Following four years of continuous theater, music, video, and photography projects at Hawken, Andrew B. Rothman ’94
pursued a BFA in Electronic Media at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, aiming for a career in audio and music production.
However, his interest in computers and graphic design led him to Willoughby, Ohio software startup Main Sequence Technologies after graduation. Their third hire, Andrew is now Marketing Director and self-proclaimed "esoteric support specialist" at the company of nearly fifty employees.
In addition to his day job and many musical pursuits, Andrew built websites for local non-profits, musicians, civic orchestras, composers, and artists. In 2002 he volunteered to build a site for Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, where he had appeared on stage with his family and played in the pit band. That role expanded into a fifteen-year volunteer stint as a board member and one-man marketing department, designing ads and posters, writing press releases, producing videos, photographing actors, laying out playbills, and shepherding technological upgrades. He received a 'Distinguished Volunteer' award for his work as a performer, director, designer, and playwright there in 2016.
Andrew continues to work as a volunteer and professional actor and musician across Northeast Ohio, including an open-ended engagement as drummer and featured vocalist at Pickwick and Frolic (E. 4th St., Cleveland) since 2012.
He serves as class secretary for the Class of '94 and has returned to Hawken to serve as a drummer for Hawken Players’ Society musicals, an alumni speaker, a guest performer, and class reunion organizer.