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Board of Directors

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Tim Noah - President, Founder, & Artistic Director

Tim Noah is an Emmy award winning composer, producer, artist and performer. He continues to perform and has presented countless live productions from Lincoln Center to Ladakh, India. "From the time I was a 4 year old, rockin’ out with my ukulele on the patio for family and friends, music and art have been my passion. They have enriched my life beyond measure.


Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater has afforded me the golden opportunity to pay it forward. It’s a great privilege to work with our board of directors, fellow artists and dedicated community members. How wonderful to witness the amazing impact the arts can have on a community." The Pond Beyond Humanity in Harmony with Nature. 425-335-5088


Cyndi Soup Elliott - VP,

Founder, & Artistic Director

A graduate from Michigan State University with a masters in Creative Arts in Education. Educator in Florida, Michigan and Washington. Music Specialist in Snohomish School District.


In 2003, co-partnered with Tim Noah to create Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, a community performing arts center. Cyndi Elliott is currently teaching music at Riverview Elementary, teaching private music lessons at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, and performing The Cyndi Soup Critter Choir Show at The Pond Beyond.


Tim Noah and Cyndi Soup have created The Pond Beyond, an Environmental Arts and Education Center In Granite Falls Washington.​


Lindsay Douglas - Founder, & Treasurer

I am a founding member of Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater. I volunteer in a number of ways for the theater, acted as a principal puppeteer for The Thumbs Up Puppeteers' Imagine Inn performances and created some of the puppets (Gus Puppy being my favorite) and props for those shows.​


Previously I was a preschool teacher for many years and was actively involved on a PTA Board and the local board of the League of Women Voters. I have always been a strong supporter of the arts in education.


I've even started piano lessons in the last few years. Perhaps you'll hear me play some Friday in the future. Only when I'm ready as there is no pressure here at The Thumb.


Gail Brenchley - Secretary

Originally drawn to TNTT while looking for quality musical instruction for her five home-schooled children, Gail was impressed by the uniquely creative and nurturing atmosphere created by founders Tim Noah and Cyndi Elliott at the Thumb.


Connecting first as a parent and certified educator, Gail eventually found ways to support the theater with her graphic design and writing background. The Thumb became a family affair, with all five children taking lessons and performing at TNTT in a variety of shows, with husband, Jack, stepping up for occasional technology assistance.


The Brenchleys have truly appreciated the Thumb-alum family and being able to support such a wonderful local center for music and theater.

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Sharon Cordisco -Theater Manager & Volunteer Coordinator

I was introduced to Thumbnail Theater by an invitation to check out their Friday Night Open Mic. Pretty soon, I was pitching in to help this amazing nonprofit grow and thrive. I love music and the arts and believe in the mission and vision of Thumbnail Theater.


It takes a lot of work, energy, and enthusiasm, and working with generous, incredible people. Volunteers are amazing! It's a privilege to meet the amazing artists, patrons, and supporters who contribute so much time and talents in support of the arts. I love the variety of offerings, too, for live music, comedy, summer plays, classes and workshops, and our fantastic fundraising concerts featuring local talent.


One of my favorite experiences is observing guests and how much they enjoy the performances, and seeing the positive impact music and the arts have on people in general.


Greg Deer - Facility Support and Fundraising

My involvement in the Thumbnail Theater goes back to 2009 when I began bringing my grandchildren to performances of The Imagine Inn with "Cyndi Soup". At the same time, I became aware of the Friday night Open Mics and began participating in performances myself.


Now I am a sound tech, a concert producer, part of a house band and a few other things since becoming a true "Thumb Alum"; and my grandkids are not just audience members, they are performers.


I am gratified to be part of the "Thumb family" and I love contributing my experience in the arts and business toward sustaining this valuable community asset and resource.


Lisa Utter - Board Member

I became a supporter of the theater after sending my intrepid husband Eric off with a group of our children's friends to the theater's first holiday show. They came back raving about being called on stage to put on blue Elvis wigs, Eric in a tutu, and great music.


Our family was soon attending open mics, and our daughter started taking classes with Tim. I love the atmosphere at the theater. It is a safe place to experiment and grow artistically.


I have a legal and public policy background and currently work with a health advocacy non-profit.


Jim Price - Board Member

The Thumbnail Theater is well known in the area as a wonderful place for the performing arts. The concerts, recitals, workshops, and open mics created a welcome, family friendly presence in the community. I decided to check into volunteering for the Friday night open mics. The atmosphere was inviting, supportive and positive. That was almost two years ago.


Recently, I felt drawn to contribute more, and I am happy to be part of the Board of Directors. I am a life-long resident of Snohomish. My children are the 5th generation of my family to live here.


My professional background is in school construction and facility management (Snohomish, Lake Washington, Shoreline School Districts). Music has always been an important part of my life. For the last 12 years, I been playing professionally in a variety of bands in the local music scene.

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