Current Staff Members:

Janie Cox

Artistic Director
Janie has been involved with CYT since birth! Performing since the age of 4 she has now been involved with over 150 different productions, performing, directing, choreographing, or costuming. Janie studied musical theater at Boston Conservatory and has also done film with ABC, MTV, and LXD. Her true passion is for live theater and the “next” generation training in the ARTS! Janie has two daughters, Kinley & Baelyn, who bring so much joy to her everyday life and her husband Jon who she adores. Janie’s daily goal in life is to love the Lord with all of her heart, soul, mind, & strength and to love her neighbor as herself. Sing. Act. Dance. Live. Create. Play. Laugh. Love.

Robyn Rebold-Smith

Managing Director
Robyn attended her first CYT drama class at the age of 10. Over the years, she has had the privilege of being a CYT teacher, musical director and camp director. Although her roles within the company change, her admiration and joy for CYT always remain the same. Robyn was the Vice President of Primary Focus which was the nation's largest elementary assembly program. She is a firm believer in what the arts can do for a child's self-esteem and development. Spending time with her husband and 2 children is her favorite thing to do.

Lucas Oyos-Haynes

Shop Manager
Lucas is a San Diego native currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering at San Diego State University. After a number of performances in high school, Lucas joined the team at CYT in January 2022 and is so excited to get to work in theater again, this time behind the scenes! Lucas is eager to learn the ins and outs of scenic work; he loves creating things, working with his hands, and spending quality time with those closest to him.

Debi Couch

Accounting Manager
Debi Couch comes to us with many years of small business management experience. She has been married to her husband, Robert for 25 year and has 3 beautiful children that have been heavily involved with CYT since 2014. Whether it is stage, crew, sets chair, special activities chair, resident parent, refreshments, or stage manager, it truly has been an entire family event! 3 John 1:4

Lynn Renfrow

Costume Manager
Lynn started working as the Costume Manager for CYT in 2008, but has been with the company since 2000. She earned her M.F.A. from San Diego State in Theater Design and Technical Production. She has worked at numerous theatres, including The Old Globe and The San Diego Repertory Theatre, as a scenic artist, prop-master and costumer. Lynn has been married for 19 years to her loving husband David and has a precocious senior puppy named Sammy.