Meet The Crew

Matt Bolender
Len Shaffer
Liam Cody
Nick Casas
Matt Bolender - Program Producer/Director

 

Matt has managed the Mr. Funnelhead Show for the past 20 years. His insight and management have built a dynamic school education program that has educated over 235,000 students since its inception back in October of 1995. With three different school shows, the program has been able to captivate and educate 1st-5th grade students of Contra Costa County about the importance of keeping oil and grime out of our storm drains and water supply. Matt lives in Concord with his wife and two boys.

 
Len Shaffer - Mr. Funnelhead
Len Shaffer plays Mr. Funnelhead. He has been seen throughout the Bay Area as an actor, singer, piano/keyboard player and songwriter. Favorite roles have included Tony in West Side Story; Vernon in They're Playing Our Song; George in Same Time, Next Year; Curly in Oklahoma; Dad in Cheaper by the Dozen; and Brady in Inherit the Wind. He has worked with the Mountain Play, the Willows Theatre, Playhouse West, and the Calaveras Repertory Theatre, and was in the world premiere musical A Time for Courage, based on Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, which played at the Regional Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Len has been featured in the independent films The Last Innocent Summer, The Clock Strikes Twice, and Cult (which was shown at the New York International Film Festival), and has appeared on keyboards and vocals with the rock bands Invazion, OCD and Nine Lives. Len was a member and assistant director of the a cappella doo-wop group The Starry Knights , and enjoyed two-year runs in the long-running Bay Area musicals Are We Almost There?; Shopping! The Musical; and Party of Two.  Currently, Len is writing the music and lyrics for an original musical, The Ordinary Me and working on his first CD, Extra-Ordinary. Len has a degree in Radio, Television and Film from the University of Kansas, where he served as the Executive and Musical Director of The Jayhawk Singers, the university's show choir. Check out his website at www.lenshaffer.com.

 
Liam Cody - Dr. Freckle

 

Liam is more than happy to be a part of the Mr. Funnelhead Show. He first started his acting career with a role in a high school production of 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. He has gone on to perform numbers from Newsies, Spamalot, and Sondheim with roles in The Wedding Singer, Forbidden Broadway and Seussical the Musical. He is ecstatic to be working with such a talented cast and crew and hopes to provide a lasting impact on the recycling habits of our youth.
Nick Casas - Filtbot 3000

Nick is new to the team. He comes from Northgate High School where he studied drams and music. He is more than happy to be a part of the Mr. Funnelhead Show. He loves to work with kids and be a part of keeping our environment clean.