Ashlie Johnson, President
Ashlie is an experienced Director, Actor, Producer and teacher and is incredibly passionate about the arts. She received her BA in Acting & Directing from The University of Northern Colorado and studied abroad at the University Of Central Lancashire UK. Ashlie has been involved with the organization for over ten years. As an actress she has been recognized multiple times receiving the Suncoast ‘STAR’ award for her performances. Favorite roles include Cherie in Bus Stop, Eliza in My Fair Lady, Guinevere in Camelot, Catherine in Proof, Anne Sullivan in The Miracle Worker and Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She was seen most recently on the WCP stage as Sister Rita in The Runner Stumbles. Ashlie has directed the acclaimed WCP productions of The Red Velvet Cake War, Rex’s Exes, The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare Abridged among several others. During the day you will find her in her Favorite role as ‘Ms. Johnson’ Theatre teacher at Palm Harbor University High School. She feels the greatest gift she can give is passing on her love of theatre to the next generation of artists!
John Timberlake, Vice-President
John is the Director of Florida Operations for the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Field in Clearwater. He also serves as the General Manager of the Clearwater Threshers and has worked for the Phillies for over 30 years.
John’s introduction into local community theatre took place about a dozen years ago and he has been seen on stage at West Coast Players, Eight O’clock Theater, Tarpon Springs PAC and Francis Wilson Playhouse. Some of his favorite roles include shows such as: Camelot, Fiddler on the Roof, The Pajama Game, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Red Velvet Cake War (Trilogy) & Every Christmas Story Ever Told.
John has long been active in the Tampa Bay & Clearwater community and serves on the Board of Directors for: The Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater For Youth and the Florida State League. He has also served on the City of Clearwater’s Public Art and Design Board and various other non-profit boards throughout his years in Clearwater.
Rosalyn Savel, Secretary
Rosalyn moved to Dunedin with her husband Don in 2002. Shortly thereafter, she began the search to join a community theatre. That search led her to West Coast Players, where she has been an active member ever since. Rosalyn has appeared on the West Coast Players stage in several productions and has also won two S.T.A.R. Awards during her tenure. Some of her favorite productions include Come Blow Your Horn (S.T.A.R. Award), 45 Seconds From Broadway (S.T.A.R. Award), The Constant Wife, Regrets Only, and the very first production presented at the current West Coast Players home, Abie’s Irish Rose. In addition to having stage managed and occasionally working behind the scenes, she has previously served as secretary on the board of directors and has once again graciously accepted that responsibility. Both Rosalyn and her husband also serve West Coast Players in other capacities and agree that the theatre is an important part of their lives.
Jason Freeman, Treasurer
Jason is a self-employed software developer who discovered community theatre and West Coast Players in 2006. He has had the joy and privilege of being in such productions as The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged], Moonlight and Magnolias, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!) and Wedding Secrets. He has served on the board of directors during some of West Coast Player’s most dynamic years, seeing it grow from doing 24 performances per year in a rented church gymnasium to nearly 80 performances each year in the beautiful theatre in which we now perform.
Dennis Winchester, Member-at-Large