Torie Ambers is 26 years old and is employed full time at the Murray Ridge Production Center.  She graduated from Midview High School in 2012.  In January 2018 Torie was invited to join sign choir by her friend Alyssa DeAngeles.  She played Maurice in Beauty and the Beast and the Queen in FrozenIn her spare. Torie loves learning sign language and hanging out with her friends at sign choirIn her spare time, Torie enjoys signing, coloring, arts and crafts, playing games, soccer, cheerleading, going to the movies with her friends and family and having sleepovers with her friends.

 

 

Dana Beaudin is 17 years old.  She’s is a sophomore at Summit Academy in Lorain, Ohio.  Cory Svette invited Dana to join in October of 2017.  She played Plumette in Beauty and the Beast and Snow Miser in Frozen.She loves performing during our sign choir shows.  In her spare time Dana enjoys taking voice lessons, reading manga, watching anime, and talking with her friends.

 

Isaiah Connell is 20 years old.  He’s a 2018 graduate of Elyria High School.  He began sign choir with Sharon Svette in 2014 at Elyria High School.  Isaiah watched Sharon's Signer perform at the Elyria Apple Festival in September and joined sign choir the next week.  A Charlie Brown Christmas is his first show! Isaiah enjoys signing and hanging out with his friends during sign choir.  In his free time Isaiah enjoys listening to Christian music.

Alyssa DeAngeles is 26 and she is employed at the Murray Ridge Production Center.  She graduated from Lorain High School in 2012.   In 2017 Cory Svette invited Alyssa to join sign choir. Since joining she has played Anastasia in the 2017 Christmas Show, the Enchantress in Beauty and the Beast and the Angel in Frozen. Alyssa enjoys learning new signs, singing, and making new friends at sign choir.  In her free time Alyssa enjoys Kung Fu, Hip Hop, Special Olympics, and Cheerleading.

Ryan Eliason is 30 years old and is employed full time with the Cleaning Crew at the Cleveland Airport FAA Tower.  In 2007 he graduated from Columbia High School and JVS. In 2017 Ryan watched our Christmas Show and joined sign choir in January of 2018.  He played the Baker in Beauty and the Beast and Hans in Frozen.  Ryan enjoys learning new signs and teaching others how to sign.  He also loves crowd participation during our shows. Ryan enjoys collecting model cars and studying their horsepower, engine types, tire size, and country of origin.  He also enjoys writing letters, songs, singing in church, dancing, playing basketball, soccer, swimming, softball, golf and going out with friends.

 

Cody Grizzell is 28 years old.  He graduated from Perkins High School in 2011 and from Ehove in 2013. Cody is hearing impaired and uses ASL as his first language. After watching Beauty and the Beast, Cory Svette invited him to join sign choir. He played the Troll King in Frozen.  Cody loves signing and hanging out with his friends during sign choir.  In his spare time he enjoys Boy Scouts, basketball, disc golf, going to the movies, and spending time with his girlfriend, family, and friends.

Ashley Jones is 28 years old. She graduated from Elyria High School in 2009 and earned her Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Lorain County Community College in 2012.  Ashley began signing with Sharon Svette 15 years ago at Westwood Middle School, she has played several roles including Annie in Annie, Nala in The Lion King, Munchkin in Wizard of Oz/Wicked, Anna in Frozen, LeFou in Beauty and the Beast.  Westwood Signers performed at Ashley’s elementary school and she loved the show so much that she joined the sign choir on her first day of 7th grade!  Ashley’s  loves having fun during practice and social outings.  She enjoys learning new signs, music, art, Halloween, theater, Disney, and anything fun!

Taylor McCray is 18 years old. She is in tenth grade at Horizon Science Academy.  Taylor enjoyed signing with Cory Svette when she was a camper at Camp I.D.E.A.S.  Second Star to the Right is Taylor’s first show! Taylor loves learning new signs during practice.  In her free time Taylor enjoys participating in Lorain Youth Theater, Girl Scouts, and Cheer.  She also loves reptiles!

Tobi Miltenberger is 18 years old.  He’s traditionally homeschooled and is a sophomore this year.  Sharon Svette was Tobi’s teacher at Camp I.D.E.A.S. and she invited him to join sign choir in the fall of 2015.  Tobi was part of the ensemble in The 2015 Christmas Show, the Scarecrow in Wicked, a passenger in Polar Express, Timone The Lion King, the Grinch in The 2017 Christmas Show, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, and Santa in Frozen.  Tobi enjoys spending time with his friends during sign choir.  In his spare time he enjoys collecting Yu-Gi-Oh cards, reading Manga, watching Anime, and writing his first novel.

Andrew Nord is 21 years old and is a full time college student at Lorain County Community College.  He graduated from Elyria Catholic High School in 2018.  Andrew worked with both Sharon and Cory Svette at Camp I.D.E.A.S.  over the past several summers.  Last summer Cory invited Andrew and his twin brother Matt to join sign choir and they did!  Andrew loves everything about sign choir! He played Kristoff in Frozen.  In his spare time Andrew enjoys playing the guitar and signing.

Rachelle Tokar is 29 years old and works for the LCCC Stocker Center Box Office and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels. She graduated from Elyria High School in 2009.  She began signing  with Sharon Svette’s Westwood Signers in 7th grade. She’s played many roles including Tinkerbell in Peter Pan, Glinda in Wicked, Jane in The 2017 Christmas Show, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and Frozen.  Rachelle loves spending time with the sign choir members and the beauty of sign language.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching movies/Anime and spending time with her daughter.

