Flatwater Shakespeare proclaims the retirement of Linda Zinke, longtime Operations Supervisor
The Flatwater Shakespeare household should announce that one other very long time and beloved member of our workers is stepping away from official duties. Linda Zinke, who has been the Operations Supervisor for seven years, can be retiring. She began out doing quick time period work serving to with grant writing and monetary reviews, however Linda’s non-profit experience and monetary acumen made her an unimaginable asset for the corporate because it has grown. FSC has benefitted significantly from her regular hand, energetic work ethic, and expert piloting of on a regular basis operations, and it is going to be exhausting to fill the function she is going to go away open.
Linda had been a long-time supporter of FSC and had a particular place in her coronary heart for the exhibits on which her daughter Michelle had labored. She has been part of the transition via new Govt Inventive Administrators, guiding them via studying the funding processes and nuts and bolts of the corporate. Of late, she has been serving to our new EAD, Marshall Carby, to get oriented earlier than she steps away. Fortunately for FSC, Linda’s lifelong ardour has been working for Non-Revenue Organizations. She labored with Head Begin for a number of years as a Social Companies/Mum or dad Involvement Coordinator, and later a Program Director and Early Head Begin Director. This work additionally led to her spending a number of years as a federal reviewer and assessor of Head Begin applications across the nation. She moved on from Head Begin to be the Govt Director of the Nebraska Affiliation for the Training of Younger Youngsters. On high of all of those jobs, she has labored as an adjunct professor at Bellevue College for 20 years. She at the moment teaches a Grasp’s degree intro class on Sustainable Funding for Nonprofits. FSC can vouch that these college students have a superb instructor.
Surprisingly, Linda has mentioned that she didn’t have plenty of background in Shakespeare — she isn’t even positive they learn a lot Shakespeare in her small-town Nebraska highschool. When she began coming to Flatwater performances, she was not even she would perceive the exhibits. Nevertheless, she says she grew to like Shakespeare via the standard of FSC productions and their distinctive capability to attach with the viewers. In her a few years of watching exhibits, she additionally has a number of that she highlights as favorites. Whereas she doesn’t all the time love The Taming of the Shrew, given its content material, she remembers the Melissa Lewis and George Hansen manufacturing as a stand-out. Her second favourite manufacturing was Hamlet with Matt Lukasiewicz within the title function. She was impressed that even with a number of viewings, the efficiency all the time moved her. She additionally remembers the 2019 Macbeth as an incredible present.
Linda has been very proud to be a key a part of Flatwater Shakespeare’s progress and evolution over the previous seven years. She notes that getting to satisfy and know so lots of the common patrons is a key perk of her time with the corporate. However she gained’t miss many of the lengthy hours that manufacturing runs concerned, particularly as she commutes from Omaha. She is wanting ahead in her retirement to having extra time for household and mates, and to getting out on the hyperlinks and going to concert events extra. In 2021, she additionally turned a Grasp Gardener and is wanting ahead to spending some hours enjoying within the grime. We hope the whole lot comes up simply fantastically for Ms. Linda. Thanks.