Aidan N. - CYT Portland Vancouver Student
Nina Noelle Russell, CYT Student
Theresa received a BA in Public Relations from the School of Journalism at the University of Oregon, along with a dance emphasis. For 20 years she was a certified fitness/dance instructor for Nautilus Plus of Oregon and Gold’s Gym. She has been on, coached, and choreographed for professional dance teams including The Portland Trail Blazers and The Portland Forest Dragons. She taught at June Taylor’s School of Dance, Thunderbird High School Dance camp and coached and choreographed for several high school dance teams in Oregon. Her CYT involvement began in the fall of 2012 when three of her kids joined classes and were cast in Oliver. From there she has choreographed more than 19 CYT productions. She teaches beginning, intermediate and advanced dance classes. Theresa has been married to her husband Ray for 32 years and they have nine children and four grandchildren.
Jeff received his BS in Art History from Willamette University, where he also met his wife of almost 22 years. Following graduation, they got married and moved back to southern Oregon where he spent 5 years working in his family company. In 2001, he and his wife made the move to the Portland area. They have dedicated the last 17 years to helping people build thriving marriages, healthy families and profitable businesses which has given them the freedom to achieve their dream of raising their two children together.
South Class Coordinator
Megan felt called to work with youth from a young age and has always enjoyed working with kids from infants through high school. She has run summer camps, led church choirs, co-overseen her church’s Children's Ministry program and finds herself most at home leading and encouraging youth. Megan is married to Scott who she has known since third grade and is mom to four great kids, Abby, Emma, Ruby and Cooper.
South Class Coordinator
Kelley Stine is a busy mom of 2 delightful girls who love CYT. She has been with CYT for over 2 years and coordinated CYT Summer Camps this last year. She is the Early Childhood Director for the Tualatin campus of Horizon Community Church and loves working with kids of all ages.
Vancouver Chapter Coordinator & Production Coordinator
Elice is a happily busy homeschool mom of three awesome kids. Her previous skills in the workforce as a training coordinator have helped her work as a Girl Scout troop leader and managing their local cookie program for the past five years. When she’s not slinging cookies or driving her kids to CYT rehearsal, she can be found roller skating, cooking, or constantly learning whatever new and exciting things comes her way.
@School Program Coordinator
Christee Wise has more than 30 years of experience in Christian and private Music Education encompass all ages and a variety of roles including private keyboard instructor, worship leader, founding director of community children’s choir, children’s pastor, director of Christian Education, K8 general music classroom teacher, para-educator, and director of several children’s musicals and other creative endeavors. She holds a BA in Music Education from Bethany University. Currently, Christee teaches K8 music and computer classes at Horizon Christian School in Tualatin, OR.