After 12 amazing years as the Technical Director at Wakeland, I am leaving to pursue a new path. This past spring I applied at the University of Central Florida, specifically to their inaugural MFA program in Theatre – Themed Experiences, and was accepted. The decision to move forward with the program was not taken lightly, and there were many tears as I wrestled with the decision. However, those of you who know me well know that themed experiences (ie: theme park design), is something I am deeply passionate about. Truly, your creativity and spirit is what has given me the courage to take this leap.
While this is very exciting for me and my family, it is also very bittersweet. How am I supposed to say goodbye to all of you? I can’t even begin to tell you all how much you mean to me, and how much I will miss each of you. You are all amazing. It has been an honor being your technical director, and I look forward to seeing the amazing things that each of you accomplishes in the future. I hope we can all get together one more time before we leave so that I can see you again! Thank you for being exactly who you are.
Love you 3000.
– Mrs. Leffel