Alumni Entrepreneurs

Jen Ryle, BA 2006


Olympia Family Theater

Type of Business

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Date of Operation

Oct 2006- present

Description of Business or Organization

Olympia Family Theater presents a thoughtfully selected season of plays for young audiences in our community. Our performances and community activities will allow us to educate as well as entertain as we explore complex themes and important issues through the magic of theater.

Contact Information

1417 Brawne Ave N
Olympia, WA

How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?

I had started my college career almost 20 years earlier, then put my formal studies on hold to have a family. At Evergreen, I was able to embrace my past learning and creatively integrate my experiences to pursue my academic and professional goals. I was able to tailor my coursework perfectly to my needs. I divided my time by participating in programs focused on the expressive arts, education and business, with the goal in mind of starting a local children's theater. Just 4 short months after graduating, we had our first production up and running and we haven't stopped since.