James Farrelly (Producer) James Farrelly is a lifelong theater fan and enthusiast. A graduate of Chelmsford high school in Chelmsford, MA he is also a lifelong friend of The Love Note’s Writer/Producer Gail Phaneuf. Following high school James enlisted in the United Stated Marine Corps in 1981. This four year adventure turned into a twenty-seven year career that took him around the world several times, and sent him to college at the University of Virginia, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the McIntyre School of Commerce in 1991. He has participated in every conflict our country has been involved in since and Including Beirut, Lebanon in 1983. Retiring from the Marine Corps as an infantry Major in 2008, James began a second career in the private contracting world selling high demand low density services to the Government, with a focus on Special Operations services for the United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC). While engaged in the business development aspects of this industry, James also started and Angel Investment firm; The Farrelly Group, LLC; that focuses on bio-medical drug development. He currently sits on the board of BioKier, a Delaware Corporation that operates in the Chapel Hill, NC portion of the NC Research Triangle. BioKier is developing a type II diabetes treatment that mimics the effects of bariatric surgery and promises to be one of the most exciting drugs developed in the last 30 years. In addition to those businesses already mentioned James has a long and profitable history in the land development and residential property investing fields, as well as interest in the growing industry of rainwater harvesting and storm water management. Most recently he has acquired a Life Insurance License and is involved in premium financing and wealth preservation for select clients across the United States. He has a thirteen year old son Joshua and an ten year old daughter Megan. An avid but not particularly good golfer, James currently resides on North Topsail Beach, North Carolina and continues to be a lifelong theater enthusiast and Champion of the underdog.
Samantha Valletta (Assistant Producer) Samantha is beyond thrilled to be a part of The Love Note Musical. Before graduating college, Samantha had the privilege of working with The Ogunquit Playhouse, Boston Playwrights Theatre and Speakeasy Stage Company. Immediately following graduation, Samantha moved to New York City. After spending the past six months working in entertainment PR, she could not be happier to be returning to the home she has found in theatre. Special thanks to professors, friends and most importantly, my family...I love you more!