Cast Party! 2015
Cast Party! 2015 | Photo by Ed Smith

Board of Directors

  • Fred Taylor

    President

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    After a brief career as a college teacher, Fred helped build a successful real estate finance company while also working as a hands on residential real estate investor. Fred has been President of the Board of Marin Montessori School and Vice President of the Mill Valley Chamber Music Society. As President of Marin Theatre’s Board, he takes pleasure working with his fellow Board members to support the creative and hard working young professionals who bring consistently excellent work to MTC’s stage. A fifth generation Oregonian, Fred graduated from Harvard College and pursued a Ph.D. in Sociology at UC Berkeley.

  • Kipp Delbyck

    Vice President

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    Kipp is an educational consultant, specializing in college counseling. She works with high school students in the Bay Area and in Asia. Before becoming certified as a college admissions consultant, Kipp was a lawyer and lived in Hong Kong and Taiwan for seventeen years. Most of that time was spent as Legal Counsel for Dupont China Limited. When Kipp returned to the States in 1997, she obtained a secondary school teaching certificate in English. Shortly thereafter, Kipp joined the founders of 142 Throckmorton Theater, helping to establish the non-profit and serving as it President and on the Board of Directors until 2006. Kipp has also served on the Board of the Mill Valley Library and on various education and arts committees at The Branson School and San Francisco University High School.

  • John Chesley

    Secretary

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    John is a partner in the health care client group at the international law firm Ropes & Gray, where he has worked with nonprofits and their boards since 1985. He brings that experience and interest to board service at MTC

  • Robin Rice

    Treasurer

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    Robin Rice is currently the Chief Product Officer at American Giant, an emerging apparel brand focused on making exceptional product, at a fair price in the USA. Her executive leadership experience is unique in the retail industry. Well versed in multi-channel businesses, her extensive background involves bricks and mortar, ecommerce and catalog channels for brands such as Gap, Carter's, west elm and Serena & Lily. Her experience has included leadership of all aspects of the business – creative, design, finance, marketing, merchandising, operations, planning and production.

    Robin is currently on the board of Cortland Partners, a multi-family real estate development and management company. In the non-profit realm she is on the board of Marin Theatre Company (Treasurer) and the advisory board of the Greater Bay Area Make-a-Wish Foundation

  • Terry Berkemeier

    Member

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    Terry Berkemeier earned a BSc and a BE in Geology and Mining Engineering from the University of Sydney. He worked at the Libanon Mine in South Africa as an underground miner and analyst following his graduation, and then spent many years in corporate finance and investing at Bankers Trust, Merrill Lynch and the Capital Group Companies. He is on the boards of The Rosalind Russell Medical Research Center For Arthritis and The San Francisco Jazz Organization in addition to Marin Theatre Company. He is married, lives in Larkspur, has three adult children and four (at last count) grandchildren.

  • Carl Berry

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    Carl is CEO of Star Resort Group LLC, the nation’s most experienced shared ownership development and marketing company. Star specializes in luxury fractional interest residences and urban and resort timeshares. Star’s projects are located from New York City to San Francisco to Aruba to Puerto Vallarta, St. Simons Island, GA, Snowmass, CO, Northstar at Tahoe, CA and Stowe, VT. Professionally, Carl is a former Chairman of the American Resort Development Association, and its Leader of the Year. Carl's not-for-profit activities include former President of the University of Idaho Foundation and Alumni Association; President of the Board of Trustees, Lick Wilmerding High School; Founding Director of the Meritus College Fund; and board member of the Glacier National Park Conservancy.

  • Cheryl Brandon

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  • Beverly Butler

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    Beverly Butler is Senior Vice President in Treasury Management at Wells Fargo Bank. She began her career as a television news reporter with the NBC affiliate in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her career has spanned major corporations and international non-profits where she developed and directed marketing, public relations, and crisis communication strategies. She’s held executive positions at Brooks Athletic Shoes and Apparel (Hush Puppies), Rockport Shoe Company (Reebok), Pacific Bell, American Red Cross, The GAP, Inc., American Cancer Society, and Fireman’s Fund Insurance. Beverly serves on the Boards of PlayGround, the Mill Valley Library Foundation, and on the Advisory Committee of the Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery.

