Andrea uses her background in improv comedy and her Biblical knowledge to inspire others to discover God’s unique call for their lives. She earned her Masters Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is frequently invited to churches, retreats and conferences as a keynote speaker. Prior to relocating to the Bay Area, Andrea lived in Las Vegas where she had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the cast of an all-improvised show with The Second City. She wrote about it in her book Scriptless: What I Learned About God on the Las Vegas Strip. Andrea is a Teaching Pastor at CrossWinds Church and partners in ministry with her husband Chris, who is the Senior Pastor. She also leads in the Creative Arts Ministry. Chris and Andrea live in Livermore with their two daughters.
Berkley Skillicorn studied Arts Management at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California. During the time at her university she was an assistant lighting designer, props assistant, and worked with the media team running sound and video for various events and chapel services. She has also worked alongside many children's productions doing set design, and costuming. Berkley recently worked as a theater technician at the Dean Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, where she ran lighting, sound, and spotlights. She would love to have the opportunity to share her love for theater with the students in her CYT classes.
Our Staff is always comprised of the most talented, fun, and value driven teaching artists.
Jacob Woll is a music education and vocal performance major at Cal State East Bay . Throughout high school and college, Jacob has performed in various musicals. Some of his favorite roles include: Chris (Miss Saigon), Prince Eric (The Little Mermaid), and Joseph (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). He placed 2nd in National Association of Teachers of Singing in the Musical Theater category as well as 1st in Classical. He currently leads Trinity Livermore Church’s choir and worship team. Music, Theater, and Jesus are Jacob’s biggest passions and he loves to share his skills and love for theatre with the students of CYT.
Lana is thrilled to be part of CYT and the amazing blessing that comes with introducing children and teenagers to the theatre. Her love of acting began when she was cast as Dorothy in her 5th grade production of The Wizard of Oz, and has never faded! Lana spent much of her youth participating in acting and music workshops, being guided by wonderful singing coaches and excellent drama teachers along the way. As a young adult, Lana auditioned her way into many Bay Area community theatre productions, growing into expanding roles in both dramatic and musical/comedy productions. Her favorite roles are from shows that were created for young audiences, including playing Cinderella, Snow White and other characters from classic Fairy Tales. Lana is delighted to bring years of experience to CYT. But mostly she is " thrilled to help your child realize their amazing potential and help them find their unique gifts... the theatre can be a beautiful place for a young actor's light to shine. " Lana is honored with the privilege of being a teacher for CYT. A mom to an amazing 15 year old boy, Lana also works as a pediatric nurse at Stanford Children's Hospital. She has Bachelor Degrees in both Human Development and Nursing, and a Masters Degree in Psychology.