Welcome New Staff

CFPA’s staff is growing again! Shayna j Houp joins CFPA as Production Coordinator, having most recently managed artists and performances at Northrop. Krystal Parks is our Staff Associate, bringing bringing years of relationship-building experience to CFPA’s community as she oversees spaces and supports tenant experiences. Welcome, Shayna and Krystal!

Shayna j Houp (she/they) has organized theatrical chaos as stage manager and production administrator all over the country. Local credits include Minnesota Opera, Mill City Summer Opera, Pangea World Theater, Park Square Theater, The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, and the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival. Elsewhere: TriCities Opera, Syracuse Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Atlanta Opera, Saratoga Opera, Indianapolis Opera, and many more. When not assisting in the pursuit of making Art happen, Shayna can be found in Saint Paul hiking or biking through the wonderful Twin Cities park system.

Krystal Parks (she/her), originally from Houston, graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in philosophy and a minor in Africana Studies. As the founder of T.E.A.A.C.H (Teaching Everyone African-American Culture & Heritage), she loves working on initiatives that encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has worked with over 600 college students as a Resident Hall Director that focused on community building and spreading positivity. Whenever she is not in the professional setting, she is playing video games, making music, or playing billiards!