Meet the Angels
Tas Steiner grew up in Loudonville, NY and has lived in NYC, Boston, LA & has resided in Saratoga Springs, NY with his two dogs Henry and Bosie for the last 5 years. Tas worked as a celebrity publicist, event planner and promoter for The Oscars, and Emmy Awards to Make-A-Wish Foundation. Tas went to graduate school later in his life and became a psychotherapist who has a private practice in Albany, NY where he treats individuals, couples, & families. He also is a trained LGBTQ Affirmative Therapist and enjoys working with the LGBTQ community. Tas has volunteered as a member for Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s largest fundraising arm, The Action Council for the last 5 yrs, and one of his highlights has been co-chairing SPAC’s Ballet Gala and SaratogaArtsFest’s Masquerade Ball Gala.
Ellen Beal serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for SaratogaArtsFest, an organization that presents multi-genre arts events showcasing the region’s many artistic groups, performers, and artists in venues throughout Saratoga Springs. Ellen has 20 years’ experience serving in executive positions in global multimedia publishing organizations, including Berlitz, National Geographic, and StayWell Publishing. Ellen holds a B.A. in English and History from Lafayette College and completed graduate course work in cultural anthropology at Brandeis University. In her free time, she loves getting lost in a good book, bicycling, hiking, and kayaking, live music, and spending time with her husband Brad and two daughters, Shannon and Devon. Ellen is a member of the 2018 class of the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Saratoga program.
Rebecca Foster grew up in Nassau, NY and now lives in East Greenbush, NY. Rebecca has an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Hudson Valley Community College. Rebecca lives with her dad, Kevin and older brother, Cody.
Lori Gayle grew up in Norwalk, CT. She has lived in Saratoga Springs, NY for the last 3 years with her wife Margaret and dog Harriet.
Lori works for the New York State Unified Court System as a DV/IDV Coordinator. Also, she is a therapist in private practice where she treats couples, individuals and families. She is also an addiction specialist with over 25 years in the field of addiction/recovery.