Jerry is a founding member of NEYT, and was part of NEYT's first board. He has been involved in just about every NEYT production since the premiere show, as either lighting designer or as a mentor to lighting design students. For 26 years he was the Lighting Director for the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusettes at Amherst and he has designed shows throughout the region. After serving for two years as NEYT's Managing Director, Jerry is now the theatre's Associate Technical Director. He is also helping to create a formal technical theatre program here at NEYT.