Assistant Director & Chief Operating Officer
Jill formed her love of the theater in high school where she worked on many plays, mostly behind the scenes doing everything from set dressing and costume production to make-up and advertising. She directed two one-act plays: The Haunted Auditorium and Where Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone, and acted in several others. It was there that she met Wayne Shipley and worked with him to write her introductory monologue for The Andersonville Trial. After high school, Jill was a member of the Andover Players and helped produce and performed in The Tempest and Lady Windermere’s Fan. After college she worked with The Backyard Players and performed the role of Lenny in Crimes of the Heart. She completed two BS degrees in Physical Education and Biology and went on to have a variety of jobs that included psychology lab supervisor at John’s Hopkins University, substitute teacher, Home School program reviewer, and seamstress. At her husband’s encouragement, Jill contacted Wayne Shipley, who was working on his second movie, Day of the Gun, and was taken on as Script Supervisor. She worked her way up to Assistant Director and Post Production Supervisor. Jill was also Assistant Director for the film Tall Grass, written and directed by Geoffrey Mattera as well as stepping into that role for a few days for the film Days of Power. She looks forward to the next project, Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws, and continuing to work with the One-Eyed Horse Productions team.