My name is Kara List and I currently live in Fredericksburg, VA. My favorite thing to do on the weekend is to go to our local farmer's market to meet up with friends with my husband and kids. Foods I always avoid are avocado and mushrooms. I am unfortunately allergic, and it's a pretty sad thing. Thankfully, I have amazing things in my life that compensate for the lack of guacamole, like CYT! I love CYT because God continues to use the work of this organization to unify communities and families in a way that is life giving and life changing. I consider it an absolute gift to work for CYT.
National Branch Lead
My name is Tyler Hutchinson and I currently live in Dallas, TX. My favorite thing to do on the weekend is to go to a show or concert! I love a nice night of dinner and entertainment..I haven't been able to do that thanks to the Rona. So, I do shows in my own house. Foods I try to always avoid is basically all the green stuff. I'm getting better but I'm not there yet. Don't judge. I love CYT because it's a beautiful representation of transformative power of the arts. I'm beyond excited to join the National Team and grateful for the opportunity to serve!
My name is Karen Smith and I currently live in Jacksonville, FL. When not at the beach, my family and I can be found riding bikes around the Navy base we live on or playing in the backyard with our Goldendoodle, Dunkin. I love CYT because CYT’s mission is distinctively different from any other youth theater program. CYT provides a safe, loving family environment where through the arts, kids can learn more about the Creator who created them and loves them. I feel blessed to be able to support CYT Branches across the country to complete that mission.
National Brand Marketing and Communications Lead
My name is Kristen Downing and I currently live in Kansas City, MO. One of my favorite activities to do over the weekend is taking my precious pups to the dog park with my husband. When not choreographing a show, I love watching a good docuseries while knitting. My favorite meal is steak and mashed potatoes. It’s truly a shame I can’t eat that every day. I joined CYT as a student over 20 years ago and have built wonderful lifelong friendships. I even met my husband through Improvathon! There are too many reasons why I love CYT, but one of them is watching students grow in their theatrical skillset while strengthening (or starting) their relationship with the Lord in the same space. It is truly an honor and privilege to be serving CYT on the national level. I can’t wait to see what God will do next!