Board of Directors



Kelly McDonald, President

Kelly moved to Richmond Beach in 2018 after many years living in SE Asia and working for international NGOs including IUCN and the Ford Foundation. She was an active member of the Bangkok Community Theatre and the Caravan Theatre in Bangkok, as well as a guest lecturer in theatre at Chulalongkhorn University. She served on the board of the Bali International School (now Bali Island School). Kelly is a graduate of Pomona College (BA in theatre design) and Carnegie Mellon University (Masters in arts management). She and her husband and have four grown children who live in various countries and a Bali dog. She is a Director at the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association for Children.


Heather was raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio where she enjoyed going to the theater and performing in school plays. She continued her passion for theater in college, where she graduated with a degree Dramatic Literature from George Washington University. She moved to New York and then LA for a few years working in TV and Film productions. She settled in the Seattle area 20 years ago where she has worked as an event manager, chef and cooking instructor. Recently moved to Edmonds, Heather and her husband have two school age children, and a big fluffy dog whom she walks frequently along the Edmonds waterfront. Heather is excited to be a part of this amazing community theater, and to re-connect with her life-long love of the theatre arts. 

RACHEL PERRY | Secretary

Rachel and her family moved to Mukilteo, from the Silicon Valley area of California, in 2019. Born and raised on the Central Coast, Rachel ended up in the Gilroy / Hollister communities after getting married. After her first audition, done on a whim and landing the lead, she was hooked on being onstage and worked with many local theater groups, both on and off stage. Rachel was a board member for the Gilroy Arts Alliance, developing fundraising events and introducing the theater and other arts events to the local community. She has worked for a test and measurement company in the Silicon Valley for more than 20 years, involved in both international and domestic sales.


Sandra (she/her) has lived in the Edmonds area for 25 plus years and has been a enthusiastic attendee at numerous EDP productions. It wasn’t until recently she decided to volunteer and has quickly fallen in love with all aspects of the theater. She is committed to keeping local theater strong and accessible to everyone.


With Richard’s first career in theatre lighting, then 30 years in leadership positions and as a national consultant to museums, returns him to his theatre roots. Especially with the amazing 65-year history of the Edmonds Driftwood Players. Now, post-covid, the board and staff are setting the table for the good things to come, and we are excited to be developing its future. Richard’s experience at the Museum of Flight and the Seattle Art Museum has him passionate about the nonprofit creative venues that bring so much to our communities.  He is a longtime advocate of museums and the performing arts while serving on the board of Inspire Washington. Richard’s education was at the Evergreen College, studying art and in the Management in the Public Interest program.  He also has a Master’s of Science in Management, with a focus on board and staff relations from Antioch University Seattle.

IRINA GELFENBEYN | Member-at-Large

Introduced to the arts at an early age, Irina is a theater super-fan. Understanding the vital role local theater plays in its community, Irina is proud to honor and support the 60+ year legacy of Edmonds Driftwood Players by rolling up her sleeves and doing whatever needs to be done to keep live theater alive!


Jacqueline Meyners is a director and theatre educator, originally from Colorado.  She grew up in the small mountain town of Durango, where she first acted as Miss Honey in a parent-adapted version of the Roald Dahl novel Matilda.  After getting her BA in Theatre Education and Acting from the University of Northern Colorado, Jacqueline taught middle school theatre for two years.  In 2019, Jacqueline moved to Seattle and became the Drama teacher at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood.  Under her guidance, the Meadowdale Players have won multiple awards and grown to a program of 50+ students.  Jacqueline believes strongly in the transformative, creative process of theatre.  She is thrilled to help continue Edmonds Driftwood Players’ long legacy and looks forward to helping shape what it will grow into next.