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The Board of Directors of the Friends of Tybee Theater


The Executive Committee:


James Kluttz
President of Board

Retired; former owner of chain of car care centers; on board of Environmental Resource Network; Tybee Island Historical Society, former president of Hospice Savannah Inc.

Keith Gay
Vice President

Owner Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals; broker with Solomon Properties, Chairman of Tybee Tourism Council

William Blakey

Retired, former CPA with major accounting firm, served 6 years on Tybee’s audit committee, on board of Tybee Island Historical Society

Alfred Waite

Owner, Accountants on Tybee; vice president of Tybee Lite Shrine Club; executive committee member of the Alee Temple; and treasurer of Tybee Island Masonic Lodge #762. 


Board Members:


James Alexander

Retired, former owner of an Atlanta-based distribution company sold in 2012. Splits time between San Francisco and Tybee.

Cody Gay

Operations manager of Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals, following a successful career as a musician and singer. Advisory Board Member – Liverez Software

Renee DeRossett

Actor, director and professional animal wrangler for movies and television through her company animalsonset.com; Former Tybee Arts Association president and board member

Maria Lancaster

Executive vice president of Savannah Bee Co. Formerly long-time marketing, development and patron-services executive for the Savannah Music Festival.

Scott Garner

District Service Manager for the Home Depot

Patricia Miller Wann

Professional actor, writer, producer and theatre administrator, primarily in New York City.  She’s a former president of the Tybee Island Fine Arts Commission and member of Tybee Better Hometown program. On Tybee, she produced her husband Jim Wann’s “King Mackerel & The Blues are Running” as a benefit for the Post. She enjoys showing her Westminster champion havanese.

Karen Penick

Retired college professor, the last 18 years at Savannah Technical College where she headed the English as a Second Language Department; on board of Tybee Arts Association

Jeremiah “Jerry” B. Reeves, Jr.

Retired North Carolina real estate broker, licensed general contractor and residential property developer. Now he serves as a consultant and financial adviser to Aqua Plantations Fish farming in North Carolina, and is a member of the Tybee American Legion Post.

Daniel Turberville

Owner, Tybee Weed Wackers, Inc.; chairman of the Board of Trustees of Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church

Virginia Ward

Business Manager and Manager of Group Sales and Marketing at the Crab Shack




Melissa Turner
Executive Director

Executive Director since Feb. 2014. Previously member of board of directors of FOTT. Former newspaper reporter and editor, the last 22 years at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Steve Johnson
Stage and House Manager

Retired, former audio specialist in Washington, D.C., working in the U.S. House of Representatives Recording Studio

Kim Trammell
House Manager

Actor, director, vacation rental owner/operator. Former TAA board member

Upcoming Events
  1. Girls’ Night Out: “Gone With the Wind”

    January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. “One of These Nights,” the Music of the Eagles

    January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Southern Songbirds: An Evening with Jill Knight & Caroline Akin

    January 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Collin’s Barefoot Comedy Club/Michael Malone

    January 27 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  5. Date Night: “Forrest Gump”

    February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  6. Billie on Tybee!

    February 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  7. Date Night: “Moonstruck”

    February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  8. Lyn Avenue’s “Never Been to Nashville” EP Release Party

    February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  9. Chris Chandler Presents Songs for Lovers

    February 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  10. “Close to You:” The Music of the Carpenters

    February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm