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.
Linda Iwanski, Vice Chairman
Linda Iwanski has been involved with MCT since it’s inception. In the past she has served in every capacity on the board, including Chairman. She is a member of the Mesquite Arts Council and a long time resident of Mesquite. She is an account executive for UPS.
Steven House, Member at Large
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.
Joy Reily, Member at Large
Joy Reily is one of two new members of the MCT Board. “I have been volunteering for MCT for several years and have gotten to know and love a lot of the folks involved in making it happen each show. I have worked alongside many of you already and have enjoyed every minute of it.” She is retired from Prudential after 18 years of employment as the Associate Manager, Administration for the Dallas Office. Previously, she also worked for over 20 years as a paralegal in the DFW area. “With my skillset, I think I can help improve the efficiency of MCT’s operations and enhance the group’s positive impact in the community.”
Molly Lenaghen, Member at Large
Molly Lenaghen was drawn to joining the Board of the Mesquite Community Theatre after being involved since 2013. She has been involved in a few shows with MCT over the years and has enjoyed the company of everyone she has worked with. She is a senior at Poteet High School and is a Thespian Society Officer, with this connection to not only her own school, but to others as well, she believes that it will assist the theatre in receiving younger people who are willing to earn community service hours, learn new skills, and gain experience in theatre outside of school.