Current Staff Members:

Brooke Novak

Brooke is delighted to return to CYT Santa Cruz. She brings a wealth of experience as an actor and teacher.

Denise Ahlstrom

Denise is honored to serve CYT Santa Cruz as the Managing Director. Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, His compassions never fail. They are new every morning, great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22,23

Layne Ahlstrom

Layne is honored to be the new Resident Director. She is passionate about youth theater and development alongside a love for Creating in musical theater. She also brings 4 years of experience as a Project Manager in Public Engagement.

Teresa Dettle

Teresa heads up a team that runs all of our productions like clockwork. She brings a deep love for God and a gift for leadership to our staff.

Ana Bevir

Ana is a CYT Santa Cruz parent and our Class Coordinator.

Tamara Dunton

Tamara is excited to join the CYT Santa Cruz Staff as the Assistant Managing Director and bookkeeper.

Jennifer McPherson

Jennifer is excited to be joining the CYT staff. Her family has been part of CYT for the last 4 years. Her children have grown in confidence and character through the community and support that can be found at CYT. Jennifer looks forward to serving the people who have embraced her family and made a difference in their lives. Isaiah 43:1

Jodie Couchman

Jodie has been a member of staff for the past few years and her guidance through the challenges of the last two years has been a true blessing to CYT Santa Cruz.