About Us

Who We Are

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities began as a volunteer group of citizens with a mission to promote and strengthen the arts and humanities in Glynn County. In 1989, we were designated the coordinating arts council for Glynn County and the City of Brunswick.

 Our commitment to developing and expanding the arts and humanities in the community has grown in the last 25 years to include an outstanding annual calendar of cultural and community events, arts education programs and much more.

In addition, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities serves as managers of the Historic Ritz Theatre and Mary Ross Waterfront Park for the City of Brunswick.


What We Do

Golden Isles Arts & Humanities mission is to provide distinctive cultural events and education that engages, inspires and celebrates our community.

We accomplish our mission with year-round programming that includes live performances, cultural events, and educational activities.  With the support of community partners, local businesses, and individuals, we are proud to be at the center of the cultural life of Glynn County and the City of Brunswick.

Meet the Board of Directors

Dedicated leadership and a passion for the arts are the hallmarks of our board of directors:


2016 - 2017 Officers

Ron Maulden  President
Jason Umfress Vice President
Bess Chambliss Treasurer
Rayea Pieschel Secretary


2016 - 2017 Directors

 Greer Brown Brad Butler  Charles Dorminey
Margie Harris Jean Hurst  Michele Jamieson
Lori Lambright Dustin Paulk Susan Ryles
Wallace Tillman   Mildred H. Wilcox


Heather Heath
joined the staff of Golden Isles Arts & Humanities in 1998 and became its Executive Director in 1999.  Heather has almost 25 years experience working in the arts with a strong background in he theatre.  As Executive Director of Golden Isles Arts & Humanities, Heather is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization and programming all the many events they sponsor.

A graduate of Oxford College of Emory University and Florida State University where she received her B.A. in Theatre, Heather worked professionally as an actor in over 50 productions in the Atlanta area and the Southeast. Her work as an actor has been critically acclaimed and she continues to perform as time permits.

Heather is also a director and instructor: she annually directs productions for Golden Isles Arts & Humanities; during 2012-13 she directed The Ritz Radio Theatre’s productions of It’s A Wonderful Life and Casablanca, and Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.  She teaches summer theatre camps at the Ritz and workshops at schools in the area. She served as an Artist-in-Residence for the Georgia Council for the Arts for ten years and conducted Acting Classes for the Academy Theatre and Theatrical Outfit.