Current TVT Board Members



PresidentDan Frank

"Dan lives in Spring City and works at TVA. He has directed and performed at TVT since 2008. Dan has studied at Beverly Hills Studios in CA, John Robert Powers in Chicago and at The College of Lake County in IL. He has performed in over 25 plays, been in 1 independent film, published a book, and has a completed movie script with several more to write. He is thankful to be a part of this community and hopes the audience enjoys what they see. If not he asks you to let him know."

 

 

 


Vice PresidentKaren Hilleary Beck

Karen is a North Carolina native.  She received her BS from UNC-Greensboro and her MS from North Carolina State University in Management.  She is currently an adjunct professor at Chattanooga State where she teaches many of the business courses.  Karen was in the first show "Harvey" in 1988 and on the first board formed to revitalize TVT during that period.   She served as chairman of the building committee in 1996, and has served as treasurer, secretary, vice-president and two terms as president of the organization.  She has been the heart of the children and youth program with TVT and directed several shows.  Karen is a community advocate for the arts in Rhea County, served on the regional board of directors for the Moccasin Bend Girl Scouts, a Tennessee promise mentor, board member for the United Way, Open Door Fellowship board member as well as CTE advisor for our local high school. She loves longs walks on the beach, puppies and German chocolate cake.  Making a difference in our community is a way of life for her.

 

 


Secretary - Dianne Griffith

 

 

 

 


Treasurer - Linda Bayles

 

 

 


Guest Services / Box Office - Kathy Soja

Kathy, a native of Chicago, IL, started college at Northern Illinois University as a voice major, but eventually graduated in 1982 with a BA in Psychology and Sociology. After several years employed as an account representative, she stayed at home to raise her two children. Kathy’s family lived in the Chicago area until 1996, when she moved to Columbia, MO. There, she worked as a teller supervisor and sang with Sweet Adelines International, Inc.until 2002. In her new home in Columbus, OH, she was employed as a pharmacy tech, a sales clerk, and visited the classrooms of kindergartens, teaching dental hygiene for a local dentist. Happily, a great big purple dragon with huge teeth accompanied her. Kathy moved to Spring City, TN in 2008 and found TVT and another Sweet Adelines chapter. She has served as actor, stage manager, director and served on the Board of Directors from 2010 to 2014. She is happy to serve again!

 

 

 

Sets / Lighting - David Helzel

"David Helzel has been called an actor, playwright, child wrangler, confidant and coach, lighting & sound engineer, tech guru, prop master, finder of lost things, and set designer/builder (along with a few names that are better forgotten). He began his theater experience when he was only 5 years old, acting in a play called "How the Elephant Got its Trunk." In the 31 years since, he's lost count of the plays, skits, :) and dramas he's been part of. After acting, his passion is mostly in the tech side of things (including lights and sound). When not on stage he feels that it is his responsibility to do his job as close to perfect as possible so that NOTHING distracts from the actors' performances." 

 

 


Maintenance - Dave Eicher

 

 

 

   
Concessions & - 
Caroline Powers
"I got involved with TVT as a Stage Manager for Tennessee Triptych in summer of 2015, and I've been hooked ever since.  I have a wonderful husband and 4 talented, artsy children!  My hope is that we can get the word out to more and more people in the community about our theatre, every year!  It's a lot of fun here!  Come check it out and you'll see why!"


Costumes / Concessions -
Crystal Janow

 

 

 


   
Publicity - 
Crystal Stillman
 

 

 Advisor to the Board - Harry Landreth

Harry is a native of Spring City and the son of Margaret Landreth Scholz and the late Roland Landreth. He and his wife, Donna, have five children and seven grandchildren together. 
After graduating from Spring City High School, he earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Tennessee Tech and an MBA from M.T.S.U. Employment history includes Seagrams Distillery (Indiana), B.F. Goodrich (Ohio), Aladdin Industries (Nashville) and Southeern Silk Mills. In 1978, he started Landreth Manufacturing in Soddy Daisy and retired from it in 2003. In addition, during this period he also was a college professor (Chatt State), a TV talent agent (Market Jump), touring musical manager (Toe Roaster) and owner of the Chattanooga Lookouts.
Favorite hobbies include theater, gardening, travel and entertaining grandchildren. 
As a founding member of the Tennessee Valley Theatre since the eighties, he has performed in or directed over forty productions at TVT and the Cumberland County Playhouse. 
He and Donna enjoy frequent trips to New York (which always includes a few Broadway shows). They have traveled across the USA (all states except Maine) and other countries. 
But the most enjoyable hobby is spoiling the grandkids!
 




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