Get to Know Alissa Newendorp

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Alissa is from the small town of Leighton, Iowa. She earned two B.A. degrees from the University of Northern Iowa in Theatre Design & Production and Theatre for Youth. Alissa joined team CSLA in November 2021 as our Controls Project Manager.


"I love getting to see the creative process at work! It's always interesting to see how others create art through lighting, especially on design/build projects."




Hobbies Include spending time at her family's farm, playing video games, and reading books

Enjoys spending quality time with friends and watching movies

Fun Fact "I was the 2016 Southern Iowa Fair Supreme Senior Showman. This means I could show and answer questions about the five species (cattle, pigs, horses, sheep, & goats) better than everyone else in my age division."




Favorite Movie "Howl's Moving Castle as it's visually stunning and the story is beautiful."

Favorite Song "I come from a theatre background, so my first love will always be showtunes, but I grew up on 80's rock so probably "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult."

Favorite Book Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Favorite Food Cherry Pie