Dr. Schaefer earned her B.S.E. and M.S. in civil engineering and Ph.D. in industrial
engineering from Arizona State University. Before working in the FAA offices depicted
in Budget Justified, Dr. Schaefer worked as a simulation engineer at the MITRE Corporation
and taught statistics at Marymount and American Universities. She has taken screenwriting
courses from a Hollywood screenwriter and graduate level video production courses
from American University.
Dr. Schaefer is involved in several technology and women's organizations in the DC
metro area. She also trains and runs races with the DC Roadrunners.
Dave Cooperman has played major roles in several movies, including Deadlands: The
Rising, Deadlands 2: Trapped, Drug Related, and Flogging Margaret. He grew up in
the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.
Kevin Mayberry has appeared in several films with Dave Cooperman, including Drug
Related. He appeared in The Life I Lived along with two other Budget Justified cast
members. Kevin produced The Sobbing Stone, in which he also played the lead role.
Kevin also plays White House Chief of Staff in the pilot for the television show
Kevin is the Director of Financial Risk Management at KPMG and received his industrial
engineering degree from Columbia University.
Ted Taylor played authoritarian figures in several movies. He is the Minister of
Parliament in Browncoats: Redemption, and the US President in Time Refugees. Along
with Kevin Mayberry, Ted plays an FBI agent in the television pilot Signals and plays
a leading role in The Life I Lived. He also plays a major role in the horror film
Ghosts Don’t Exist.
Ted is the Director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Program
Elizabeth (Eli) Sibley received her Master of Arts degree in Drama from Catholic
University. She was active in the Washington, DC, theatre community before she moved
to New York City.
Eli has acted in and written plays for the Capital, Minnesota, and NYC Fringe festivals.
She was on the cast for Beyond the Horizon which played at the American Century Theatre,
and The Graduate which played at the Church Street Theatre. She also played a mistress
in the movie The Good Listener.