BAAY Board member talks about childrens theater in Whatcom County and theatre for kids in Bellingham
BAAY Board member greets theatre guests at a theater for kids event in Whatcom County

Board of Directors

BAAY Board member applauds at a performance of theater for teens in Bellingham WA

What does the BAAY Board do?

Founded in 2006, Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization that offers quality instruction in theater, choir, dance, music, and visual arts to youth ages 5-17. BAAY’s Board of Directors are a group of individuals with a passion for enriching the lives of children through the exploration of the arts. BAAY programs create community, and teach children confidence, character, and creativity.

Board members are volunteer ambassadors and supporters of BAAY, and contribute what they can in donations and/or service. Board members attend monthly board meetings, participate in at least one committee, and attend some BAAY events. At board meetings, the group discusses how BAAY is doing, what staff and the board committees have been up to, and set goals to further the organization’s mission.

Join the Board!

Is BAAY Board service for you?

Do you care about improving our community, and perhaps making some friends along the way? Wondering if you’d be a good fit? Click here to see a short list of traits of a good Board member as defined by Boardsource, one of which is a willingness to ask naive questions, among others that may surprise you.

Questions about BAAY Board service? Email and we’d love to share more.

BAAY Board and staff discuss opportunities for childrens theater in Bellingham and youth drama in Whatcom County

Current Board Members

Board Officers:

Lynda Purdie

Anna Evans

Latisha Guthrie

Erin Kennedy

Board Members:

Anna Evans
Honey Moon Mead & Cider

Dan Brady
Dan Brady Law​

Denisa Anderson
Retired, Bellingham Public Schools

Erin Kennedy
NextHome NW Living

Jennifer Long


Latisha Guthrie
Community Member

Lynda Purdie

Marcus Perkins
Mills Electric

Sandra Andress

Sophia Ferrel