Bluffton Youth Theatre

Cynthia and greg ford - founders of bluffton youth theatre

     Cyndy and Greg Ford are both originally from New York, but have been in Bluffton for about seven years. They have been married for 33 years and have three daughters, Havilah, Irene and Jennifer as well as four beautiful grandchildren, Riley, Evadene, Olin, and Ford.  They also take care of Cyndy's sister, who has special needs. They felt that they have always been called to help those in need, so their house has always been open to those who need it.

     They owned a performing arts studio in New York and traveled the United States and beyond, spreading the Word of God through the arts.  When they moved to South Carolina, they continued their passion by starting Bluffton Youth Theatre. They have loved to see it grow and see how it has positively affected so many lives.

drs. heather and justin zellweger

Dr. Justin and Dr. Heather Zellweger have been in Bluffton for the last four years.  After meeting at Palmer Chiropractic college in Iowa they ran a successful practice in NH for the previous 9 years. Their three daughters Isabel, Scarlett, and Samantha love Bluffton Youth Theatre and have been involved from the very beginning.
 Dr. Justin and Dr. Heather own their practice in Bluffton, Zellweger Family Chiropractic and enjoy everything the  low country has to offer with their four amazing children.

David and Gretchen La Pour

David and Gretchen La Pour came to Bluffton from Minneapolis almost nine years ago. Their daughter, Anna, has recently discovered a love of acting and this has brought them to BYT.

David holds a BS in photography, and is employed as a golf professional. He is currently the Director of Instruction at Colleton River Club. He is also a den leader for son Zachary's Cub Scout pack. 

Gretchen was once a licensed social worker. She worked with seniors for about twelve years, then switched to marketing home care. Today, she homeschools their two children, and is the troop shepherd for Anna's troop of American Heritage Girls.

John and faith roppelt

John and Faith Roppelt met on Hilton Head island. John is originally from Rochester, Michigan & Faith is originally from Scotland, Connecticut. They were married in 1999. They have strong roots in the Hilton head and Bluffton communities and have been business partners  at Main Street Cafe and Pub for almost 18 years. John is also a district manager for Sysco foods. They provide a strong business background for Bluffton youth theater. They have 2 girls that enjoy dance ,theater and softball.