Throckmorton Theatre Board Of Directors

Tammy Tammy Edmonson Board President

Tammy grew up in Mill Valley where she lives with her husband and teenage daughter. Following a career as a criminal defense attorney in San Francisco, Tammy has spent more than a decade spearheading local educational, environmental and youth initiatives and organizations. As President of the Board, Tammy helped to develop and launch the Theatre’s first strategic plan with comprehensive goals in every sphere of its operations. Tammy has been instrumental in Throckmorton Theatre’s creation and coordination of the Community Arts Coalition, an arts advocacy group comprised of over 200 local artists, arts organizations and businesses and their supporters. The Coalition, she says, is the perfect embodiment of the Theatre’s mission, to unite the community through the power of the arts.

Tammy is a graduate of Hastings College of the Law, and San Francisco State University where she received her BA in Political Science. Her husband, Ethan Schulman, is a San Francisco Superior Court judge.


Tammy John B. Vreeland Treasurer

John has been in the financial service business since 1982. His experience includes real estate analysis and sales with Coldwell Banker Commercial, International Reality Finance, Marcus & Millichap and Hyland Properties. He spent five years at Cigna Financial Advisors as a financial planner for high net worth individuals and corporations in the San Francisco Bay Area before founding Vreeland Financial Designs (VFD) in 1997. In 2004 John co-founded Fairlead Financial Advisors where he offers his extensive experience, passion for problem solving, and gift for distilling and clarifying complex financial issues to his clients. John lived in Mill Valley from 1991 to 2012 with his wife and two daughters and recently moved to Larkspur. From 2006-2012 he served on the Mill Valley Community Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) which provides strategic financial planning services for the Mill Valley School District. John is an avid sailor, diver and windsurfer.

John holds an MBA from Columbia as well as the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations.


Tammy Maggie O’Donnell Secretary

Maggie grew up in the Chicago area and has lived in Mill Valley for twenty years. She is an attorney and has spent the bulk of her career as a commercial and intellectual property litigator at McCutchen Doyle Brown and Enerson (now Bingham McCutchen) in San Francisco and Legal Strategies Group, a boutique litigation firm in Emeryville, California. Maggie has always been very committed to pro bono work and has been active in a number of non-profit organizations including California Lawyers for the Arts, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights for the San Francisco Bay Area (formerly the Lawyers' Committee for Urban Affairs), Earth Island Institute, the Endangered Species Project, the Marine Mammal Fund and Teach For America where she served on the 2011 and 2012 Gala Committees as Auction Chair. Closer to home, Maggie served on the Old Mill School Site Council, and as PTA President at both the Mill Valley Middle School and Tamalpais High School. She also has served on a number of non-profit boards including the Mill Valley Community Schools Foundation (Kiddo!), where she served as the Event Chair for six years and co-chaired two Gala fundraisers.

Maggie graduated from Georgetown University and UC Hastings College of the Law. She currently has a solo law practice in Mill Valley which focuses on general civil litigation, contracts, intellectual property, real property, construction and employment. Maggie's husband Josh Floum is General Counsel of Visa, Inc. and they have a daughter in college and a son in high school.


Tammy Adam Saville

Adam is the founding director of 142’s youth division, Throckmorton Youth Performers. Under his watch TYP grew into a preeminent youth theatre program in the Bay Area. Prior to this role Adam taught in Mill Valley’s top-notch K-8 school district where he received the Golden Bell Award for Outstanding Educators and the Terwilliger Award for Teaching Excellence. Before beginning his teaching career, Adam managed the renowned J*Company Youth Theatre in San Diego mounting professional caliber productions involving children ages 6 to 18. Currently Adam teaches in the Piedmont Unified School District not far from his Oakland home, which he shares with his wife and two children.

Adam is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz and holds an MA in Educational Administration from San Francisco State University.


Tammy MICHELE SAMUELS

Michele grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and lived in New York City for five years before moving to Mill Valley 20 years ago. She was a Public Relations and Communications Consultant in both New York and Mill Valley, for clients including high-tech, consumer, venture capital, and arts organizations. She also worked and volunteered in the Arts -- Alvin' Ailey II Touring Dance Company, as assistant stage manager, MidAmerica Productions, as Marketing and PR director for their concert season at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and many others. In Marin, in addition to Consulting, Michele was Executive Director of the Carlston Family Foundation, which honors outstanding public high school teachers in California. She also helped produce non-profit events for The Mill Valley Variety Show, Marin CASA, Special Olympics, KIDDO!, Kol Shofar, and is a member and officer of the Tam Valley PTA. While it is her youngest son's participation in Marin Youth Performers that started Michele volunteering at Throckmorton Theatre, it is the opportunity to combine her knowledge of communications, non-profit leadership, and work in the performing arts, that brings her to our Board.

Michele is a graduate of Oberlin College, in Oberlin, OH, with a B.S. in Communications and a Minor in Dance. She lives in Mill Valley with her husband, Christopher and their youngest son Ethan.


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Tammy Lucy Mercer Founder & Executive Director, Board Member

Lucy opened Throckmorton Theatre as a multi-genre performing arts center in 2003. A long-time Mill Valley resident, Lucy’s vision was to create a welcoming center for cultural and educational exchange that would serve and unite the diverse elements of our community. Today, Lucy’s eclectic, high quality programming attracts over 50,000 people to the nonprofit theatre each year. Her deep understanding and support of the artistic process has made Throckmorton a favorite venue among performers of all stripes for artistic experimentation and collaboration.