Danny was born and raised in Largo, graduated from Largo high school in 1993 and has been very active in his community his entire life. After graduating from St Petersburg College with an AA in Business Science, Danny has enjoyed a rewarding career as the Owner of 3 Village Inn Restaurants. Danny also graduated from the City of Largo Citizens Academy and has taken that experience to its next level serving as past board member for the City of Largo Recreation, Parks and Arts Advisory Board, past board member of City of Largo Planning Board, and as president for Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation. Danny’s hobbies include kayaking, volleyball and reading.
John was the architect for the Central Park Performing Arts Center and is a founding member of Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation. John is the President of Toppe Consultants, Inc. Architects Planners which specializes in performing arts facility planning and design. His current work includes Master Plans for the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, and Hillsborough County’s New Tampa Cultural Arts Center. He was the Architect for the Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton. He has been a member of the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design since 2011, serving three years as Chair. He received his Bachelor and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Florida. John and his wife Melanie love theatre and serve on the Board of the Eight O’Clock Theatre Company and juggle a busy schedule of performances among the Central Park Performing Arts Center, the Manatee Players and the Straz Center.
Margaret Coupe is a healthcare consultant, having served with senior management at the national and Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield organization, Tampa General Hospital, Sun Coast Hospital (now known as Indian Rocks Campus of HCA Largo Medical Center), and retired from the Nemours Foundation as national Director of Communication. Margaret is the founding past-president of Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation and serves on the board of the Sun Coast Osteopathic Foundation; she has served on the boards of the Tampa and Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Largo Chamber of Commerce).
Sue is a founding member of the Central Park Performing Arts Foundation. A past president, Sue has remained involved in the organization for 20 years. Her passion for the arts and a desire to help promote the arts to children and the community are her primary reasons for her involvement. Sue has worked on our annual Gala committee and in 2019 introduced the attendees to the theater camp students as part of the Gala experience. Sue currently works in the senior living community at Elmcroft of Pinecrest as Director of Business Development.
A resident of Clearwater, FL since 1994 actively involved in real estate. As an investor, I personally purchased and sold many properties along the Gulf Coast. Intimately familiar with residential projects, condos, and homes in the areas of Clearwater, the beaches, and Tampa Bay area. Commercial experience includes 30 years of business development in the technology sector and over 16 years in the restaurant industry. Broad knowledge of the development requirements from building codes to architectural methodology. Having built tech and data centers from California to Texas I can share the pitfalls and successes those who need it. I have built and developed 6 restaurant brands and the associated properties from scratch!
An avid participant in our community which includes board memberships currently:
SKAL Tampa Bay
Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation (Central Park Performing Arts Center)
Joan Byrne has been the Director of the City of Largo’s Recreation Parks and Arts Department since 2003. Prior to coming to Largo, Joan was the Director of Continuing Education for Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fl. Joan has worked at all levels of education both in the US and overseas, from elementary through university as both a teacher and administrator. She currently serves on the Florida Recreation and Parks Association Board and the Friends of Largo Nature Parks Board in addition to the Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation Board. Joan holds a master’s degree in educational administration and is a nationally certified parks and recreation executive.
Recreation, Parks, and Arts
Originally from New York, Marya has lived in Florida for 35 years. Marya is the co-owner and President of Creative Design Team, a well-established interior decorating firm in Clearwater for the last 20 years. Marya decided to play an active role on the board because she is very dedicated to the performing arts, especially for our community’s youth. She loves being an active fundraiser and donor for the Gala to benefit the organization.
Judy joined the board in 2007. With over thirty years in the financial services industry, Judy is a Senior Vice President and specializing in wealth management and financial planning. Judy has long been active in her community and has held several offices including Past President for Clearwater Business and Professional Women, Regional Director for Florida Business and Professional Women, Past President for Upper Pinellas American Heart Association, and since she is an ardent animal lover has served as a foster parent for the Humane Society. She has been President of Eight O’Clock Theatre since 2016. After completing her primary education in Belgium, Judy received her BA from the University of Bridgeport, CT and attended graduate school at the University of Connecticut. Judy loves theater, speaks fluent French, loves reading, traveling, horseback riding and doing yard work.
Steven was an ESE teacher and Behavioral Specialist for Orange and Pinellas County public schools and as facilitated after school theater programs. His first degree was in Film and Theater from Valencia College in Orlando, FL where he interned at Universal Studios Florida in the mid 90’s while they were still a working movie and television studio. Steven owns Oasis Senior Advisors in South Pinellas County with his husband, both are avid theater fans. He was drawn to serve with the Central Park Performing Arts Foundation because of the foundation’s dedication to the performing arts center’s children’s summer theater workshops, providing art integration for students.
Danielle McManus Noble
Danielle McManus Noble is a Fourth Generation attorney in a local family owned Estate Planning Law firm in Largo, Pinellas County, Florida. She is also the third generation of her family to serve on the Central Park Performing Arts Foundation. She was preceded by her Grandfather, R. Bruce McManus and Aunt, Mary McManus Taylor. Her passion for the performing arts and community growth crosses generational boundaries.