Mansfield received his B.S. from James Madison University and his M.A. in education from Virginia Tech. He has performed and directed with a wide variety of local arts organizations, including Mill Mountain Theatre, Showtimers, Opera Roanoke, Gamut, Roanoke Ballet Theatre, Roanoke Children’s Theatre, Little Town Players, Off The Rails, Hollins, and Virginia Western Community College. He has also provided technical support (lighting, sound, and video design) to many local theatres and created videos for Hollins, Kimoyo, Mill Mountain, and Roanoke Children’s Theatre.