KCT Board of Directors

Donna Chaffins 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.

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.

Sien Moon 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.

Keith Stump andhis 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.

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 theirchildren Claire, Ruthann and Luke since arriving in Knoxville in 2007.

Robin Wilhoit’s children’s theater work dates back to 2010, when her son Brandon began performing locally. Although Robin is best known as anchor for the perennially top-rated WBIR-TV newscasts, she also has a long history of commitment to children’s and women’s issues, including her work in breast cancer awareness and her current service on the advisory boards of the University of Tennessee School of Nursing and Variety of East Tennessee. Robin, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, enjoys running, traveling and trying out new recipes in the kitchen, but most of all, spending time with her husband, Brent, and children Kathryn and Brandon.