Program Staff

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Dan Thompson

School Program Coordinator

Dan has been working with CDFY for around 10 years. Dan enjoys working with students and engaging in open and honest communication about their personal attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors about drugs and drug use.  He feels that this type of communication, along with sharing his personal life experiences and the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle free of Drugs, will help them make a more informed decision not to use drugs. Dan is a retired Military and the owner of Thompson Ventures LLC.  Dan and his wife Debra enjoy living in Osage Beach.


Kira Rutter


Kira Rutter has been the CDFY performance director of Safety Kids, Show Me Players, and UPLIFT since 2018.  Kira has a bachelor's degree in Theater Education (K-12) from Brigham Young University. She also has a license to teach Theatre, Speech, and Debate in Utah, Texas, and Missouri with an MBA from William Woods University. Kira is the owner and director of  Itsy Bitsy Broadway theater. Kira was a  Show Me Player in high school, and she is passionate about advocating for drug free futures for all students. She loves Jefferson City and lives with her husband and four sons who eagerly awaiting their turn to represent CDFY. 

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Megan Walton


Megan has worked in the performing arts, hospitality, and education fields. She is so excited to work with CDFY to encourage a drug-free lifestyle. She is motivated to help students learn about healthy habits and mental awareness to help them become the best versions of themselves.


Jessica Cayou


Jessica Cayou has worked for the last 5 years at Itsy Bitsy Broadway, a children’s learning theatre.  She enjoys working with kids and watching them have fun and grow in confidence through theatre.  As an assistant director for Safty Kids, Show Me Players, and Uplift she looks forward to combining her love of theatre with the opportunity to help children and young adults learn about the dangers of drugs and alcohol and the benefits in living a drug free life.

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