Rob Eichler, President
Peterborough, New Hampshire
Managing Consultant, Wipro
Why have you chosen “Fill the Void” for your volunteer commitment?
I believe arts events build a stronger community. Many studies have confirmed this. It’s inspiring to gather as a community and witness art: an exploration and celebration of what it means to be human. To be thrilled when a performance, artwork, or artist explores the boundaries of creativity and human expression; to be surprised–and sometimes challenged–when, through art in a shared public setting, we come in contact with a deeply personal truth. These experiences expand our compassion, ultimately instilling a sense of caring responsibility for others.
Why is it critical to site this facility at the high school? The opportunities for teaching essential 21st-century skills through arts education is another well-studied and proven fact. These lessons cannot be achieved at arm’s length, but require direct access to the proper facilities for training and experience of the arts in an appropriate setting.
This facility will provide the opportunity to bring exciting programs and events to the district. Working together, we can pass along the best of our culture to the next generations.
Resident of Peterborough, married to Martha Eichler, and father of two young women, Caroline and Tory, who graduated from ConVal HS. Eichler is a professional consultant with a 30-year career in Management Information System implementations in the healthcare industry. His work experience includes leading teams of 125+ people implementing new software applications and related business process changes.
Eichler earned his BA at Kenyon College, majoring in drama. He is also a graduate of the Hartman Theatre Conservatory. He enjoyed a successful ten-year career in professional theatre as a director, playwright, stage manager, actor and designer, working at a number of theatres throughout his career, among them: The Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival (Cleveland, OH), The Hartman Theatre (Stamford, CT), Trinity Square Rep (Providence, RI), New Stage Theatre (Jackson, MS), The People’s Theatre (Cambridge, MA), The Charles Playhouse (Boston, MA), and The Lexington Conservatory Theatre (Lexington, NY).