Nonprofit Board

Board of Trustees

Paul Beczkiewicz, President

Jen VanDerHeide, Vice President

Andy Boyan, Secretary
Jeffrey M. D’Valentine, Treasurer
Chris Gillett
Courtney Riggins
Jen Shangraw
Peter VanZwoll
Audrey Tieman, Youth Board Member
Addy Vanderbur, Youth Board Member



All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) is a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees elected at the annual membership meeting held each September. Officers are elected by the Board during the annual membership meeting in September.

The Artistic Director, show Directors, Stage Managers, Crew Heads/Supervisors and Instructors are employed through the City of East Lansing Division of Parks, Recreation and Arts (ELPRA); they are not employed by or supervised by the AECT Board of Trustees. AECT board members and officers are volunteers.

City of East Lansing Staff are:

Elizabeth Cooke – Artistic Director

Kathleen Miller – Recreation / Youth Program Coordinator