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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.

Bridges Sayers- Vice President

Bridges has been with SVYT since their very first production, and can't stop coming back! She is excited to take on the challenge of Vice President of the board all the way from Cleveland, Ohio, where she attends John Carroll University as a Forensic Psychology Major. She is very grateful for the opportunity to give back to the theater that helped her grow as a performer and a person.

Cassie Lorensen - Secretary

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

Becca Crookston - Board Member

Crystal Fisher - Board Member

JuLee King - Board Member

Kristin Haslam - Board Member