Staff

This is the dedicated and forward-thinking group of people who plan, organize, and run The Princeton Festival every year. The Festival counts itself as fortunate to have such a talented group of professionals working behind the scenes – and sometimes in front of the footlights – to ensure the success of our endeavor.

Becky Brett
Interim Executive Director

Becky Brett is an award-winning leader of festivals in the performing arts and humanities. Becky will oversee the Festival’s 2021 season, help strengthen its professional staff, and take a role in fundraising, among other duties.  In her spare time, Becky is a foodie, proud dog mom, and outdoor enthusiast.

Gregory Jon Geehern
Acting Artistic Director

Gregory Geehern, D.Mus., has served as assistant conductor and chorus master of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Beethoven’s Fidelio, among other Festival productions. Greg has been called a “gifted new presence” for his work with full choirs, opera choruses, and chamber ensembles.

Eva Kastner-Puschl
Director of Business Administration

Austrian native Eva Kastner-Puschl joined the team in October 2018, combining her passion for music and performing arts with her management and leadership skills. When not dealing with numbers and emails, she can be seen in Festival productions and heard hosting podcasts.

Katie Elliott
Administrative Associate

Katie Elliott serves as the housing and hospitality coordinator, liaison for the education and community engagement programs, and member of the social media team, where she oversees and executes all organic social media. In addition to her admin work, she has enjoyed singing in TPF’s opera choruses for the past five seasons.

Latonya Wright
Patron Services Manager

Latonya Wright is the Manager of Patron Services for the Festival and the UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, N.C. She holds an A.B. degree in English & American Literature and Language from Harvard University and serves on the board for the Harvard Band Foundation, Music Carolina, among others.

Keith Brooks
Digital Marketing and Communications Manager

Keith Brooks works to support the festival’s digital communications and marketing efforts. He brings a professional commitment to transformational change and communications, previously having supported strategic communications for non-profits and social justice organizations over the past 10 years.