Tammy Edmonson Board President
Tammy grew up in Mill Valley and returned with her husband in 1996 to raise their now-teenage daughter. Following a career as a criminal defense attorney in San Francisco, Tammy has spent the past decade spearheading local educational, environmental and youth initiatives and organizations. Tammy has been actively involved in policy development and advocacy for the Mill Valley School District where she served on the Strategic Planning Task Force, the Funding Alliance, the Political Advocacy Committee and the Strawberry Point School Site Council. In 2008, she chaired the District’s successful $2 million parcel tax campaign and has played a leadership role in a variety of other school-related campaigns. Her years of executive leadership in the local PTAs have included terms as President, Vice President and Historian of the Mill Valley Council of PTAs. As Chair of the Strawberry Point Wetlands/Field Restoration Committee, Tammy oversaw a committee of experts in the fields of environmental science, engineering, architecture and law through a complex, multi-agency permitting process, and coordinated fundraising to accomplish the $500,000 restoration project. In recent years, Tammy has also served as a fundraiser and volunteer coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay.
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 partner at the international law firm, Crowell & Moring, handling constitutional issues and complex business litigation.
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. John offers his extensive experience, passion for problem solving, and gift for distilling and clarifying complex financial issues to the clients of Fairlead Financial Advisors, LLC. John has lived in Mill Valley since 1991 with his wife and two daughters. He sits 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 - though he spends much of his free time ferrying his daughters to their activities.
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.
Adam is the founding director of 142’s youth division, Marin Youth Performers. Under his watch MYP 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, two-year old daughter and infant son.
Adam is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz and holds an MA in Educational Administration from San Francisco State University.
Lucy MercerFounder & 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.
Maggie O’Donnell Board 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.
Julian Kaelon Member Marketing Advisory Committee
Julian was born in England and raised in Spain. He spent much of his adolescence traveling and experiencing other cultures, until finally coming to America. In Los Angeles, Julian started a successful business in the health and fitness industry, catering to high-profile Hollywood clientele. After seven years in the industry, Julian left Los Angeles for the greener pastures of the Bay Area. As the son of a famous artist, a passion for the arts was fostered in Julian from a young age. Julian believes that artistic expression is a crucial part of life and enjoys spending his free-time drawing and painting. For these reasons, he feels a strong connection to 142 Throckmorton Theatre and its mission.
Julian is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Media Studies.
David Hartman Member Governance Advisory Committee
David is a seasoned leader in the social sector, skilled in management and in private consulting. As Principal and Founder of PHILANTHROPIC SOLUTIONS, David provides counsel, strategic direction and interim executive management to help philanthropic and nonprofit organizations achieve their highest potential. David brings a passion for addressing community needs through philanthropy—working with donors and organizations to achieve successful outcomes.
David recently served as Interim Executive Director for 142 Throckmorton Theatre, revitalizing organizational infrastructure, implementing systems and leading a long-term strategic planning process.
David has held senior executive positions with several not-for-profit organizations, provided counsel to organizations and institutions across the country and has had had extensive involvement as a volunteer in service as well as governing roles.
David earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from the University of San Francisco. David is an avid cyclist, enjoys mountaineering, loves performing arts and lives in Mill Valley with his wife Margaret, son Jacob and Lab Kona.
Lori Davern Board Member