Meet The Team

Michael Sacket

Michael Sacket

C0-Founder, CEO

Michael Sackett is married to his beautiful and talented wife Chelsea and they have two spirited children. He has always loved music and believes in the power it can evoke on peoples lives. Michael has been a member of BYU’s Young Ambassadors and Vocal Point.

Michael was a featured soloist on six of Rob Gardner’s productions including: “Peace I Leave With You” in He Is Jesus Christ, “The Witnesses” in Joseph Smith the Prophet, “More Holiness Give Me” in The Missionary Hymn Project, played the part of Jack in The Price of Freedom, played the role of John inLamb of God, sang “There Are Angels” in We Must Sing and various solos in the most recent of Rob Gardner’s productions, "All is Well".

It was a dream come true for Michael to record his first solo CD titled, ”Michael Sackett.” In 2011 Michael won Best Actor from Amazon Studios for his role as Yannick in The 12 Princesses, which won the 2011 Best Test Movie.

When Michael isn’t running INSPIRE Entertainment, helping out with this non-profit, or spending time his family, he loves playing soccer, traveling, and spending time with his friends.

LaDawn Riggs  Petitt

LaDawn Riggs Petitt

Director

LaDawn’s parents are both very musical and taught her the power and love of music very young. She danced at Campbell’s Dance Studio from age 2 1/2 to 18, and has performed in roles such as: Tinkerbell in the ballet of Peter Pan, Brigitta in the Sound of Music, the Snow Family Child in Carousel, Narrator in Little Shop of Horrors, Christine in Phantom of the Opera, Eponine in Les Miserables, as well as singing in Lex de Azevedo’s Gloria; the Life of Christ productions, including the filming of the oratorio in Jerusalem.

LaDawn has performed and recorded with Rob Gardner’s Spire Chorus in" Lamb of God" in AZ and UT. LaDawn and her 4 sisters have a group called “Relativity” and have an album coming out soon.

LaDawn graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education in 2004. She taught dance in her home and at a day care center for 3 years, was in Retail Management for 2 years, a preschool teacher for 2 years, a Nannie in NYC, and a tour guide at Radio City Music Hall.

Before working with INSPIRE: music.service.hope and INSPIRE Entertainment LaDawn worked at Life Time Fitness as the Kids Activities Regional Lead for the West Desert Region and manager for the Kids Activities Department at the Tempe location.

Kylee Shields

Kylee Shields

Co-Founder, President

Kylee Shields works as a Family Therapist at The Oakley School in Oakley, UT during the day and likes to sing, play the piano, and write in her free time. She is the author of, “Make It Happen: A Guide To Happiness For LDS Singles.” When she isn’t writing or working she loves to travel and has been to Italy, Africa (Egypt & Ghana), Scotland, Ireland, Jerusalem, Mexico, Canada, and soon to Bogota, Colombia. She hopes to go to Thailand, India, and Hawaii in the near future. She loves trains, Avengers (Captain America), straws, arches, bridges, architectural stairs, drumming on her steering wheel, and singing out loud.

Kylee has been playing the piano for 28 years and has been a church choral director for 11 years. She was the Music Director of INSPIRE: Chorus for the first two years and loved recording the "Come Unto Christ" and "Truth Restored" CDs. She was a member of Latter Day Sounds for two years and then became the Music Director. She loves being involved and surrounded by music, dance, theater, and she is the number 1 fan of INSPIRE Entertainment. It has been incredible to see this little shared dream of Kylee & Michael’s grow into something remarkable.

Ryan Young

Ryan Young

INSPIRE Chorus President

Ryan is married to his high school sweetheart and the father of seven children. His children love being a part of INSPIRE Entertainment!

Ryan has been a featured soloist in the Sonoran Desert Chorale and sings as part of the Spire Chorus for Rob Gardner’s music productions.

Eric Sackett

Eric Sackett

PR/Marketing Director

Eric hails from Orem, UT and is the younger brother of INSPIRE’s Founder and CEO, Michael Sackett. Eric is married to the beautiful and talented Megan Sackett and together they have one beautiful bouncing boy.

Eric is grateful for music and feels blessed to have been surrounded by it his entire life. Some highlights of Eric‘s performing career include singing in BYU’s Vocal Point for one year and with BYU‘s Young Ambassador’s for two years. These experiences were preceded with a handful of productions in High School and Junior High. Eric has played piano for 16 years and has danced and performed with numerous studios in Utah. In all, Eric has been involved in more than 100 musical and stage productions in his lifetime.

Eric recently graduated from BYU with a Bachelors of Communications, Public Relations emphasis. Eric and his wife have one delightful boy who is already learning how to keep a beat and dance along with his silly parents. In his spare time, Eric enjoys writing music, reading, learning, singing, being outdoors, playing with his little boy and everything sports.