Current Staff Members:

Josh King

Artistic Director
Born and raised in Spotsylvania, VA, Josh has grown up in CYT Fredericksburg. Since it started in 2006, Josh has been involved as a student, orchestra member, volunteer, teacher, technical designer, operator, and director. Josh attended Bluefield College and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music and minored in Theatre. Josh taught Bible, worship team, and drama at Fredericksburg Christian School for 5 years. Josh currently lives in Caroline County with his wife Danielle sons Kaden, Theo, and Benjamin. He is blessed to be working with such an incredible staff, along with the parents, students, and artistic teams that give so much to the organization. Josh is very thankful to be the Artistic Director for CYT Fredericksburg and excited to see what the Lord has in store for the organization! God bless!


Krista McKinley

Business Manager
Krista has been involved with CYT Fredericksburg in many ways as a parent volunteer for the last 5 years while her kids have been in productions. She is happy to be on staff now and excited to be a part of such an amazing organization that has played such an important part in the lives of so many kids, including her own. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from George Mason and a master’s degree in Counseling from Virginia Tech. She has worked for other non-profits in the area, both as a Program Supervisor at Northern Virginia Family Service and as a Children’s Program Manager for the Rappahannock Area Council for Child Abuse Prevention. She has also been a Sunday school teacher for the past 9 years at Christ Lutheran Church. She feels very fortunate to have been able to travel all over the United States and Europe with her military family as a child but is happy to call Fredericksburg her home now. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two girls and her crazy pets.


Rachel Hunter

Chapter Coordinator
Rachel Hunter is a mom of two awesome kids, and feels at home with CYT. Theater has been a part of her life since she was young, and she is so happy to continue in her passion with this amazing organization. Rachel grew up in Maryland and was involved in church, high school, community, and professional theater for many years. She has always worked with children, and taught a middle school drama class at Fredericksburg Christian School for 3 years. She became involved with CYT in the fall of 2013, when her daughter was cast in Annie. The following spring, Rachel began teaching classes for CYT, as well as some of its summer camps. She was also the show chair for the 2014-15 season, and officially joined the CYT Fredericksburg staff in August of 2015. More recently, she fulfilled another dream by directing Anne of Green Gables last winter. In addition to CYT, Rachel also works as a permanent substitute at the Upper School of Fredericksburg Christian School. She loves being a part of this "second family" at CYT, especially since the Lord is at its heart.


Pam King

Director of Music
Pam King has been greatly involved in music since childhood, from playing violin to singing on stage and at church. Pam holds a bachelors degree in Music Education from Tennessee Technological University and a master of Music degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. She and her husband Mckenneth toured throughout the country for thirteen years giving concerts in churches, retreats and conference centers. Pam and her husband have been directors of many shows both in the Community Theater as well as church. Pam currently has her own private voice studio where she teaches forty students a week. Since coming off the road Pam and her husband have had a dream of starting a family oriented Christian based arts school and theater company. She is thrilled to have CYT in the Fredericksburg area and looks forward to many more productions. It is so much fun to watch the kids grow in their abilities and their confidence. She feels blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such a great artistic team and awesome group of kids!! Pam served as CYT Fredericksburg's Artistic Director from 2010-2015, and now serves as our Director of Music.


Danielle Fletcher

Marketing and Publicity Manager
Danielle Fletcher is experienced in the fields of marketing, community outreach, and human resources. Driven by her desire to help others, she takes pride in efficiently providing information and assistance to the community. She is the current marketing and publicity manager of CYT Fredericksburg. Danielle is also the community outreach manager and marketing assistant of Senior Helpers of Fairfax. In addition to her primary job functions, Danielle is a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army reserves and serves as a Human Resources Officer. Upon completion of her BSW from George Mason University in 2020, she knew she wanted to help others in as many ways possible and has been committed to doing that since.


Aimee Mestler

HYPE Advisor
Aimee has been involved in CYT Fredericksburg since 2014 when her older daughter discovered her passion for theater and dance. Aimee has loved being a parent volunteer and is happy to be in her 6th year as a H.Y.P.E. Advisor. (HYPE Stands for High School Youth Pursuing Excellence and is CYT’s leadership program.) Aimee has a degree in Elementary and Special Education and loves working with children. Her favorite thing about CYT is the way it draws parents and children together to build character and grow in Christ. She was overjoyed to see her two daughters take the stage together for the first time in Frozen 2020. She loves being with her family and spends her free time with her husband of 22 years and their two daughters.


Jenny Adler

HYPE Advisor
Jenny joined CYT Fredericksburg in 2017 when her oldest was cast in his first show. She loves volunteering to help with shows, helping with classes as class chair, and working with student leaders as a H.Y.P.E advisor. Jenny graduated from The University of Mary Washington with a psychology degree and taught middle school special education. She continues her love of teaching now as a homeschool mom and tutor. Her favorite things about CYT are the community of people, coming alongside students as they grow in both character and leadership, and watching all three of her children perform on stage together!