KCT Board of Directors

Sien Moon, President, has been involved with KCT and its predecessor organization since her children first appeared on stage in 2009. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Sien spent ten years climbing the BellSouth corporate ladder, eventually retiring to raise twins Bethany and Wheeler. Her long history of community service includes her current membership on the University of Tennessee Alumni Association Women’s Council and the UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists. In the rare time she isn’t at KCT, Sien enjoys spending time with her husband David on their east Knox County farm.

Todd Trivette, President Elect, is a Knoxville native who has been an active supporter of KCT since 2013 when his oldest son, Grant, made his stage debut. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and has been in the Technology industry for 19 years. He currently serves as the Sr. Director of Software Engineering and Product Development for Jewelry Television where he has worked since 2003. Todd is an outdoors enthusiast, but mostly enjoys spending time with his wife, Karen and their two boys, Grant and Baron.

Keith Stump, Treasurer, and his wife Karen have three children, all of whom are KCT veterans. The Stumps have a long history with KCT, as their oldest daughter McKenzie first appeared on stage in 2010, followed by her twin brothers, Keegan and Konnor, in 2011. Keith is the Executive Director/GIO of the Knoxville, Knox County, Knoxville Utilities Board Geographic Information System (KGIS), where he has worked since 1988. A native of  Kentucky, Keith graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kentucky in 1986 with a BA in Geography/Cartography and a minor in Computer Sciences.

Donna Chaffins, Secretary, and her husband Greg have a long involvement with KCT and children’s theater, as their son Cody began performing locally in 2010.  Donna is a professional blogger, brand ambassador, social media consultant, and freelancer. She has an elementary education degree from Pikeville College and has called East Tennessee her home since 2007. When not working or spending time with her family, Donna enjoys learning new things, hiking and curling up with a good book.

Marjorie Thigpen-Carter has three children, all of whom are active and experienced stage performers.   A graduate of both Rhodes College and the Columbia Law School, Marjorie is the Coordinator of Christian Formation at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Previously, she was a special education attorney for the Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office and worked on a contract basis as a grant writer. She and her husband Rick have been providing shuttle service for their children Claire, Ruthann and Luke since arriving in Knoxville in 2007.

Darrell DeBusk, the Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Knoxville Police Department, has been involved with the Knoxville Children’s Theatre since his daughter Abigayle made her KCT stage debut in 2013. Darrell’s professional background includes 17 years in television, both as a photojournalist and as the assignment manager for one of the top NBC affiliates in the country.  He is currently a member of the National Information Officer’s Association and is one of Tennessee’s longest-serving PIOs.  In addition to Abigayle, Darrell and his wife Sissy have another daughter, Allison, currently a junior in college.

Paul Jones
Stewart Ritchie
Ralph Silvan