Marie grew up in the Peoria area. She was a dancer, gymnast, cheerleader, and violinist. She has always had a passion for the arts in all forms. She graduated from Bradley University with a BA in Public Relations. She currently has a daughter enrolled in NTA. She has seen the wonderful opportunities that Nitsch Theatre Arts NFP has provided for her daughter and so many other children. She hopes to use her Public Relations background and parent’s perspective to help further the organization.
Janet was born in Peoria and her arts exposure was limited to dance and piano lessons, being in the chorus of her high school production of Oliver! and attending as many live performances as possible! She is a graduate of St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing and Bradley University. She is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) working part time in Peoria and Bloomington providing anesthesia for surgical procedures. She was Goodfield PTO vice-president and president, and helped the board revise the PTO bylaws and ultimately attain 501c3 status. Janet currently lives in Goodfield with her husband Mark and their 5 children, 3 of whom are NTA students. She is thrilled about what NTA has to offer her children, and she as a board member, would like to give back to NTA by helping publicize the classes and shows!
Adrianne has been an avid fan of community theatre in the Peoria area for many years. She became more involved as her children developed a passion for the arts. She and her husband are the owners of Yoder Oil, Inc. in Eureka, Illinois. While her husband runs the day to day business, she spends her time running the family home and volunteering in the community. Adrianne currently serves as Chairperson for the Eureka Reagan Festival Committee which coordinates community events for the City of Eureka, is the Treasurer of the Davenport Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization and serves on the Timber Pointe Outdoor Center Committee which coordinates camps and programs for special needs children and adults through Easter Seals. Adrianne is a graduate of Illinois Central College with a Paralegal degree and Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. She looks forward to using her experience at Caterpillar, Inc. and as a business owner as well as her education background to benefit Nitsch Theatre Arts NFP. She will also provide a parent's perspective to the children's programs at NTA. She has seen first hand how involvement in the arts benefits children in so many ways and looks forward to bringing opportunities to many more adults, children and communities.
Carl Williams comes to the board as a lifelong Peorian and an active member in the theater community.
Carl graduated from Bradley University with a degree in Finance, and has been in the financial advisory business for thirty years. Carl, his wife Debbie, and his seven children have been active in the area music scene or theater for the last forty years. Eastlight, Peoria Players and Cornstock have all had a Williams on the stage at one time or another.
Carl brings his many years of financial experience to the board, and he and his wife's connection with the Penguin Project should be very helpful as well. Carl is currently serving on several boards in the area, and is the current head of the Finance Committee for the OSF Foundation, and Chairman of the OSF Legacy of Hope board.