The Board

Jane Taylor, President

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. When not volunteering, Jane has been known to show up at work on occasion, as an Account Executive at TLG Learning.

Amy Adair, Vice President

Amy Adair is a Pricing Analyst for a Containership company by day and an actress, singer and musician by night.  She performed in her first show with Twelfth Night in 2010 and they haven’t been able to get rid of her since.  Some of her favorite roles include Lucy in Charlie Brown at TNP, Ernestina Money in Hello Dolly with TNP, and Mrs. Cratchit in Scrooge with SMT. Amy plays the violin with the Orchestra of Flight, she is a singer in a Country band and a Rock band.  In her free time she plays billiards and loves crafting.  She is excited to be a part of this amazing group of theater lovers, and hopes that she can contribute to our mission of strengthening community and providing education through the performing arts.

Richard Springer, Secretary and Treasurer

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.

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.

Alia Collins-Friedrichs

Alia has been an active and passionate member of the Seattle Theatre Community for almost a decade now – and it all started with Twelfth Night Productions! Since performing in Oliver! eight years ago, she has worked in nearly every facet of theatre production, from devising and producing to marketing, front of house, and education, and recently completed a degree in Applied Theatre & Community Drama. She strongly believes in the power of the arts as a tool to bring people together, and deeply believes that Twelfth Night has embodied this mission since its conception. Joining the board of this visionary company is an honour, and she is dedicated to the growth and strengthening of this thriving community.

Sarah Edwards

Sarah Edwards is a busy mom of three who enjoys getting her creative fix through Twelfth Night Productions. She first worked with Mary Springer with school musicals and then began painting sets for Twelfth Night in 2011. Sarah joined the board in 2016 and is always looking for ways to contribute. The best part for Sarah is seeing all the goodness and magic of the community come together and create amazing works that move and entertain.

Andrew Heckle

Andrew is an avid patron of The Arts and is passionate about bringing live theatre to his local West Seattle community. He loves travel and has been fortunate enough to visit twelve different countries and believes being exposed to different cultures is a profoundly wonderful thing. When not volunteering or traveling, he loves spending time with friends, especially dining out and discovering places old and new. In his professional life, Andrew is a Strategic Account Executive for a pharmacy benefits consulting firm and enjoys bringing his skills to contribute to the board of TNP.

Steven Liang

Steven Liang joined the Twelfth Night Productions board in 2018. He has been involved with the organization since 2007, in which he participated in multiple shows. Steven works for the Kin On Health Care Center as an assisted living administrator. When he is not involved with TNP, he enjoys backpacking, camping and good eats.

Steve Ray

Steve Ray has been with TNP since its beginning and is pleased to lend his talents to the board.