Frisco Management Board
Leila is originally from North Eastern Pennsylvania & has a Masters Degree of Education. Leila has always had a passion for the arts & as a teacher focused on incorporating music, theatre & visual arts into many lessons across the curriculum. In 2016 Leila’s daughter performed in her first production & immediately fell in love with NTPA . Since then, Leila has seen first hand the many benefits, including those far beyond the stage, NTPA has provided to now both of her daughters. Leila has a great appreciation for all that NTPA encompasses & is honored to be a part of continuing their mission.
When not in the audience, Leila & her husband enjoy working out at Camp Gladiator, cheering for the Steelers or the Bills & vacationing with their girls!
Leila is thrilled to be a part of the NTPA-Frisco family & looks forward to helping them grow & achieve their goals.
Jason has been involved with NTPA Frisco since his son’s first performance in Sound of Music in 2015. His daughter followed soon after. Jason’s debut performance on the stage was being a fireman in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Jason has been involved in the set build process for multiple shows, building elaborate yet safe set pieces that the children may use while performing. He has a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Arlington for Business Management and Engineering. Jason’s goal is to ensure set pieces are safe for children to perform on, while also being pleasing to the eye and help the characters ‘sell’ the show to the audience.
Stephanie is an employment attorney in the Dallas office of Ogletree Deakins. Transplants from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Stephanie, her husband Sean, and children Ben and Lizzie have been in Frisco since mid-2016. Shortly thereafter, the Mannings fell in love with NTPA during Ben’s first NTPA production, Mulan, Jr. in the fall of 2016. Ben’s sister Lizzie joined the fray as a munchkin in Wizard of Oz as soon as she was old enough. Stephanie holds an undergraduate degree in Voice Performance from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida and has been a staunch advocate for the performing arts ever since. Stephanie regularly volunteers for shows and is excited about supporting and growing NTPA-Frisco on the Frisco Management Board.
Michelle’s daughter, Rylee, performed in her first show Jan 2017 and has not looked back since! Their entire family has fallen in love with NTPA and Michelle was so impressed she knew she had to get involved to help move the organization forward. She has volunteered on several event committees and is very passionate about developing the youth in Frisco. Michelle has worked for Expedia Group the past 10 years and has an extensive background in global Customer Operations. She is also a Realtor in her spare time (which doesn’t seem like a lot lately)! Michelle dabbled some in the arts as a teenager and was even part of a TV dance show growing up. She is extremely honored to serve on the Frisco Board and is very excited for the future of NTPA Frisco.