Hello! My name is Abbey Bumbledare and I am a senior marketing major with a theatre minor at the University of Findlay. In third grade, I begged my parents to let me audition for a community theatre production of Annie and my life has changed ever since. I fell in love with theatre, spending many years acting in community and high school shows. When I arrived at college, I realized my passion for theatre stemmed not from performing onstage, but from the educational, community-driven atmosphere each show brings. My goal is simple: to be an exponent of theatre as a transformative art form, one I believe connects us to the human experience through spoken word, movement, and voice.
At UF, I currently hold the title of Resident Director (RD) of North Houses. I act as a facilities manager for 60 on-campus living units that hold approximately 160 residents and has a staff of five Resident Assistants I manage. The RD position contains two main components: administrative work and peer leadership. As an administrator, I track the programs, nights-off, and budgets for each of my RAs. I additionally manage my own $1200 budget, adjudicate disciplinary meetings, and organize monthly staff meetings. I ensure my facility provides a clean and safe environment for my `180 residents.