Parent Panel

CFCArts strives to create a Parent/Guardian Advisory Panel composed of parents and guardians who are diverse in many ways, including but not limited to: location, race/ethnicity, education, socio-economic status, age/grade level of child/children, and CFCArts program area involvement.

Parent/Guardian Advisory Panel members commit to:

  • Being an active member of the Parent/Guardian Advisory Panel for from date of admission (early January 2022) through the end of the year (December 2022)
  • Attending bi-monthly meetings (every other month) to lend insight and feedback regarding CFCArts Education programs
  • Volunteering to assist with the planning, running, and promotion of bi-annual CFCArts Education fundraising events
  • Advocating for CFCArts Education programs within the Central Florida community and your sphere of influence

Applications for the 2022 Parent Panel are open now! Applications are due no later than January 7 to be considered for the 2022 Parent Panel.

Click here to apply!

Email leah@cfcarts.com with any questions

Members

Albia Barrueto
Albia Barrueto

Albia is the proud mother of Karla Jean. She likes performance and plastic arts. Music is also a very important part of her life, as she comes from a large family of musicians. Her favorite hobbies are reading a good classic or science book, and yes, she also likes math! Back in 2004, she was lucky to establish herself in the USA, coming from Cuba. Later, she had the precious opportunity to become a social worker with refugees and the homeless, a career path different to being a librarian, which is what her bachelor’s degree was in. She believes in God both giving and taking away from our lives what is supposed to make us what and who we are. He allowed her to finally be a mom in 2013, and she has never been happier or felt more fulfilled. She is excited to be part of and support CFCArts, and hopes she can bring valuable input to the development of the arts in Central Florida.

Alexis Carlson
Alexis Carlson

Alexis Carlson (Ms. Lexi) is delighted to be joining the Parent Panel at CFCArts. Her previous roles with CFCArts have been a Community Choir member, Classroom Assistant for Disney’s Moana Jr., Assistant Teaching Artist for Meet Me In St. Louis, and Assistant Teaching Artist for the Music Exploration class. She is currently a full time mother to Declan, Dylan and baby London (born 12/14/21) and wife to Carl. They also share a home with their dog Tinka and cats Archie and Ozzy. Alexis began singing, dancing, and acting in plays and musicals in preschool and performed consistently throughout her childhood.  Favorite roles include: Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web, Rapunzel in Into the Woods, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Chava in Fiddler on the Roof, and Polly in Crazy for You. She attended New World School of the Arts in Miami for high school as a Musical Theatre major, received a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Florida State University in Tallahassee and a Musical Theatre performance degree from the London School of Musical Theatre. Through that experience she was able to audition and perform in a West End original musical comedy called RSVP ASAP. After moving back from London she continued performing in musicals in Miami, FL and really found true enjoyment performing for and teaching children. Since moving to Orlando and becoming a mother, her performing days have been mostly for her children at home but she loves watching her children and her sweet students blossom in their productions at CFCArts.  She looks forward to helping with many more productions with CFCArts in the future.

Renée Cartee
Renée Cartee

Renée is a Music Educator at Galileo Gifted School teaching K-8 general music, chorus, and theatre. Outside of teaching, she is Co-Chair of the Music Education and Musicianship Committee of Tau Beta Sigma, a collegiate music organization. She is a parent of three: Kyle, Victoria, and Joey. Victoria and Joey are alumni of the CFCArts Youth Theatre Troupe, and Kyle is a current performer. The Cartee family has been a part of CFCArts for nine years, volunteering at camps and various shows, performing multiple seasons, and supporting our overall youth program. Renée enjoys helping with the performers, front of house, props, and decor whenever possible! Renée and her family love being a part of the CFCArts Family!

Megan Greer
Megan Greer

Megan began singing with the CFCArts adult choir in 2015 and has enjoyed many seasons singing and meeting friends. She lives in Longwood with her husband, Jim, and her two children, Sienna and Zane. Both children have attended CFCArts summer camps and programs. Sienna is in her second season playing the French horn with the Young Artists Orchestra. Megan grew up playing the piano and was a high school show choir kid, so she was grateful for the opportunity to make music again when she found the CFCArts adult choir. Megan moved to Central Florida in 1993 and also attended the University of Central Florida. She had a previous career in banking and is currently a realtor who loves helping her clients realize their real estate goals. This new career provides flexibility for Megan to volunteer at both of her children’s schools and all of their extracurricular activities. She is excited to work with the CFCArts Children and Youth Programs Parent and Guardian Advisory Panel.

Nathalie Ozuna
Nathalie Ozuna

Nathalie is a single mother from NYC who relocated to Florida in search of a better environment for her son. She is passionate about music, sports, her work, and being a mother. She enjoys cooking, giving back to her community, and helping others. She looks forward to being a part of the CFCArts Children and Youth Arts Programs community.

Teryn Pendarvis
Teryn Pendarvis

Teryn is so excited for her family’s first year at CFCArts! She is a mother of three and has been self-employed for the last five years as a NYC wedding photographer. Most recently, she has opened up a vegan home bakery. In the very little free time she finds herself with, you can find her grabbing coffee, decorating her home, and supporting small businesses around Orlando. Being part of a community theatre throughout her entire childhood, Teryn recognizes the absolute importance and impact that the arts can have on our youth. Always game for anything that flexes her creativity, she looks forward to volunteering and advocating for CFCArts this year!

Trymain Rivero
Trymain Rivero

Trymain has been connected to the CFCArts family since the spring of 2019 when his son, Ethan, began participating in the musical theatre program. Soon after, his wife Melody joined the adult choir. To date, Ethan has performed in the musical theater and vocal ensemble programs every season, and Melody is working as the Choral Programs Administrator and Member Database Administrator for CFCArts. Trymain served nine years in the USMC, now teaches math full-time at Valencia College, and is a full-time student at UCF in the Big Data Analytics PhD program.  In his spare time, Trymain enjoys building props and show pieces for some of the musical theater productions and running runDisney races with his family.