served as Program Coordinator for the Conservatory Outreach and Music Ed. departments. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a minor in Music with an Arts Management emphasis, also from Baldwin Wallace.


Finance Manager

Christine Meador
216.320.0012~ extension 7

Christine joined AF in 2013, coming from the Cleveland Botanical Garden where she served as the accountant.  Her 12 years of professional experience includes working for Kuzman & Cline CPA’s, Inc., and serving as Controller/HR Manager for Aeromag 2000 Corporation at the Cleveland-Hopkins Airport.  Christine holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting as well as a  Masters of Accountancy, in Financial Auditing Accounting from Cleveland State University.


Development Associate/Grants Manager

Tracy Cowart

Tracy holds degrees in business and vocal performance, and recently completed a doctorate in Historical Performance at Case Western Reserve University. A professional singer, she has sung with Apollo’s Singers for several years, and has also performed as soloist with Musica Angelica (Los Angeles) and the Washington Bach Consort.


Development Coordinator

Sarah Mehler

Sarah has worked in the non-profit and political sector for over 15 years. Her passion is to help small organizations reach their potential through strategic planning, leadership development and diversifying revenue streams. She has a B.A. in International Politics and Spanish Literature from Miami University of Ohio and a M.S. in Urban Policy from the Maxine Levine Urban School at Cleveland State University. Additionally, she is a classical flutist and is excited to add her talents to the AF team.


Production Manager

Tom Frattare

Tom is beginning his 17th season with AF. He previously served as Stage Manager for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Tom is in charge of stage logistics for AF at home and on tour.


Director of Media Production

Erica Brenner


Chorus Manager, Music Librarian
& Assistant to the Artistic Director

Madeline Healey
216.320.0012/ext. 5

Madeline “grew up” with Apollo’s Fire, having made her debut as the young soprano soloist in the Praetorius Christmas Vespers at the age of 16. She holds a Master’s in vocal performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, and made her solo debut at the Kennedy Center last season.


Box Office & Marketing Associate

Margi Haigh
216.320.0012 ~ extension 1

Margi is a professional oboist and respected composer, with many commissions. She holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and San Francisco Conservatory. Now in her 5th season with AF, she handles marketing and program ad sales. She also provides all of the musical typesetting for Jeannette, under the name “Musicalligraphics.”


Production Coordinator

Martins Daukss

Martins is in his 7th year with AF, assisting with production and stage logistics at rehearsals, concerts, and on tour.  He is a pianist who holds a degree in music with Arts Management emphasis from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory.

Contact the Apollo’s Fire Administration:

3091 Mayfield Road, Suite 217
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
phone: 216.320.0012
toll-free: 800.314.2535
fax: 216.320.0129
general e-mail: