Teri Watkins

Teri Watkins started at the BCT as a Volunteer Usher in 2007 and became part of the event staff in the fall of 2016. Teri moved from Omaha, Nebraska to Bloomington and works for a publisher.  She spends her time visiting state wineries with friends, gardening, volunteering in the community, cooking, and cheering for the Indiana Women’s basketball program.  She has published two books, most recently a cookbook of her grandmother’s recipes.

Derrek Tipton

Derrek comes to the BCT after spending five years as a news reporter for the Times-Mail in Bedford. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and telecommunications from Ball State in 2014. In addition to reporting, he spent time as a technical writer for a pharmaceutical company and designing sports pages for The Herald Times. Derrek also plays guitar in a Bloomington-based death metal band, Wretched Idol, as well as a Louisville-based metalcore band, Taken Lives.

Ahmed al-Awadi

Ahmed brings a fresh perspective to BCT as he is currently in his senior year of attaining his Bachelor of Science in Arts Management from Indiana University, with a focus in music. He has diverse performance arts experiences, ranging from jazz and concert bands as well as stage theatre and crew, appreciating the variety of shows the theater enjoys. Ahmed has lived in Bloomington for three years now with his two cats he has adopted since, and loves the local arts and cultures the town hosts.

Casey Amelia Rich

Casey brings to the BCT years of experience on stage and behind the scenes. She spent her first 10 years in the arts as an actress. She later went on to earn a Master of Arts in Arts Administration and a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University. Casey and her wife Jillian have called Bloomington home for over five years now along with their three pups and daughter Lorelai.

Kari Patrick

Kari has served as the Office Manager & Business Director at BCT Management, Inc. since 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management from Indiana University and has years of professional experience ranging from project and fiscal management to product development and meeting planning. Kari and her husband Jake live in the wooded hills of Brown County, love the arts, gardening and travel, and are dedicated dog parents.