Jeff Rocco, Artistic Director

My journey with CYT began as a student when I was 16 years old and I was cast as the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz. After that experience I taught classes, directed shows and eventually served as Artistic Director for CYT North Idaho. I have spent time on, off and all around the stage in theaters from Spokane to New York City. My most recent gig has been running a summer camp in New York with 700 campers experiencing our summer program. All that being said, I am looking forward to helping CYT become an important and exciting part of the Seattle (and all of it's surrounding) community and watching it grow into an organization that serves youth and their families in service to our Lord. If you have any questions, concerns or just want to chat, please do not hesitate to contact me, I am always available via email and we can definitely find a good time for a phone call.

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Samantha Baas - South Chapter Coordinator

Born and raised in Texas, Samantha moved with her family to Washington in the summer of 2015. She has a Bachelor's degree in elementary education and a Master's in curriculum and instruction. Both degrees were completed at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX: Eat 'em up cats! She spent 18 years as an elementary teacher in Texas teaching grades, first, second, and fourth. Her last 7 years were spent providing intervention services for grades K-5. With God's guidance, her oldest daughter Reagan tried a summer theater camp with a group called Christian Youth Theater. 8 shows, 5 camps, and numerous classes later, it was the start of a whole new family. Along the way, her youngest daughter Lauren joined CYT as well. It was a sad day when the Baas family had to say goodbye to their CYT San Antonio family. But where one door is closed, another is opened and God brought a CYT affiliate to Seattle. Samantha is so excited to take on a leadership role with CYT Seattle and prays for guidance in this new position. She looks forward to continue the growth of CYT Seattle.

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Sarah Viers - North Chapter Coordinator

Sarah attended Seattle Pacific University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in K-12 Education and Language Arts. She taught elementary school for 6 years in Bellevue and then K-12 at Chrysalis School in Woodinville for 7 years. While teaching, Sarah also became National Board Certified. Currently, she is a stay at home mom, helping her 3 kids and extended family wherever she can! She grew up singing and participating in church related drama productions! She is thrilled to help out wherever CYT Seattle needs her!

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CYT Seattle Board of Directors

Current Board Members:
Justin Baas - President
Travis Rhodes - Treasurer
Erin Creighton - Secretary
Jeff Rocco - Artistic Director
Bliss Lanier 
Dan Schuttler

Advisors to the Board:
Sean Donahoe
Summer Neilson Moshy

Summer Neilson Moshy
Michele Tozier

Interested in serving on our board? Email us at

CYT Seattle

Mailing Address:
1455 NW Leary Way
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98107


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