Richard Springer, President

Rick Springer is a retired software engineer and an amateur thespian. He has been involved with Twelfth Night Productions since its inception. As a board member Rick is pleased to be able to give something back to the organization that has given him the opportunity to participate in the theater.

Renate Kroll, Vice President

Renate Kroll is an advertising and marketing professional for the UW. She has appeared on the stage many times with TNP in the ’90s, and is happy to be continuing with them as part of the board of directors.

Matthew Tevanan, Treasurer

Matthew Tevenan came to Twelfth Night via his husband, Danny Cords, in 2008, and has been seen and heard in several productions since then. Among the hats he has worn, the ones he is most proud of are actor/singer (The Music ManHow to Succeed…Oliver), cellist (Anything Goes), stage manager (The Diviners, Rumors, Love Letters), assistant stage manager (The Miss Firecracker Contest), and program designer (pretty much every TNP show for the past several years). Matthew has also worked in an artistic capacity with local theatre companies such as Balagan, Youth Theatre Northwest, UPAC, Microsoft Theatre Troupe, Macha Monkey Productions, Redwood Theatre, and Northwest Savoyards. In addition to his treasurer duties at TNP, Matthew is a Senior Technical Writer at the Seattle satellite office of Splunk Inc. He is proud to represent Twelfth Night as Treasurer, though he acknowledges that some of the thrill comes from his geeky affinity toward math and finance.

Jane Taylor, Secretary

Jane Taylor comes to the Twelfth Night board with a passion for live theatre and previous board experience at the Multifaith AIDS Project, her previous church Spirit of the Sound, Women in Communications, and Women in Cable TV. Jane is a huge believer in offering all three Ts — time, talent and treasure — to causes and organizations she believes in. In addition to volunteering with TNP as an actor, props madame, poster poster and cabaret co-director, Jane also run a program in West Seattle called Lettuce Pray that collects home-grown produce from gardeners via their churches and delivers it to the West Seattle and White Center food banks. When not volunteering, Jane has been known to show up at work on occasion, as a copywriter for AmazonLocal.

Kathy Ayer

Kathy Ayer has taught Spanish and Drama for 26 years. She is one of the founding members of the board and has backed up Mary Springer since Mary started doing Shakespeare plays with her older students in 1998.

Jennifer Best

Jennifer Best is a Seattle-born veteran of several TNP shows. She is a physician with UW Medicine and with her husband is raising two fabulous boys who have already begun to benefit from TNPs amazing community.

Mary Gustafson

Mary Gustafson is a theatrical wardrobe professional who has worked in many local theaters including: Seattle Opera, Seattle Reparatory Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, 5th Avenue Theatre, Paramount Theatre, ArtsWest Theatre and of course Twelfth Night Productions.  She is a founding member of Twelfth Night Productions and has served as the theatrical costume mistress for Twelfth Night Productions for the past 7 years.

Darcie Stella

Darcie Stella is a physical therapist and a life long theater enthusiast. She has been involved with TNP in various capacities since 2009, when her daughter first started acting with the company. She is forever thankful for the support and opportunities that TNP provides for the local arts community and is delighted to be serving her first year as a board member.