Kogler Carver won her Emmy for lighting design for the 2000 Sidney Olympics. She has worked extensively on Broadway and television productions, including the Montel Williams show. Semi-retired now, she is the artistic director and producer for the nonprofit Dragonfly Performing Arts Center in Green County.
Newman-Winston began her theater career in Boston and has focused on teaching theater arts and managing local theater productions. Both began their backstage careers at a time when both lighting and stage management were considered men's roles.
You can see the results of their planning at the current Dragonfly production of "It's a Wonderful Life," a musical version presented as a 1940's radio drama, December 3-5, 10-12