2015 Board of Trustees
Dennis Gullion, Chairman
Dennis Gullion has previously served on the MCT Board of Directors. He has directed all three of the “Tunas” as well as, Inspecting Carol (2015),The Cemetery Club (2013), and is currently directing Little Shop of Horrors to kick off the 2017 Season. Dennis is a theatre veteran, acting and directing in the DFW area as well as Chicago. Dennis brings not only an extensive theatrical background with him, but a strong business background as well. He holds a BS in Secondary Education and Communications from Baylor University, and an MBA in Accounting from Roosevelt University. Dennis is a Real Estate Broker, Certified Property Manager, and owns his own real estate company, Gullion Properties.
Scott Croy, Treasurer
Scott Croy has been involved with MCT for the last 24 years in one capacity or another and has served as Treasurer the last 2 years. He is also currently serving as co-chair of the Artistic Community with his wife, Emily. His previous submissions on behalf of MCT to the Arts Council Grants Committee have not only secured the maximum grant award but they have also scored the highest of any of the grants ever applied for by MCT.
Karen Carboni, Secretary
Karen Carboni has been a member of MCT since 2009, helping with set build, behind the scenes as AD/SM, Props Assistant, & Sound Tech. She is serving her second year of her first term on the board and is enjoying the experience and the challenge. Karen is married to Victor, who is also active behind the scenes and mother to Marc (Playwright/Actor/Director/Producer) who lives in Philadelphia.
Karen is active in her church First Presbyterian, Mesquite with teaching Sunday School and sings in the choir. In the real world Karen works in a Physician’s office as a nurse.
Steven House, Vice Chairman
Steven House has been involved with MCT since 2014 when he got the chance to be in one of his favorite plays “Arsenic and Old Lace”. Since then he has appeared in Inspecting Carol and Cash on Delivery. He is excited and thrilled to be part of the MCT family.
Jeanne Saadi, Member at Large
Jeanne Saadi has been involved in community theatre both on stage and behind the scenes in Nebraska, South Dakota, Louisiana, San Antonio and now Mesquite. Jeanne moved to Mesquite in 2017 and is excited to join the Board of Trustees for Mesquite Community Theatre to become more involved in her new community. Jeanne has a B.A. in Communications and a M.A. in Organizational Leadership. She works for the City of Mesquite as the Manager of Mesquite Animal Services.
Keith Craker, Member at Large
Keith Craker is the current Webmaster of the Mesquite Community Theatre website, having spent over twenty years as a graphic and web designer. He took his GI Bill and Army College Fund from having served six years in the military, the last two as a NCO, and he earned degrees in Visual Communications and Multimedia/Web Development from The Art Institute in Dallas. While possessing no formal theatre training, Keith is no stranger to the stage, having appeared in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and 110 Degrees in the Shade at Eastfield College; A Christmas Carol, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Addams Family Musical with the Vagabond Players in Terrell; and Little Shop of Horrors and Tuna Does Vegas at MCT. When not handling the advertising and social media marketing for the classic rock cover band, Keith is one of the vocalists with The East Texas Garage Band. He plays a mean tambourine, and he does need more cowbell.