Co-Artistic Director / Executive Director

Roles: Producer / Director / Instructor / Program Coordinator/ Marketing / Development / Fundraising

Daena joined OYES’ directorial team in 2012 to direct and produce programs and entertainment for Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio. In 2016, Daena stepped into the role of Co-Artistic Director, alongside Megg Sicotte-Kelly, and has continued to work in development, fundraising, program coordination, and creative direction for the youth musical theater and enrichment programs.

Daena has had a lifetime of experience working with children to facilitate their growth and potential and studied acting & scene study at Ventura College, the Malibu Playhouse Conservatory and is a trained Speech Level Singing vocalist.