Our Team

Our Team

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

  • Hugh Dickey

    President

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    Hugh Dickey

    President

  • Jennai Bachus

    Secretary, Drama Camp Director, Financial Committee

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    Jennai Bachus

    Secretary, Drama Camp Director, Financial Committee

    Jennai Howe Bachus believes that the arts are one of the important ways for communities and individuals to express, create and share. She grew up in Evergreen and is so excited that her experience as an Organizational Consultant and her love of the arts have come together in what she calls “one of the most rewarding roles” she has been privileged to enjoy. Jennai has served on the boards and as an officer of multiple arts and education boards throughout Colorado. Although she is not a performer, she is always happy to be an audience member and an avid supporter of the arts. One of her favorite parts of the Players is Drama Camp which happens every July.

  • John Davis

    Treasurer

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    John Davis

    Treasurer

    John and his wife Kathleen become a part of the Players family when they moved to Evergreen over 50 years ago. While they played many parts on stage together, it quickly became apparent that John's theater skills were strongest in other areas. Light and sound design, stage management and administrative duties make up the bulk of his activities with the Players. John has also served on the Board of Directors of both the national theater organization (AACT) and the state theater organization (CCTC).

  • Kathleen Davis

    Board Member

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    Kathleen Davis

    Board Member

    Since 1966 Kathleen has been fortunate to have the opportunity to work and play with countless talented, caring, and funny folks in this community who love theater. When not busy with parenting or a career as pianist and music educator, she has acted, directed, built sets, and swept floors. Currently Kathleen serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors.

  • Kim Bogin

    Board Member

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    Kim Bogin

    Board Member

    Kim Bogin has been involved in the Evergreen arts scene since 2010, when her then kindergarten son played his first role as “The Mouse” at an Evergreen Players' summer theatre camp. After supporting her son’s love of theatre for several years, she decided to join him (and her husband, Rob) on stage in “To Kill a Mockingbird” at StageDoor Theatre in Conifer. Since then, Kim has acted in several shows in the mountain area. Kim is a three-time Emmy Award Winning Television producer and writer who has done work for 9News, Entertainment Tonight, Animal Planet, The Food Network, Starz! and PBS. Kim was a previous Board President of the Evergreen Children’s Chorale, and is currently on the Theatre Guild Advisory Board for Denver School of the Arts, where her son (“The Mouse”) is a high school Theatre Major. Kim is also the CEO and Executive Producer of Mini Cine Productions, a video production company that specializes in live theatre, concerts, special events and social media campaigns.

  • Leann Ritter

    Board Member, Actor, Instructor

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    Leann Ritter

    Board Member, Actor, Instructor

  • Eric Ritter

    Board Member, Actor, EPiC Improv, Director

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    Eric Ritter

    Board Member, Actor, EPiC Improv, Director

  • Tara Emch

    Executive Director

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    Tara Emch

    Executive Director

    Tara Emch is an indispensable reason for the Evergreen Players success. She has served in many roles but she is currently our General Manager. Tara has lived in Colorado for 16 years. She and her husband Kevin moved to Evergreen in 2006 from Greenwood Village, and they have 3 children and one precious new Grandson.

    Tara is a former Vice President/Branch Manager at the Cherry Creek Colorado State Bank and Trust and she has more than 25 years of business experience in management and sales

    When asked why Evergreen Players? Tara responded, "I went to see Hair one summer and a week later I was on the payroll. I loved everything about the organization. The people are great, the energy is so positive, and it is a wonderful way to bring our Evergreen community together. I knew I had to be part of it! And since I can't act, working behind the scenes was a perfect fit. I am thrilled to be part of the Evergreen Players family." 

OUR TEAM

  • Tara Emch

    Executive Director

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    Tara Emch

    Executive Director

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    Tara Emch is an indispensable reason for the Evergreen Players success. She has served in many roles but she is currently our General Manager. Tara has lived in Colorado for 16 years. She and her husband Kevin moved to Evergreen in 2006 from Greenwood Village, and they have 3 children and one precious new Grandson.

    Tara is a former Vice President/Branch Manager at the Cherry Creek Colorado State Bank and Trust and she has more than 25 years of business experience in management and sales

    When asked why Evergreen Players? Tara responded, "I went to see Hair one summer and a week later I was on the payroll. I loved everything about the organization. The people are great, the energy is so positive, and it is a wonderful way to bring our Evergreen community together. I knew I had to be part of it! And since I can't act, working behind the scenes was a perfect fit. I am thrilled to be part of the Evergreen Players family." 

  • Jillian Clements

    Production Manager / Stage Manager / Education Administration

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    Jillian Clements

    Production Manager / Stage Manager / Education Administration

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    Jillian is a mountain state transplant hailing from the East Coast, after spending the last 8 years in Michigan training and working as a stagehand, front of house, and of course stage manager. She completed apprenticeships at both Tipping Point Theatre and The Purple Rose, and then went on to work in stage management throughout the region. Favorite credits include Midsummers Nights Dream (Delaware Shakespeare Festival), 2AZ (Purple Rose Theatre Company) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Tipping Point Theatre), Emilie: La Marquise Due Chatelet (Open Book Theatre). She graduated from Susquehanna University with a BA in Theatre where she also ran the collegiate chapter of Active Minds (a mental health advocacy organization for college students.) Jillian is thrilled to be a part of Evergreen Players and would like to thank Russell, her family, friends, and fur-babies especially Sugar for their love and support. Most of all special thanks to Tal, Jennai and Tara for bringing me here to Evergreen.

  • Nicole Weary

    Marketing and Public Relations

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    Nicole Weary

    Marketing and Public Relations

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    Nicole Weary moved to Evergreen as a newlywed in 1999 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Northwest Missouri State University. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering throughout the community, hiking and watching her children perform on stage. Nicole lives in Evergreen with her husband, two teenagers and 3 dogs.

  • Amanda Behmer

    Drama Camp Instructor, Actor, Instructor

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    Amanda Behmer

    Drama Camp Instructor, Actor, Instructor

    Amanda has had a passion for educational theatre since a young age; the classes she’s participated in have had a formative impact on her journey as a theatre artist. She’s trained with Denver Center for the Performing Arts and performs with the Evergreen High School Theatre/Choir departments. Amanda is thrilled to apply these experiences in her work as an instructor with the Evergreen Players. She hopes to positively impact the next generation of young actors by providing a safe place to take risks, experiment, and improvise. Amanda is returning as one of our loved instructors in the Storybook Theatre class.

  • Marilyn Herrs

    Volunteer Coordinator/Director/Performer/Staff

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    Marilyn Herrs

    Volunteer Coordinator/Director/Performer/Staff

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    Marilyn has been working with the Players in many capacities since 2011 when she performed in the production of Women of Lockerbie. Since then she has performed in several shows and worked on the technical side with props, set dressing, front of house & ‘volunteer of all trades’. She began working as an instructor last year and become an indispensable member of our team. This year Marilyn has added writing and directing as well, and her world premiere of "Dementiaville" will be performed at Center Stage in April 2022.

ABOUT US

The Evergreen Players began in 1950 as a group of friends gathering in each other’s homes to read plays aloud. Today it is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization producing more than ten shows per year for the foothills community. Offerings range from classics to regional premieres, comedies to musicals to dramas. Annually the group involves professionals and amateur volunteers of all ages and walks of life, on stage and behind the scenes. The Evergreen Players’ mission is to create professional quality theater to inspire, engage, and entertain.