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

Board of Directors

  • Fred Taylor

    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.

  • Barbara Morrison

    Barbara Morrison

    Vice President

  • 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

  • Buffington Miller

    Treasurer

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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.

  • Aldo Billingslea

    Aldo Billingslea

    Member

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    Aldo Billingslea is the Father William J. Rewak S. J., Professor of Theatre Arts at Santa Clara University. He holds a B.A. in English and Communication Arts and an M.A. in Secondary Education from Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He earned his M.F.A. in Acting at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.  A member of Actor's Equity Association and the Screen Actor’s Guild, Billingslea has appeared in numerous theatrical productions in the Bay Area and across the country. On the MTC stage Aldo appeared in: Othello, Splittin’ the Raft, In the Red & Brown Water, and The Hairy Ape.Billingslea is an Asscoiate Producer at PlayGround and serves on the Board of The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre. He resides in Santa Clara with Renee Billingslea, his visual-artist wife who also teaches at Santa Clara University, and Trinity, their daughter, who is  captain of the Santa Clara Bronco Rowing team.

  • Cheryl Brandon

    Member

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    Following a career in financial sales, Cheryl, along with her husband Rick, started a management training company based in Marin. A resident of Mill Valley since childhood, Cheryl has been very active in local non-profit organizations, schools and political fundraising, including serving on the Board for the Center for Attitudinal Healing in Sausalito. After being “introduced” to the gem that is Marin Theatre Company in 2010, she joined the Board in 2015.  

  • Kipp Delbyck

    Member

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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.

  • William Felch

    William Felch

    Member

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    A full-time resident of Stinson Beach since 1996, Will Felch brings to the MTC Board many years of experience managing not-for-profit organizations. He retired in August 2018 after seven years as Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), having previously served as Executive Director of the ICO since 2007.

    A former newspaper reporter in Michigan, Will worked mainly for professional medical associations but spent 12 years as a consultant for non-profits focusing on communications, websites and strategic planning. He served on the Board of the Bolinas Museum for 12 years.

  • Wendy Feng

    Wendy Feng

    Member

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    Wendy Feng is an attorney at Covington & Burling LLP in San Francisco, representing corporate policyholders in insurance coverage claims. She has lived in Mill Valley for more than two decades, and has been attending plays at the Marin Theatre Company for nearly as long.  Wendy is the past Co-President of the Board of Directors of FACES SF, a non-profit organization in San Francisco that provides early childhood development, workforce training, and family support services to low-income families in the City of San Francisco.  She is a graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe College and Harvard Law School.

  • Marti Grimminck

    Marti Grimminck

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    Marti Wigder Grimminck is a global business executive, social entrepreneur, keynote speaker and creative marketer. As the Founder and CEO of International Connector, Marti brings to corporations and governments innovation processes to create large-scale systems change. She has launched and currently runs three social impact platforms: Innovative Resilience for accessibility in tech, Your Big Year for youth empowerment, Future of Women in Tech for diversity and inclusion solutions. Marti started her career as a Producer for international Broadway tours and large-scale events working across North America, Australia, Asia and Europe.

  • Denmo Ibrahim

    Denmo Ibrahim

    Member

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    Denmo Ibrahim is an artist and entrepreneur working at the intersection of experience design and advocacy. She is the founder & CEO of Earthbody Day Spa in San Francisco and Omcali Sacred Skincare in Petaluma, CA. Her creative work is generously supported by The Doris Duke Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, and Theatre Bay Area.

    Denmo holds an MFA from Naropa University and a BFA from Boston University. She teaches workshops on devised work, embodied communication and facilitation, somatic meditation, wellness and self-care. She is a founding artistic director of Mugwumpin, a resident artist of Golden Thread, and serves on the steering committee of MENATMA (Middle East North Africa Theater Makers Alliance). She lives in Mill Valley and Brooklyn.

