Board of Directors


WAYNE PURSER | President

Wayne Purser

Wayne enjoys live theater. He started attending when his children were in drama classes during high school. With Driftwood Players’ involvement in 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 an 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.

MELODY MISTLIN | Vice President

Melody Mistlin has been an active member, volunteer and supporter of Edmonds Driftwood Players for many years. Although her first love is acting, she also has performed many roles behind the scenes including Document Specialist, Stage Manager, Producer, Marketing and volunteer retention. Melody has worked in electronics for over 40 years and is now enjoying retirement with her husband.

ERIN SUTTER | Secretary

Erin has been involved with Edmonds Driftwood Players since 2013. She is often seen bartending in the lobby during Driftwood shows but has enjoyed being a Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager for multiple shows in past seasons. Erin has a background with customer service and technology and she loves supporting theater by sharing her skills working and volunteering at EDP and multiple Seattle Theaters including ACT, Seattle Public Theater, STG, Macha Theatre Works and the list goes on.

DAVID COOK | Member-at-Large

David was born and raised in Burlington Vermont, graduating from the University of Maine with a degree in graphic design and communication. He worked for several advertising and design firms throughout New England before starting his own advertising agency in 1988, which he still operates today from his home office in Mukilteo. His introduction to acting came with a role in a one act, followed by a variety of acting and directing opportunities. He was on the Board of Directors for several years with Essex Community Players in Vermont. David is also a songwriter, composer and guitar player.  


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