Alumni

Zack Guzman is an anchor hosting a daily finance talk show at Yahoo Finance. He previously worked at CNBC as a multimedia reporter. His reporting has been featured across multiple platforms including the New York Post, HuffPost, NBC, MSNBC, and Fox. Before graduating from Harvard he anchored the award-winning sketch comedy news show, On Harvard Time. Before all of that, though, Zack credits a four-year stint on Tesoro High School’s Comedy Sportz team as the spark of his media career. He’s ever-thankful to the Tesoro Theatre Arts program for providing the space and the opportunities to learn, create – and most importantly – realize the joy in making a packed house laugh.

Hilary Bergen is a historian and museum developer in Washington, D.C. After graduating from Tesoro in 2009, she received her Bachelor of Arts in history at American University. While her days in theatre are over, Hilary is happy to at least be “arts-adjacent” in the museum field where she works to plan and develop museum exhibits at historical sites around the country. Although still a techie at heart, she has even had the chance to appear on camera for a Smithsonian Channel TV show. After all these years, Hilary fondly recalls her four years as a production assistant and stage manager at Tesoro Theatre Arts and she is forever grateful for the program’s valuable lessons in project management, communication, determination, and the transformative power of art. 

Brian Silver is a film/theatre/commercial actor and singer living in New York, NY. After graduating from Tesoro, he attended Tulane University in New Orleans for a year before taking a leave of absence to play one of the Treblemakers in Universal Pictures’ Pitch Perfect. After spending a year working in Los Angeles, he returned to Tulane where he completed dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Music and Communication. Upon graduating, he moved to New York City where he booked a job singing aboard the luxury cruise ship, “Oceania Nautica”. While aboard, he performed in four shows and traveled to over 30 countries. After returning to the US, he began a year of touring with Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof as Avram. He also understudied the principal roles of Perchik and Motel. He credits his training with Tesoro Theatre Arts for igniting his passion for performing and inspiring him to follow his dreams! 

Lindsay Lowy is a Los Angeles based AEA/AGMA Stage Manager. Since 2014, Lindsay has forged a career in theatre and opera, most notably with LA Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Geffen Playhouse, and Lythgoe Family Panto. She also made her Hollywood Bowl debut as an Assistant Stage Manager on Into the Woods in 2019, and has been a stage manager with Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios Hollywood. In 2016, Lindsay received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts: Design and Technical Production from California State University, Fullerton. While in school, she focused her time on stage management, choreography, and theatre marketing, and she traveled to Wales as the Assistant Stage Manager for a new work. Lindsay owes her love of theatre and success in stage management to her experience with Tesoro Theatre Arts. Tesoro Theatre Arts taught her that so much theatre magic is created behind the scenes, and that stage management is as artistic as it is administrative. Being involved in stage management, scenic design, choreography, Comedy Sportz, Cappies, and the Executive Board gave her skills that have led her to once-in-a-lifetime experiences she will never forget. 

Alex Brodkin holds a BFA in Stage and Production Management from Emerson College (‘11). He worked professionally in Boston, West Virginia, and California in stage management and lighting design before making a career change into the business world.  He is currently the Director of Operations at Cali Brands in San Diego.  He married fellow Tesoro Alum, Kate Brodkin, in 2014 and uses his theatrical knowledge to help with her drama productions as the technical advisor and lighting designer.  Together they share two daughters.  

Kate Brodkin holds a BA in Theater with an emphasis in acting from Marymount Manhattan College (‘11) and a single subject teaching credential in English (‘14) from San Jose State University. She worked professionally in both regional theater and film/television before becoming the theater director at San Marcos High School in 2015 (where she teaches theater and English and directs and choreographs the productions).  She  is a proud member of the San Diego Theater Educators Alliance and serves as Thespian Troupe 8305’s director.  Kate married Alex Brodkin (another Tesoro Theater Arts Alum) in 2014 and together they share two sweet girls.  She also continues to convince him to design the lighting and to help with the technical aspects of her shows at school.