  • David Chapman

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    With more than 35 years of public relations agency experience, Dave lends his expertise to corporate, marketing and branding communications across a wide scope of industries. He is a senior expert in sustainability communications for Ketchum Purpose, the sustainability and social impact specialty at Ketchum, Inc., a global communications agency. He provides strategic positioning counsel and crafts authentic communications platforms for organizations and brands developing a sustainable program. He is active in the Bay Area community and sits on the board of trustees at Grace Cathedral, and has been involved with San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet and the San Francisco Symphony. 

  • Suzanne Darley

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    Suzanne Darley PhD.has been an educator for more than 30 years, dedicated to the transformative power of the arts. She has now come full circle from a youthful career in opera and musical theatre back to what motivates her most: arts education. Suzanne currently maintains a private voice studio for professionally tracked young singers. She earned a BA in International Relations from Stanford, followed by degrees ins such wide ranging areas as Vocal Performance, Expressive Arts Education, Waldorf Education, East West Psychology and Philosophy. She has published in the field of Expressive Arts, and has taught all ages from kindergarten through grad school and beyond. Suzanne was also one of the founding teachers of the San Francisco Waldorf High School as well as integral to the creation of an expressive arts program at CPMC and Marin General Hospitals. She is married to Mark Darley, and together they have two adult children who are also committed to having art in their lives.

  • Nancy Goldberg

    Member

  • Brian Haughton

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    Brian is a founding partner of Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP, a boutique environmental law firm in San Francisco. He counsels clients and represents them in administrative and judicial proceedings regarding all areas of environmental law. Brian regularly lectures and publishes in the field and has served as an adjunct professor of environmental law at Hastings College of the Law and University of San Francisco School of Law. He has also been honored repeatedly as a “Super Lawyer” by San Francisco magazine in an annual survey of Northern California lawyers.” Brian attended the University of Sussex, UC Davis, Harvard Law School and UC Berkeley School of Law.

  • Susan Holdstein

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    Susan Holdstein has been on the MTC Board of Directors since 2003. She was marketing committee chair for over five years, event chair for two years, and has been active on the annual fundraising committee for many years. Susan is involved in a variety of arts and theater organizations including The Acting Company, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

  • Barbara Kautz

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    Barbara Kautz, JD, FAICP, is a land use attorney and city planner who is a partner at Goldfarb & Lipman LLP, a real estate law firm primarily representing public agencies and affordable housing developers. Barbara regularly lectures and publishes on land use and California housing law and has served on the Mayor's Housing Cabinet for the City of Oakland, Board of Directors of the American Planning Association, California, and Board of Directors of the League of California Cities. Barbara graduated from Stanford University and received her Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley and J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

  • Buffington Miller

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    Buffington Clay Miller has been on the MTC Board of Directors since July 2015, and has served on the Development Committee.  Buffy lives in Sonoma and enjoys theatre productions and art throughout the area, from Santa Rosa to San Francisco.  In the past she has served on the Boards of the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

  • Connie Oclassen

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  • Ivan Poutiatine

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    Ivan Poutiatine has been on the MTC Board of Directors for over 30 years. He chaired the site and architect selection committees, wrote the program for the new theater, and helped oversee the construction of the present facilities. He has been president of the Board three times, and he chaired the Steering Committee for our five-year Strategic Plan. He chaired the selection committee for the present artistic director, Jasson Minadakis, and served on the selection committee for former producing director Ryan Rillette. His other Mill Valley community service includes two years on the Architectural Design Review Committee, five years on the Planning Commission, two years on the General Plan Steering Committee, one year on the Marin/Sonoma Wastewater Planning Committee, four years on the Board of the Southern Marin Sub Regional Sewerage Agency, four years on the City Council (Mayor in 1977), and three years on the Board of the Library Foundation. He also served on the building committees for both the Public Safety Building and the Community Center. In 1985 he was named Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce, and in 2007 he received a Milley Award for Creative Achievement. He is a retired architect.

