Lake Travis High School

 Crew Who's Who 

  • Mrs. Nikki Guckian head shot

    Mrs. Nikki Guckian


    Austin native Nikki Guckian received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Texas State University. She worked in Special Effects Sound Editing and her crew (under Alan Murray) won an Oscar for Best Sound Editing. After taking a hiatus from behind-the-scenes work, she joined the cast of the daytime television drama "Passions" on NBC. Nikki began her teaching career at a boarding school in Sedona, AZ, before returning to the Austin area. She taught in both Austin ISD and Leander ISD and is now ecstatic to be part of the Lake Travis family and work with such amazing and talented students. She would like to thank her amazing husband, Alan Guckian, and their children, Tristan and Hunter, for their constant support and, of course, her biggest fans, her parents Bobby and Kay Spinosa.

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    Mr. Adam Poynor

    Director/Music Director

    Born and raised in Abilene, Adam Poynor earned both a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and a Master of Music degree in Choral conducting from Hardin-Simmons University. Before going into his teaching career, he was the Asst. Director of the Abilene Performing Arts Company for three years. When not performing on stage, he was the Music Director for Paramount Productions, Abilene Community Theatre, and the McMurry Summer Musical Theatre Program. In 2010, he began his teaching in Austin as the choir director at Chapa Middle School. In 2018, he moved to Lake Travis High School and is loving every minute of it. The Cavalier Choir feels like home and he is so proud to be able to lead this talented group year after year. Adam is a member of Texas Choral Directors Association, American Choral Directors Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, conducts the Lakeway Wildflowers, and sings with Voci d’Amici.

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