Martha is no stranger to the Rotary Club of Lincoln Lamplighter Tour. She has been involved in many areas since the tour began, including lamplighter guide, greeter, actor, and costume design. Martha enjoyed shadowing the production team during the 2017 season in preparation for her new role as Tour Producer. She gained an appreciation that tours would not be possible without the enthusiasm and talent of the many people involved, and looks forward to working with all the volunteers who together put on the Lamplighter Tour. An Early Childhood Educator for the past 30 years, Martha recently retired and became a Rotarian. She has been involved in the work of Rotary for the past two decades with her husband John, a charter member of the Club. They have four children and are enjoying their seven grandchildren.
Sarah is no stranger to Lamplighter, joining the tour in 2005 at the young age of 13 she has been a part of the Lamplighter family ever since. Sarah joined the Production Team in 2016 as the Marketing Coordinator and had her directorial debut in 2017. Sarah proudly states that she “grew up” in Lamplighter and it is a big part of who she is today. Her passion for Lamplighter inspired her to join the Rotary Club of Lincoln in 2014 to work on additional community projects. Sarah lives in Hamilton with her dog Carrie and works at Mohawk College on the Community Access & Engagement team. She is also finishing her education there through continuing education working on certificates in Human Resources, Teaching Adults and Volunteer Management.
Drew leads a happy life as a husband to a wonderful woman, and a father to four lovely children. Having traveled with an International Christian Drama Ministry for nine years, he has performed hundreds of roles in 19 countries, and in 8 different languages. Drew immigrated to Canada from the U.S. in 1999 and has lived in the Town of Lincoln ever since. Drew and his wife Sharon have been involved with the Lamplighter Tour since its second year in 2005. They have performed in many of the tours along with 3 of their 4 children. Drew is extremely thankful to live in a community that has made Lamplighters available, and he is excited to be a part of the production team.
Cynthia joined the Lamplighter Tour in 2013 as a “Lamplighter Guide” and has since volunteered with the tour as a historical researcher and an actor. With a passion for the arts since childhood, Cynthia was involved in musical theatre, choirs, orchestras and bands throughout her school years, and is happy to have found opportunities for performing in Niagara. She sang with Chorus Niagara for nine seasons, has enjoyed acting in three Lamplighter tours, and is delighted to stay involved with the tour as a production team member. Cynthia moved to Grimsby in 2005 where she resides with her husband and son. Other interests include travel and wine. Fun Fact: Cynthia is a certified sommelier.
Jim is new to the Lamplighter Tour. Jim, his wife Marg and daughter Kate, moved to Grimsby in 1981. After a career as a manager in the farm equipment industry, Jim recently retired. He is currently a Rotarian and member of Probus, and has served on several boards including the local chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society, the Grimsby and District Chamber of Commerce, Niagara Power, Grimsby Power and the Grimsby’s Planning Committee. Jim wants to lend his skills to the Lamplighter Tour, a worthwhile community project. He also is a proud to be a new grandfather.
This is Nancy’s 13th year of involvement with the Lamplighter Tour. Her contributions include everything from researcher, greeter, writing, venue coordinator and lamplighter guide. She is very proud of her participation with the Lamplighter Tour as it brings to light the Town of Lincolns’ rich history. Nancy first moved to Beamsville in 1974 as a teenager and then moved back as an adult in 1986 with her husband and two children. In addition to Lamplighter, she sits on the Committee of Adjustment for the Town of Lincoln. Nancy has worked in municipal government for 30 years and feels very fortunate to live in such a wonderful community.
Stroll through past Lamplighter Tours
View photos of past performances in our gallery.