The Board of Directors

of the Friends of Tybee Theater

The Executive Committee:

James Kluttz
President of Board
Keith Gay
Vice President
Owner Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals; broker with Solomon Properties, past Chairman of Tybee Tourism Council
William Blakey
Retired, former CPA with a major accounting firm, served 6 years on Tybee’s audit committee, on board of Tybee Island Historical Society
Alfred Waite
Owner, Accountants on Tybee; past 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 barware 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; Former Tybee Arts Association president and board member
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.
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.
Dr. Ronnie Spilton
Retired educator, and veteran theater actress and director, she recently relocated from Highlands, NC, to Savannah with her husband, where she acts and directs for Asbury Memorial Theatre and the Tybee Arts Association.
Sandy McCloud
Following a 20-plus-year career in radio, she currently is an Associate Broker/Realtor with Century 21 Fox Properties, as well as a  performer in singing groups and theater and a successful fundraiser for numerous nonprofits. She currently volunteers for Hospice Savannah.
Emily Liebtag 
A classically trained ballerina, she has planned and produced events for multiple artistic arenas, from music festivals and concert tours to directing all productions of the Chicago Cultural Center. She and her husband now own and operate the new Salt Island Fish & Beer restaurant on Tybee.
Shelly Ainsworth
A private practice psychotherapist, she formerly was coordinator of the Child and Adolescent Unit at Tidelands Community Mental Health Center in Savannah.


Melissa Turner
Executive Director
Executive Director since Feb. 2014. Previously a 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