Tyler is so excited and passionate about God, CYT and all things theater! He has been blessed to be able to travel the US, Canada and South Africa, performing and teaching. After performing and working in community theater, regional theater and local professional theater, he was introduced to CYT. He has been a member of the CYT family since November of 2012; first as a teacher and then Artistic Director for CYT Indianapolis. After serving CYT Indy, Tyler was led to Dallas where he founded CYT Dallas-Fort Worth, Inc. He is passionate and dedicated to teaching CYT students to give our talents back to God for His glory!
Shannon is excited to be a part of CYT Dallas growth and mission showing people Jesus through theater. She has over 25 years experience in strategic management and event planning. She also has worked with middle school and high schoolers for over 10 years in the coaching capacity. She enjoys working with youth sharing the gospel with them in a real way. She has been married to Dr. J Mahoney for 30 years and each year is counted as a joy - he is her biggest encourager and supporter. Together they have three (now four) children -Noah (23), and recently added a daughter-in-law, Tamara, Erin (19) and their youngest son Josh (16) who has been active in CYT since the fall of 2017.
Leah has been married to her wonderful husband, Ben, for 17 years. They have 4 precious children (Casen, 12; Emmaline and Annalise, 8; and Becker, 2) that are so much fun and keep them busy! She spends her days as a stay at home and homeschooling mom. Before staying home, she was a 3rd Grade Teacher and then worked in the schools as an Educational Diagnostician. Leah has been involved with CYT since her son auditioned for his first CYT show in March of 2018. The entire family quickly fell in love with CYT and have enjoyed being a part of it ever since! Some of Leah’s favorite things about serving as Class Coordinator are getting to better know the students and families and watching the growth in the students from week 1 to week 10 (Showcase performance!). She has a passion for welcoming in and answering questions from new (and returning) families. It wasn’t that long ago that her family was new to CYT and had ALL the questions! CYT Dallas truly is a family, and it’s so much fun to watch the Lord work through the students, parents, directors, teachers, and all those involved with CYT!
Susan is a graduate of Coe College, a small college in Cedar Rapids, IA, with a major in Business Admin/Accounting. She enjoys putting these skills to work overseeing small businesses and ministries with their books. She is a veteran home-school mom, retiring after 27 years of home educating. Originally from Wisconsin, Susan and her husband Pat have 6 kids, 9 grandkids, and enjoy camping, family activities.