Episode 27: Mother Ryther
Olive Ryther was a housewife and mother who made a simple pledge in 1884 to never turn away a child she could help. Over the next 50 years she took in over 3,000 needy children and family members. Her legacy lives on to this day with the Ryther Organization, which continues to serve the greater Seattle area and focuses on helping children with behavioral issues and substance abuse problems.
Kayla Teel is a Seattle-based actor, improviser, and sketch artist. She is a cast member at Jet City Improv and can be seen around town performing with the sketch group Getting Naked With Friends, in The Green Show at ComedySportz, or heard in her improvised news podcast, IMPRV News 9 at 8. This August she will play the role of Rachel/Roscoe in One Man Two Guvnors at Sound Theatre Co.