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Meet Our Team!


Julian Barkley-Brinson


Julian Barkley-Brinson is a current student at Yuba College, studying to become an English and Theatre teacher. He currently works at the Bridge Street After School Program, where he runs various clubs and activities for the students. Previously, Julian was a theatre director of various middle-school musicals at Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts, and spent much of his time volunteering to improve arts education everywhere. Julian plans on using his English and Theatre Education major to teach art and literacy to middle and high school students. In his spare time, Julian enjoys singing, reading, and playing the violin.

Sarah Hauck


Sarah Hauck is a current student at California State University, Chico majoring in Music Education. She has previously been involved in the technical aspects of theatre, such as lighting design and backstage work, and has taught music at the Paragon Collegiate Academy After School Program. In the future, Sarah plans to use her musical talents to inspire the next generation of artists as a music teacher. In her spare time, Sarah’s hobbies include playing her bass clarinet, piano, ukulele, practicing singing, and crocheting. “My favorite part of teaching is when you see the spark in a child’s eyes as they grasp a concept and become confident in themselves and their own abilities.”


Kara Roberts


Kara Roberts is a student at American River College, studying to work in education and childcare. She is the resident dance teacher for Rise Up, and has worked on such programs as Applause KIDS, Intro to Dance, and The Little Mermaid JR. Previously, Kara has worked as both a preschool teaching assistant, as well as a dance teaching assistant at Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts. She has choreographed various musicals, including The Pajama Game and Nice Work If You Can Get It at MCAA. Kara has also worked oversees in Africa, teaching dance to underprivileged children. Kara plans on becoming a teacher, using her art to shape and inspire young minds in the Yuba Sutter community. In her free time, she enjoys reading and writing poetry.

Kimi DeCamp


Kimi DeCamp is a current student at Yuba College, majoring in Music Education and Mathematics. She has previously assisted in technical, backstage, and costume elements for theatrical productions within various organizations, and was in the Marysville Charter Academy Band and Orchestra. Kimi is planning on becoming a math and music teacher, working to inspire young minds everywhere. Her hobbies include playing the cello, the piano, practicing American Sign Language, and photography.

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Devin Morris

Marketing Director/Board Member

Devin Morris is a healthcare professional working on his education. He currently specializes in Geriatric Care and will soon transfer into Emergency Care. Devin has experience with hospice and home health, as well as healthcare marketing. Previously, Devin worked in the technical theatre department at Marysville Charter Academy for the Arts, in Guest Relations and Lighting. He has worked backstage, and even performed with the MCAA Orchestra. In the future, Devin plans to continue to help those in need as a Registered Nurse. Devin’s hobbies include practicing the piano, reading, and singing.