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A Message From the Site Coordinator

Enjoying the 2016 i have a Voice gala with friends.

Enjoying the 2016 i have a Voice gala with friends.

January 5, 2015; My first official day as the Site Coordinator at GiGi’s Playhouse Hillsborough. The week was a hectic buzz of everyone getting ready for the official Grand Opening which was six days after my start date.

In the weeks and months that have followed the Playhouse opening I learned more than I ever thought I could from working here. I knew after my second interview that this would be a life changing job, and would be devastated if I wasn’t offered the job, but that wasn’t the case. Here I sit in my office a year and a half later still loving my job.

Program fun at LMNOP.

Program fun at LMNOP.

I always knew that individuals with Down syndrome were good people, I never knew how Great they were. Every time a participant walks through the front door for a program, or to volunteer their time or just to hang out, I know I will take something away from that experience. I have learned more sign language, ways to communicate and most importantly to enjoy every day to the fullest.

The volunteers who so generously give of their time to help at the Playhouse remind me what an awesome community the Playhouse is surrounded by. Without their help, I could never keep the Playhouse open and programs staffed, and I will continue thank every single volunteer for all of the time they donate to GiGi’s.

I love my role as Site Coordinator at GiGi’s Playhouse Hillsborough a little more as each day passes. The first year and a half has been amazing, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me, the Playhouse and all of its fabulous participants!


  1. Marsha Sepesi on August 25, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    You are doing a great job as site coordinator. I am in awe of the many, many programs that you offer to participants of all ages! You are always upbeat and positive! You are truly an inspiration to everyone involved in GiGi’s! Thank you!

    • lkepniss on August 26, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you Marsha. I have to admit I could not never pull it off without fantastic volunteers like you to help me!

  2. William timney on August 26, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Your the best! Allie will be back in the fall.
    Thanks for all you do!

    • lkepniss on August 26, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you. Tell Allie we miss her and can’t wait to see her soon!

  3. Chris Bove on August 26, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    We are lucky to have you at the Playhouse and in our lives! I always have a blast with you. You are the best!

    • lkepniss on August 27, 2016 at 9:26 am

      And you my friend are an amazing person, and an OK intern. 😉

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