Our Spotlight On series was created to give us the chance to show off our amazing staff, volunteers and donor--without whom Miller Auditorium would not be what it is today.
Carol Yager is our VIP Lounge Manager here at Miller Auditorium. She sets up the lounge to be a welcoming space of hospitality for our kind and especially generous Friends of Miller donors. While there is a good deal of cleaning before, during and after each performance, the best part of the job for Carol involves interacting with lounge patrons. It is her goal to make their Miller experience especially wonderful so they feel valued and special.
Carol has been at Miller for over 20 years as one of our volunteer ushers and has spent a year and a half working in the Edward Jones VIP Lounge. Through that time, she has seen many performances, her favorites include Neil deGrasse Tyson, Alton Brown, B.B. King, Erykah Badu and many Broadway shows that have come through Miller including Les Misérables, The Book of Mormon and Rent. One of Carol’s favorite memories is when she shared a fun, silly hug and photo with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Another favorite memory was dressing up as a feline for a Halloween performance of Cats.
Outside of her work, Carol enjoys reading, knitting and visiting exhibitions of artists working in watercolor, pastel and colored pencil. Carol says that the fictional character she most identifies with is the Lorax because he is a small little guy who is a bit funny looking and he cares deeply about the environment.
When asked about the most useless talent she has, Carol says that she can hula hoop endlessly. No fancy tricks, but endlessly going around and around and around… Thanks to Carol for all she does to make the Edward Jones VIP Lounge a wonderful place to visit.