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Springboro Community Theatre

Board Members

It's not all about acting or directing our shows, it's about building a business that supports the Springboro community! Meet the folks below that make it happen.


Jim Brown


After getting his start in musical theater in high school, Jim continued his vocal studies while obtaining a finance degree from Wright State University. He has won multiple DayTony and Rodin awards for acting, directing, and set design. Jim has been with the theater since 1999, and has been President of the Board of Directors since 2005. He is a Springboro resident, along with his wife (Heather), kids (Alli and Andrew) and dogs (Angel and Bailey).

Carrie Thurston

Vice President

Carrie has served on the board at Playhouse South since 2007. Previously she served as the membership coordinator, and secretary. Carrie has her BFA in Design Technology from Wright State University, where she studied stage management specifically. She’s stage managed at multiple theaters in the area. She can occasionally be seen onstage, and has also directed for Playhouse South. Carrie’s latest show she directed was Chess: The Musical for Playhouse South.

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Rebekah Madden


Bekki has been performing since age 8 (starting with piano, guitar, dance, baton, acting). She has been involved in over 8 different community & Army theaters holding various board positions or just volunteering at each one. She was previously employed by USABavaria as the Executive Theater Management Specialist for Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center. She has been with PHS since moving back to Ohio in 2015. Bekki lives in Miamisburg with her husband Scott, together they have 3 adult children (Ashley, Tim, Adam) and dog Baloo and DonnyKat.

Mark Goodwin


Mark has been volunteering for Playhouse South for close to 5 years, first attending summer shows at the park to watch his granddaughter, then acting in them. He participated in a number of plays and musicals as an actor and a lighting technician in high school and college. Since getting involved again, Mark has been on stage in several productions, backstage working the lights, sound for several shows, and assistant directed Schoolhouse Rock, Live last summer at North Park.

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Aaron Brewer


Aaron has been involved with Springboro Community Theatre (formerly Playhouse South) since 2014, in a variety of roles, including performing, directing, stage managing, and as their resident Properties Manager. By day, he works for Cox Media Group as a Digital VIP Client Specialist, handling advertising operations for top-tier clients. Outside of work and theatre, Aaron enjoys spending time with his partner Derek, and their two cats (River and Luna) and dog (Gambit).

Aaron Eechaute-Lopez

Sponsorships & Fundraising

Aaron Eechaute-Lopez has been a board member since 2016. Aside from his role on the board, he enjoys directing, acting, and finding new ways to bring life to different productions. When not working on a production at SCT, Aaron works as an English teacher at The Miami Valley School and hosts a weekly movie podcast called The Drive In.

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Jennifer Strader

Volunteer Coordinator

Jennifer started her career at Sinclair Community College then continued on to The Ohio State University with a Bachelors Degree in Technical Theatre.  She has worked for several different professional theaters including CATCO in Columbus, OH and The Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton, OH. Jennifer has been on the Board previously, many years ago, and has re joined  to aid in the wonderful new direction the theatre is taking.