Dan Winder – Iris Theatre’s Founder and Managing Director
As Iris Theatre celebrates their tenth-anniversary summer season of immersive promenade shows in St Paul’s Church, Daniel Winder steps back from his artistic director role to hand off control to two new co-directors.
Jenny Horsthuis (Swift in Word at Corbett Theatre; Macbeth at St Paul’s Church) will star as D’Artagnan in this thrilling re-gendered adaptation of The Three Musketeers by the company.
Early Life and Education
Born and raised in Orderville, Utah’s Dixie was eventually his home where he resided with Jaydi, their children Lacie and Shilo and eventually his wife Jaydi. Following graduation he worked in the oil fields for 10 years before eventually returning home with Jaydi and family to live – ultimately moving back home where Jaydi lived as well.
Dan Winder earned both his undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in biology, serving on the Peach State Federal Credit Union’s board before passing away peacefully at home in Barrow County.
Ritika hails from India but relocated to the US for college studies. Her research on long projection astroglia in cerebral organoids led her to Vanderbilt’s Winder Lab where she became interested in metabotropic glutamate receptors as regulators of reward and addiction circuitry.
Dan Winder is a veteran theatre maker with more than three decades of experience. He is well known in both Shakespeare in Austria Company and Vienna English Theatre productions for directing various shows as well as being an expert in musical theater.
He is the founding artistic director of Iris Theatre and has overseen its development for 12 years. Recently he announced that he will leave Iris to become venue director at Stanley Halls.
Mr. Copeland serves on the board of Strong Volkswagen, founded in 1955 and offering car services in Utah. Additionally, he is also part of The Big Smoke production company as well as having written for various TV shows and magazines.
Achievement and Honors
Longtime coach Ken Winder has guided Cardinal vaulters to 14 individual national championships and 73 All-America awards, but his journey was more complex than anticipated.
He currently serves as department chair of neurobiology at UMass Chan and holds the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research Chair I. His lab studies preclinical models of addiction neuroscience to investigate how synaptic plasticity influences stress responses that contribute to drug-seeking behaviors.
Mallory Fields graduated Winder-Barrow High School with four pathways – healthcare, early childhood education, food, nutrition & wellness, and French. She has since been accepted to Augusta University where she will pursue a bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Technology – making both family and friends immensely proud.
Winder was involved with several leather businesses during the 1870s, which led to his successful involvement in making substantial contributions to churches as well as generously giving to poor and orphans. Furthermore, his wealth allowed him to help assist the army during Black Hawk War.
After several administrative positions, Winder was invited to become Second Counselor to William B. Preston, Presiding Bishop of the LDS Church in April 8, 1887. With federal pressure being exerted against plural marriage in church practice, he helped protect church leaders by hiding them and providing assets which could serve as bail.
Dr. Daniel Winder currently resides at 152 Penns Manor Dr, Kennett Square PA 19348 with his wife Cheekia Cromer and three children.
Estimates suggest he reportedly has amassed an estimated net worth of approximately $1 Million through his career as a volleyball player since 1984. He has participated in multiple tournaments over this timeframe and amassed his wealth due to this activity.
He played shortstop for the Waves from 2005-07 and was one of their star performers during that three-year span, being selected to the All-WCC First Team twice during that time and contributing to two WCC Championship teams.
He is survived by his wife Karoline Matute; son Michael Cubias and daughter Haley Cubias; parents Concepcion Canales and Maria Canales, brothers Jesse Canales and Rolando Canales as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Smith Funeral Home of Winder has been chosen as his funeral provider.