Jessica Wiles is 36 years old and is a 2002 graduate of Firelands High School and LCJVs.  Jessica learned about Sharon’s Signers through her mother and brother, Chris. Second Star to the Right is Jessica’s first show!  Jessica enjoys socializing and performing with the sign choir.  In her free time she enjoys crafts, cooking and baking, music and spending time with her boyfriend, family, and friends.

Chris Martin is 29 years old and works as a Walmart cashier.   He graduated from North Royalton High School in 2009.   Sharon Svette recruited Chris to join sign choir in 2015 when Ashley Jones asked him to videotape the Frozen show.  Chris has performed in several shows: The Tin Man in Wicked, a passenger in Polar Express, ensemble in The 2015 Winter Show, Scar in The Lion King, the book keeper in Beauty and the Beast and the King in Frozen.  Chris loves interacting with everyone in sign choir.  In his spare time Chris enjoys watching movies and hanging out with his friends.

Katrin Miltenberger is 19 years old and a full time college student majoring in psychology.  In 2018 Katrin earned her high school diploma from Ohio Virtual Academy and her Associates of Arts Degree from Lorain County Community College.  Katrin is currently employed as a substitute paraprofessional aide with Elyria City Schools.   She’s has been involved with sign choir for the past 4 years, playing Elsa in 2015 /2018 Frozen, Mother Nature in The 2015 Christmas Show, Glinda in Wicked, a train passenger in Polar Express, Zazu in The Lion King, Rapunzel in The 2017 Christmas Show, Ensemble in Beauty and the Beast.  Katrin  met  Sharon Svette while working at Camp I.D.E.A.S. and was invited to join sign choir in 2015 when Sharon started the community sign choir.  Katrin enjoys attending live theater, traveling, and volunteering with children.  Katrin’s favorite part of sign choir is performing. 

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Darius Nejadfard is 26 years old.  He’s a 2013 graduate of Elyria High School.  He began sign choir with Sharon Svette in 2011 at Elyria High School.  Darius has played several different roles in sign choir including Kristoff in the 2015 Frozen show, The Little Drummer Boy in The 2015 Christmas Show, The Cowardly Lion in Wicked, a drummer in Polar Express,  Pumba in The Lion King, Tarzan in The 2017 Christmas Show, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, and Sven in Frozen.  Darius enjoys signing and hanging out with his friends during sign choir.  He enjoys collecting and watching DVDs, visiting libraries, bowling, and going on sign choir outings.  Darius enjoys using various communication apps on his iPad in order to communicate with his friends and family.

Matt Nord is 21 years old and is a full time college student at Lorain County Community College.  He graduated from Elyria Catholic High School in 2018.  Matt worked with both Sharon and Cory Svette at Camp I.D.E.A.S. over the past several summers.  Last summer Cory invited Matt and his twin brother Andrew to join sign choir and they did!  He played Chip at our fall performance of Beauty and the Beast and Olaf in Frozen.  Matt enjoys learning new signs and hanging out with his friends at sign choir.  In his spare time Matt enjoys watching movies, writing, and playing card games.

 

Christopher Wiles is 32 years old and is employed at Wendy’s in Oberlin.  He’s a 2006 graduate of Elyria High and LCJVS.  Chris signed with Sharon Svette at Westwood Middle School. His favorite shows with Sharon were his holiday performances.  Second Star to the Right is Chris’s first show with Sharon’s Signers!  Chris enjoys spending time with the sign choir members and performing.  In his free time Chris enjoys crafts, yardwork, music, drawing and spending time with  friends.

 

Elna Wright is 21 years old.  She’s a 2016 graduate of Elyria High School.  Elna began sign choir with Sharon Svette during her Freshman year of high school. She has been signing for seven years.  She has played several roles including the Conductor in Polar Express, Nessa Rose in Wicked, Moana in The 2017 Winter Show, Rafiki in The Lion King, and Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, and Elsa in Frozen. Elna enjoys speech therapy, Youth Challenge, and attending St. Mary’s Church.  Elna is a huge Cavs, Indians and Browns fan.  She loves hanging out with her friends, family, and her dog Snickers.  Elna enjoys traveling; she’s visited many interesting places including Sweden, Mexico, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Croatia, and Vatican City. 

David Zsigray is 41 years old and he is employed at the Murray Ridge Production Center. He graduated from Elyria High School in  1998. Sharon Svette was David’s elementary school teacher.  Andrew and Matt Nord invited David to join sign choir.  Second Star to the Right is David’s first show!  David loves learning sign language and spending time with his friends during sign choir.  In his free time he enjoys wrestling and music.

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Noah is 24 years old and is employed part time at Nagy Family Dental Group and at Murray Ridge Production Center.  He’s a 2015 graduate of North Ridgeville High School and JVS.  In August of 2019 Torie, Ryan, and Alyssa invited Noah to join sign choir.  A Charlie Brown Christmas is his first show! Noah enjoys learning sign language so he can talk with his friends who are deaf.  In his spare time Noah enjoys acting, singing, crats, plays, Special Olympics, video games, and hanging out with friends and family.

Ahron is 17 years old and is a Junior at Lorain High School. Ahron worked at Camp Ideas and Cory invited him to join sign choir this fall.  A Charlie Brown Christms is his first show! Ahron enjoys signing with our group and hangin out with his friends.  In his free time Ahron enjoys playing video games and hanging out with his brother.  He loves taking summer vacations in California.