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Board Members

2018 - 2019

Jessie Ibrahim - President

President and co-founder Jessie is a young mother who wanted to create a quality, inclusive youth theater experience for her three gorgeous children and all other kids in her community. With more than 100 shows and a few awards under her belt, she got together with a couple of friends, and South Valley Youth Theater was born. She’s led SVYT through the first year with success after success, growing the volunteer, audition, and audience base exponentially. A Jill-of-all-theater-trades, Jessie is currently working on her Bachelors of Elementary Education & Special Ed at Western Governors and hopes to continue directing. She’s also been working with special needs youth for seven years, and is an IBI paraprofessional for the State of Idaho.

- Vice President


Cassie Lorensen - Co-founder

Cassie came on board when co-founder Jessie asked if she would play the piano for auditions. Then she helped sew costumes. Then she got really hooked and hasn’t stopped playing for us since! Cassie has a beautiful and talented cast of her own at home, and loves exposing the kids to such a creative and fun atmosphere. In her spare time, she teaches piano, which she’s been playing since she was 7 years old. 

Jeannine Hawkins - Treasurer


Josh Hawkins - Board Member

Sue Goodwin-Secretary

Kim Troff-Board Member