Bridget McCrackenBridget Bamber McCracken is Trash Mash-Up’s Managing Director and Teaching Artist.  She is also currently the Director of Academic Services for The School of Public Administration and Civic Engagement at San Francisco State University. Bridget was the Production Manager with The Dell’Arte Company from 1996 to 2001 and in 1998 also became the Company’s Booking Manager.  She has performed in and stage managed 22 original productions with Dell’Arte; touring to Colombia, Venezuela, Holland, Denmark and Sweden. She graduated from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre in 1997. Bridget received her Master of Public Administration at San Francisco State University with an emphasis in Art Administration and Nonprofit Management and her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts with a Major in Theatre Performance and a Minor in Dance from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio in 1996.

Jessica Regan McCracken is the Artistic Director and Teaching Artist of Trash Mash-Up. Jessica McCracken is a highly skilled educator and program administrator with experience in nonprofit management who demonstrates a passion for the arts and a strong commitment to engaging others in its process. Ms. McCracken is the Director of Creative Spark, energizing and inspiring the way in which we engage older adults through programming.  Previously, she directed Ruth’s Table, an accessible making and gallery space. She also worked with Institute on Aging holding positions with both the Center for Elders and Youth in the Arts and the Social Day programs where she was Director.   Ms. McCracken brings to the field of aging a breadth of understanding in a variety of artistic disciplines and a dedication to working intergenerational, creating relationships through creative programming.  She graduated from San Francisco State University’s Master of Public Administration Program in 2006. There she emphasized in nonprofit arts administration and cultural policy. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre, Art, and English from Adrian College where she graduate in 2000.  Jessica attended Dell’Arte’s International School of Physical Theatre in 2000-2001 and also worked professionally with Dell’Arte as the House Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for the Mad River Festival 1998-2001.