Board of Directors
- Tracye Caughill - President
- Christine Miller - Vice President
- Sherry Gray - Treasurer
- Danielle Wong- Secretary
- Lonnie Gilman
- Alex McCollum
- Claire Thompson
- Kim Holcombe
- Tommi Miller
- Michael Colaw
- Maria Swindell Gus
Kristie Hewitt worked as a Video Producer and Editor, a TV News Director for the CBS the affiliate WTOC in Savannah, Ga and Commercial Producer for the ABC affiliate WJCL also in Savannah. After working in television she had the opportunity to launch her first Production Company, Colonial Coast Productions, which created corporate videos and television advertising. Kristie then moved to Snowshoe Mountain, WV where she became the Executive Producer of Snowshoe TV. Here she managed the staff and programming for the Resort run TV station. She also managed a Digital Satellite Truck which did live TV broadcasts to national broadcast companies such as the CNN, the Weather Channel, ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX News.
Three years ago she moved to Bartlesville when her husband, Evan Hewitt accepted a position to start a film program at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. At that time she took over management and ownership of local media marketing firm, Bit Brilliant LLC and for the last several years has been helping local clients with their video, website and marketing projects.
Her local claim to fame is having worked on a feature documentary, Third Cowboy on The Right about Pawhuska native, Ben Johnson with actor Charlton Heston and famed Writer and Director John Milius. Kristie is also the recipient of six Telly Awards for excellence in television and video production.
Most importantly Kristie has two children who love theatre. Their home is a virtual musical set, where they randomly and spontaneously break into Broadway show tunes at anytime day or night. She has experienced first hand how the high quality programming offered at CMT has benefited her children and the community at large. Her goal as Executive Director at CMT is to help solidify and expand their educational offerings and to continue the legacy of Children’s Musical Theatre into the next generation.
Jackie Eulitt has served as Office Manager at Children’s Musical Theatre for five years. She loves coming to work and this is her favorite job of all time! Previously she worked at Jane Phillips Medical Center for 18 years in the IT department and at Conoco Phillips in the Global IT department. She studied at DeVry University and has experience in medical coding. Jackie is married and shares 5 grown children and 14 grandchildren with her husband. Her hobbies include camping and quilting.
Stage School Staff
An alumnus of Benedictine College, Alex holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree (BME). From Oklahoma City to Bartlesville, Alex has taught music in public schools all across Oklahoma. He is certified in all three levels of Kodaly training and has offered private lessons in trumpet, piano, and voice. Alex believes that, "music education for a young person is important, especially in this day in age, because it promotes growth in areas such as math, reading, social interaction, and it enriches the soul." He is looking forward to being a part of CMT’s Stage School and introducing each student to the wonders of music.
Starr graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. She moved to Bartlesville from Missouri in 2017 to work for KLIFE ministries here and has loved getting to know this community. She is passionate about seeing young people develop and grow in their love for theatre and is very excited to begin her first semester on staff at CMT's Stage School.
Shannon Barsby is a native of Iowa where she spent her childhood being trained in most styles of dance; competing and performing locally and nationally. She was also a “
theatre kid”, spending ample time singing and acting in many productions. Her favorite was playing Charlie Brown! The highlight of her youth was touring one summer with the Celebration Iowa Singers and Jazz Band, learning about the technical and professional side of traveling productions. In college, she studied dance, theatre, vocal performance, dance management and elementary ed. at such schools as Cottey College, Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma City University. Upon graduating from OSU, she owned and operated a dance and cheer studio in Perkins, OK. She has been teaching some form of dance or dance fitness almost every year since she was 14.(That’s over 20 years!) Shannon currently works fulltime as the Fitness and Wellness Specialist at Tri County Tech and enjoys spending time with her two boys, Ryder and River, competing in bodybuilding shows and learning new styles of dance such as Country Swing!