Cheryl is a mother of 3 girls and has been married for 19 years. Prior to becoming a full-time mom, she was an educator in the North Texas area for over 10 years. During that time, she worked with elementary and middle school students and served as a history department chair. She was educated at Southern Methodist Universitywith Bachelors degrees in French, Political Science and Education. Cheryl became involved with NTPA when her middle daughter discovered her love for the stage. She takes her experience as an educator to serve on the NTPA Academy Board, endeavoring to encourage students to reach their full potential on and off the stage.
Philip Hardy has spent his professional career as a sales professional in the telecommunications industry where he strives to provide leading customer service with integrity, teamwork, honesty, and a respect for others. As a father of two children he knows it’s important to lead by example, to take responsibility for his actions, and to love one another. His love to travel lead him to start a travel business as an Independent Travel Planner where he uses his customer service experience to provide his clients (he refers to them as guests) with a personal travel planning experience. He knows that being on a team requires each person to play a role, to take ownership, responsibility, and have gratitude towards others.
He has volunteered for several NTPA productions in different roles from set build, backstage, promotions, and concessions. He enjoys working on the tech team at his local Church, traveling, camping, and being outdoors.
Laura Meilinger was introduced to the NTPA Academy in its inaugural year when her daughter joined. Watching my daughters confidence and passion for theatre grow exponentially after just one year in the Academy, sparked my interest in serving as a volunteer. When not being a “theatre mom”, She works as a child advocate with CASA of Denton County.
Roxy Price has been a registered operating room nurse for over twenty years. She is married to her high school sweetheart and together they have two sons. Her youngest son is a member of the inaugural class of the NTPA conservatory and a student in the NTPA academy. Roxy enjoys volunteering for various positions in productions and serves on academy board committees.
Wendy is a stay at home mom that has been married for 16 years and has two children, a son and daughter. Her daughter Kendall is the reason for getting involved with NTPA and is an Inaugural student of the NTPA academy! Wendy and Kendall have been active since October of 2017 and been going nonstop since. Wendy joined the Academy board because she wants to give others the experience she has had with NTPA. She wants to help parents transition easily from public school to online schooling for the Academy. Her love for the theater and everyone there is so great that Wendy wants to be able to give that to so many others!