Current Staff Members:

Theresa VanWetten

Artistic Director
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 Lippert

Managing Director
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.

Megan Fordice

Tualatin 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.

Kelley Stine

Tualatin Class Coordinator
Kelley Stine is a busy mom of two delightful girls who love CYT. She has been with CYT for over 3 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.

Elice Turnbull

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.

Segie VanWetten

CYT@school Coordinator
Segie is a graduate of CYT Portland/Vancouver preforming in 17 productions. She earned the first National Decathlon award for CYT Portland and has been a teacher now for 2 years. She specializes in stage hair design and make up, as well as stage management. She is the Our Gang instructor and the Coordinator for Horizon Elementary/Middle SchoolCYT@school program.

John Espie

CYT Portland/Vancouver Financial Controller
John Espie is the Financial Controller for CYT Portland/Vancouver. He is a retired corporate controller for Unified Grocers where he worked for 15 years. Prior to that he was a Partner and Consultant for On-Site Accounting. John is a retired Naval Officer and has been married to his lovely wife, Peg, for 32 years. They have two married sons and are expecting their first grandchild this November.

CYT Portland Vancouver

Mailing Address:
PO BOX 1328
Tualatin, OR 97062

Phone: 503-272-6600

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