  • Peter Poutiatine

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    Peter Poutiatine was born and raised in Mill Valley, California. A childhood spent rambling on Mt. Tam and on the trout streams of Northern California inspired a love of the outdoors that eventually sparked a career in education. The early lessons he learned as an outdoor educator in the backcountry of Washington State have guided his classroom practice and much of his thinking about education ever since. He spent three years teaching English at a boarding school in Massachusetts before moving back to Marin to take a position at a local independent day school. In 2003, he designed a new-model professional development center. In 2012, he convened a small team of forward-leaning educators to design a new-model experiential high school. In 2014, he started with the George Lucas Educational Foundation as the Senior School Selection Coordinator. He serves on the board of Challenge Success, the Stanford-affiliated educational nonprofit. He blogs and writes and occasionally speaks about the future of education and the need for positive change in our nation’s schools. Currently, he lives in San Anselmo with his wife of 20 years and three almost-grown kids.

  • Robert Reynolds

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    Bob joined the Board of MTC in 2016. He is a retired investment banker having worked 25 years in corporate finance in New York and San Francisco. Bob is a Trustee of the Marin Community Foundation and the Buck Family Fund. He was previously on the Board of Development Alternatives Inc. and   active on several nonprofit boards, including Canal Alliance, Counterpart International and The Mountain Institute. Reynolds received a B.A. from Tufts University, a Masters of Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

  • Stacy Scott

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    Stacy Scott is the owner of Stacy Scott Catering. 

  • Vickie Soulier

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    Vickie has lived in Marin County for over 40 years. She now lives in Kentfield where she raised her 2 children. Vickie's passion is traveling, especially off the beaten path. She loves theater both live and on the big screen. Besides the MTC board, Vickie sits on the Lark Theater board.

  • Kim Todd

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  • H. Hugh Vincent, MD

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    H. Hugh Vincent was born and raised in an agricultural family in the Sacramento Valley and came to the Bay Area in 1961 where he attended UC Berkeley and UCSF for graduate and Medical degrees. He practiced Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco from 1972 to 2012. He served more than 20 years on boards of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and Catholic Healthcare West Bay. He retired from clinical practice in 2012 but returned to serve as President and CEO of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in 2014. He is currently serving in his second tour on the board of MTC.

    Since 1975, he has been deeply involved in Medical Advocacy at the City, state and national levels serving as San Francisco Medical Society president and California Medical Association Trustee, and is a 20-year Delegate to the American Medical Association where he also served on and chaired the Council on Long Range Planning and Development for eight years. He has been engrossed in Bay Area theater since 1961 and is a charter member of ACT. Now that he and his wife Joan are both retired they anticipate that they will expand their travel horizons and enjoy more time with their grandkids around the country.

  • Suparna Vohra, DDS

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    Dr. Suparna Vohra has been practicing dentistry for 20 years. She chose America to pursue her life and her craft and specifically chose the Bay Area to develop her practice, because she believes it’s the most perfect place in the world. While she cares for your teeth and overall health through the art of dentistry, she might also talk your ear off about music, wine, politics, social causes, finance, comedy, travel, nutrition and the local food scene.

    Dr Vohra is a dedicated member of the Academy of General Dentistry(AGD),whose mission is to serve the needs and represent the interests of general dentists, to promote the oral health of the public, growth and development. She is also a member of American Association of Physicians and Dentists(AAPMD) which is a multidisciplinary group formed to build a bridge between physicians, dentists, other health care practitioners and the public to provide fuller, integrated care for children and adults.

    Dr. Vohra believes strongly in exceptional patient comfort, exceptional professional quality, and adoption of proven new technology. She believes in educating her patients about good long term oral health, and in ensuring patients make fully informed choices about their treatment. She brings a caring, warm chair-side manner and a great sense of humor to her work. She has built a loyal following of patients who find her approach to dentistry to be refreshing and enjoyable. Dr Vohra also believes in active involvement in her extended community, and that businesses should play a big role in supporting their communities. 

    To Dr. Vohra, dentistry is the perfect profession for a whole-brain thinker like herself. Attention to detail makes her skilled at her craft, while a sense of empathy helps her care for her patients who are in pain, are nervous or who have other questions or concerns.

    Outside of the office, Dr. Vohra has hosted television talk shows and pursued the world of Improvisational acting–put her in a spot and watch her deliver a real performance! Her biggest success in life she says is to have balanced her life with a great profession, wonderful husband, close knit group of friends and family, and interesting causes. She speaks 5 languages; of which she enjoys Italian the most. She travels the globe with her husband and companion who has an equal penchant for the corners of the world. His Italian background she says makes him a lovable companion and the best dinner date.

  • Beth Wintersteen

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