2019 - 2020 Patti Rutland Jazz Board of Directors


Lisbeth Ash

Vice President

Megan Brezina


Danny Richards

Lisbeth was born and raised in Houston, Texas and graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Business. She spent 12 years working in banking before switching gears to become a stay-at-home mom. She has always had an interest in the arts, and started studying the piano at the age of 5, continuing lessons for 15 years. She has also taught music to elementary children and accompanied and directed children and youth choirs. During the last 25 years in Dothan, Lisbeth has served on the Board for the Chrysalis Home for Girls, board member and President of SEACT, chaired Kaleidoscope (a city-wide arts festival), and has worked in various capacities in local productions. Additionally, Lisbeth served six years as the Alabama State Chair for Handbell Musicians of America. Most recently, she helped establish a local chapter of the national organization, PFLAG. She has been married to Dr. Roben Ash for 33 years and have two sons Evan and Elliott. They are members of First Methodist Church.


Megan Clark-Brezina is a 2001 graduate of Wicksburg High School and a native of the Wiregrass. She started dancing with Patti in 1988 and she never stopped. Married in 2004, Megan spent the next 10 years in Germany and Colorado. Megan and her husband Wesley and their two boys are glad to be home. Wesley currently serves in the Army National Guard after 9 years of Active Duty. Megan is a part of the PRJ Dance Center Faculty and serves as the Director of the PRJ Dance Center Therapeutic Program which offers dance classes for exceptional children and adults. Megan has shared her love of dance with both of her boys and looks forward to seeing them perform in their very first recital in 2016. When Megan is not working at Highlands Elementary School in the Physical Education Program or teaching at PRJ she enjoys spending time with her family at the lake or beach and reading Amish stories. Megan and her family worship at Wiregrass Church. 

Bio and picture coming soon!

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Jackie Giddens

Outreach Director

Billy Richards


Patti Rutland Simpson

Jaquelyn Giddens has lived in Dothan, Al since 1999.  A graduate of Auburn High School, Auburn University and Valdosta State University, she is currently employed as a Speech Language Pathologist at Extendicare Health Rehab Services.  Having been in practice for 33 years in several cities throughout South Alabama and Georgia, she has served on several committees for BSA, PCA, USA and Jr. Women’s League of Southeast Ga.  She is married to Jimmy Giddens and has one son, Luke. Luke is a dedicated member of the PRJ Performance Team. Jacque and her family are members of Evergreen Presbyterian Church where she is a member of Session and serves as chair of the Worship Committee

This is Billy's second year serving as the Patti Rutland Jazz BEYONDance Outreach Director. Billy graduated with his Masters at Troy University and has taught PE along with science courses for over 30 years in both Alabama and Georgia.  He served for five years as a Board of Director member of the Alabama State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and was the past Co-Director of the Tristate PE Conference. Along with being the BEYONDance Director for Patti Rutland Jazz, he also serves as the Vice-President of the Wiregrass Troy Alumni Association. 

Kelly Sanders

Bio coming soon!

Elaine Johnson

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Kristy Kirkland

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Pamela Parker

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Christina Green – Executive Director and Artistic Director

Falin Williams - Chief Operating Officer