Elisabeth Beaird joined the staff of Circuit Network as co-director in January 2006. From 1996 to 2005, she served as administrative and executive director of The LAB, a non-profit alternative arts organization located in San Francisco’s Mission District. During her tenure at The LAB, Elisabeth developed countless projects with well over one thousand artists, secured grant funding for a number of large-scale collaborations, including Rebeca Bollinger’s Similar/Same, London Fieldworks’ Naked Light, media collective Sponge’s Sauna Project, and Pamela Z’s Wunderkabinet, and curated several music events annually. She also worked closely with Nola Mariano and Circuit Network on The LAB’s productions of Guillermo Gómez-Peña and La Pocha Nostra’s Califas 2000 and Immaculate Deceptions. From 1991 to 1996, she served as development director of the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, helping to inaugurate its innovative Under Construction reading series of contemporary orchestral works by Bay Area composers. She worked as development director of Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater from 1986 to 1990, initiating a $4 million capital campaign that culminated in 1997 with the opening of a new 300-seat theater, designed by renowned theater architect Hugh Hardy, on the Avenue of the Arts. She served as a development intern at Actors Theatre of Louisville during their 1985-86 season after graduating magna cum laude with a BBA in arts administration from Loyola University of New Orleans in 1985.