  • Vera Meislin

    Vera Meislin

    Member

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    Vera has worked in concert touring, property management and construction management.  She has a business degree from San Francisco State University. Vera currently serves on the advisory board of the Mill Valley Library Foundation and was a board member 5 years, board chair 2 years, founded the fundraiser ~ Beyond The Book Bash ~ and chaired it for 3 years.  She is a founding member of How Women Give / How Women Lead.  Vera was also on the board of the Environmental Forum of Marin as the Director of Membership.  She has volunteered with a number of other organizations, as well as, the schools her 2 children attended growing up in Marin. Vera and her husband, Ken, have been subscribers and supporters of MTC for 24 years. Vera has been on the MTC board since 2018.

  • Christian Mills

    Christian Mills

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    Christian Mills is a fourth generation Mill Valley resident and is currently the Fund Development Director at The Redwoods where he recently oversaw fundraising for  . The Grove, Marin's first inpatient hospice center in partnership with Hospice by the Bay. He was a former actor and producer at Hyperion Pictures in Los Angeles before returning to the bay Area as Associate Director of Major Gifts for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. While at SFCM the development team was responsible for overseeing the capital campaign of the newly constructed Bowes Center for the Performing Arts which will house two state of the art performance halls and provide housing for over 400 students and faculty. Christian has served on the Milley Award Executive committee for eight years and also serves on the board of the Marin Symphony Association He received a bachelor of arts at UCLA in Theater, Film and TV. 

  • Kathryn Olson

    Kathryn Olson

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    Kathryn is a philanthropic leader, serving on the boards of civic, women’s leadership, and environmental non-profits.  She has been a Corporate Officer and Chief Marketing Officer / EVP at Nordstrom, Wrigley, Leapfrog and Shutterfly. She spent a decade at The Quaker Oats Company, including two years as Director of Marketing, Gatorade Europe. 

    Kathryn Olson is the Past-Chair, and former Chief Executive Officer, of the Women’s Sports Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring girls access to sports. The WSF was founded by Billie Jean King and has awarded over $50 million in educational and cash grants. 
     
    She has served on the board of the Marin Theatre Company since 2018. She recently completed a term as President, Environmental Forum of Marin. She previously served on the boards of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), Chicago Communities in Schools (CCIS), and the Women’s Board Executive Council of the Joffrey Ballet. 

    Ms. Olson has been named a “Game Changer” by the Sports Business Journal and one of the “Most Influential Women in Business” by the San Francisco Business Times.
     
    Ms. Olson graduated from the University of Illinois College of Commerce and earned her MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

  • Matthew Purdon

    Matthew Purdon

    Member

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    Matthew is a Creative and Product Executive with 20+ years of experience building internet startup businesses as a founder, developer, designer, product manager and business leader.  He currently works at Adobe as Sr. Product Director for the Creative Cloud.  He holds an MFA in studio art from JFK University’s Art & Consciousness department, exhibited his paintings professionally and taught UX design at Bay Area Colleges.  He has been involved in the performing arts throughout his life as a writer, director, actor, designer, producer and now board member.  He was the co-founder of the immersive theatre group Odyssey Works and has a BA in theatre from Northwestern University.  He lives in Mill Valley with his wife Liz and their 2 children, for whom he performs a puppet show almost every morning.

  • 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

    Member

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    Stacy Scott is the owner of Stacy Scott Catering. 

  • Robert Shoffner

    Robert Shoffner

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    Robert Shoffner is the Director of MBA Programs/Lecturer at Golden Gate University. He leads course and curricula design and ongoing course and program assessment, oversee content and delivery of all MBA core courses, manage scheduling of classes and assignment of faculty for MBA courses, and recruit, select, develop and mentor adjunct MBA faculty.  He provides instruction in subjects including of Business, Management, Strategy, marketing and Entrepreneurship. Robert is also the program director of the Chevron Small Business and Entrepreneurship Program at Golden Gate University. Robert previously served in roles as President for Citibank in California/Nevada and Managing Director/SVP of Business Banking for the Silicon Valley Region of Citibank. A native of St. Paul, MN he developed a love of theatre attending the Guthrie Theatre as a child. A graduate of Brown University he was a founding member of the Rites and Reason Theatre Company at the school.  Currently he is Board President of the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre where his wife Stephanie serves as Managing Director.