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Box Office is open 1PM-9PM daily
Info Line: (407) 629-0054 | Theater Offices: (407) 629-1088
To email the Box Office, click here.
1300 South Orlando Avenue | Maitland, FL 32751

 

Meet Our Staff

Enzian does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, disability, age, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, or religion in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all staff, patrons, volunteers, and vendors.

David Whitfield
Director of Operations and Finance

  • I’m from the North East – can’t you tell by my accent? Well, NE of England – grew up in Sunderland but lived in London for many years
  • Favorite Movie Genre(s): Fantasy, Historical Drama, and Action, but I always enjoy a good British Mystery
  • If a movie title could describe my life, it would be:
    “The Englishman Who Went up a Hill but Came down a Mountain”
  • Favorite thing to order at Enzian/Eden Bar: The
    Turkey Croissant Sandwich and a glass of white wine
  • I enjoy hobbies where I can be creative in areas like – photography, cooking, and woodworking
  • Other Fun Fact(s): I have been a Girl’s Lacrosse referee for a number of years and do youth games during the Fall and Spring. I have twin sons – one who got married in the Fall of 2019 and the other has three children, so I am a granddad.

 

Cassandra Johnson
Development Coordinator

  • I was born in Hawaii, but grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I moved to Orlando in November 2013.
  • If a movie title could describe my life, it would be: 
    “Dude, Where’s My Car?”
  • I could watch Ladybird over and over again – I saw it at Enzian 3 times!
  • Favorite TV Show: Twin Peaks: The Return
  • My favorite event each year is the Florida Film Festival Opening Night Party!
  • I would love to travel to Scandinavia
  • My Guilty Pleasure is honestly Downton Abbey
  • Top 3 things on my Bucket List: To go snorkeling before the reefs are gone, live in the Willamette Valley, design and plant a home garden.
  • Other fun facts: I was an exchange student in Belgium 2012-2013; I absolutely love the country and used to be fluent in French!

 

Darren Shakespeare
Food & Beverage Manager

  • I’m from Maryland, but grew up in Orlando
  • My personal motto is: Don’t sweat the small stuff… and it’s all small stuff.
  • Favorite Movie: The Princess Bride
  • Favorite thing to order at Enzian/Eden Bar: Grilled Cheese with Tomato Basil Soup and the Hurricane Charley tiki cocktail
  • Best concert I’ve ever been to: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • Best place I’ve ever traveled to: Norway, and I would like to travel to the United Kingdom & Ireland
  • Some of my hobbies include billiards, bowling, and trivia

 

Valerie Cisneros
Marketing Manager

  • Favorite Movie(s) or Movie Genre: Dark Comedies or Psychological Thrillers, like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Nocturnal Animals, and Vanilla Sky.
  • Favorite Movie Character of All Time: Catwoman from Batman Returns
  • Favorite TV Shows: Friends and Alias
  • Favorite thing to order at Enzian/Eden Bar: Blackened Mahi Tacos with a Mezcal Margarita
  • Best Concert I’ve Ever Been to: Kendrick Lamar
  • If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be Missy Misdemeanor Elliott because she is an icon! Her album Supa Dupa Fly was one of the first albums I ever owned as a kid & it’s still my favorite.
  • My Guilty Pleasure is RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Top 3 Things on My Bucket List: To see Missy Elliott live in concert, to visit Italy, to own an African Serval cat
  • Pets: I have a beautiful calico cat named Kisa, who is the light of my crazy cat lady life
  • My favorite part about working at Enzian is that I get to watch movies for a living!
Janie Pope
Director of Development and Public Relations

  • I grew up in Ocala, FL
  • My personal motto is “Never half-ass two things, whole ass one.”
  • Favorite Movie: Pan’s Labyrinth, but I also love war movies in general
  • Favorite TV Show: The Office
  • Favorite thing to order at Enzian/Eden Bar: Blackened Chicken Alfredo and “The Show” Cabernet red wine
  • The best place I’ve ever traveled to was Iceland
  • If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be David Harbour – because I’m his future wife and I need to let him know.
  • Pets: I have two old cats named Batty and Smudge
  • One of my favorite things to do is to sit in the corner of Eden Bar, eavesdropping, listening to all the different types of people who’ve never met before share their love of Enzian, movies, and recent life experiences.
  • Other Fun Fact(s): I’m also a radio morning show host.

 

Paige Babbage
Membership Coordinator 

  • I grew up in Rochester, NY and moved to Orlando in 2017
  • Favorite Movie(s): Hour of the Wolf and In Bruges.
  • If a movie title could describe my life, it would be: Sorry To Bother You
  • I could watch Eloise at Christmastime over and over again
  • My favorite Enzian event is our 13 Films of Halloween
  • Best Concert I’ve Ever Been to: The National
  • The best place I’ve ever traveled to is Toronto
  • If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be Bob Fosse, so I can beg him to dance for me.
  • My Guilty Pleasure is Disney Channel Musicals
  • Top 3 Things on My Bucket List: Earn a Certificate in Film Preservation from the Eastman Museum, Attend the major film festivals, Take a trip to Alaska
  • My favorite part about working at Enzian is talking about movies with my co-workers and customers!
  • Other Fun Fact(s): I worked as a dance teacher/choreographer for five years before moving to Florida.

 

Katie Countryman
Events Coordinator

  • The one movie I could watch over and over: Tangled
  • Favorite thing to order to at Enzian/Eden Bar: Brad’s Mai Tai and Black Bean Burger (add mushrooms and onions with side of Truffle Fries)
  • Favorite TV Show: Friends
  • My favorite event each year is Eden Bar’s Elixir Mixer
  • The best placed I’ve ever traveled to was Germany, and I hope to one day visit Japan, India, and Peru
  • Top 3 Things on My Bucket List: See the ball drop at Times Square, Visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras, See a Musical on Broadway
  • Pets: I have two cats, one chinchilla, a baby, and a husband
  • Other Fun Fact(s): I hate scary movies, but I love to pull office pranks and scare people. I am also working on finishing my degree in Mechanical Engineering and one day hope to work on sustainable energy projects.

 

Tim Anderson
Programming Coordinator

  • Favorite Quote or Personal Motto:  “I will not make any more boring art” – John Baldessari
  • My favorite movie is Casablanca. but I love Silent, Foreign, Horror, and Experimental Films
  • If a movie title could describe my life, it would be: “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” (take that however you want)
  • If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be Andy Warhol – he’s the person most singularly responsible for my career trajectory
  • My Guilty Pleasure is coming-of-age movies (Now and Then, Can’t Hardly Wait, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Empire Records)
  • Pets: I have 4 cats, two of which might secretly hate me.
  • Other Fun Fact(s): I was a regular “featured extra” on the New Mickey Mouse Club and hit Britney Spears in the head (accidentally) during a scene where I had to drag her out of a restaurant.

 

Matthew Curtis: Programming Director

Ethan Dutcher: Technical, Print Traffic, Exhibition

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