Carl began teaching and producing theatre at the Ankeny campus at the beginning of the Spring semester, 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Acting from CSU Stanislaus and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing from Western Illinois University. He has worked professionally as an actor, director, designer, and technician for theatre companies across the country. Prior to moving to the Des Moines metro area he spent seven years in Chicago working on major regional stages (Lookingglass, Remy Bumppo, etc), on camera (short films, national and regional commercials) and in the classroom (College of DuPage, Chicago Academy for the Arts). Carl is proud to serve as a board member for Pyramid Theatre Company, a respondent for the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards, and an All State critic for the Iowa High School Speech Association. For information about the Theatre Program, Carl can be reached at email@example.com.
Rachel Trimble joined DMACC during the Spring of 2019 after graduating from Grand View University with a degree in Studio Arts, and a minor in Theatre Arts. Rachel has many previous design credits for Grand View productions and has also received a National Honorable Mention for her Scenic Design of Grand View's student-directed production of 'night Mother at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Resident Technical Director
Krister Strandskov joined DMACC during the Spring of 2019. Krister has worked with the Grand View University Theater Arts Department, Whippoorwill Theater, Stage West, Goldfinch Theater Company, and Iowa Stage Theater Company for the last six years in a variety of roles including acting, singing, Foley artist, lead carpenter, lighting assistant, sound assistant, and production photographer. Prior moving to Des Moines in 2013, Krister worked on and off with Temple City Unified School District in Temple City, CA, and their productions for 15 years.