Staff Bios

Meet the Teachers
Meet the Board of Directors
Meet the Creative Team

Cyndi Monroe - Artistic Director
Cyndi Monroe is the founder and President of Christian Arts and Theatre. She is passionate about teaching kids the arts in a way that will enhance their lives well into adulthood. In addition to overseeing the entire CAT organization, Cyndi is an award-winning director (Pirates of Penzance, Seussical, Nunsense). She also is a playwright (The US “Oh, No!” Christmas Show, Star of Wonder) and a Screenwriter (The Gift of the Magi, A Private War). Cyndi and her husband, Mark, have been married for 32 years and are blessed to have four sons, three daughters-in-law and one grandson. Connect with Cyndi by: Email Facebook Instagram
 
Tammy Ladd - Office Manager
Tammy Ladd is our office manager and has been with us since 2006. She has been involved with CAT as a mom and volunteer since 2001, when her children, who are now 21 and 18, became involved. She loves CAT and enjoys the "family" of CAT.
 
Sue Green - Production Manager
Sue has been on the CAT staff since 2006. However Sue and her girls have been a part of the CAT family since 2005. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art from the University of Southern California. She has worked in finance, computers, training, advertising, art, public relations, design and theater industries since 1986. She also has been very active in the Corona Norco Unified School District and works as a clerk at one of the local schools as well as serving as a professional volunteer for 10 years. Sue loves working with our volunteers and believes that theatre is the most fulfilling industry to satisfy her creativity. She is a firm believer in education playing a huge role in a young person's lifetime successes. It is her greatest joy to watch the growth of the CAT students throughout the years and help to launch them into a successful college career as well-adjusted, confident adults.
 
Hollee Hennebelle-Cool - Education Director and Resident Dance Manager
Hollee has been dancing for 25 years now and has been choreographing since she graduated high school. Christian Arts and Theatre in Corona has helped her flourish her talents by giving her the opportunity to teach a variety of dance classes and choreograph for many of their productions. She is the resident choreographer and the Director of Education here at CAT. Some recent shows she choreographed here are High School Musical and Shrek the Musical. She has won several ITL awards for choreographing and directing. She also has had the opportunity of choreographing for local colleges and theaters in the Inland Empire such as King High School, Cal Baptist University, and the Redland's Bowl. She has gained most of her experience from the Riverside Community College Dance Department and dancing in the parades at Disneyland. She is currently the coach of the Corona High Dance Team and will also be working with King High School Show Choir in the fall.
 
Brianna Lopez - Resident Vocal Director
Brianna Lopez Resident Vocal Director, holds a BA in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance from California Baptist University. Brianna currently vocal directs our productions and teaches private vocal lessons. When Brianna is not working at CAT, she is serving on staff at The Grove Community Church in the Celebrative Arts Dept. She has performed in numerous musicals with some of her favorites being her portrayal of Mrs. Potts in Beauty & The Beast, Mayzie La Bird in Seussical the Musical, Vera Sanders in Smoke On The Mountain, a featured soloist in Godspell, and Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables:Unplugged where she got to share the stage with many incredible Broadway performers. Some of her Vocal Directing credits include such shows as Seussical, All Shook Up, Footloose, Oliver, Beauty & The Beast, Godspell, Tom Sawyer, Peter Pan and Honk, to name a few. Brianna is also an ITL judge and has won several awards for both musical directing and performing throughout Southern California. Brianna feels blessed to be on staff at CAT and loves the opportunity to invest in the growth of these incredible students.
 
David Ireland - School Drama Program Coordinator
David Ireland has a B.A. in Theatre Education from Sterling College. He has worked in Christian theatre for years, and is very excited to become part of the CAT family! Growing up in the area, David has always heard about the outstanding performances produced by CAT, and He is thrilled to get to know these fabulous students first hand! Most recently David was seen on stage playing the role of “Robert” in The Drowsy Chaperone, “Adam/Noah” in Children of Eden, and “Frederic” in The Pirates of Penzance. While David enjoys being on stage, He loves to encourage young people to discover the talents that God has hidden within their hearts. He is so thankful that he has been welcomed into the CAT family, and cannot wait to see what God has in store for him and all of the wonderful students he will have the opportunity to work with.