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The Jesties

JEST Improv's Performing Troupe


Alex Sattler

Troupe Director

Jestie Since 2018

"You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it" — Robin Williams

Since graduating the Conservatory Program at the Second City in Hollywood back in 2018, Alex has dreamed of directing an improv troupe to be able to perform various different formats and have a ton of fun with each other and the audience. Alex is beyond grateful to the Jesties troupe for being so flexible and willing to learn along with crushing every show they do!

Alex Tron
aka "Tron"

Jestie Since 2018

"If we treat each other as if we are geniuses, poets and artists, we have a better chance of becoming that on stage." 

Del Close

Tron is a lawyer by day, and a (somewhat) functioning member of society by night. He's been doing improv for close to 4 years, but has been in comedy all his life. His idols include Tina Fey, Bernie Sanders, and that one guy at Rolling Pin who always hooks him up with the freshest doughnuts.

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Dawn Balk

Jestie Since 2018

“Improvisation, to me, is a way to work through a lot of ‘What if’s?’ and to channel a whole lot of
silliness – whether it’s through characters, or situations, or just imaginary scenarios that wouldn’t make
sense anywhere else. Zaniness – It’s very liberating. Freedom, Baby!!!”

Jonny Andrews

Jestie Since 2020

Forever inspired by comedy legends like Tim Conway, Lucille Ball and Bob Newhart. Graduated from UCB Hollywood Improv school in 2017 and The Pack Theatre Improv school in 2019. 

Studied acting and performance at Baylor University and The University of Tennessee. Enjoys watching anything “muppets” and anything “snoopy”.

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Rey Galindo

Jestie Since 2019

Rey got into acting in high school, when he was still a timid and bottled up person. It has brought out so many sides of him that he never would have known without it. His main motivation to perform is to have fun and play and get weird. It ties into his imaginative and creative side, to walk for a moment in someone else's shoes, and have a little more empathy or understanding through it.

Chris Howard

Jestie Since 2022

Chris came to improv in an unconventional way as most of his experience with performing came from his time as a musician. Finding a new passion for improv with Jest was love at first sight. I remember thinking: “It was like being slapped in the face. I went to a show and thought, that looks frightening. I want to be up there with them! I immediately started classes and it’s been more fun than I could have hoped for."

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Jamie Himan

Jestie Since 2022

Jamie took her very first improv class ever with JEST and dedicated much time and energy to accelerate through our different level programs to become the performer she is today. Overtime, Jamie began to contribute much more than her ability as a performer. Back in her original home of the Coachella Valley, Jamie was apart of an outreach team of event promoters for highly organized social events. She specialized in community networking. Her experience as a professional bartender, former dental professional, event promoter, and sociologist is the foundation of her communication and networking skills that she utilizes to create community ties with JEST in Ventura County. Jamie quickly became a JESTIE performer and apart of our teaching staff. Today, her contributions continue. She now contributes outreach work involving community and visual marketing, establishing new performing opportunities in Ventura County, and managing social media content.


Outside of improvisation, when she is not busy with school, work, or parenting her teenage daughter. She enjoys deep life talks in good company, snowboarding, international travel, and unapologetically breaking out into song and weird dance moves at any given moment!

Ashley Blom

Jestie Since 2022

Ashley Blom rhymes with Ashley’s mom. Ashley has been improving or improv-ing (or maybe both?) for the past 7 years and being funny for even longer probably.

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