Founder and President
Christian Hatcher Christian is a senior dual degree in Musical Theatre and Criminal Justice. "I started The Flourish to make a difference in the lives of those peoples who are categorized by their stereotypes."
Head of Social Media
Hope Ridgeway Hope is a senior Public Relations major with a concentration in entertainment management with a minor in Theatre. This year, she will be the person behind all things social media for The Flourish. "I will never turn down an opportunity to help others feel heard, thats why I joined this team."
Nicholas Reese Nick is a senior vocal performance major from Enterprise, AL and has loved being involved with this organization. He joined The Flourish because it has always been a philanthropy of his to create a space where any and everyone is able to come together, express themselves, and learn from one another. "Human nature is such an interesting and vast concept and I think we could all learn from loving one another!"
Kiana Palmer Kiana is a Junior Theatre major from Pheonix City, AL. She is in charge of managing the organization's financial accounts and records. "I wanted to help make a difference in the way we approach representation of artists and culture in the various entertainment mediums."
Lighting and Tech Designer
Zahrea Small Zahrea is a senior studying Electrical Engineering with minors in Math and the New College from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is the main lighting designer and also assists with all other technical designing. "I joined The Flourish because it had a great team and a great mission that I wanted to be a part of, and it gives me an opportunity to expand my technical skills."
Gabi Dwyer Gabi is a senior Environmental Science major with a Theatre minor from New City, NY. As the director of philanthropy, she organizes philanthropic effort for The Flourish, such as coordinating with UA Theatre and Dance to create elementary school arts programs. "I joined The Flourish to meet new artists and to continue to discover how art can be used for advocacy."
Head of Theatre
Christian Tripp Christian is a third year graduate student pursuing his masters in theatre with a concentration in acting from Richmond, VA. As the head of theatre for The Flourish, he fleshes out all ideas and proposals regarding that specific branch. "I wanted to create opportunities for underrepresented and underutilized voices, so I joined this team."
Madeline Plunkett Madeline is a Senior studying Musical Theatre and Chemistry Pre-Med from Slidell, Louisianna. As the Secretary of The Flourish, she sends out all emails and keeps records of the meetings. "I wanted to take real action in promoting the purpose of this organization."