Our Current Board of Directors includes…
President, Ted Jaquith
Ted was introduced to theater by his parents. He has early memories of hanging out at rehearsals while his father conducted pit orchestras and produced musicals. He still enjoys attending rehearsals. Ted has lived in Edmonds all of his adult life. He has been active with DP as an actor, a director and a patron. He is honored to now serve as its president.
Theater has always been a passion for Sarita. She first crawled on stage when she was 18 months old, and from that moment on, Sarita was hooked. As a young adult, Sarita spent countless hours on stage. After becoming a teacher, she started directing children’s theater. Last year, Sarita starred in two Driftwood shows. She is currently teaching 4th grade in the Shoreline School District. Sarita and her husband Mike have two children (or as they would prefer to be called, one teenager and one adult) and two pampered dogs! Sarita is very honored to be part of the Driftwood board.
Jay has very much enjoyed being part of the Driftwood “family” for the past few years, having been on stage in several Driftwood shows: The Music Man, The Wizard of Oz, Thugs, and A Funny Thing Happened….Forum. He has also played keyboards and trumpet in pit orchestras for a number of musicals in the area. Jay hails from Wisconsin, where he taught Instrumental Music in public schools for eight years before returning to college for an Electrical Engineering degree. He has been in the area for 10 years, and is employed by Physio-Control in Redmond, as a Director of Operations.
Katie caught the theater “bug” a few years ago, and hasn’t stopped since! Her experience includes working with Madrona Children’s Theater, teaching creative drama in preschools with Seattle Shining Stars, and many Driftwood productions. Stage managing and producing are her favorite roles, and she’s thrilled to put some of those organizational skills to use here on the EDP Board. Katie was an office manager for a Seattle law firm for more than 8 years, before taking the plunge into self-employment, as a Personal Assistant for small businesses and individuals. She loves being part of the Driftwood family, and hopes to continue being a part of the amazing opportunities EDP brings to our local community!
I have been married to the same beautiful, loving woman for the past 39 years and have three adult children who all live close with their children. We have lived in the Bothell area for the past 28 years and enjoy socializing in our neighborhood with friends and family. Four years ago, I retired from a long and rewarding career in commercial construction. It is an honor to be elected to the Board of Directors for Driftwood Players and I believe my experience in managing large commercial projects will help me maintain our facilities well.
Dr. Jamieson is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been in private practice in downtown Edmonds for 24 years. She earned her doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis in 1983 and spent the first half of her life in the Midwest (Chicago and St. Louis). She is married and has two grown daughters. In addition to being on the DP board, she LOVES to stage manage and produce DP shows. She feels that theater is a wonderful complement to working with people in psychotherapy, insofar as both involve understanding how humans behave and think!
Louise Kincaid has worked in nonprofit management and development for over 20 years. Prior to joining the Future of Flight Foundation, she was the Executive Director for Mercer Island Center for the Arts where she brought a wide range of arts and nonprofit management skills, initiating the $25 million capital campaign through community outreach and fundraising efforts. With a passion for the arts and musical theatre, Louise was Village Theatre’s Director of Development for 10 years, where she oversaw both the $2 million annual fund and the multi-faceted $11 million capital campaign fundraising efforts for both Issaquah and Everett. Joining the Northwest Chamber Orchestra in 1992 as Executive Director, she led the organization to a 10-year period of remarkable organizational growth, fiscal stability and artistic excellence. She graduated from the University of Michigan with two graduate degrees in Musicology and Music Performance.
Sean started out in theater during high school in the 1980’s, at the request of a friend. Cast in the lead role, he caught the bug. From high school on in Huntsville, AL, he transitioned from actor to stage manager, director, and other positions, all the while with his lovely wife, whom he met in the theater. In the late 90’s, they relocated to Chicago, where he continued his theater love, holding almost all positions, including four years as theater manager for a high school and terms on two different theater boards. After ten years, they moved to Nashville, where he spent two years working with equity companies. In 2007, they moved to Seattle, where he once more took up the theater scene, working with various companies (sometimes with his wife). He has been stage manager and occasional stand-in actor for numerous shows at the DP. When not doing theater, he is a staff member and tester for various online games, reads, spends time with his wife and two cats, and helps care for his live-in mother-in-law. His one known quote is “My wife makes the big bucks so that I get to play!” They recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Seems something is working well!
Desmond grew up on a farm in Southern Rhodesia, present-day Zimbabwe, and now lives in Snohomish, WA with his wife, Karen. He was educated in Rhodesia and graduated from an all-white teacher’s college; although he could attend classes, he was not allowed to live or have meals on campus. He taught in Rhodesia and moved to the USA in July 1972. He and Karen taught in a private junior boys’ school in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Desmond also coached soccer (aka football), skiing – although he had never seen snow before, basketball – although he had never heard of it before, and track and field. He subsequently served as principal at two consecutive private middle schools before retiring in 2006 and moving to Washington State in 2007. Currently he is the Children’s Advocate at the Interfaith Shelter for Homeless Families in Everett, WA. His favorite sport is soccer which he played in high school, college and semi-professionally in Rhodesia. He currently coaches – with his daughter – a soccer team of ten-year old girls, including his granddaughter. Desmond’s acting career ended with a part in the Kaufman/Hart play, You Can’t Take it With You. No, he never did meet Jean Arthur and yes, a grandfather of his was a renowned medicine man (a so-called witchdoctor). Karen and Desmond have two daughters and five grandchildren.
As a season ticket holder, Wayne enjoys live theater. This started when his children were in drama classes during high school. With Driftwood Players involvement of the summer youth program, this has sparked him to volunteer on the board. Wayne says “We are the teachers to the children, let’s keep them laughing”. As a local businessman and event organizer, he brings insight on – reaching out to the community and protecting assets. As a Northwest native he enjoys traveling, golf, coffee and all the water views he can find.http://edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org/about-us/key-players/
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