Dick Kordos received his B.A. from University of Detroit and his M.A. in Theatre from Wayne State University. He then became reacquainted with Nan Charbonneau from his U of D theatre days. They began working together in Indiana at a summer stock theatre and were married a year later in 1968. His career in the performing arts spanned almost 50 years where he was the Executive Director of five theatres and owned a film casting company, Kordos & Charbonneu Casting, for 20 years. His final position was at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lynchburg, where he retired in 2012.