Millie Santiago was the ticket person for five years at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House. This involved ticket sales the night of an event as well as on line sales, personal drop-in sales at the House, and phone calls from happy campers. It’s a big job that can be demanding.
The ticket person is the up front contact and a big first Opera House impression.
Millie retired this year so she could return to weight lifting and biathlete training. Just kidding. Millie is a gifted actor and artist, also motorcycle companion for her husband Jim as they plan a European BMW adventure this fall. She is chief tour navigator and events coordinator!
In her absence, Opera House executive director Cathy Sherrill scoured the universe for someone to replace Millie, and after considerable trafficking in genuine possibilities, landed with Ms. Kim Keller.
Addressing all with the smile noted above in this week’s adventure in paradise, Kim is now the voice you hear and the face you see at Opera House ticket central. On event night, it is she who provides access to the inner sanctum and performance venue. A nice way to start the evening.
Kim landed with us not so long ago amid a mini series of past experiences, and like many of us, was smitten with the beauty and personality of this part of the planet. Not that she hasn't seen and visited other parts of the planet!
Her past and present is chockablock full of travel and adventure. In addition to selling tickets, she is a gymnastics coach at CLC YMCA, affiliated with and employed by North Atlantic Gymnastics Academy. She is a Philadelphia Eagles fan and actually attended the Minneapolis Super Bowl 52.
As a child, Kim danced, sang and played clarinet and violin. She studied music in college with a concentration in vocal performance and business, focusing on jazz and musical theatre. So you see, she is a natural for ticket sales, not to mention the Opera House! Pretty good match I'd say. Good going Ms. Sherrill.
Kim isn't still for long and is often planning her next adventure. Even though she accomplished a bungy jump off Kawarau Bridge in New Zealand, she missed her sky dive due to poor weather. We are grateful for her soft landing her in Boothbay Harbor and hope she will stay for a little while.