Board

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, past Chairman of Tybee Tourism Council
William Blakey
Secretary
Retired, former CPA with major accounting firm, served 6 years on Tybee’s audit committee, on board of Tybee Island Historical Society
Alfred Waite
Treasurer
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:

Kathy Black-Dennis
Retired from a career in the corrections  criminal justice system in Washington DC and Kentucky, and former board member of Actor’s Associates in Louisville, she now owns a vintage bar ware business.
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
Marketing manager, Tybee Vacation Rentals; Former executive vice president of Savannah Bee Co. Formerly long-time marketing and public relations 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 Grand 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.
Shirley Sessions
Realtor with Century 21 Fox Properties; formerly AT&T Contract Manager/Human Resouces, Director United Way, four terms on Tybee City Council, including 2000-01 when council partnered with Historical Society to save Post Theater from demolition. Board service: Tybee Beautification, Marine Science, Oatland Island, Live Oak Public Libraries, Savannah Humane Society.
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
 

STAFF

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.
Jaime Whalen
Business Manager
Former Office Manager for Consolidated Utilities. President of Bull River Shoals HOA, Board of Directors, CFO, Bull River Plantation
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
Assistant business manager, The Crab Shack; actor, director, Tybee Arts Association president