The Nantucket Dreamland is staffed with a dedicated team devoted to enriching Nantucket with year-round films, theater, live concerts and events, and educational programs in the evolving world of entertainment.

Alicia L. Carney, Executive Director

Kevin Anderson, Hospitality and Operations Director

Paul Berard Jr., Director of Cinema Operations

Originally from Westford, Massachusetts, Paul started coming to Nantucket seasonally in 2010 and became a year-round resident in 2012. Paul studied film at Fitchburg State University, and has been passionate about movies since he first saw Evil Dead when he was 14. When not at the Dreamland he can be found working for the Department of Public Works or spending time with the ducks that live in his backyard.

Michelle L. Feldmann, Donor Relations Manager

Ty Fleischut, Marketing Administrator

Laura Gallagher Byrne, Director of Theatre and Education

Laura Gallagher Byrne is an actor, director, and theatre and music teacher. She is graduate of Shenandoah University and Conservatory of Music with a degree in Musical Theater, and holds a masters in Theatre Education from Emerson College. She studied Meisner Technique at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, and Shakespeare with Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, MA. Her Nantucket acting creditsinclude: “God of Carnage”, and “Dinner with Friends”.  Her directing credits include: “The Drowsy Chaperon”, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”, “Brigadoon”, “The King and I”, “The Pajama Game”, “Oliver”, and “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”, among many other titles. Laura is a recipient of The 2011 Advocacy for Children Award. She is member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the American Alliance for Theatre in Education, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and The Organization of Theatre for Young Audiences.

Josh Gray, Director of Creative Programming

Josh Gray has spent more than half his life and almost his entire career on Nantucket. A native of Massachusetts, Josh is an adventure traveler and photographer at heart having spent part of his youth in Mumbai, India, and going on to visit nearly 20 foreign countries including Cuba and Turkey, where he resided in the city of Istanbul for a season. A veteran marketing professional, writer and journalist and an active member of the Nantucket community, Josh devotes some of his time to working with the Nantucket Atheneum, the Nantucket Project, and is honored to have been named the co-chair of the 2017 Nantucket Book Festival. The Dreamland is the theater he saw his first movie in as a child, and he is more than excited to join the team there as the Director of Marketing and Communications.

Larry Levine, Director of Finance

Katie McAveety, Special Events and Production Manager

Sassy Nash, Educational Programming Manager

Zlatina Petkova, Chief of Staff

David Ring, Digital Services Administrator



Enriching the cultural and intellectual life of Nantucket