Lauren Manfredi joined the board July 2016. Lauren works as a Director of Sales in the hospitality industry. Growing up, she was involved with the theater program in school as well as being a classically trained singer. Her love for music and theater has grown over the years and she enjoy’s bringing the joy she has for music and theater to the young people of the community.
Brenda brings administrative know how and years of experience working with children. She loves spotlight and all it stands for and is committed to bringing her version of success and joy to the company
Carrie's two kids, Kaya and Keyan have been in Spotlight for the last 3 seasons and she is 100% sold out to making sure we succeed. She has a love for kids and the arts that is unparalleled and she works hard to ensure SKiTs success.
Wende was lots of experience with non profits, including being the Founder of a YMCA. She has been instrumental in helping establish Spotlight Kids Theatre as a vital part of our community.
Chris started this company as Sounds of Joy in 2007 after teaching piano, guitar and vocals for over 20 years. She is an adviser to the board and works as the executive director. She is married to Kenny Churches and they have four young, singers and dancers and actors who help teach Spotlight..
"Only in my dreams would I have imagined that my vision of working with such wonderful kids and adults, and producing shows that are truly inspirational would come to light! To see this company continue as a nonprofit giving
us the ability to reach even more kids is truly amazing!"
Jen Trostel is one of the founding members of Spotlight Kids Theatre. Along with her duties as Vice President, Jen helps to write & direct the original productions for Spotlight. She loves children and the arts and is excited about this new phase and all of the lives we will be able to touch.
"I cannot wait to get back into the classroom, where the real beauty and joy of this company happens."