Melissa Riley (Founder & President) Melissa moved to Beaverton from Los Angeles to work as the First Assistant Director on the Academy Award nominated animated feature film, Coraline. She founded BCT in 2009 and continues to oversee productions, maintaining an inclusive environment that values the contributions from all involved. An assistant director for feature films and television, BCT started when Melissa had time between projects to direct a play at the former Kingstad Center. Enthusiastically the community supported her production and one play became an entire first season of the Beaverton Civic Theatre. Melissa received the Beaverton Art Commission’s Art Leadership Award and was described as “a tremendous asset and visionary for the artistic community of Beaverton.” When not at the theatre, Melissa coordinates the Raleigh Park Elementary School Talent show and leads a troop of Daisy Girl Scouts.
Amanda Clark (Secretary) Amanda has been working with the Beaverton Civic Theatre since 2011 when she relocated to Portland after graduating from Ball State University with degrees in Advertising and Acting. She contributes to marketing and promotion efforts for the theatre and performances. Amanda has a passion for community theatre and the way it gives us a chance to use storytelling to share life experiences so we can all understand each other, and our world, just a little better. Amanda is a freelance social media marketer for her company, Raindrop Social Media. When she isn't performing onstage, Amanda enjoys yoga, wine tasting, or diving into a new novel.
Tulsi Rao (Treasurer) Tulsi started her journey with the Beaverton Civic Theatre in 2012 and joined the board in 2016. From joining the drama club in middle school, to being inducted as a thespian in high school, coaching at a local Broadway preparatory school, and minoring in Theatre Arts in college - theatre has always been a part of Tulsi's life. Having recently completed her MBA, Tulsi brings her business knowledge to BCT, acting as the board's Treasurer. She is very excited to work with such a talented and professional group of individuals who are passionate about making theatre an integral part of the Beaverton community. When she isn't busy pretending her life is a musical, Tulsi works as a Director of Marketing and Patient Experience at an orthopedic clinic, where people who've take the phrase "break a leg," too literally, come to get it fixed!
Jennifer Wolf (Member-At-Large) Jennifer developed a deep appreciation for high quality theater while attending Knox College. Upon returning to Beaverton she witnessed professionalism and passion in BCT’s productions for several years before becoming involved herself. She has served on the board since 2014. As a children’s librarian Jennifer plans events and activities for families in Beaverton, as well as provides much needed books and resources for children, teens, and the adults who serve them. In addition to her work she enjoys gardening, playing ukulele, and sharing time with family and friends.
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