The Board of Directors
The Little Theatre on the Bay Board of Directors is an all volunteer group dedicated to the success of the theatre. Each of these members have been elected by the members for three year terms.
Juliana’s life experience includes 25 years as an early childhood educator. She is the founder of the preschool at Emmanuel Church in Coos Bay and is currently the administrative assistant of their front office.
Julianna’s theatre experience began as a child and continued through college with a long break to focus on her family and relocation from California to the Oregon Coast. Shortly after arriving to this area Julianas children became involved with On Broadway Theater in the production of Peter Pan and her involvement came shortly after with a small part in Dorothy Meets Alice. Juliana was introduced to the Little Theatre on the Bay in 2006 when she was in the production of the King and I and has participated in at least one production each year since that time. Juliana was elected Vice President of the Board three years ago and assumed the duties of President on and a half years ago. Juliana is very excited for the future of the Liberty Theater. She loves the historic nature of the Liberty and the passion of everyone who has and is participating in preserving its future.
Leatha has been in the medical field for more than 25 years and is currently a CNA2 specializing in geriatric in private in home care. Working with the local elderly population her passion is to ‘make their life a little easier’.
Leatha has been married to Joe Vos for the past seven years and has three grown children and one granddaughter. She has lived in the Bay Area since her early childhood and was introduced to the theatre while in a high school drama class. Her first community theatre experience was in Bill Scotts production of Hotel Baltimore for Little Theatre on the Bay in the late 1970’s. During that time Leatha became friends with her mentor Tosca Means, the founder of On Broadway Theatre. Leatha has since been very active with the management of On Broadway Theatre and has brought many of it’s production to The Liberty Theatre. She is very excited with the restoration of the theatre and looks forward to many more years of successful community theatre productions.
As a business owner in North Bend for the last 34 years as well as a parent and grandparent, I realize the significant place that the Liberty Theatre and Little Theatre on the Bay holds in our community.
As our schools reduce the Theater Arts department our community theater organizations must step in and fill the void. LTOB is filling that void with open audition for musical productions, plays such as Charlotte’s Web and the all-inclusive summer and Christmas Opry.
I support the restoration of the Liberty Theatre in order that these activities can continue for the next 100 years. The restoration of the theater and with strong community support LTOB will be able to develop a Children’s Theater workshops and to continue to be the center of theater arts in Oregon’s Bay Area. And let us not forget the restoration and preservation of this historic building draws more tourists to stop and enjoy all that downtown North Bend has to offer.
Most people know Nels as a lighting and scenic designer. Others know his work as a producer and stage manager. No matter how you know his name, his 50 years in the entertainment world have made him well known. If you have been to Disneyland and
My love of theater started when my mom took my girl scout troop to the Hult Center to see the Nutcracker. What small child isn’t fascinated by the magic they create. My first theater job was in Lancaster, PA at American Music Theatre as the Assistant to the
Aymée Pedder was too young to remember her first on-stage appearance. Like many children, her first theatrical opportunities came from church Christmas and Easter pageants. She was bit by the acting bug and in 1992 began regularly participating in
Steve works with the media outlets to publicize the performances and events at the Liberty Theatre. He also administrates the website and other internet and media related projects. Steve is a Registered Nurse at Bay Area Hospital working as a Nurse
Joe Vos has worked for the past thirty years for the City of North bend in the Waste Water Collection System. Joe’s family moved here in 1964 when the Liberty Theater was only 35 years old. Joe became fond of the stage while in high school in the 80’s
Jeanne Woods is in charge of the Costume Department, as well as the Liberty Restoration Committee Chair. As a retired teacher, she has time to donate to help restore the Liberty. She helps focus the committee on architectural plans, grant
Steve works with the media outlets to publicize the performances and events at the Liberty Theatre. He also administrates the website and other internet and media related projects. Steve is a Registered Nurse
Joe Stoffel-Board Member
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Joe Stoffel is a retired Drama teacher, and has been living in the Bay Area since 1975. He is the Member at Large, often assuming absent members’ duties. Joe is also the “Board Liaison,” the link between a show’s director and the Board of Directors. Joe’s