Founder and Resident Director
After over 25 years of experience in the arena of live theatre productions, religious worship events and services, and event coordination, Jo-Ellen Ming pursued her dream of forming her own production company. TrueJEM Productions became a reality in 2012 and has provided the Lakeshore area with quality amateur theatre events beginning with "The Spitfire Grill". All of Jo-Ellen’s productions involve immersing the audience in the experience, leading the mission of TrueJEM. In addition to being owner and operator of TrueJEM, Jo-Ellen enjoys teaching children's theatre classes and piano lessons through Avalon School of the Arts. She also enjoys gardening, going to movies, and watching NASCAR. She is married to Dave Hering, has a son, Jacob, and grand-daughter, Rowan - all of whom have been involved in theatrical shows with TrueJEM.